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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 - 9:00 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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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Wonderful evening

From the moment we walked in, this restaurant exudes hospitality. From Jonathan the GM, Alex the bartender and especially Julie the server the staff is exceptional and the food amazing. We were there celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Amazing experience

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
cjcoulter99
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Tuftonboro, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Tuftonboro, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

From the moment we walked in, this restaurant exudes hospitality. From Jonathan the GM, Alex the bartender and especially Julie the server the staff is exceptional and the food amazing. We were there celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Amazing experience

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great food, great service. Beautiful setting and grounds. Very pricey, though. $14 for a cocktail is crazy--this is not Manhattan.

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Val d'Or, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was our first visit to On the Marsh and we were not disapointed. The restaurant is not to remotely located from Kennebunkport, only a 15 minutewalk from The Inn at English Meadows. The setting is beautiful and we were seated on a table with a view of the marsh. Menu is not cheap but you expect to pay for... More 

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Southampton, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Very romantic, decor is posh and comfortable, the grounds and views lovely and serene. Service is attentive and unobtrusive, one or two food choices were a little strange ($5 for an appetizer of tomato soup in a demitasse cup?) But the meal was outstanding if a little $$$$$$$ with a bottle of wine this is easily a $200+ dinner. But... More 

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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is the best restaurant we experienced in the Kennebunkport area. A warm welcome and helpful service complimented the food. The food was faultless and of the best quality and of a very high standard. While it was busy when we were there, we enjoyed a relaxing meal. The quiet location of the restaurant probably helps the feeling of relaxing.

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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 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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 89 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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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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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, Doing business, Special occasions
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?