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Restaurants in Kennebunkport + The Southern Beaches

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Kennebunkport + The Southern Beaches restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Kennebunkport + The Southern Beaches restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Kennebunkport + The Southern Beaches to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Kennebunkport + The Southern Beaches restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Kennebunkport + The Southern Beaches.

  • Arrows

    No self-respecting food-lover on a tour of Maine would skip a visit to this restaurant, only three miles (yet worlds away) from Ogunquit’s busy dow... More
  • Barnacle Billy's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    In 1961, longtime fisherman and lobsterman Billy Tower started scouring nearby waters for seafood to serve at his casual, Perkins Cove restaurant, ... More
  • Blue Sky

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This sleek and modern restaurant is a new entry from celebrated Boston chef Lydia Shire, whose menu includes her famous lobster pizza (way better t... More
  • Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    This massive red-roofed building remains open daily throughout out the year (with truncated hours from Mother’s Day to Columbus Day) and specialize... More
  • Footbridge Lobster

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The signature lobster roll is stuffed with five ounces of the day's freshest catch-hauled in by the owner himself-and served with a side of chips o... More
  • Goldenrod

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    This candy store and restaurant has been a pillar of the Cape Neddick area since 1896, thanks mainly to their homemade saltwater taffy, fudge, and ... More
  • Grissini, Kennebunkport

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    In a region with so many seasonal restaurants, Grissini stands out for being open year-round and for its refined Tuscan food. The space sports whit... More
  • Joshua's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Owned by native chef Joshua Mathers, his namesake eatery serves organic American cuisine in a Colonial house dating back to 1774. The interior blen... More
  • Maine Diner

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    This instant institution has been open along Highway One since 1983. The low-slung white building with a blue awning flies a series of flags along ... More
  • MC Perkins Cove

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chefs/partners Mark (“M”) Gaier and Clark (“C”) Frasier of the esteemed Ogunquit restaurant Arrows opened this seaside bistro in quaint Perkins Cov... More
  • Stonewall Kitchen Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    What started as a simple jam enterprise for Jonathan King and Jim Stott in 1991 blossomed into a culinary empire that includes a cooking school, an... More
  • Stripers

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The Breakwater Inn’s signature restaurant, named for striped bass, specializes in local Atlantic seafood, and offers views of the Atlantic Ocean an... More
  • The Clam Shack

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The Clam Shack has been a summertime tradition since 1968. That’s when Richard Jacques debuted his seafood hut above the Kennebunk River. In 2000, ... More
  • White Barn Inn Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The centerpiece of Maine’s top-rated inn—its famed white barn with wide-plank floors and soaring exposed beams—is where Brit expat executive chef J... More
  • Wild Willy's Burgers

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Now one of six regional locations, the original Wild Willy’s began serving its signature handmade burgers in 2001. Like the other branches, the fla... More
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