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50 Local

50 Main St, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7021
207-985-0850
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Ranked #5 of 50 Restaurants in Kennebunk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW 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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Cary, North Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Completely stumbled upon this place looking for an open kitchen @ 9pm on a tuesday night. They welcomed us in and said order away. Started off great with wonderful bread, then we got our grilled corn appetizer... this is a must order... 4 half ears, grilled perfectly, covered in a wonderful Aoili sauce with roasted peppers & onions, plus thinly... More

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Lyman, Maine
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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had a friend in high school who dressed in what he called "The Total Look". His socks matched the color of the ever present sweater. His sides were always well suited for the main course. The Chef at Local 50 must have also studied The Total Look for here the sides match and compliment the main course in a... More

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

We really enjoyed the food and funky decor at 50 Local. The staff was very knowledgeable about and eager to share the local sources of the ingredients to their dishes. The service was very friendly, efficient and attentive. We enjoyed the lobster stew, pork belly tacos, and fried clams. Every dish was truly great, and I hope to visit again... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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146 reviews 146 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I eat all over the world, and I must say that tonight's meal was among the top 10 this year. The restaurant is particular about the food service and it's preparation. Here are a few items not to be missed: the lobster stew, amazing; the grilled corn with heavenly aoili, superb; the chicken Statler, incredible; fish & chips, none better;... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We have been visiting the Kennebunk area for years and recently 50 Local has been our dinner place. This visit was no different and we were pleased to be served by James yet again. He always does a phenomenal job explaining the menu and per his recommendation, started with the lemon risotto. For our entrees we shared the Halibut and... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Local restaurant with great food. I feel the chef is preparing the food for himself to eat. The three of us each thought ours choice was the best..Be sure to try the crispy farm egg salad and the ricotta. Service was a little slow but with good company the food was worth the wait.

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Indianaolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Farm to fork. Really good food. Had the fried oysters, cheeseburger and wine is cheap. Also the service is good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were looking for a farm to table restaurant near our house in Biddeford, ME. By luck I found out about 50 Local. Each person's starter and entree were super (quite a feat for 8 folks)! We had seafood stew, crispy farm egg caesar salad, mussels, haddock, steak frites, local burger and lobster soup. The focaccia and ciabatta was tasty... More

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