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Academe at The Kennebunk Inn

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45 Main St., Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043 (Grove St.)
2079853351
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 2
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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 inventive menu

The Inn itself is centuries old. The dining room is quite pleasant and on the Main Street, thus easy to find. We went for an early dinner, and were very nicely taken care of by Meg, an unpretentious but very seasoned server. Drinks were reasonable. I tried a rum drink with coconut... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
BessieLil
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West Springfield, MA
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paisley, scotland
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We were taken here by friends who live in the area. This is one of their regular haunts and now we know why! The menu was outstanding and covered all tastes and desires, but obviously seafood was highlighted. Quality and pricing was very good as was service. There is some on street car parking spaces directly outside the restaurant.

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West Springfield, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Inn itself is centuries old. The dining room is quite pleasant and on the Main Street, thus easy to find. We went for an early dinner, and were very nicely taken care of by Meg, an unpretentious but very seasoned server. Drinks were reasonable. I tried a rum drink with coconut cubes. It's called "Put the lime in the... More 

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Dunstable, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went for the first time for a quiet birthday dinner. Food was very good and creative approach. Our server, Charlie , was excellent! We did not have the signature dish, lobster pie, but we will definitely go back to try that and more!! Quiet atmosphere with tables very well spaced.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We have enjoyed Academe at The Kennebunk Inn for ten years having hosted the Rehearsal Dinner for our son's wedding there. Brian and Shanna are not only accomplished chefs but also wonderful, down to earth people. On top of that their meals are excellent, well presented, and of high quality. Additionally, the staff is personable, and it's obvious they enjoy... More 

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Monteal, Quebec
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Lunch on a Tuesday in the summer was a quiet time to enjoy this very lovely looking restaurant. With AC at full blast, it was cool inside - a nice contrast to the outside temp. We were just 3, and it was just lunch - so a bill of over $40 was a triffle high. That said, my husband did... More 

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My husband and I ate here Saturday night. We were there just before 6 and there were not that many people. I think Academe might get overlooked with so much activity going in Kennebunkport, but a dinner here is worth the 10 min. drive from the 'Port. And you will have a much quieter and more pleasant experience. Our menu... More 

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Scarborough
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Loved by locals, please don't miss this place. Local owners and chefs. the food today was great, salmon Panini sandwich and also a chesseburg were Perfect. the lobster pie was good to ok. The mini sampler is one of our standby favorites. but let me just say the service (Amanda) was excellent. this is why we love this place. best... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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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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