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On The Marsh

46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7356
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Ranked #2 of 50 restaurants in Kennebunk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 9
Transit: On the Marsh Bistro is a destination restaurant and can offer recommended taxi service in the local area serving the Hotels and Inns.
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127 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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English first
Acton, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The Kennebunk/Kennebunkport area is filled with great restaurants, and we'd heard good things about On the Marsh. We usually go to the White Barn Inn, but my husband decided to make reservations there for our 48th anniversary dinner for a change. And we weren't disappointed. The host even called ahead to discuss what kinds of wine we enjoy so he... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We arrived while it was raining, they came running out with umbrellas. We were seated at a table with a wonderful view of the garden. Our server was very nice and knowledgable. Great local oysters with a cucumber mignonette. Nice salad with local greens. The sole was outstanding. The sear scallops were very good, but the plate was a little... More

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Stoughton, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I chose this place for our 1st Anniversary dinner. It was SO romantic. The sailboat outside with the white lights and the decor inside plus the piano music was just perfect. We are so happy we decided to go here! The host greeted us warmly and after seating us and hearing it was our anniversary returned to... More

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Oldsmar, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Most gorgeous place for a wedding. The building was amazing. Best wedding I've ever been too. Everything from getting ready to the ceremony to the reception was just perfect.

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

Elaine and I visited on 6/6/14. We were pleased to see John at the door. He's always made us feel special when he's served us before. He seated us at a wonderful table introduced us to Kimberly who explained the High Wine Dinner menu. It was awesome! Proper dining. Three small plates, entree and dessert perfectly matched with three glasses... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

This was our first stay in Kennebunkport and I had been told by a friend to try On the March. His praise for this restaurant was absolutely accurate. As we drove down the driveway we first saw how beautiful and tranquil the grounds were. We were not more than a quarter mile from the busy Kennebunkport downtown area. It was... More

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Kennebunk, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Yes it is romantic but the food and service is very good also. Comfortable is a good description. Wine selection and cocktails are very good

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here between Christmas and New Years, just as we did last last year. This evening it was freezing rain. As we exited our vehicle, John the manager approached us with an umbrella and cautions about the walkway. Once inside we were seated promptly at the "owners table," which has most comfortable chairs. Drink orders... More

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

My wife and I decided to have our anniversary meal at Bistro on the Marsh, a place we had been eyeing for some time. We were not disappointed. On a cold, snowy night and a full moon in view through the window, we couldn't ask for better atmosphere. Service was attentive and helpful, friendly but not intrusive. Our menu choices--... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I booked a reservation through open table and mentioned that we were celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary and would like a private table, if possible. We were seated on the side, but pretty much in the middle of the room, which was a bummer :-( I really dislike feeling like I'm "on display" while eating. Especially when I'm on a... More

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