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THE CHAMBER KENNEBUNK KENNEBUNKPORT ARUNDEL

a dining guide for Kennebunk •Kennebunkport •Arundel

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How hungry are Here in the Kennebunks, we’re blessed with our dining options. From the simplest lobster shack to the most acclaimed fine dining, we’ve got everything to please even the pickiest of palates. And lobster – well, there we’ve got just about everyone beat. Do you like yours steamed, served with an ear of corn and a cup of butter? You’ll find it here.

Laura Dolce Executive Director Kennebunk Kennebunkport Arundel Chamber of Commerce

Lobster pot pie at the Kennebunk Inn. Cover photo by Karen Sigler

How about dipped in butter and/or mayo and served on a freshly baked roll? You’ll find it here (and in our Lobster Roll Trail of the Kennebunks, which you’ll find on pages 9-14). On French fries and smothered in creamy lobster bisque – yup, as poutine? We’ve got it here. In pasta, on pizza, in omelettes and tacos, you’ll find lobster in just about everything – and all of it fresh from the sea. But while lobster may be king here, we have plenty of other dining options, too, from Asian to Italian, and all cuisines in between, in settings from humble to highfalutin’, if that’s what you’re looking for.

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Eateries in the Kennebunks are also paying more attention to the beer, wine and cocktails they serve, with a wide variety of beer on tap, carefully curated wines and stunning hand-crafted cocktails (you’ll find our Cocktail Trail of the Kennebunks on pages 20-21). In fact, we’re so proud of the food scene here in the Kennebunks that we’re dedicating an entire week to celebrating all things culinary. Our second annual Eat the Kennebunks Week will take place from May 13-18, with restaurants offering special beer and wine dinners, prix fixe menus, cocktail classes, specials and more. You can get more information at EattheKennebunks.com, or follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-date details. And in case you want to see all the food the Kennebunks have to offer, check out our full dining guide starting on page 22. But warning – you may drool a little and it will make you hungry. And the only solution for that is to come to the Kennebunks and try all we have to offer. Enjoy!

CONTACT US 207.967.0857 gokennebunks.com LOCATIONS 16 Water Street Downtown Kennebunk Tuna poke at The Boathouse. Photo by Laura Dolce

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Local dining scene: cutting What most people envision when they think of Maine lobster. Photo by Capshore Photography

By Laura Dolce When it comes to the dining scene in the Kennebunks, everyone talks about lobster and pictures bowls of chowder, and a bright-red lobster on a plate next to a cup of melted butter. Of course, there are plenty of places to find – rather sublime – versions of that meal, but the truth is that in the last decade the dining scene in the Kennebunks has expanded to include a diversity of cuisines and chefs honing their craft in a way that has put the community on the culinary map. “Our restaurants and food makers translate our local, heritage ingredients like seafood, blueberries, and maple syrup (to name a few), and use them as the building blocks for a dis-

tinct culinary language that is unique to the Kennebunks,” said food writer Kristin Fuhrmann Simmons. And while that cuisine might be “authentic” to the area, it goes beyond what diners find on their plates. “What it means to be ‘authentically Maine’ has also transformed,” Simmons said. “We are so much more than our signature ingredients. Authenticity extends to the way in which we build relationships with our local growers and respect the time, process, and expertise it takes to bring these ingredients to the table, no matter what the application.” That sea of change in the way food is approached has brought with it a

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edge, but rooted in tradition bumper crop of passionate food professionals who spur each other on. “We have some superbly talented chefs and restauranteurs in a relatively small area,” said Jackson Yordon, chef-owner of Salt & Honey in Kennebunkport. “The competition restaurants face for locals and tourists alike means a dining scene constantly evolving to stay current with trends in the ever-changing business of food. The result of all this competition means that tourist and locals benefit with a higher standard of cuisine across the board.” That puts more pressure on chefs to up their game all around – and to expand their offerings – even when it comes to lobster.

