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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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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, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Worth It!

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 !

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Karen G
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 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
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

First time here. On the Marsh telegraphs what sort of an evening it will be before you ever cross the threshold, nestled in a rustic landscape, with the sorts of touches worthy of Martha Stewart. We were greeted warmly and quickly seated. Timing was perfect - holiday celebrations in Kennebunk and a well- chosen table by the maitre d' gave... More 

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Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A first for us: a mixed review from me and my hubby of 30+ yrs. We agree the quiet atmosphere was nice (no piano player and not very crowded that night), and we sat on the most comfortable restaurant chairs EVER..... lower back support & nicely cushioned seats. Our waitress was splendid, but really had no clue about the bottled... 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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?