Kennebunkport restaurants

Farm Fresh Foods in Kennebunkport Maine

As I dove into my bowl of pasta and homemade pesto – made with basil fresh from the garden – I got to thinking about how there are such great opportunities for farm-to-table type dining in Kennebunkport Maine.  Honestly, I feel so lucky to be in an area where there’s a real appreciation for quality food and sourcing local ingredients!  I mean, at the Maine Stay Inn, one of our food suppliers focuses on using Maine products as much as possible, especially… Read More

On the Hunt for Oysters in Kennebunkport

While many people visit Kennebunkport thinking of indulging in lots of lobster, more and more folks have approached me recently about finding oysters and other raw bar items at restaurants in town. Fortunately, the Kennebunkport restaurants seem to be listening, because more and more menus seem to be featuring these uncooked delicacies! So here’s a smattering of nearby eateries that are sure to wet your whistle when you’re experiencing a craving for treats on the half shell. The Hatch is a new… Read More

Outdoor Dining in Kennebunkport

Outdoor dining in Kennebunkport is one of the most frequent requests we hear during the summer months, because even on an unusually hot day like today, the ocean breeze made it very pleasant to relax outside.  Although a few people chose to have breakfast in the comfort of our air conditioned dining room, most people opted to enjoy their breakfast on the wraparound porch.  And even with a cup of hot coffee in hand, everyone was very comfortable, all thanks to our… Read More

Staying Cool as the Game Heats Up in Kennebunkport Maine!

With temps reaching into the low 90s today, it’s hard to believe that it could really still be hockey season, but the Stanley Cup Finals are still in full swing, and many guests are choosing to stay cool while watching the game in Kennebunkport Maine!  Federal Jack’s BrewPub is always a great choice, and with the most televisions and the largest bar space, Fed’s is sure to have the most vibrant crowd.  That said, you’ll certainly find a great vibe at Alisson’s Restaurant,… Read More

Favorite Things About Kennebunkport Maine

So while last night’s surprise thunderstorms sidelined my plans for some outdoor fun, a day like today reminded me of some of my favorite things about Kennebunkport Maine.  Now, we all know that there are way too many amazing things about this seaside town, so I will do my darnedest to keep this list reasonable.  But since I am making this a short one, apologies if I left anyone else’s faves off! The beach –  Whenever.  No seriously, in rain or shine,… Read More

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Kennebunkport Maine

  While Valentine’s Day seems like just yesterday, St. Patrick’s Day is rapidly approaching, and fortunately there are great places to enjoy the luck of the Irish in Kennebunkport Maine.  Just around the corner from the Maine Stay Inn is a local favorite (and not just at this time of year!) – Ryan’s Corner House.  This authentic Irish pub opened just two years ago, just in time for St. Paddy’s Day.  In addition to some amazing brews, they offer fantastic Irish fare, as… Read More

A Romantic Evening in Kennebunkport Maine

On a blustery evening like tonight, there is nothing better than a cozy, romantic dinner before settling in for the night, and fortunately for everyone, Kennebunkport Maine has some great destinations that fit the bill perfectly! Now, I have to admit that sometimes on wintry nights like this one, visitors choose to bring their dinners in, to enjoy before the living room fire (yep, I’ve certainly been known to do this myself!), because it is just oh-so-tempting to hop into bed or… Read More

Celebrating Thanksgiving at a Maine Bed and Breakfast

The idea of celebrating Thanksgiving at a Maine bed and breakfastmight seem like an unconventional idea to some, but for many it’s a favorite tradition.  In fact, ten years ago my family had our very first introduction to Kennebunkport when we came to celebrate Thanksgiving.  With relatives scattered far and wide, making the traditional Turkey Day feast seemed a little excessive for our family of three, so we decided to kill two birds with one stone and pair a food-filled getaway with… Read More

Wining and Dining in Kennebunkport

The weather has been absolutely fabulous in Kennebunkport lately (Mother Nature, keep up the good work!), and a few nights ago was no exception, so we decided to head to Old Vines Wine Bar for dinner.  While its roots were originally as a wine bar, featuring a few delightful nibbles, the repertoire has expanded greatly.  The assortment of wines has stayed large and excellent, the menu now includes a full bar.  And in addition to cured meats and cheeses, you can now order… Read More

Checking Out Stripers, a Kennebunkport Restaurant

Tonight I finally checked off something on my long-term “to do” list – dining at the Kennebunkport restaurant Stripers.  It’s barely a half mile from the Maine Stay Inn, but somehow I’ve just missed out on testing it out.  Well, mission accomplished!  So let’s set the scene… It’s a warm August evening, and the cloud cover from a passing afternoon shower has cleared, leaving the air fresh and the sky stunning.  We decided to drive over (even though it would only be… Read More

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