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On The Marsh

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46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7356 (Route 9)
On the Marsh Bistro is a destination restaurant and can offer recommended taxi service in the local area serving the Hotels and Inns.
207-967-2299
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Eat at the Bar!

We dropped in to On the Marsh when we got into town on Friday night. Fortunately, since it was shoulder season, we were able to get a seat at the bar for a light dinner. Brian, the bartender, was great. Helpful, accommodating, charming. We were able to choose from both the bar menu and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Gerry G
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Newington, CT
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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162 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boston,MA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Nicely decorated restaurant and friendly staff. Not sure about it being family friendly. The food was good however, we were surprised to see that there were no poultry dishes on the menu. I had the vegan dish which had a red quinoa base and it was tasty. My fellow diners both had the hanger steak- one liked it and the... More 

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Newington, CT
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We dropped in to On the Marsh when we got into town on Friday night. Fortunately, since it was shoulder season, we were able to get a seat at the bar for a light dinner. Brian, the bartender, was great. Helpful, accommodating, charming. We were able to choose from both the bar menu and the regular menu. The food was... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very different from most restaurants you find in the area. Very different presentation of standard foods, equals excellence. We had dinner there twice in one week we liked it so much !

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Kennebunk, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fabulous! Service is great! Food is amazing! Wine is wonderful. One of our favorite restaurants in the area.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My fiance and I fell in love with this place last summer. We are planning a very intimate immediate family only ceremony in Kennebunkport at sunset and had hoped to have a reception dinner at On the Marsh to follow for a group of around 15-17 people. We tried to make reservations last year. We spoke to someone over the... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The food was excellent! Menu with not a huge amount of choices but it was delicious. I had steak and my husband had shrimp. Both were excellent. The building is beautifully decorated with stunning art work on every wall. We were there on a Friday night and it was not very busy so we were able to chat a bit.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We came for dinner here for New Year's Eve January 31, 2014. We were served by a part-timer. inexperienced waitress who had no clue as to the offerings and the ingredients. The drinks from the bar were good. (How can you screw up a Martini?) The "so called menu" was as pretentious as Maxim's in Paris,where I have dined before.... More 

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Cotuit, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is our second visit and it was much more note worthy this time. The food was excellent, the service was great and it was a wonderful romantic evening - starting with the complimentary champagne toasting our anniversary to the well lighted grounds as a backdrop around the grounds. We will be back!

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Kennebunk, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had never been here before and didn't know what to expect. We went on new years eve and knew it would be pricey but were willing to pay for a special evening. The food was incredibly delicious. I can't say enough about this. It was unique but not intimidating. It was a wonderful atmosphere as well. Not stuffy or... More 

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Portland, Maine
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100 reviews 100 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We came here for 2014 New Year's Eve... The location was very cozy and nice, the food was awesome as well as the drinks we had at the bar before dinner. All the personnel was very kind and professional. Very nice experience, the only down side...just too quiet for a New Year's Eve, I would recommend it more for people... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7356
    (Route 9)
  • Public Transportation: On the Marsh Bistro is a destination restaurant and can offer recommended taxi service in the local area serving the Hotels and Inns.
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: 207-967-2299

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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