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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
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
Northborough, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Federal Jack's was recommended to me by my cousin. She was absolutely right about the food, but it is an extremely busy restaurant. On our first visit, we were able to park, but had to wait nearly an hour for a table. The meal was definitely worth the wait. Twice that same week, we were unable to get a parking... More

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NYC area
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Federal Jack's is a very nice brew pub with good food. It is one of my husband's favorite Maine restaurants and they have good food for our vegan daughter. I usually get steamed lobster here and it is delicious. One of my favorite dishes here is the mussels with a traditional wine and garlic sauce. You might have to wait... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We have been going to Federal Jacks for years. The food has always been decent and the atmosphere great. Very good beers on tap including many local brews. Yes, the lobster roll is pricy, but no more than other places in the area. However we were shocked when we saw the miniscule amount of meat on the roll. Two of... More

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Queensbury, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you are traveling with family and need a place that will work for all types of palates this may work for you. The food is not anything overly special but it is good. They do not take reservations and the typical wait on a busy summer evening can be up to an hour. They do have nice chairs and... More

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New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We come here every year and love it. I am not a huge shipyard beer fan but we love the food at FJ's. The goat island mussels are excellent I think they make the best buffalo wings in Maine. I also love the Eli's root beer on tap.

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Northeast
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Thankfully, we were able to be seated outside and had an excellent server who kept checking to see that things were as we wanted, which they were. As with many places that younger people visit, the music was blaring inside, which is why we decided to sit outside at the stool/bar overlooking the harbor/river. So much quieter, thank heavens! Food... More

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County Durham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Wet night so searching along the streets was out. Parked at Federal Jack's and had a 30 minute wait - no problem with interesting shop below. Great service and good food, though the flavoured creme caramel should be avoided!!

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naples
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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

we stopped in for a local beer and an appetiser. The Shipyard beer was good, but charging 3.50 per shrimp is alittle high. I liked the view, but I would look for a different place to buy shrimp cocktails.

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Vienna
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Been going for many years when on vacation "at the port". My most recent visit was excellent (and I don't recall ever having anything but a great experience and meal there. This time we were out for a late dinner and didn't arrive until just before 10:00pm (on Sunday July 6th). They had closed the service on the deck/patio -... More

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Houston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great place to sit out on the deck to have a good draft beer with a nice view of the water. Try their fried clams, very good. The also have a couple good IPAs on draft.

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