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1 Pier Road, Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks, ME
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Description: A simple search engine inquiry will get you more information. I've been...
A simple search engine inquiry will get you more information. I've been vacationing in Maine for 30 years - and this is and always has been my favorite. Simple home made seafood and other entrees. Owner/Operator (Ruth) is renowned for her fresh baked rolls and Blueberry Pie. Reviewed by Coastal Living a few years ago.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Make a point to go when in Kennebunkport

The wait staff here make this bright, cheery place a must. BYOB, and a real taste of Maine. Yummy fried clams, excellent lobster stew, good haddock. Very basic, but good. Desserts are wonderful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The wait staff here make this bright, cheery place a must. BYOB, and a real taste of Maine. Yummy fried clams, excellent lobster stew, good haddock. Very basic, but good. Desserts are wonderful.

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My wife and I were in the area looking for a place to eat and came upon the captain's. It is a small place, easy parking in the area. The food was good the fried clams and fish were not greasy. The wait staff was beyond friendly. Also it is BYOB.

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Saratoga Springs, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It's not fancy...either the décor or the menu...but it's good. The lobster offerings are excellent whether you order lobster stew, a lobster roll or a whole lobster. Side dishes are homemade as are the rolls and desserts...can't beat the blueberry pie! The wait staff is friendly and efficient. There are a lot of restaurants in Kennebunkport and Cape Porpoise but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Foot long lobster roll on a toasted bun with fixins on the side - truly memorable. Others in our party had other choices that were all praise worthy as well. The service is friendly and efficient and the libations are BYOB.

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baltimore md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Stopped here on a busy Sunday morning, the recommended nearby places were packed ! And thank goodness ! We stumbled upon the best breakfast ever ! Amazing ..delicious blueberry pancakes and huge servings of everything. Family run business and everyone was very friendly.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The broiled swordfish was thin, overcooked and tough. The Haddock special was lukewarm and of limited flavor. Both overpriced.

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Biddeford, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The lobster for our Canadian visitors was perfect! Jenny the wait staff was amazing - right on top of her game! But, the "loud, rude" guest at the next table played a part in our experience, sadly. I don't think there was anything The Captain's staff could do - I guess???? The "bring your own beverage" is a wonderful part... More 

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Hastings on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Terrific seafood in this casual and friendly setting. The clam chowder was delicious, and not gooey and overly thick like many places. We had the baked haddock and loved it-- sides were generous and delicious! Wonderful home made rolls, and delicious blueberry pie, too. The service was ultra- friendly-- we'll be back!

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Westmount, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

The baked haddock is simply amazing ! Make sure you try the homemade desserts and don't forget the BYOB formula.

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Great food and alwaysa a good time. Love the casual atmosphere at the Captains. Food is homemade, love the oatmeal rolls and chocolate cake! Never disappointed with the service or the meals. Sorry they just closed for the season, look forward to Summer 2014!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Pier Road, Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Cape Porpoise

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

A simple search engine inquiry will get you more information. I've been vacationing in Maine for 30 years - and this is and always has been my favorite. Simple home made seafood and other entrees. Owner/Operator (Ruth) is renowned for her fresh baked rolls and Blueberry Pie. Reviewed by Coastal Living a few years ago.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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