“While one chef makes a fantastic classic pot pie using loads of fresh local lobster, topping it with a handlaminated crown of hand-made puff pastry, another chef halves and stuffs it with artichokes and serves it Thermidor-style,” Simmons said. At the same time, she added, the scope of what is popular locally has changed and expanded. “You can eat gorgeously fried foodtruck Belgian French fries, or eat a roadside box of the freshest fried clams, lightly battered and served up with a creamy white pepper slaw. Whether it be at a table topped with white linen, or a picnic table painted red, both experiences showcase the Continued on next page

What we also serve: Lobster Thermidor at the Cape Arundel Inn. Karen Sigler photo

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Still rooted in tradition

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skill of our local talent, and that intangible and craveable taste-ofplace.” Sometimes that taste of place, though, is more rooted in tradition. Much of that can be found in the Kennebunks as well. “The food that I ate as a child, and that my parents and grandparents ate before me, can still be found in the Kennebunks,” said Chef Rebecca Charles, owner of both Pearl in Manhattan and Pearl Kennebunk Beach. “That continuity is what I love about the area. I can still get fried clams at the Clam Shack and eat them on the bridge like I did when I was a child, with the Shackford and Gooch

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Fish Market next door. I still go to Nunan’s, for a no-frills lobster on a tray. This food is what inspired me to open my tiny restaurant Pearl in Greenwich Village 23 years ago.” So is lobster still king in Maine?

“Ironically, my New York restaurant, Pearl Oyster Bar, orders 8001,200 pounds of live lobsters every week for the lobster roll alone, which put us on the map 23 years ago,” Charles said. “But we actually sell comparatively little lobster at Pearl in Kennebunk, and when we do sell it, it’s more the lobster pot pie and lobster stew. I think people feel they can get lobster anywhere here in Maine.” Another constant in the Ken-

nebunks: the number of independently owned eateries remains high.

“As relatively small towns, the Kennebunks have always been populated with independent businesses,” Charles pointed out. “Even though times have changed and corporate hospitality groups have moved in and expanded, the charm of the town is still best represented by its small businesses.” And those small businesses can be vulnerable. So the best thing you can do is EAT THERE. “Independent businesses are slowly being forced to close, due to skyrocketing operating costs,” Charles said. “Support your local, independent restaurants and other businesses before they’re gone.”


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A “classic Maine” menu focused on fresh seafood, enhanced with Asian influences; two vibrant bars and outdoor dining overlooking the Kennebunk River.

Brunch, happy hour and dinner daily with a dynamic social scene, extensive wine list, craft cocktails and outdoor summer dining overlooking the Kennebunk River.

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1 Duffy’s Tavern & Grill 4 Main St., Kennebunk • (207) 985-0050 • duffysmaine.com Maine lobster lightly dressed in an herb mayonnaise served on a buttered roll with a cup of New England clam chowder.

2 Academe at The Kennebunk Inn 45 Main St., Kennebunk • (207) 985-3351 • thekennebunkinn.com Juicy, fresh lobster meat is mixed lightly with mayonnaise and served atop a buttery, toasted roll. Award-winning taste.

3 Sebago Brewing Company 65 Portland Road, Kennebunk • (207) 985-9855 • www.sebagobrewing.com 6 ounces of Maine lobster, mayo, celery, leaf lettuce, grilled Italian roll.

4 Bennett’s Sandwich Shop 200 Sea Road, Kennebunk • (207) 967-5401 • bennettssandwichshop.com Fresh Maine lobby knuckles and claws prepared your way on oversized hotdog OR over a half-pound on signature sub roll.

5 Pearl Kennebunk 27 Western Ave., Kennebunk • (207) 204-0860 • spatoystercellar.com Cool lobster salad with fresh knuckle, claw, tail meat and mayonnaise in a warm, butter-toasted bun.

6 White Barn Bistro 37 Beach Ave., Kennebunk • (207) 967-2321 • whitebarninn.com Kennebunkport Lobster Roll - Choice of melted butter or Asian mayonnaise and french fries.

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7 H.B. Provisions 15 Western Ave., Kennebunk • (207) 967-5762 • hbprovisions.com Knuckle and claw lobster meat with a bit of mayo, caramelized buttered bulky roll, green leaf lettuce, slice of tomato.

8 Federal Jack’s Restaurant & Brew Pub 8 Western Ave., Kennebunk • (207) 967-4322 • federaljacks.com Delicious Maine lobster on a toasted New England-style bun, with french fries and pickle spear.

9 The Pilot House 4 Western Ave., Kennebunk Simple and fresh. Lobster meat and mayo served cold in a warm, butter toasted split-top bun.

