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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 #18 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
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  • Italian first
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Our family ate here as the kids were starving and they were able to seat us right away. Great view from the second floor. I likened this food and menu to that of TGIF or Applebees. The kids menu was extensive - lots to choose from - great for picky eaters. Food was good, nothing really stood out.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Long wait for service, drinks and food. The beers aren't great and the food is at best average. The burgers were nothing special. The food is brought out on cheap, banged up plates, it has potential, but the pub fair is nut worth stopping for.

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Indian Rocks Beach
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134 reviews 134 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Like all the restaurants in Kennebunkport, this one has people waiting for tables. My wife and I skipped engine and went straight to the bar and ordered beers and Oysters. Our order was taken by a friendly bar tender and told the oysters would be delivered to us. We found an empty table on the outside deck with a lovely... More

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The food was tasty, service friendly, and the view is outstanding. This place has a nice menu range and the beer selection is decent, but not perfect (only 1 IPA). If you need a stop that is solid but won't blow you away this is a nice option.

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Amsterdam
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

If you want an informal night with a few beers and an extensive and good quality "american pub" grub, then you can't go wrong with Federal Jacks. Great service too, we went twice during our recent visit to Kennenbunkport.

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Birmingham UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Somewhat formulaic but the location with a young family means it is a 'no brainer'. The Brewery on site and some limited parking on site makes it an easy option

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Stopped in for a beer while staying in Kennebunkport and it was just okay. The bartender was very friendly and the views were good.

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Not a bad place, but I expected that a major label beer pub would have all its beers on tap. I am a hop head and they only had one mediocre IPA on tap. We were one and done.

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Metro Boston
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Casual food was good and reasonably-priced, service was very good. Fine for families, very casual, pool tables in the back and very good selection of craft beers, including 3/5 beer samplers. Nice view of Kennebunkport.

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London
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19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This place was similar to many other restaurants on our travels - good food but nothing really out of the ordinary. Service was good as was the location. The brewery underneath was a real unexpected bonus though - worth going just for this.

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