Our Favorite Local Restaurants

Kennebunkport features a vast array of restaurants.

Here’s a list of some of our favorite restaurants in the area, with link for your convenience. If you find a restaurant you’d like to visit, we’d be happy to help you with dinner reservations.


Bandaloop is known for their local, organic foods and their many vegetarian and vegan options. Everything is made in-house, including all of their breads and desserts. Judi highly suggests trying the chef’s special soups while Walter says their pasta and cheese are fabulous.



Joshua’s commitment to freshness requires that he buys from many sources. His priority is always freshness first, organic or natural second, and local or from Maine third. This terrific restaurant is in Wells, about 15 minutes from the inn and is truly a special treat. The menu changes with the seasons so each visit is an exciting experience.


Mabel’s Lobster Claw

Mabel’s offers a traditional Maine feast featuring clam chowder, native steamed clams, and Maine lobsters, as well as a large variety of traditional seafood dishes. Experience the foods that the area is famous for.


Nunan’s Lobster Hut

For 60 years, the Nunan family has trapped lobsters during the day and served them up at night. Open seasonally when lobsters are at their best for eating. It’s a fun and friendly atmosphere and should not be missed when visiting this area. Judi always gets two lobsters because their prices cannot be beat anywhere.


Pier 77 and The Ramp

Pier 77 and The Ramp — two restaurants, one kitchen. Pier 77 Restaurant is the more formal dining room with stunning views of Cape Porpoise Harbor and working lobster boats. The Ramp Bar & Grill is more casual with its own bar menu featuring items such as lobster rolls, fried clams, fish & chips, burgers, and spaghetti & meatballs at prices that are hard to beat. Located under Pier 77. Judi says the crab cakes are the best!


Ports of Italy

Inspired classic Italian cuisine with traditional favorites including handmade pastas, focaccia, and desserts. A wide assortment of Mediterranean meat and seafood dishes adorn the menu. Downtown Dock Square location overlooking the Kennebunk River harbor.


Old Vines Wine Bar

Famous for small plates, fine wine, craft cocktails and imported beers, now in their 9th season they are constantly improving and adding fabulous offerings. You can also enjoy live music sitting by the fire pit on Thursday nights. Judi loves heir chicken meatballs.


Village Tavern

The Village Tavern is off the beaten path, but the eight mile drive from the inn is absolutely worth it. Judi says it is rare for her to return over and over again to the same restaurant, yet she never tires of Village Tavern. When it comes to fine dining chefs, few are as passionate and enthusiastic about cooking as Chef Rich Lemonie. In two years, Judi has never sent a guest there who did not come back raving about the food.


White Barn Inn

The White Barn Inn is the only five star restaurant in the area. The service is truly phenomenal. This is the perfect choice for a really special occasion.