THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE
Aptly named, Ocean is located within the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, Kennebunkport’s stunning oceanfront inn. With views of the frothy blue sea from every table, Ocean is the perfect venue to enjoy a memorable meal or cocktails and bites at the bar. Chef Pierre Gignac’s creative menus feature ocean-inspired fine cuisine which changes with the season, beautifully presented and enhanced by the fresh sea air and stunning scenery. Call 207-967-4015 for reservations or questions or view the menu for Ocean.
The Boathouse Restaurant opened in May 2018, led by Executive Chef John Shaw. A Kennebunk native who spent the past seven years at The Tides Beach Club in Kennebunkport, Shaw has fashioned a new “classic Maine” menu that focuses on fresh seafood with a sprinkling of Asian influences. Some of Shaw’s fan-favorite signature dishes from The Tides will also be featured, such as Seared Shrimp and Scallops with Lobster Fried Rice and Lobster Spring Rolls. The waterfront restaurant, located on the Kennebunk River just steps from Dock Square, features both indoor and outdoor dining areas, creating a spirited social seating and a vibrant bar space. For more information, please call (207) 967-8225 or view the online menus for The Boathouse.
Diners craving fresh Maine seafood or classic American fare flock to the warm, convivial space found at The Burleigh at Kennebunkport Inn. With its lively bar, spacious outdoor deck and cozy fireplace, The Burleigh appeals to those seeking delightful cocktails, live music, and a social, energetic vibe all year long. Call 207-967-2621 for reservations.
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. The menu is 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 lemon butter or garlic aioli; pan-seared salmon with red quinoa; Maine crab cakes — 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.
Tucked away in a cute, coveside setting and only minutes away from Dock Square, The Dory at The Lodge on the Cove exudes a hip, casual vibe. The menu features build-your-own burgers, homemade milkshakes and clever sides such as sweet potato tater tots, perfect for kids of all ages. Creative cocktails, daily Happy Hour and live local music will appeal to adults, while ping pong, lawn games and retro ice cream bars keep the kids entertained. Call 207-967-3993 for more information.