Kennebunk Lower Village Area
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
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.
Ports of Italy – Kennebunks’ classic Cucina Italiana. An Italian favorite serving authentic Italian dishes, with a great reputation in Boothbay Harbor and now Kennebunk. Just over the bridge from Dock Square. 4 Western Ave, Lower Village, Kennebunk, 207-204-0365
Ryans Irish Pub is a cozy convivial atmosphere where you can get a Guinness with fish and chips, or sit at the outdoor patio with a pint. Joe is Irish and his Corner House is plucked from Ireland. Ryans 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 Maine’s only 5–star dining, a special occasion setting. 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 $110 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 book. 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 best pad 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. 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.
Owen’s Farmhouse is downtown Kennebunk hand makes wood fired pizzas with great organic and local toppings, also salads and paninis. For sit down or take out, open daily. Same owners as 50 Local. 17 Main 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
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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