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50 Local

50 Main St, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7021
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Ranked #4 of 50 restaurants in Kennebunk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
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
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I encouraged my friends to go to 50 Local just on Trip Advisor recommendations and we were all very impressed. It was a quiet night so the vibe was different than it must be when the place is busy but the service and food was wonderful. The fish stew was especially good, and the ricotta appetizer was delicate and fresh.... More

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Kennebunk, Maine
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We are locals and frequently enjoy the the creative style and local products offered by 50 Local. Similar to a recent post, the service last evening was very slow and erratic. Our server was most pleasant but was covering many tables. We waited :20 before anyone approached our table and cocktails took another:15. The appetizers arrived quickly but then another... More

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New York, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

we got there at 7pm and there was only one server in the entire restaurant, our server did his best to take our drink order, which by the way was a glass of wine and cocktail that took 20 minutes to deliver. Once we ordered our food, it was good, tasty and inventive--I had the seafood stew, which seemed like... More

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Two of my dearest friends and I were fortunate enough to attend a private cooking class with Chef Ross, from 50 Local on a recent trip to Maine. He is personable, dedicated to his profession and is committed to bringing the freshest food to his customers. He taught us how to shuck and prepare oysters, introduced us to rhubarb, taught... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Food is consistently good and locally sourced. Good selection of starters and plates with attentive and friendly staff.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Someone at the English Meadows Inn recommended this restaurant and it did not disappoint. I had a lovely rose wine and the lobster stew. Only wish this place were closer so I could go all the time.....

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East Horsley, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Introduced by a colleague and went 2 nights in succession on a recent business trip to Kennebunk. Both times the food was fresh, beautifully prepared and presented. The menu apparently changes based on the availability of the local produce or market but was the same both nights I visited. That in itself wasn't a problem as it meant I could... More

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We've been visiting Maine for the last 16 years and we have never eaten in Kennebunk. Tonight was a real treat. We ate at 50 Local with our 2 teenage children. The food was delicious and the decor was lovely. We had a very pleasant evening. We had the ricotta starter which was made in house and was delicious with... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We visited 50 Local on the recommendation of a friend at Hidden Pond and she was right on to steer us there, it is not a large place and very cozy with a great view of the main drag in Kennebunk. The food was marvelous and creative without being presumptuous. The fresh and local flavors were wonderful. When we return... More

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2 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

I live in Kennebunk and have eaten at a vast majority of the area restaurants. 50 Local is among the best. In fact, it is THE best restaurant in the town of Kennebunk. Fresh, local ingredients, an extremely talented chef and exceptional servers make 50 Local stand out. Everything, starting with the house-made focaccia to the coffee served with dessert,... More

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