10 The Spirit Restaurant 4 Western Ave., Kennebunk • thespiritrestaurant.com Fresh-shucked lobster meat tossed lightly with mayo and piled high in a butter grilled New England-style bun. 11 Ports of Italy 4 Western Ave., Kennebunk • (207) 204-0365 • portsofitaly.com/Kennebunk Lobster roll is made with fresh local lobster, touch of mayo, tarragon, chives, tomato, celery and shallots, drop of Calabrian spicy oil and served on a “Boulangerie” brioche bun. 12 The Clam Shack 2 Western Ave. (on the bridge), Kennebunk • (207) 967-3321 • theclamshack.net Award-winning, world famous lobster roll featuring FRESH-PICKED lobster from Cape Porpoise on a grilled round roll fresh from a local bakery. Will you have yours with mayo, butter, or both? Kennebunk • Kennebunkport • Arundel Chamber of Commerce | 11


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13 Hurricane Restaurant 29 Dock Square, Kennebunkport • (207) 967-9111 • hurricanerestaurant.com Serving fresh Maine lobster meat on a traditional New England frankfurter roll grilled with butter. Served with choice of french fries, sweet potato fries, cole slaw or vegetable of the day.

14 Alisson’s Restaurant 11 Dock Square, Kennebunkport • (207) 967-4841 • alissons.com Alisson’s Famous Lobster Roll: mounds of Maine lobster lightly mixed with mayo on a grilled roll. Also serving four other interesting versions of their Maine lobster roll.

15 The Burleigh at Kennebunkport Inn One Dock Square, Kennebunkport • (207) 967-2621 • www.kennebunkportinn.com Maine lobster roll served on a brioche bun with caper and lemon aioli with shredded iceberg lettuce. 16 Salt & Honey 24 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport • (207) 204-0195 • thesaltandhoney.com Fresh local lobster, lemon, honey, mayo, tartar, greens and sriracha, served on a buttered brioche bun, served with hand-cut french fries.

17 The Boathouse 21 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport • (207) 967-8225 • boathouseme.com Fresh Maine lobster roll made with kewpie mayo, lemon, chive, toasted New England-style roll.

18 95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort 95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport • (207) 967-2181 • nonantumresort.com Hand-picked Maine lobster overflowing in a homemade buttery bun flavored with lemon parsley aioli.

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19 Port Lobster Co. 122 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport • (207) 967-2081 • portlob@gwi.net Port Lobster lobster rolls are made with our own fresh picked lobster meat, with butter or mayonnaise on a toasted roll.

20 Mabel’s Lobster Claw 124 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport • (207) 967-2562 • mabelslobster.com Freshly caught lobster meat tossed in classic hot butter or mayonnaise and stuffed to overflow in a griddled brioche roll.

10 21 Stripers Waterside Restaurant 133 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport • (207) 967-3118 • stripersrestaurant.com Hand-picked fresh lobster meat with lemon aioli on a classic roll.

22 The Dory at the Lodge on the Cove 29 S. Main St., Kennebunkport • (207) 967-3993 • www.lodgeonthecove.com Three grilled mini rolls piled with Maine lobster salad.

23 Tides Beach Club 254 Kings Highway, Kennebunkport • (207) 967-3757 • tidesbeachclubmaine.com Goose Rocks Beach lobster roll - served hot with lemon brown butter and tarragon OR cold with grilled scallion & garlic aioli.

24 Maine Diner 2265 Post Road, Wells • (207) 646-4441 • mainediner.com 5 oz. lobster portion served hot or cold on a grilled hot dog bun.

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1. Duffy’s Tavern & Grill 2. The Kennebunk Inn 3. Sebago Brewing Company 4. Bennett’s Sandwich Shop 5. Pearl Kennebunk Beach 6. White Barn Bistro 7. H.B. Provisions 8. Federal Jack’s 9. The Pilot House 10. Spirit Restaurant 11. Ports of Italy 12. The Clam Shack

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13. Hurricane Restaurant 14. Alisson’s Restaurant 15. The Burleigh 16. Salt & Honey 17. The Boathouse 18. 95 Ocean at the Nonantum 19. Port Lobster Co. 20. Mabel’s Lobster Claw 21. Stripers 22. The Dory at the Lodge on the Cove 23. Tides Beach Club 24. Maine Diner


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LAUNCH! LAUNCH! 2019 is setting sail! Fresh local seafood, nautical history and an array of events at locations throughout Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel will celebrate the community’s rich maritime history – one that continues to this day. Shipbuilding, lobstering and commercial fishing remain a vibrant part of the community. Main events include: Castaway Cove for Kids: It’s all hands on deck for this family friendly fest, feast and fun! Who doesn’t love bouncy houses, face painting and specialty food trucks?

