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Academe at The Kennebunk Inn

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45 Main St., Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043 (Grove St.)
2079853351
Today
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Wed 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good food and service

We came here for a late lunch before heading out to a wedding. We were pressed for time and they honored that at every turn. I had a BLT and my husband had the haddock sandwich which he loved. Everything hit the spot. Great food and service, cheerful, welcoming, and charming.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Janet M
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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English first
South Windsor, Connecticut
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We came here for a late lunch before heading out to a wedding. We were pressed for time and they honored that at every turn. I had a BLT and my husband had the haddock sandwich which he loved. Everything hit the spot. Great food and service, cheerful, welcoming, and charming.

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San Francisco, California
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The cocktail menu changes seasonally. Some drinks remains others go. I was there in-between seasons, meaning some drinks on this menu they were not mixing anymore. The beer tap is mostly locally brewed beers. I got some sage something drink that won an award and will remain on the cocktail menu. It was a good light refreshing cocktail for the... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We had a very nice dinner of great tasting food and fine drinks. Cozy pleasant atmosphere and price was right. My Filet with mushrooms was grand and the creme corn was very good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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542 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a real difficult place to rate. I ordered a side salad, which was probably the smallest salad ever. They could have easily doubled the greens and kept the toppings/dressing the same. The salad was tasty. I also ordered their signature dish, the Lobster Pie. It was also a small serving. (I am not a big eater; I normally... More 

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The ability to differentiate yourself in a crowded marketplace of places to eat must be defined by things above and beyond the food. Of course, that does not mean you can deliver great service and crap food. I really liked the Academe - I thought the service was great - warm - there when you needed but not over bearing... More 

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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Just enhoyed the lobster pot pie, lobster pizza, and the 'tater tots' via take-out. All were delicious! Love a place that can nail take-out.

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Portland, Maine
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have enjoyed lunch here several times and it's always excellent. Most recently, I ordered their lobster white pizza and it was fantastic.

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NC
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

After a few visits to the area, we finally had a chance to dine here. In summary: The wine list is decent, the signature cocktails interesting (Sage Against the Machine was great). The lobster pot pie was outstanding, but could have been bigger for the price, and that's about the only complaint for the night. The most interesting dish of... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Academe is one of the best restaurants in Kennebunk, if not the best. I recently went there for my birthday dinner with my fiance since I'd heard great things about it and wanted to see what all of the fuss was about. To my surprise, it lived up to the hype. I ordered the Diver Scallops special and was blown... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Lucked out!!! I live in California but arrived in Maine to baptize my newborn. I arranged this place as the location was in close proximity to the church. I was greeted by Diane, the hostess, who was absolutely lovely. She helped my plan the menu and organize the gathering. The food was fantastic, lobster pot pie appetizer was wonderful, and... More 

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Additional Information about Academe at The Kennebunk Inn

Address: 45 Main St., Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
Phone Number: 2079853351
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Main St., Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
    (Grove St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: 2079853351

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 am
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?