The Dory – Casual Dining in Kennebunkport, ME
Open Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend, The Lodge offers a one-of-a kind dining experience for guests at poolside bar, The Dory. Minutes away from Dock Square, The Dory offers a laid back atmosphere perfect to gather with family and friends. The menu features build-your-own burgers, homemade milkshakes and clever sides such as sweet potato tater tots. Creative cocktails, daily Happy Hour and live local music make it a great spot for adults while ping pong, lawn games and retro ice cream bars keep the kids happy. Tucked away from the Port’s hustle and bustle in a cute, coveside setting, it’s the perfect spot for a relaxing time! Open Wednesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays & Tuesdays) from 11:30am to 9:00pm. Click HERE to view the menu.
The Kennebunks also feature many world class dining options, seven of which are part of the Kennebunkport Resort Collection. Feast your eyes on:
Showcasing creative native Maine fare, the Kennebunkport Inn’s acclaimed One Dock restaurant features a menu of many unique small plates and signature side dishes meant for sharing. A diverse wine list, creative cocktails and live entertainment in the Pub ensure an exciting night out and a casual, fun vibe. Happy Hour is available daily, as is outdoor dining on the patio and sun terrace in summer months. Call 207-967-2621 for more info or click HERE.
David’s KPT is acclaimed chef and restaurateur David Turin’s newest venture. With 96 seats, David’s KPT is located on the ground level of The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel and is open year round. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer beautiful views of the harbor and Kennebunk River, and diners can seasonally enjoy a spacious wrap around deck with additional seating for al fresco dining. David’s KPT features beautifully presented, inventive comfort food with a creative twist. Guests can also savor the sea’s bounty at the new raw bar. View menus HERE or call 207-967-8225 for more information. David’s KPT does not accept reservations.
James Beard award-winner and lauded restaurateur Chef Ken Oringer expanded his reach to Kennebunkport with his acclaimed “farm-to-fork” restaurant, Earth, in 2011. Located within the luxury resort Hidden Pond, the cuisine at Earth takes advantage of the bounty of the property’s 800 square-foot organic farm, where herbs, flowers, and heirloom vegetables are picked daily. Executive Chef Justin Walker has created a menu comprised of house-made pastas, cheeses, breads, charcuterie and desserts and locally sourced meats and seafood. Craft cocktails are prepared using ingredients from the garden, and a diverse wine menu compliments the exceptional experience. For more information or to make a reservation please call (207) 967-6550 or click HERE.
Given its enviable location steps away from Goose Rocks Beach, The Tides Beach Club bustles with a vibrant social scene while exuding a coastal chic ambiance. Local seafood is the focal point of the menu with native Maine classics getting top billing such as a Maine Lobster Roll two ways with drawn butter or herbed mayo, Crispy Fried Clams with house tartar or Marinated Grilled Tuna with house-made kimchee, soba noodles, nori, pickled ginger and wasabi. The bar menu features specialty cocktails infused with fresh juices, fruits and herbs, New England artisanal beers and an extensive wine list. For more information or to make a reservation at (207) 967-3757 or visit our website.
Aptly named, Ocean is located within the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, Kennebunkport’s beautiful oceanfront inn, with panoramic windows offering 180 degree views of the Atlantic. Ocean is the perfect venue to enjoy a memorable meal or cocktails and bites at the bar. Chef Pierre Gignac’s menu features ocean inspired fine cuisine, beautifully presented and enhanced by the fresh sea air and stunning scenery. Call 207-967-4015 for reservations or questions, or view the menu HERE.
Located in a restored barn steps away from downtown Kennebunkport, Abbondante serves a variety of classic Italian favorites and interpretations. With brightly painted walls, bistro seating and a casual atmosphere, Abbondante is a restaurant that everyone in the family will love. The menu features hand made pastas, wood fired pizzas and an array of small plates. Dine outside on the Piazza in summer months, or sip sultry cocktails at the new Down Low lounge, opening late June 2014. Call 207-967-2211 for info and reservations; view the menu HERE.