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2 Pier Rd, Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks, ME 04046
+1 207-967-8961
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What a find.

We recently stopped for breakfast and soon realized we found the breakfast location we've been searching for. Be warned the place is small and you may have to wait, but the wait is well worth it. I ordered the pancakes and homemade sausage. Bring your big boy pants if you order the double stack... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
dianematt
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Kennebunkport, Maine
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kennebunkport, Maine
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We recently stopped for breakfast and soon realized we found the breakfast location we've been searching for. Be warned the place is small and you may have to wait, but the wait is well worth it. I ordered the pancakes and homemade sausage. Bring your big boy pants if you order the double stack, just enormous. The table next to... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have dined at the Wayfarer for decades-owners and chefs come and go.Most, like Brandy, have been excellent for breakfast and dinner(BYOB).Last Saturday the new owner was in the kitchen and put out the best eggs benedict I have ever had-- muffin well toasted, eggs just right,homemade crispy bacon (Cn), and an outstanding hollandaise. All other(5) meals were roundly complimented.Service... More 

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had dinner here on a Saturday night in February, the restaurant was hopping!! It is a small space, on the warm side, no wool sweaters needed! The hostess and all servers worked as a team, very helpful and friendly. My husband had an evening "special", pasta stuffed with mushrooms, it was fabulous! I had the salad with goat cheese,... More 

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massachusetts
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We always have such a solid experience when we go to the Wayfarer. The food is thoughtfully prepared, and we are always happy with our meals whether we get standard menu items or take advantage of their special specials. The efforts to showcase locally sourced food pays off....it all just plain tastes great. Couple that with just a lovely, attentive,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We go as part of a large family the day after Christmas. The service is great and the place is very quaint. It is always an enjoyable meal. Most dishes are a safe bet. However, the chicken pot pie is not a pot pie at all and left 3 diners very disappointed with their meals. The steak, salmon, and chicken... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

First timer to the Wayfarer on a mini vacation from Mass...A definite MUST TRY..if your looking for that cozy place then this is it.....Fantastic fried lobster .... The attentive staff who made us four feel that we weren't at a restaurant but at a friends home....We came in as strangers and left as friends...it was so good we showed up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Most fun we have had at a restaurant. The staff was great, funny, friendly, and professional all at the same time. Had fried lobster and it was excellent. Thanks to Bert, Mylie and Brenden for a great experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Wayfarer is a small restaurant with a big heart. I have been there several times for breakfast with my husband. They have an extensive menu...decadent options, and healthy options. The food is very good, cooked to order and the prices are good. The service is always great, friendly and inviting. I've been there once for dinner and they had... More 

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Biddeford, Maine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Wayfarer, cozy in its natural setting; warm and inviting. "Birdie" is the soul! Food is good………….

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a very good place for any meal with a small group, or just a couple's night out. The food is all quite good overall with a varied selection. The fact that you can save serious money by bringing your own adult beverages makes this place a true "go to" restaurant if you are in the Kennebunkport area. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Pier Rd, Cape Porpoise, Kennebunks, ME 04046
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Cape Porpoise
  • Phone Number: +1 207-967-8961

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?