Lobster Bake: Think red and white tablecloths, lobster, corn and blueberry pie, all eaten along our working waterfront. Fun for the whole family! HARBOR HIGH FIVE: Awesome food by Chef Jackson Yordon, specialty cocktails, live music, a Down East Magazine photo booth and more, all at the Harbor Inn. Rock the DOCK: This special VIP after-party will feature live music, specialty cocktails and small bites of delicious food as the River Lights Boat Parade streams by. River Lights Boat Parade: Let’s light up LAUNCH! on Saturday night with a boat parade featuring sparkling lights and fun decorations!

Captain’s Cook-Off: Watch local chefs turn Maine ingredients into a gourmet dish, and see one crowned the winner. Amateurs, professionals and even kids can enter their own cooking contest (entry to be cooked at home and then brought to the Waterhouse Center), with prizes awarded for the best whoopie pie or strawberry treat. Those who don’t want to cook can still taste all of the entries and vote for people’s choice winners, as well as enjoy the food truck court featuring local food trucks.

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The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel and Restaurant 21 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport The Mousam Mojito: Rum, raspberry, mint, lime, Prosecco

Cocktail Trail

Ocean Restaurant at Cape Arundel Inn 208 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport Maine Breeze: Limoncello, Jameson Whiskey, fresh lime juice and wild Maine blueberries, served on the rocks

The Burleigh at the Kennebunkport Inn One Dock Square, Kennebunkport VP Spritz: Vodka, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit topped with Prosecco

The Nonantum Resort 95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport The Ocean Avenue Spritzer features Blue Chair Bay Rum paired with a rosemary wild honey aromatic mist sprayed around the glass

Duffy’s Tavern and Grill 4 Main St., Kennebunk “Sit back, relax and enjoy the Duffy’s Relaxer, our souped-up version of a rum punch!”

Batson River Brewing & Distilling 12 Western Ave., Kennebunk Tumeric Smash: Riparian gin, lime cordial, palm syrup muddled with kaffir lime leaf and turmeric

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The Colony Hotel 140 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport Blueberry Moscow Mule: House infused blueberry vodka, Goslings ginger beer, fresh lime and blueberries

Earth at Hidden Pond 354 Goose Rocks Road, Kennebunkport Blueberry Fields: The epitome of Maine. Blueberry-infused rum, fresh berries and blossoms, and lemon


of the Kennebunks Pearl Kennebunk Beach & Spat Oyster Cellar 27 Western Ave., Kennebunk The Blood Orange Shrubbery: homemade shrub from blood oranges topped with Prosecco and your choice of spirit, is one of Pearl’s many original cocktails

Old Vines Wine Bar 173 Port Road, Kennebunk Palm Collins: Coconut-washed vodka, fresh lime juice, housemade pear cordial, house pickled pears, rosemary, soda

Sebago Brewing Company 65 Portland Road, Kennebunk From the American caramel malt, which gives it a golden color, to the unique, dry-hopped aroma of pine and grapefruit, Frye’s Leap IPA is every bit as exciting as its namesake

The Pilot House 4 Western Ave., Kennebunk The TJ Tornado: A favorite of our very own local karaoke legend

Stripers Restaurant 127 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport The Angry Girlfriend Margarita: A sweet and spicy margarita made with house-infused pineapple habanero tequila. Sweet at first then it ends with a spicy kick

The Tides Beach Club 254 Kings Highway, Kennebunkport El Diablo: jalapeno infused tequila, Stirrings ginger liqueur, blood orange and a house-made sour

The White Barn Inn 37 Beach Ave., Kennebunk White Barn Cosmo: Featuring white cranberry and St. Germain liqueur for the perfect balance of sweet and sour

The Spirit Restaurant 4 Western Ave., Kennebunk The Spirit Rum Bucket: Summer in a bucket because a glass isn’t enough

Ports of Italy Kennebunks 4 Western Ave., Kennebunk Espresso Martini: Enjoy this rich and creamy cocktail made with Kahlua, Baileys, vodka and Italian espresso

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Restaurant Guide DININGDINING

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The Admiral’s Table Bar and Grill at the Rhumb Line Resort

95 Ocean at the Nonantum Resort 95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport

41 Turbats Creek Road, Kennebunkport

(207) 967-4050 nonantumresort.com Creative local cuisine, nightly specials and live entertainment, Memorial Day through October. Academe at the Kennebunk Inn 45 Main St., Kennebunk (207) 985-3351 thekennebunkinn.com

(207) 967-5457 rhumblineresort.com This rustic poolside bar and grill is open nightly in season, serving up cocktails and affordable fare. The Bison Burger at Duffy’s Tavern & Grill FUN food FACT

Chef Shanna O’Hea of The Kennebunk Inn won Food Network’s “Unwrapped” with a canned ravioli spice cake.

