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Old Vines Wine Bar and Restaurant

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American, Tapas, Wine Bar
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173 Port Rd, Lower Village, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7735
+1 207-967-2310
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Now in its sixth year, Old Vines offers a wide selection of wines with an...
Now in its sixth year, Old Vines offers a wide selection of wines with an emphasis on hard-to-find small producers worldwide, premium beer from Maine breweries, and handmade craft cocktails. We offer a full menu each evening, featuring cured meat and cheese, homemade tapas-style small plates, fresh salads and sandwiches.
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Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Ambiance and wine selection

Friendly staff and excellent selection of wines and cocktails. Food is good and just right for snacking or full meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
NorthernTraveler69
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London
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Friendly staff and excellent selection of wines and cocktails. Food is good and just right for snacking or full meal.

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Concord, MA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Old Vines has changed ownership and it is just not what it used to be. Somehow, it's lost it's vibe. The staff is trying hard and doing their best, but it's moving away from its roots. I went to the bar two different nites over the last 4 weeks and it was disappointing. Limited drink selection (I actually drink beer... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Charming wine bar. Interesting wines at reasonable prices. Food is meant for sharing. Larger than tapas, but smaller than full size portions. Great Italian and Spanish cold cuts and cheeses.

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Wales
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128 reviews 128 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We came here whilst on holiday from Wales. The food was some of the best in the town. Nice not have fried stuff covered in cheese. Really fresh tastes. Excellent beet salad. The bartender and other staff were great and is was lovely to talk to friendly locals at the bar. We went back twice. Definitely eat at the bar... More 

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Astoria, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I had a great dinner here. The food consists of delicious small-plates, the wine is very good and the ambiance is trendy. On top of that, it was one of the cheaper meals we had in Kennebunkport. I full recommend Old Vines. We had three dishes, which I will describe briefly: (1) Seasoned mushrooms -- good but... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went to Old Vines for a late dinner. The staff let us know there would be a wait on food, and were very apologetic, but we were in no rush and they preoccupied us with really great cocktails, so it was all good. We sat outside by the fire and enjoyed the trendy playlist. Service was good! We had... More 

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Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Awesome drinks - professional, creative and hand crafted! Loved the bartenders - Izzy and Charlie. We wish we lived closer!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The bartenders know how to mix a cocktail. Ask for Ben and watch him work his magic pouring or picking fresh mint from their herb garden...whatever your taste might be, Ben knows how to make a drink and welcome you like family.

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Sydney, Australia
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204 reviews 204 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Dinner-time took on a whole different calibre of food and ambiance at Old Vines Wine & Tapas, back in the lower village of Kennebunk. The renovated barn couldn't be any more cosy. Great music, candlelight, open fire, friendly service and a nice selection of vino from family-run vineyards. Not to mention the cocktails. The tapas concept extends as far as... More 

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Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stopped in after reading reviews on Yelp...SO THANKFUL we did!! This place is small and cozy, exactly what we needed after running in the rain to get there. It was fairly busy on a Thursday night, but we sat at the bar and the waitress/mixologist came right over. She was so helpful and informative...obviously knows her drinks!! It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 173 Port Rd, Lower Village, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7735
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: +1 207-967-2310

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating

Description

Now in its sixth year, Old Vines offers a wide selection of wines with an emphasis on hard-to-find small producers worldwide, premium beer from Maine breweries, and handmade craft cocktails. We offer a full menu each evening, featuring cured meat and cheese, homemade tapas-style small plates, fresh salads and sandwiches.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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