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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, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 12
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  • 3
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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
Best Meal of my life! Seriously! Talent in the kitchen!

On The Marsh is nothing short of amazing. It's a beautiful setting along the sea Marsh and gardens. The inside is casually elegant and dimly / romantically lighters interior. The tables are far enough away from each other that you have a sense of privacy and romance. The service from our server... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
ChrisFromCincinnati
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Cincinnati
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Cincinnati
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

On The Marsh is nothing short of amazing. It's a beautiful setting along the sea Marsh and gardens. The inside is casually elegant and dimly / romantically lighters interior. The tables are far enough away from each other that you have a sense of privacy and romance. The service from our server Olivia was first rate. She knew the menu... More 

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Owings Mills
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great setting, friendly and engaging host, responsive waitress and delicious food! Loved the round table with big armchairs and the view of the marsh. I had the squash 'ravioli' which was delicious. My husband had the scallop entry, also delicious. Only issue was price. His entrée contained only 3 scallops, and cost was $42! a little rich and may be... More 

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Albany, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visit On The Marsh every time we travel to Maine and have never been disappointed. The location is convenient for us, the setting is beautiful and this year they had lovely woman playing the piano all evening. Thank you On The Marsh for another fantastic evening!

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Costa del Sol
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

i had advised this restaurant of my wife's nut allergy, twenty four hours before our dinner booking. In spite of their being forearmed with this knowledge, she was first informed that half the menu i.e. the appetizers/starters was not available to her, that there was no bread for her, and then that none of the desserts was available except sorbet... More 

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Intervale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We came here for our anniversary and enjoyed it very much. The meal was delicious and well served. The atmosphere is seaside and the noise level is nicely low so you can have a conversation with your wife in a normal voice. We'll be back to enjoy the Bistro on the Marsh again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food was excellent. Had the mini lobster roll as an appetizer--very good. The entree, a fish dish was excellent. Very good service...and almost forgot-- the lemon cake for dessert was amazing.

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Enfield. CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

so enjoyed the evening and the fine food and drink. John the host is very friendly and accommodating. Service staff is attentive. Lobster was to die for!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

From small dinners to special occasions, On the Marsh is a wonderful restaurant. I try to go there nearly every weekend we are in Kennebunk - which is very often, since we have an house there. John, the Maitre D', is super firiendly, as is every wait staffer and the bartenter. The food is varied, but there are repeating meals... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here last week. The service was very good as was the setting. The menu was interesting and the food was good. Very nice setting and ambiance.

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Kennebunk, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you are looking for an elegant place for dinner in the K'bunks, this is the right place to come. I don't often eat at the pricey restaurants, but for a special occasion or just a excellent meal, treat yourselves to dinner here. Excellent wine choices, appetizers and entrees. You won't be disappointed.

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Additional Information about On The Marsh

Address: 46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7356
Phone Number: 207-967-2299
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?