Alisson’s Restaurant 11 Dock Square, Kennebunkport (207) 967-4841 alissons.com A Kennebunkport tradition for over 40 years. Lunch and dinner daily, year-round with 20 local craft beers on tap. All Day Breakfast 55 Western Ave., Kennebunk (207) 967-5132 Find us on facebook.com Amato’s Sandwich Shops, Inc. 48 Portland Road, Suite 2, Kennebunk (207) 985-0014 amatos.com Pizza, pasta and sandwiches. Sit down or take out. Arundel Wharf Restaurant 43 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport (207) 967-3444 arundelwharf.com Bennett’s Store, Inc. 200 Sea Road, Kennebunk (207) 967-5401 bennettssandwichshop.com Bentley’s Saloon & Campground 1601 Portland Road, Arundel (207) 985-8966 bentleyssaloon.com “Come by and see why our favorite saying is ‘‘Who has more fun than us?... We do!’’’ The Bison Burger at Duffy’s Tavern & Grill

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Restaurant Guide of the Kennebunks The Boathouse Restaurant

The Clam Shack

The Dory at Lodge on the Cove

21 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport (207) 967-8223

2 Western Ave., Kennebunk

29 South Main St., Kennebunkport

boathouseme.com

(207) 967-3321 theclamshack.net

(207) 967-3993 lodgeonthecove.com

The Burleigh at the Kennebunkport Inn

Great fried food and award-winning lobster rolls on the bridge over the Kennebunk River.

A restored motor lodge with a chic, vintage vibe and casual on-site dining.

Crotux at Garden Street Bowl 1 Garden St., Kennebunk

Duffy’s Tavern & Grill

One Dock Square, Kennebunkport (207) 967-2621 kennebunkportinn.com Creative cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails with all the signature hospitality of a fine Kennebunkport inn Cape Pier Chowder House 79 Pier Road, Cape Porpoise Harbor, Kennebunkport (207) 967-0123 capeporpoiselobster.com

(207) 636-7799 gardenstreetbowl.com/crotux Entertainment center featuring 10 lanes of bowling with creative gastropub fare and craft beer.

FUN food FACT

Former race car driver Bentley Warren owns and operates Bentley’s Saloon, which attracts everyone from bankers to bikers.

4 Main St., Kennebunk (207) 985-0050 duffyskennebunk.com Earth at Hidden Pond 354 Goose Rocks Road, Kennebunkport (207) 967-9050 hiddenpondmaine.com An exceptional farm to fork restaurant that promises an unforgettable dining experience that will leave you yearning for more. Federal Jack’s Restaurant & Brew Pub 8 Western Ave., Kennebunk (207) 967-4322 federaljacks.com Often referred to as the most picturesque pub on the waterfront and is well-known for its spectacular views, creative pub fare, and award-winning hand-crafted ales. HMSHost Kennebunk north and southbound rest stops, Kennebunk (401) 640-4257 hmshost.com HMSHost is a highway and airport food service company, a subsidiary of Italian Company Autogrill S.P.A.

FUN food FACT

Scallops at Salt & Honey in Kennebunkport. Laura Dolce photo 24 | gokennebunks.com

Duffy’s hosts the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the Kennebunks, complete with bagpipers.


Restaurant Guide of the Kennebunks Hurricane Restaurant

Maine Diner

Mike’s American Diner

29 Dock Square, Kennebunkport (207) 967-9111

2265 Post Road, Wells (207) 646-4441

1132 Portland Road, Arundel (207) 502-7739

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New England dining the way it should be. Lunch and dinner served seven days a week. The Lost Fire 62 Mills Road, Kennebunkport (207) 204-0123 thelostfire.com Mabel’s Lobster Claw 124 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport (207) 967-2562 mabelslobster.com Quaint seafood restaurant serving tourists and locals for almost 70 years. Specialty lobsters.

The Marine Room at the Colony Hotel 140 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport (207) 967-3331

Family-style diner serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ocean Restaurant at the Cape Arundel Inn

thecolonyhotel.com

208 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport

Mekhong Thai Restaurant 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk (207) 967-8827 mekhongthai.com

Classic inn with elegant rooms, unparalleled ocean views and outstanding onsite dining.

