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50 Local

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50 Main St, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7021
207-985-0850
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Happily surprised with portions!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
chirpy2
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maine
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
maine
2 reviews
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Maine
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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

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 review
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
Top Contributor
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Restaurant Details

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