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Academe at The Kennebunk Inn

45 Main St., Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
2079853351
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Ranked #10 of 50 restaurants in Kennebunk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Grove St.
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English first
Bethany Beach, Delaware, United States
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

From the outside, you'd expect this quaint little New England inn to be an expensive lunch. My trip today had my best friend and I looking like we had just hopped off of a motorcycle ride, and I was expecting to feel a little uncomfortable in my surroundings. No so! The dining area is small, quiet, and cute. We were... More

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Kennebunk, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Kennebunk Village is fortunate to have two of the areas greatest restaurants within 100 ' of each other.Academe is one of them and their lobster pie is without an equal,probably anywhere. The building itself and setting are superb-quintessential New England charm. Our waiter was outstanding- efficient and friendly but not fawning or overly familiar. We will definitely be returning soon!

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York Beach, Maine
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

It was the night before Christmas and we chose the Inn to celebrate,when we walked in we were greeted so warmly by all,Christmas was here! We ordered drinks and looked over an expansive menu,I asked for help and received some advice from a very knowledgable waiter,which turned out to be some of the best advice ever,my daughter in law asked... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Our first trip to Academe and we would go back if only for the Lobster Pot Pie. It was sensational! The Inn and restaurant are quaint and on the plain side... very Mainelike. Service was fine. The Pot Pie was the best of our meals .

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Reading, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Came here for dinner on a thursday night and we ordered the lobster pot pie and the lobster pizza! It was so good and perfect on a cold night. I would say that ordering the lobster pot pie if you're hungry might leave you wanting more so order an appetizer. Will definitely come back!

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Islip, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Quaint resteraunt,quiet setting.Nice decor.The service was outstanding!!! You can tell the wait staff really takes pride in their job.only thing that tops that is the food itself.have eaten he several times,in the area this is our favorate.Specials are great,staples just as good,and the best is the is the somore dessert,yes, but perfect every time,homeade marsmellow!!!!!Brings you right back to the... More

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Kennebunk, Maine
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147 reviews 147 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We hadn't been to this local restaurant in a while and were really glad we went recently on a Saturday night. We prefer to eat in the pub section of the restaurant and snagged the last table. The restaurant section began to fill up quickly but it's apparent a lot of diners enjoy the pub section. There were no negatives... More

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Essex, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This was the second evening dinner spot we tried on our recent 3 day visit to the area (Kennebunk, Maine.) The restaurant was virtually empty (one other table filled) so the place was nice and quiet--yeah! This is often a bad sign however so we were pleasantly surprised at the result which was a resounding cheers. Wife had the batter... More

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Sedona, Arizona, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Academe, at the Kennebunk Inn, Kenebunk ME is a hidden gem! I had seen on the travel network that there lobster pie was :one of the best things I ever ate" and it WAS! Not your traditional lobster pie (Thank Goodness). This was in a creamy broth with alot of claw and tail meat with peas and potatoes and topped... More

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great neck, ny
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Plain decor, big room, small tables, could be the 1960s. We arrived 10 minutes late for our Open Table reservation and had been booked a 'no-show' and got scolded. Then we were seated and proceeded to have a wonderful meal. Our server was a lady with zest, the food couldn't have been more delicious - the lobster pizza and pot... More

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