FUN food FACT

(207) 967-2125 capearundelinn.com

Crotux, the gastropub at Garden Street Bowl, is a made-up word.

Old Vines Wine Bar 173 Port Road, Kennebunk (207) 967-2310 oldvineswinebar.com

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Restaurant Guide of the Kennebunks On The Marsh Bistro 46 Western Ave., Kennebunk (207) 967-2299 onthemarsh.com PJ’s Sports & Spirits at Ocean Woods Resort 71 Dyke Road, Kennebunkport

Inn/resort in Goose Rocks Beach area offering 32 spacious rooms, seasonal pub/dining. Families, weddings and functions welcome. Pearl Kennebunk Beach 27 Western Ave., Kennebunk (207) 204-0860 pearloysterbar.com/pearl-maine

(207) 967-1928 oceanwoodsresort.com

Pedro’s Mexican Restaurant 181 Port Road, Kennebunk (207) 967-5544 pedrosmaine.com Pilot House Restaurant 4 Western Ave., Kennebunk Find us on facebook.com Ports of Italy, Kennebunk 4 Western Ave., Kennebunk (207) 204-0365 portsofitaly.com/kennebunk Salt & Honey 24 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport (207) 204-0195 thesaltandhoney.com Sebago Brewing Company 65 Portland Road, Kennebunk (207) 985-9855 sebagobrewing.com The Spirit Restaurant 4 Western Ave., Kennebunk Find us on facebook.com Stripers Restaurant at the Breakwater Inn 127 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport (207) 967-5333 thebreakwaterinn.com Ideal for weddings, events. Unique waterfront location, serving lunch and dinner year-round, lobster bakes and sunsets on the lawn.

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FUN food FACT

Pearl Kennebunk Beach is owned by the same chef – Rebecca Charles – as Pearl in Manhattan.


Restaurant Guide of the Kennebunks The Tides Beach Club 254 Kings Highway, Goose Rocks Beach, Kennebunkport (207) 967-3757 tidesbeachclubmaine.com Fresh Maine seafood enhanced with Asian flavors, on Goose Rocks Beach. Topping’s Pizza 8 York St., Kennebunk (207) 985-5575 toppingsmaine.com White Barn Inn 37 Beach Ave., Kennebunk (207) 967-2321 whitebarninn.com FOOD MARKETS/GROCERIES Food/ SPECIALTY / Specialty markets Arundel Market 1144 Portland Road, Arundel (207) 985-2642 Find us on facebook.com Bennett’s Store, Inc. 200 Sea Road, Kennebunk (207) 967-5401 bennettssandwichshop.com Bradbury Bros. Market 167 Main St., Cape Porpoise, Kennebunkport (207) 967-3939 bradburybros.com Kennebunkport’s community grocery store. Meat, deli, produce, beer, wine, liquor, U.S. Post Office and more!

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Oysters at Pearl Kennebunk Beach. Laura Dolce photo Cape Porpoise Kitchen 1 Mills Road, Cape Porpoise, Kennebunkport (207) 967-1150 capeporpoisekitchen.com Gourmet deli and cafe, wine/cheese shop, prepared foods, breakfast, lunch, dinner to go, catering. Cummings Market 3 Alfred Road, West Kennebunk (207) 985-7787 Find us on facebook.com

Frinklepod Farm 244 Log Cabin Road, Arundel (207) 289-5805 frinklepodfarm.org H.B. Provisions, Inc. 15 Western Ave., Kennebunk (207) 205-4121 hbprovisions.com A general store and so much more; deli, exceptional wine, craft beer, coffee, groceries, a fun place to meet and greet your friends.


Restaurant Guide of the Kennebunks Hannaford

The Sugar Shack

65 Portland Road, Kennebunk

17 Western Ave., Kennebunk

(207) 985-9135 hannaford.com

(207) 967-9988 Find us on facebook.com

Kennebunk Farmers Market Association

Destination candy store: bulk, chocolate and cotton candy!

