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50 Main St, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7021
207-985-0850
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A new restaurant brought to you from local gal, Merrilee Paul and her...
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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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
True gourmet quality@ expectedly higher prices

The fish stew in a spicy tomato broth was the very best I have had. My wife Fish and chips was excellent and substantial. South African Cab recommended by Mike (former wine story owner) was great. Our friends (other couple) also found their dishes (chicken/pork) to be remarkable. The check will be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Henri Pierre S
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Dennis, Massachusetts
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Dennis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The fish stew in a spicy tomato broth was the very best I have had. My wife Fish and chips was excellent and substantial. South African Cab recommended by Mike (former wine story owner) was great. Our friends (other couple) also found their dishes (chicken/pork) to be remarkable. The check will be higher than other noteworthy local restaurants, but the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It's a seafood version of "from farm to table"... all fresh seafood-of-the-day with nothing but fresh ingredients from local growers/providers. The service is very professional yet friendly with a bistro-like atmosphere. It's a fun place to spend an evening with some genuine Maine dishes in relaxed environs.

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Jericho, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We loved driving out of Kennebunkport into historic Kennebunk a few nights ago. Read reviews for 50 Local, and sounded like an inspired place. It was. Wish it were in my neighborhood, here in northeastern Nassau County. Everything, mindfully a treat, even the punctured floor lamps leading to restrooms. Go -- !

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

If you are into seafood, I highly recommend their fish stew. Generously portioned and after sampling two excellent appetizers, I shared the delicious fish stew with my husband. All the seafood were perfectly cooked, especially the lightly seared haddock and calamari. Then the most amazing blueberry panna cotta was presented at our table. It looked almost too pretty to eat!... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Loved this place, recommended by B and B hosts in Kennebunkport. Very laid back, intimate and great locally sourced food. Highly recommended!

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maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We were out to celebrate an anniversary with our adult son and were prepared to do a soup to nuts meal with cocktails. Expecting portions to be on the small side, we all ordered starters and entrees along with drinks. Well, this is the first time my family all brought home half of their entrees! My husband and son rarely... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My wife and I went to Local 50 on a Tuesday evening which is the $2 tapas night. Once we viewed the menu, our plans changed. We did get one tapas but then ordered off the regular menu. The highlight was the Lobster Stew which was simply superb. We both got a drink as well as an entree salad and... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love the cocktails and tapas treats. It was nice to have such a great selection of "small bites" to have with our drinks. The atmosphere is a little noisy and the prices are a little high, but if you choose well, you can be completely satisfied with the tapas and a small entree or split an entree. Kind of a... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love the food and the atmosphere. The menu changes with the seasons and is always fresh. We have returned there numerous times so we have experienced the different specials.

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Kennebunks, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Tried this with my wife end of January. We both got the fried fish. Place has nice atmosphere. We had good service. All was great till the entrée arrived. I was told by server it was haddock. It was the most tasteless haddock I ever had. We have had better fried food of the truck at the other end of... 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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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Main St, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7021
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: 207-985-0850

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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.
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

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