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1 Pier Road, Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks, ME
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Loud Lobster!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
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Biddeford, Maine
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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16 reviews
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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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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This was our second visit to Captain's. We have been to the area many times over the years, and last summer we passed by, and spoke to a couple just leaving the restaurant. They raved about it, so we gave it a try. The staff are very friendly, and though small, the atmosphere is very casual. We've had salmon and... More 

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Vienna
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I spend a week (or two when I can) in Cape Porpoise Maine every summer in August. The Captain's is quintessential Maine's small restaurant. Small and cozy, the menu offers only fresh and local ingredients. The 1 1/2 lb. Baked Stuffed Lobster is over the top - stuffed with a delicious cracker crumb stuffing chock full of scallops, shrimp, and... More 

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Rockford, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We tried this restaurant as we were driving around the Kennebunkport area. After tiring of seafood, my son and I tried a burger and fries. The burgers were fine but small and left my son looking for more food! After an average quality meal totaling $80.00, we were surprised to find that this restaurant does not accept credit cards or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I have been coming to the Captains in Cape Porpoise for many years with my family. The kid friendly and family atmosphere is great, why wouldn't it be since all of the waitresses are school teachers. I noticed that they know most of the patrons when they walk through the door and greet them with a hello and smile. As... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I found this restaurant with my GPS. It is a small restaurant in a small town called Cape Porpoise, between Old Orchard and Ogunquit. The sign says that it’s in business since a long time (1940 or so), wich tell a lot in my opinion. It’s a BYOB and there is a small market nearby to buy a bottle of... More 

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Additional Information about The Captain's

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

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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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