1 Garden St., Kennebunk kennebunkfarmersmarket.org Maine-ly Drizzle 2 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport (207) 204-0025 mainelydrizzle.com Port Lobster Co. 122 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport (207) 967-2081 portlobster.com

Locally Inspired. Nationally known.

tastingROOMS rooms & Food TASTING & FOOD TOURStours Batson River Brewing & Distilling Tasting Room 12 Western Ave., Kennebunk (207) 967-8827 batsonriver.com Honeymaker — The Mead Room 8 Western Ave., #5, Kennebunk (207) 204-0945 mainemeadworks.com

A truly unique tasting room offering awardwinning and locally handcrafted honey wines. Kennebunkport Brewing Company 8 Western Ave., #6, Kennebunk (207) 967-4311 federaljacks.com Maine Foodie Tours Kennebunk-Kennebunkport (207) 233-7485 mainefoodietours.com Rococo Artisan Ice Cream Test Kitchen 45 Wells Plaza, Suite 13, Wells (207) 251-6866 rococoicecream.com/test-kitchen Stop by and try our unique, small batch creations made and sold exclusively at our test kitchen.

Taste the lobster dishes that were featured on Food Network and made Oprah swoon

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Restaurant Guide of the Kennebunks Sweetgrass Kennebunk Tasting Room + Shop Maine Art Hill, #4, 5 Chase Hill Road, Kennebunk (207) 785-3024 sweetgrasswinery.com Wine and spirits tasting room and shop. ICE SHOPS iceCREAM cream shops Arundel Ice Cream Shop 1185 Portland Road, Arundel (207) 604-2734 arundelicecreamshop.com Homemade ice cream and hot fudge. Unique flavors and non-dairy options available. Hire our mobile ice cream cart for your next event!

Aunt Marie’s Ice Cream 10 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport (207) 967-0103 Find us on facebook.com Ben & Jerry’s 5 Union St., Kennebunkport (207) 967-2322

Maxim’s Desserts 2 Harbor Lane, Kennebunk (207) 710-1891 Find us on gokennebunks.com A dessert truck that serves pie a la mode on the go! Home of the original pie cone. Next to the patio at The Pilot.

benjerry.com

Rococo Artisan Ice Cream

Dairy Queen 1 York St., Kennebunk

rococoicecream.com

6 Spring St., Kennebunkport (207) 251-6866

(207) 985-3050 dairyqueen.com FUN food FACT

Arundel’s Heritage Day features an apple pie baking contest and a ladies’ skillet toss, which involves the underhand throwing of an 8-inch cast iron pan. The winning toss was a whopping 61 feet!

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Restaurant Guide of the Kennebunks Rococo Artisan Ice Cream 259 Main St., Ogunquit (207) 835 -1599 rococoicecream.com Visit Rococo Ice Cream in Ogunquit, Maine’s award winning beach town. Find us in the historic Leavitt Theater. COFFEE SHOPS/CAFES/BAKERIES COffee shops/cafes/bakeries Auntie’s House Bakery & Chocolate Shop 155 Port Road, Kennebunk (207) 204-0338 auntieshousemaine.com Fresh-baked cookies, cakes, chocolates, whoopie pies, and our own famous chocolate-dipped whoopie balls.

The Blue Coffeehouse & Wine Bar 84 Main St., Unit #1, Kennebunk (207) 467-3182 thebluecoffeehouse.com Boulangerie — A Proper Bakery 5 Nasons Court, #12, Kennebunk (207) 502-7112 aproperbakery.com Warm croissants, baguettes, sourdough, focaccia and more baked fresh every day. Hearty soups and sandwiches all available in the big, red barn. Christian’s Cafe & Eatery 41 Main St., Kennebunk (207) 502-7324 Come in, relax and enjoy great food in a cozy cafe environment.

Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks 163 Port Road, Kennebunk (207) 967-8304 coffeeroastersofthekennebunks.com Coffee roasted on premises, plus infused balsamic vinegar and infused olive oil. Dock Square Coffee House 18 Dock Square, Kennebunkport (207) 967-4422 docksquarecoffeehouse.biz Gourmet coffee shop featuring coffee, tea, pastries, refreshments and Maine-made specialties.

FUN food FACT

Rococo Ice Cream was named number one in the 2018 SoolNua World Ice Cream Index.

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Restaurant Guide of the Kennebunks Dunkin’ Donuts 45 Portland Road, Kennebunk (207) 985-7439 dunkindonuts.com LIVE Cafe 169 Port Road, Kennebunk (207) 251-9370 livecafemaine.com Healthy eats, juices, smoothies, coffee, drinks, fitness, gather, ‘’live life & fuel up here.” Moon Rose Cafe 8 Spring St., Kennebunkport (207) 204-0259

Mornings in Paris 21 Western Ave., Kennebunk (207) 204-0032 morningsinparis.com A European-style cafe serving coffee roasted on premises. Offering freshly baked croissants and pastries all day.

