Fine dining and special occasions go together in Kennebunport. No matter the occasion, there’s a restaurant that’s perfect for your Maine coast celebration. We’re happy to recommend the following for our guests.
If you’re really wanting to splurge, nothing beats the White Barn Inn. This is the Kennebunk’s only five star restaurant and it’s everything you would expect it to be. The setting is lovely, quiet and romantic with world-class service. Their four course prix fixe menu changes weekly and is an homage to New England and Maine coast cuisine. It’s a little pricey, but a lovely way to indulge yourself on that special occasion. They also offer cooking classes where you spend the day preparing the food for the evening and then go back and dine. Reservations can be made by calling (207) 967-2321.
On the Marsh in Kennebunk’s Lower Village has been a favorite of ours for many years. They are literally located on the marsh in beautifully landscaped gardens. The interior is quiet and intimate with views of the gardens. The menu consists of a mix of seafood and non-seafood entree’s and is all beautifully prepared. Request Table 16 for the nicest view! They are a 10 minute drive from the Inn with parking on-site. Reservations can be made on their website or by calling (207) 967-2299.
Joshua’s on Route 1 in Wells is a little further to drive (about 20 minutes from our Bed and Breakfast), but worth it! This is a real family owned business. Mom is in charge of running the restaurant and decorating with beautiful antiques. Joshua is the chef and Dad is a local farmer. Much of what they serve during the season is grown on their farm or sourced locally wherever possible. The setting is quiet and the food is wonderful. Reservations can be made by phoning (207) 646-3355. There is plenty of parking on-site.
Finally, for fine dining with a view to match, you can’t beat Ocean Restaurant. Chef Pierre Gignac, from Montreal, brings Provencal cuisine to Maine. He sources his ingredients from local producers and his food is beautiful and delicious. Go early for cocktails and tapas on the porch looking out over the ocean and Walker’s Point, home of President George HW Bush and his family. Then move to the dining room and enjoy the view along with your dinner. The restaurant is about a five minute drive from the Inn. Parking is available. Reservations can be made by calling (207) 967-4015.
All of the restaurants are open seven days a week during the summer season. Openings vary during the quiet season. Whatever the occasion, we have the perfect dining available here in Kennebunkport! Please call the inn if you have any questions. We are more than happy to help our guests plan their special celebration!