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Federal Jacks Restaurant and Brewpub

8 Western Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7756
207-967-4322
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Ranked #19 of 50 Restaurants in Kennebunk
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Boston
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I've been to Federal Jack's in Kennebunk a few times. The first time I enjoyed my bison burger with Canadian bacon and brie but that was the only time I found it on the menu. This time I had fish tacos which had virtually no flavor. I couldn't taste any cilantro or lime at all. The blackened fish was essentially... More

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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I thought we would stop in and try this place while we were in town and try the seafood for lunch. The meal was disappointing to say the least. While they do validate your parking if you eat there, the food is frozen food quality you can get from your grocery store. The fish and chips portion... More

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Kennebunk, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I absolutely love the atmosphere at Federal Jacks. They have a great crew and offer wonderful friendly service. This is a restaurant that you can count on. I've never had a bad meal here. Try the fried pickles :)

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Montreal
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Full of 'locals' tells me the food is good: the menu is simple: Maine lobster cooked to perfection, the best fried clams in the region, and great service. No wonder it's so popular!

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Haddon twp
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Beautiful view on the water. Delicious Lobster bisque creamy with plenty of lobster meat. Great burger and great craft beer selection. My boyfriend really liked the Fuggles IPA on tap. Waitress was very nice. If you're in Kennebunk you must check it out.

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Burlington, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We keep trying to get it going on at Federal Jacks but the food just does not cut it ever. There is nothing special about this spot except the view and a few good seasonal brews.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This spot was recommended to me by someone close to the area. Didnt really like much of our meal here. The beer was quite good, it was a brown ale aged in a bourbon barrel. Other than that, you'll probably be happier eating somewhere else.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Stopped by for beers and eats again- great place, friendly people, and you can't argue with the food especially the monthly specials. Stood by the bar and was quickly served a beer. Hardly waited 5 minutes before a bartender directed me to a stool - and this was a busy Saturday after Labor Day!! Friendly people- had a burger and... More

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Boston, MA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lots of food choices. Servers very accommodating to special requests. Excellent place to relax and enjoy a beer or a beer tasting downstairs at the brewery. Fries not the best.

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Clam chowder was thin, mostly potatoes, and no herbs or seasonings. Fish tacos were equally tasteless. Rice and beans on the side tasted like they came from a box

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