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All 49 Kennebunk Restaurants

On The Marsh

46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7356
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Ranked #1 of 49 Restaurants in Kennebunk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • English first
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food is devine, the service superb, and the location lovely. The perfect place for a special occasion or simply a fine dining experience.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

On The Marsh is a magnificent restaurant, located about 15 minutes from downtown Ogunquit. It's on route 9 (off route 1). Route 9 is a dark and somewhat forbidding road, and as you drive down the road, you may think that I made an error in the route. But about 4 miles down route 9, you suddenly come upon the... More 

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Yarrawonga, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My travelling companion and I spent a week in the Kennebunkport area of Maine, and ate out every evening. On the Marsh was our last stop for the week - and we were disappointed that we had not found it earlier! There were so many items on the menu we wanted to try! We settled for all of the lovely... More 

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Eliot, Maine
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Having seen recent reviews of On The Marsh I was looking forward to having dinner there with three friends. I had already seen the prices and thought that, although very expensive, it would be a special experience. All four of us have traveled widely and, at our age (65+) are quite realistic when trying new restaurants (to us). We had... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Loved it all! We ate at the bar, & delighted in the company of the bartender, Keith & the mgr John. We could have stayed there forever. The bar menu is perfect as was the delectable food. The decor is eclectic & perfectly designed to fit the casual elegantly appointed space. We came in as strangers & left 3 hours... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Loved the French bistro decor and excellent food. I had the carrot ginger soup and scallops while my husband had the veal stuffed shells along with a salad. Everything was top drawer. Would definitely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Ohhhhh my god!! My taste buds are still singing ! Our experience was superb, my hubby and I came to kennebunk for a weekend getaway and decided to start our stay with a romantic dinner We were not disappointed!! From the minute we walked in, the place was a feast for the eyes, with its warm eclectic decor and piano... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Dinner on a Tuesday night started well: nice decor, cozy table by a window. Waitress was knowledgeable and helpful. The problem was the food. Starters were both doused in a strong vinaigrette that overwhelmed the oysters and the duck. Main courses were overcooked. The risotto was mush. When we mentioned our disappointment, the chef agreed that the risotto should not... More 

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

I have read all the lauditory reviews previously published, and I heartily endorse them all. There are many restaurants where you can get good food, fewer where you can get excellent food, but it is only the rare occasion when you can combine excellent food with excellent service, friendly, knowledgeable staff and an atmosphere that is beautiful outside and inside.... More 

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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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