Talula’s Bake Shop 2 Morning Walk Lane, Kennebunk (207) 274-0247 cottagecurators.com Curators of talented bakers! Cake, pies, breads, pastry and treats - grab and go or custom. Talula’s ComforTable 2 Morning Walk Lane, Gallery 6, Kennebunk (207) 274-0247 cottagecurators.com

Satellite Doughnuts 4 Spring St., Kennebunkport (207) 502-7909 satellitedoughnuts.com Fabulous, eclectically topped mini doughnuts, made before your eyes.

Small-batch cooking comfort foods via grab and go, take and bake or catering! Brunch, soups, salads/sandwiches, bread and desserts!

mkt.com/moon-rose-cafe

Banana Red Hot

Rococo Kennebunkport: 6 Spring Street, Kennebunkport, Maine Rococo Test Kitchen: 45 Wells Plaza, Wells, Maine

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Maine Whoopie Pie


Restaurant Guide of the Kennebunks FOOD TRUCKS

FOOD trucks

Destination Catering & The Caravan 35 Fletcher St., Kennebunk (207) 985-7333 destinationcatering.com Full-service caterer. Chez JJ Belgian Fries Shoppers Village, Kennebunk (903) 241-4371 Find us on gokennebunks.com

Maxim’s Desserts 2 Harbor Lane, Kennebunk (207) 710-1891 Find us on gokennebunks.com

COOKING SCHOOLS

cooking school

A dessert truck that serves pie a la mode on the go! Home of the original pie cone. Next to the patio at The Pilot. Texas Grace Shoppers Village, Kennebunk (512) 699-5687 texasgracekitchen.com Cash and carry food trailer, fancy Texas Bar-B-Que.

Can’t decide?

Frinklepod Farm 244 Log Cabin Road, Arundel (207) 289-5805 frinklepodfarm.org CATERING catering Destination Catering & The Caravan 35 Fletcher St., Kennebunk (207) 985-7333 destinationcatering.com Full-service caterer.

Give us a call at (207) 967-0857 and ask us for a recommendation!

Moon Rose Cafe

Coffee House & Smoothie Bar

8 Spring Street Kennebunkport, Maine 04046 207-204-0259 Gift Cards Available!

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Restaurant Guide of the Kennebunks Kitchen Chicks Catering

Talula’s ComforTable

Hannaford

41 Water St., Kennebunk

2 Morning Walk Lane, Gallery 6, Kennebunk

65 Portland Road, Kennebunk

(207) 985-0252

(207) 274-0247

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cottagecurators.com

(207) 985-9135 hannaford.com

Full-service catering/event management, weddings, corporate, social. Lobster bakes and BBQ. Food for every occasion.

Small-batch cooking comfort foods via grab and go, take and bake or catering! Brunch, soups, salads/ sandwiches, bread and desserts!

Rustic Taps & BonAmi Catering 120 Gateway Commons Drive, Gorham

lIVE Lobsters LOBSTERS

(207) 967-2081

(207) 776-8991 rustictaps.com

The Clam Shack 2 Western Ave., Kennebunk (207) 967-3321 theclamshack.net

Vintage beer truck and mobile bar services along with a variety of catering options ideal for weddings, corporate events and festivals.

Great fried food and award-winning lobster rolls on the bridge over the Kennebunk River.

Port Lobster Co. 122 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport portlobster.com Wayne R. Parry, Inc. 851 Alfred Road, Arundel (207) 286-9145 Find us on gokennebunks.com

Now open at 41 Main St., downtown Kennebunk

Your neighborhood stop for New York bagels, coffee, sandwiches, and more!

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UNIQUE MENU. UNIQUE LOCATION. Join us on the water for lunch, dinner and cocktails. 4 Western Avenue | Kennebunk TheSpiritRestaurant.com

Cheers from The Spirit, the area’s only floating restaurant. Capshore Photography Kennebunk • Kennebunkport • Arundel Chamber of Commerce | 35


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Eat the Kennebunks 2019  

The 2019 Eat the Kennebunks dining book has details on our Eat the Kennebunks Week (May 13-19, 2019), news on the local dining scene, our “L...

Eat the Kennebunks 2019  

The 2019 Eat the Kennebunks dining book has details on our Eat the Kennebunks Week (May 13-19, 2019), news on the local dining scene, our “L...