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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: Dessert, Dinner, 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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  • 151
    Excellent
  • 242
    Very good
  • 112
    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
Yummy Seafood

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Nancy S
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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Marlton, New Jersey
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136 reviews 136 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The food is always good and the Shipyard beers great. I had the burger and cooked as I ordered. Always a good choice for lunch. Great service.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

As always the ale selections were great. Food was good but service was very slow. Goat island muscles are also good but quantity seems to be getting smaller. Claire's the new Ale is very good. even better than Taint Town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The food was great and the bar was lively. Staff was very nice and we didn't have to wait too long for a table. Has great views of the water and they had some great beers that are brewed right downstairs.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Excellent view of the water, Service was a little slow. Spinach artichoke dip, French onion soup, and clams excellent starters. Pub steak & Skewered tips were delicious. Shrimp Scampi needed more garlic & butter. We happened to be there on Trivia night, so we enjoyed playing. Would come back again if in the area!

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York, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There is a lot to be said for Federal Jack's. Nicely located on the river and a convenient walk, no matter where you happen to park and the food is always good. Its a great place to join friends and during summer months its wonderful taking a canoe ride up river before heading to Jack's for replenishments. :-) The current... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We love coming to Federal Jack's! The service is always friendly and we don't feel rushed, even during the busiest times. The food is very tasty and the portions are good. If you enjoy beer, you will enjoy the fresh local brews. There is a nice variety of choices. I enjoyed the grilled Reuben on fresh rye. The fries are... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?