THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE
Blue cheese Maine mussels, bourbon roasted half chicken, garlic shrimp, and bacon-creamed corn are but a few of the signature dishes found at The Burleigh – the newest Kennebunkport restaurant. Diners craving fresh Maine seafood or classic American fare will love the warm, convivial space. With its lively bar, spacious outdoor deck and cozy fireplace, The Burleigh is the ideal place to enjoy cocktails, live music, and a social, energetic vibe. Call 207-967-2621 for reservations.
David’s KPT is a David Turin venture. Located on the ground level of The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, David’s KPT features inventive comfort food with a creative twist and is open year round. Floor-to-ceiling windows spotlight beautiful harbor views of the Kennebunk River, and guest can dine al fresco on a spacious wrap-around deck in the warmer months. Guests can also savor the sea’s bounty at the new raw bar. View menus for David’s KPT or call 207-967-8225 for more information. David’s KPT does not accept reservations.
Aptly named for its panoramic windows offering 180 degree views of the Atlantic, Ocean is located at the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort. Enjoy a memorable meal in the dining room or cocktails and light bites at Ocean’s bar. Chef Pierre Gignac’s menu features beautifully presented, ocean-inspired fine cuisine, enhanced by the fresh sea air and stunning scenery. Call 207-967-4015 for reservations or questions, or view the menu for Ocean.
The cuisine at Earth at Hidden Pond highlights the bounty of the property’s 800 square-foot organic farm, where herbs, flowers, and heirloom vegetables are picked daily. Executive Chef Justin Walker has created a menu comprised of house-made pastas, cheeses, breads, charcuterie, and desserts as well as locally sourced meats and seafood. Craft cocktails are prepared using ingredients from the garden, and a diverse wine menu complements the exceptional experience. View the menu for Earth at Hidden Pond online, or call 207-967-6550 for more information.
Located directly across from Goose Rocks Beach, The Tides Beach Club‘s menu features fresh, local seafood. Native Maine classics — Maine Lobster Roll served with drawn butter or herbed mayo; Crispy Fried Clams with house tartar; or Marinated Grilled Tuna with house-made kimchee, soba noodles, nori, pickled ginger and wasabi — take top billing. Specialty cocktails infused with fresh juices, fruits and herbs, New England artisanal beers and an extensive wine list are a few of the favorites that can be found on the bar menu. For more information or to make a reservation at The Tides Beach Club, call (207) 967-3757.
Minutes away from Dock Square at The Lodge on the Cove, The Dory offers a hip, casual vibe, making it the perfect spot to gather with family and friends. The menu features build-your-own burgers, homemade milkshakes and clever sides such as sweet potato tater tots. Tucked away in a cute, coveside setting, The Dory offers creative cocktails, daily Happy Hour and live local music for adults to enjoy, while ping pong, lawn games and retro ice cream bars keep the kids entertained. Call 207-967-3993 for more information.