Alisson’s Restaurant in Dock Square
While it’s certain that the Maine Coast is a rather seasonal tourist attraction, many are unaware of the extensive beauty of Kennebunkport during the winter. Those that fall for the charm and beauty that winter brings to this coastal town, take advantage of the affordable rates that many luxurious house rentals and gorgeous hotels offer during the “off season”. When vacationing in Kennebunkport this time of year, visitors can find many restaurants that remain open throughout the year. Here, I list my personal favorite restaurants in Kennebunkport.
Year-Round Restaurants in Kennebunkport
Alisson’s Restaurant: This Kennebunkport restaurant is a local treasure situated at the heart of Dock Square. This place makes you feel at home with its pub style atmosphere and big screen TVs attracting many sports fans to the bar for games and creative drink specials. Whether you’re simply joining in for Alisson’s entertainment or Pub Trivia Night, you must try the clam chowder and lobster rolls–simply out of this world. Alisson’s will certainly make a regular out of you.
Bandaloop: Deservedly on the expensive side, Bandaloop delivers top notch service with an emphasis on locally sourced goods. You will be in awe of the quirky wine selection and the interesting menu options that make you feel like you’re doing something good for yourself.
Ports of Italy: Italian comes to Maine, with delicious pasta dishes, and wood-fired pizza. If you’re looking for a restaurant with a relaxed and romantic ambiance, you’ve come to the right place. Located in Lower Village just before the bridge to Dock Square and the Clam Shack.
The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel has a lovely bar and restaurant overlooking the River. Happy Hours here are the best, so is the view from the deck.
Stripers Waterside Restaurant at Breakwater Inn: The riverfront setting with sea views out towards the breakwater are the highlight, but the atmosphere and cuisine are great too. With a Lobster Lovers menu, and seafood specials daily, plus Sunday brunch and happy hour in the adirondack chairs by the river – Stripers is a top pick!
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Seasonal Restaurants in Kennebunkport
Admiral’s Table: Located in the Rhumb Line Resort complex
Mabel’s Lobster Claw: Located on Ocean Ave just a mile from Dock Square
95 Ocean: Located in Nonantum Resort
Well there you have it: Kennebunkport restaurant recommendations for a local Maine resident. I hope you enjoy these restaurants as much as I have! Be sure to leave a comment and share your experience at one of our restaurants in Kennebunk.