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The Wayfarer

2 Pier Rd, Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks, ME 04046
+1 207-967-8961
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Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Cincinnati
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178 reviews 178 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Under new ownership! The old place has been completely redone. Intimate and small but cute and charming now! Food is great. It's a different menu than the local tourist spots. They have lobster - but it's fried in the shell. Two in our party had fried chicken and waffles. They loved it. One had the chicken breast pot pie. He... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a delightful dinner here; the staff is outstanding, the food excellent! We all tried something different: whole lobster that is fried, bacon wrapped haddock, swordfish, chicken pot pie, lobster mac 'n cheese, and a hamburger. We commented that it is hard to have that many people in a dinner party rave about their meal. Surely a wonderful little... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Sparked by a review in Maine Magazine we returned to the Wayfarer. The restaurant is under new management and has been renovated. The restaurant has retained its former charm- a very simple Main diner. This is a very casual restaurant where's kids are welcome. It is also BYOB. Fortunately there is a grocery store across the street that has a... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Five of us dined there this week. FANTASTIC, friendly service. Our waitress was lovely. The ambiance is really special…fantastic job on renovation. Our haddock in bacon was tasty but too small a portion (and I am not a big eater). The salad was fresh but could use a bit more creativity. The side veggies (that were a separate charge) were... More

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Went here with the family, 3 kids (13, 10, 7). We were dehydrated, over- hungry and hot after just going for a canoe ride. The waitress was quick to get us "stat" drinks and brought out food out quickly. The ribs were great, but the BBQ sauce was too sweet. The fried local shrimp were outstanding. Usually not a fan... More

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County Durham UK
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We called in here for a lunch stop and found it quite busy but managed to get a seat, good choice on the menu and interesting specials. Service was good and the food lived up to expectations. What a great find for lunch.

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San Mateo, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We always make sure to go to the Wayfarer when we're in Kennebunkport. We hadn't been to the East Coast for several years, so we were looking forward to returning to the restaurant. A year or two ago, it was purchased. Here's the good and the bad. The good: Food is excellent. The new dishes include things other than sea... More

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West Springfield, MA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We've been going to the Wayfarer off and on for close to 30 years. It's small (as in cozy) and easy to get to, although the most beautiful route is along Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport. It used to be 'hey, it's pot roast night' at the Wayfarer (for a great price), then it was bought out and run down. Last... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

This small and unpretentious restaurant has a lot to brag about. A menu that is unlike most in a seaside tourist town, they offer a chef created dinner menu that is of the highest quality at a very reasonable price. The owners and staff are very friendly adding to your dining experience by making you feel welcome and "at home".... More

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Grand Lake Stream, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Well known for the best breakfasts in the kennebunks, The Wayfarer is an excellent evening dining experience with truly delicious home cooking!! Tops on the menu for breakfast lunch or dinner is the chicken and waffles!! It is absolutely the best fried chicken I have ever had. Small, unpretentious, but with a lovely seaside village atmosphere, it is the perfect... More

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