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50 Main St, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7021
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Ranked #6 of 49 Restaurants in Kennebunk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A new restaurant brought to you from local gal, Merrilee Paul and her husband David Ross that will feature the best of the area's resources. Relying on local farms, fisheries, and a commitment to the community, 50 Local is downtown Kennebunk's newest neighborhood establishment. 50 Local will feature an outstanding approachable menu containing many of the traditional dishes offered in French Bistros with an American take, served in a comfortable, elegant, and friendly atmosphere.
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English first
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Such a treat. We started with the $2 Tapas - the Tuesday night special. They were wonderful. We also enjoyed a local brew (Funky Bow) on draft. We each ordered different entrees and were delighted with the flavorful and delicious food. We also were referred to the wall to locate the local farms that raised the food we were enjoying.... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I were so lucky on Halloween night to be able to drop in at Local 50 for dinner. We just stopped by. The place was pretty busy. We were seated right by the door - which I wouldn't recommend as the inner tables are lovely, the two outer tables, not so much. The food was really good,... More 

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Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I recently attended Chef Ross’s private cooking class with my brother-in-law and nephew. It was largely a demonstration of cooking skills and in preparing several dishes, with some crucial hands-on experience and a lot of interaction. In a nutshell, we learned how to: shuck (premium) oysters and make the accompanying sauce; bake a smoked sourdough bread with seaweed; make ricotta... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is the first 5 star review I have given a restaurant, and it is very well deserved. My wife and I were in the area earlier this week, and we picked 50 Local for dinner based on the excellent reviews. And, as it turned out, the reviews were spot on as this place is fabulous. It is a bistro... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Went here for dinner and was very pleased with the food. Our server might have been a little overwhelmed as she was tending the bar as well as every table in the place on an off season Monday night, but she did a terrific job. You can't hold it against her, as she was the only waitress staffed. She did... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I have eaten 3 times here on visits to Maine and it's the most amazing food experience. Their dedication to providing the best organic meat and produce items is second to none!! Oysters were fresh and delectable and I love love love the ghost of mary cocktail.

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Boston, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

50 isn't enough! I love everything about this restaurant, food, wine, service, are all spot on every time. if you are in Kennebunk or traveling the Maine Coast, 50 Local is definitely a must during your trip. I will certainly be back!

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Winooski, Vermont
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you are looking to get away from the typical Maine seafood shack (and there is nothing wrong with that) then take a trip to 50 Local. The place exudes farm to table with a listing of the farms and suppliers they source their veggies, meat and seafood from. It is so nice to know that the local economy is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My wife and I ate dinner here during our New England Vacation. What a hidden gem since it is in Kennebunk rather than Kennebunk Port. I think it is the best restaurant in the Kennebunk Port area. The ladies who run the place are present on the floor to insure all goes well. This is a farm to table experience... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

We were here celebrating my fiancé birthday. The crispy farm egg salad and calamari were amazing!! I had the fish stew and he ordered the ribeye which were both great as well. The waitress (who thought she wasn't attentive) took our dessert and coffee off our tab. We thought everything was wonderful. I would probably only ask to not be... More 

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Additional Information about 50 Local

Address: 50 Main St, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7021
Phone Number: 207-985-0850
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Contemporary

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