Kennebunk Lower Village Area
April 2020 UPDATE: Statewide ban on dine-in service at restaurants and bars at least until May 1! Call ahead!
Old Vines Wine Bar is an inviting cellar style wine café on Port Road in Kennebunk. A wooden bar, and plenty of top shelf vintages by the glass await, along with a tapas menu. The bartenders at Old Vines are the best. Old Vines has a great happy hour. An outdoor patio with firetables are pleasant on a summer evening with wine in hand. 173 Port Rd., Lower Village Kennebunk – 207-967-2310
Batson River Brewing and Distilling and Tasting Room – A chic boutique Tasting Room in Kennebunk, you can sample any Batson River Brewing and Distilling product. Just ask! Craft beers are available in flights of four or pints and signature cocktail menu change with the seasons. Enjoy the relaxed interior space or the outdoor decks and fireside patio in season. 12 Western Ave, Kennebunk, 207-967-8821
Pilot House, The P House to locals, is where the fisherman and fun people go. A simple but satisfying and affordable menu and a big bar are homey here. The Pilot House has live local bands, like Lower Village People and Pat Foley, entertainment on the patio with a view of the boat yard. The Pilot House is where the Whale Watch tours depart from, just before the Bridge to Dock Square, 4 Western Ave, Lower Village Kennebunk. Seasonally their sister ship is The Spirit of Massachussetts – a floating bar on a schooner in the Kennebunk River just behind the Pilot House open in season.
Ryans Irish Pub is a cozy convivial atmosphere where you can get a Guinness with Irish fare, or sit at the outdoor patio with a pint. Joe is Irish and his Corner House is plucked from Ireland. Ryan’s is at 17 Western Ave, Lower Village Kennebunk.
Pedros is Kennebunks’ only Mexican restaurant. A south of the border atmosphere and a true Mexican menu are offered, as well as salsa music certain weekend nights. Pedros is fun, and the margaritas are always fresh. Pedros is at 181 Port Rd., Lower Village Kennebunk.
Pearl and Spat Oyster Cellar is Kennebunk’s cool oyster bar by Chef Owner Rebecca Charles of famed Pearls’ Oyster Bar in NYC. The freshest local seafood served in raw bar fashion as well small plates and entrees. 27 Western Ave, Kennebunk
The White Barn Inn is elegant Chef-inspired special occasion dining. The service, menu, wine list and candlelight barn create an unforgettable evening. You won’t forget the bill either with Chef Bissonnette’s price fixe menu at $118+ per diner. The White Barn is extravagant. White Barn is in Kennebunk, not Kennebunkport, on 37 Beach Ave.
On The Marsh Restaurant is owned and orchestrated by a theatrical gal. The atmosphere and menu are whimsical. Theme nights and special occasions can be magical at On The Marsh. A Pianist and the Bar are lovely on a fall or winter evening, since On The Marsh stays open most of the year. 46 Western Ave, Lower Village Kennebunk.
All Day Breakfast is like it sounds. People line up from morning till past noon for pancakes, eggs, Maine maple syrup and blueberry specialties. Not fancy but the best meal of the day in many people’s opinion. 55 Western Ave, Lower Village Kennebunk.
Mekhong Thai in Kennebunk’s Lower Village has dine in and take out Asian and Thai plus vegan offerings. Kennebunkport’s bestPad Thai. 35 Western Ave, tucked behind River Tree Arts, Lower Village Kennebunk.
Sebago Brewing Company is one of Maine’s largest breweries, and their chain brewpub in Kennebunk maintains the tradition of great beer and affordable comfort food in a casual atmosphere. Sebago is in the Hannaford shopping plaza on Route 1 in Kennebunk, 65 Portland Road.
Bentley’s Saloon is a Maine biker bar, with live bands most weekend nights, karaoke midweek and a barbeque menu at great prices in summer. Bentley’s can get wild come late night, so there’s Bentley’s campground for bikers that shouldn’t drive their Harley hogs home. Bentley’s Bar is on Route 1 in Arundel, just north of Kennebunk. 1601 Portland Road.
50 Local on Main Street in Kennebunk serves local farm raised produce and meats in a cool setting. 50 Local offers great specials certain midweek nights. 50 Main Street, Kennebunk.
Duffy’s Tavern in downtown Kennebunk is a friendly pub. Duffy’s menu is nothing fancy, affordable pizza, burgers and home-cooked meatloaf are a few of the favorites. Duffy’s wrap around bar and views of the Mousam River plus TV screens keep you entertained. 4 Main St, Kennebunk.
Crotux at Garden Street Bowl is downtown Kennebunk – delicious pub food, pizzas, poutines, burgers and bowls, in a bowling alley, go figure… just go! 1 Garden Street.
La Boulangerie is Kennebunk’s proper French bakery making artisanal bread, pastries, cookies, croissants and baguettes daily. Inside a big red barn, this classic bakery is open daily except Monday with eat in breakfast and lunch, and carry out. 5 Nasons Court by the Kennebunk Pharmacy behind the Waterhouse Pavilion.
The Kennebunk Inn offers dining at Academe, CIA couple chef-owners serve lunch and dinner, everything from sandwiches and salads to more complex entrees. The Kennebunk Inn pub and dining room is at 45 Main Street, Kennebunk, 207-985-3351
Bandaloop on Route 1 North serves local farm raised fresh fare, vegan dishes too, in a big barn. Chef owned and operated. Previously in Dock Square.
Kennebunk’s Route 1 is also home to McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, and Dairy Queen, plus Mei Lei Wah and China Jade for Chinese take out.
Village Tavern West Kennebunk provides a homey atmosphere on the west side of Kennebunk, Chef owner Rich Lemoine, formerly of Cape Arundel Inn, serves creative delicious food at affordable prices for dinner. A big bar and a friendly staff welcome diners, co-owner and hostess Tina is a pleasure. Village Tavern is at 110 Alfred Road, West Kennebunk.
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