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Federal Jacks Restaurant and Brewpub

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8 Western Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7756
+1 207-967-4322
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11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 154
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  • 245
    Very good
  • 113
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great ambience and a nice view

The ambience was very inviting, and the view of the sailboats was special. The food was tasty, and the beer was good and cold! All good things at Federal Jacks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
ridgefieldrmj
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Washington state
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good family and a date night. From the pool room to the views of the marina, this is a must place. Dont forget to signup for your personal beer mug....like a 2 year wait. Great burgers and fried seafood. Just a FUN PLACE!!!!

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Wayne, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Federal Jack's had a fantastic and extensive gluten free menu- pizza, salads, sandwiches, burgers, risotto and desserts! Can't beat the location and view either!

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Malden, MA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Federal Jacks is the home of Shipyard Ale; naturally, there is an extensive selection of beers and ales. We only had one (sorry, forgotten which), but it was very good, as was the hot turkey dinner. The service was attentive, and the views were outstanding. Even on the first weekend in May, and at an early hour on a Friday,... More 

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Washington state
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104 reviews 104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The ambience was very inviting, and the view of the sailboats was special. The food was tasty, and the beer was good and cold! All good things at Federal Jacks.

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Sevenoaks
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97 reviews 97 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

I ordered baked haddock stuffed with prawns and rice and veggies on the side. When it came the fish was in a deep dish, swimming in melted butter and the rice and veggies were stone cold. I sent the veggies back for heating and they came back hot. Any prawns had been nuked as I couldn't find one. The fish... More 

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Warwick
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Federal Jacks gives you three reasons to come. 1. Great view of the 'harbor' of Kennebunkport. 2. Wide selections of microbrew beers 3. Food the first two lost make the food incidental. But the food is typical of a pub and meets that standard. I had the chili and wife had mussels. They were both good with decent portions. Prices... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The food was reasonably priced and average in taste. Service was very polite and attentive. We went on a Friday night and it was pretty busy. Must be a popular place.

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I had mussels on pasta, it was very good. My husband had fish and it was very good too. Nice view. Not fine dining, but good solid dining, kind of tourist oriented, which you would expect in this location. Service was a B-, okay but not outstanding. High ratings for the food and view.

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Manakin Sabot, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Lots of hype, but nothing special. It's an inexpensive sports bar with usual fried appetizers. Calamari was ok. Fried oysters were definitely mediocre. Second visit was an wedding after-party. Bouncers rejected one of our group because of a policy of requiring everyone under 25 to have 2 forms of ID. All she had was her driving license. It didn't matter... More 

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Clinton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The food was great and so was the waiter, personable, knowledgeable and with great views! It was a little busy, but the waiter was very good about checking on us and making sure we were happy! I'd recommend Federal Jack's to everyone!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Western Ave, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043-7756
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: +1 207-967-4322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:30 am

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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?