Recommended Dining

Through the years in Kennebunkport, Rick and Bev have visited many of the dining establishments in the area. Here we have listed some of the restaurants that provided the most memorable experiences in culinary taste, atmosphere and service. We are sure you will agree.

Alisson’s Restaurant (207) 967-4841 – Located in the heart of historic Dock Square, Alisson’s serves lunch and dinner daily year round. Enjoy the picturesque view and charming atmosphere while feasting on Alisson’s home-style cooking-or just stop by for a refreshing drink. A local favorite for more than 25 years, Alisson’s is where new friends become old friends.

Bandaloop (207) 967-4994 – Reservations Recommended. – We believe that life can be lengthened and enriched by a diet free of pesticides and hormones, and through the consumption of animals not fed on a diet of cruelty. We take every opportunity to support this belief in serving organic, all natural and local Maine products whenever possible.

Billy’s Chowder House (207)-646-7558 – Billy’s Chowder House’s menu includes burgers and sandwiches, salads and pasta, steak and chicken…all of your favorites. Our selection of appetizers will whet your appetite for more. And our desserts are the perfect end to a delicious meal. No matter what you order, it’s always served with a smile!

Cape Arundel Inn (207) 967-2125 – The Cape Arundel Inn offers five star creative New England dining where every table gives one the feeling of being on a ship. When not engrossed by the play of breaking waves on the rocks or a rainbow shimmering above the water ones eyes can linger on breath-taking ledge gardens. And yes, Cape Arundel Inn has dramatic views of Walker Point – the summer compound of the Bush’s.

Federal Jack’s (207) 967-4322 – Where you’ll experience our devotion to World Class Ales, inspired food, and the highest standards of guest service with one of the best views in Maine. Here you won’t find the so-called big names in mass-produced food and beer. Instead, you’ll discover a unique experience in the heart of Kennebunkport where the accent is on flavor and quality.

Hurricane Restaurant (207) 967-9111 – Spectacular water views and only the freshest seafood. 5-star dining. Steak and chop lovers will find something to tempt them and we have several vegetarian choices. Award-winning wine list, full bar. In-house pastry chef. Daily menus. Lunch & dinner, 7 days a week, almost all year ’round. Major credit cards. Reservations suggested.

Joshua’s Restaurant (207) 646-3355 – Joshua’s opened in July 2004 and rapidly became a favorite of local residents. It is a family affair with Joshua working his magic in the kitchen; his mother, Barbara creating a comfortable atmosphere in the three dinning rooms and cozy bar and his father, Mort, growing the vegetables in the summer and working the rest of the year to help find the freshest ingredients possible. All food is prepared to order from scratch. The bread is baked fresh daily, desserts are made on premises including homemade ice cream. Serving dinner from 5 to 10. Closed Sundays. Reservations required.

Mabel’s Lobster Claw (207) 967-2562 – Mabel’s is a small quaint seafood restaurant.

On The Marsh Restaurant(207) 967-2299 – European Country Classic Cuisine… On the Marsh Restaurant is a unique dining experience. Gather at our owners table, pampered by our Executive Chef who offers a tasting menu paired with wines. Or, for the adventuresome, a table in the kitchen where you will experience behind the scenes culinary skill at its finest. Serving Wed – Sun 5:30pm til Close, Live Piano Friday & Saturday nights, Bar Menu Offers Lite Fare.

Pier 77 (207) 967-8500 – Located on the edge of Cape Porpoise Harbor, PIER 77 has been a landmark restaurant for more than 70 years. Combining east and west coast influence, PIER 77 has been extensively renovated to create a relaxed dining experience centered on seasonal variety and freshness. Join them for contemporary American fine dining with breathtaking views and a warm, welcoming attitude.

Varanos’s Restaurant (207) 641-8550 – Casual dining overlooking the tidal area of the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy your favorite Italian dishes prepared using only the finest and freshest ingredients available, served in an authentic European atmosphere, accompanied by an unbelievable Italian wine list. Additionally, you may enjoy light fare and cocktails served inside our truly unique Italian Piano Lounge or outside on our patio deck, with varied entertainment throughout the season. Serving you daily from 4:30 p.m. Children’s menu is available.