The past few months have seen lots of change when it comes to Kennebunkport Restaurants, with tons of new dining options opening in the area. I’ve been working on making the rounds, and still have a few to explore, but so far they’ve all been great hits! We’re so lucky that the dining scene in town is so wonderful, because as true food lovers we wouldn’t want it any other way. And so far, these new spots have been living up to our expectations. So here’s a brief look at some of the new spots to check out during your Maine summer vacation:
- Just down the street from the Maine Stay Inn sits the waterfront David’s Kennebunkport and Opus Ten. Owned by famed Portland Chef David Turin, you can enjoy lunch or dinner overlooking the marina. It’s a great spot to grab a simple burger or fresh salad, or you could indulge in oysters or clams on the half shell from their raw bar. Or for a fine dining experience that’s within an easy walking distance from your Maine bed and breakfast, you could explore Opus Ten, the restaurant within a restaurant. With its own kitchen and staff, you’ll enjoy a truly spectacular 9 course dining menu for $75 per person, and it’s worth every penny! And if you’re lucky enough to be seated at the table overlooking the kitchen, you’ll be treated to some fun table-side entertainment, perfect for the culinary fan in your life.
- Head across the bridge to Abbondante for fresh Italian fare. Operated by the local chef/owner combo who brought farm to table fare to Kennebunkport with their 50Local. And that lead us to their other new addition to town – Owen’s Farmhouse. Just across the street from their original location in downtown Kennebunk, you’ll find an adorable cottage housing this great find! Featuring creative salads (like their New Morning salad with goji berries and quinoa) and incredible pizzas and tons of gluten free options, it’s a great spot for dinner to go or casual fare after a day at the beach.
- Ocean has replaced the tried and true favorite at the Cape Arundel Inn, but with this new restaurant run by Chef Pierre Gignac, we know that this newly opened Kennebunkport restaurant is going to be a great hit. His previous restaurant, 98 Provence, in Ogunquit has been a long term favorite and we know that his creations in this new spot will be nothing less than fantastic.
- But speaking of the Cape Arundel, longtime Chef Rich Lemoine has opened his very own restaurant in Kennebunk. After earning the White Barn Inn it’s five star, five diamond rating and a long career on Ocean avenue, he’s brought his tremendous culinary talent to a new location. And the Village Tavern is fabulous! No, it’s not a fine dining spot, but the food and service is out of this world, and we’re so lucky that Rich has kept his talent in the community. Plus, it’s the kind of place you could eat at every night, because the food is fresh, delicious, and varied, so you’ll never leave hungry or bored – what a treat!
I’ve said it before and I will say it again – the Kennebunkport dining scene is on fire! We’re so lucky to have welcomed so many new Kennebunkport restaurants to the area recently and we’re excited to share them with you!