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All 49 Kennebunk Restaurants

Bartley's Dockside Dining

4 Western Avenue FRONT, State Road 9, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
(207) 967-6244
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Ranked #18 of 49 Restaurants in Kennebunk
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Kennebunk's longest licensed restaurantwith the same family ownership . . . .100 seat YEAR ROUND restaurantemploying local people, 37 years 3 generations
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English first
Kennebunk, Maine
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We only go there for drinks. The owners are kind of odd. They are very particular about their parking so don't park there and go to the clam shack. If you hit the place at the right time, you hit upon a fun evening crowd.

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We stopped here on a raining afternoon and were delighted with the service & cozy atmosphere. We were seated by the fire place and enjoyed looking at the numerous photos that lined the walls. The Clam Chowder was delicious! My husband and son both said it was the best lobster roll they ever had!! And trust me, they've tried a... More 

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New York City, New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were on a cruise to Canada and New England with four friends. Our ship docked in Portland for the day, and we piled into a taxi and went straight to Kennebunkport for sightseeing, shopping and lobsters and blueberry pie for lunch. Let me tell you...this lunch was one of the many highlights of the trip! We were seated at... More 

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Fanwood, New Jersey, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We ate here for our first meal in the area. The food is great, especially the lobster bisque, with chunks of tail meat in it. Thanks to the manager(owner?)who gave me a free piece of blueberry pie with my take out order.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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209 reviews 209 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was a great deal - 2 lobsters for the price of one (plus 2 side orders) but we should have tried the lobster roll - just because it's too much work cracking shells. It was a beautiful day, so we ate outside. The service was very slow. We had to wait for a table and wait to pay (they... More 

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Belmont, New Hampshire
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66 reviews 66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Pluses: Very friendly staff. A lot of lobster in the lobster rolls. Homey feel. Minuses: $100 (with tip) for 2 lobster rolls (one with chowder), a small bowl of lobster stew, two soft drinks and one glass of wine? The bowl of chowder was laughable, the menu advertised that it was made with sherry -- I have a feeling the... More 

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Derry, New Hampshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

One of the worst meals we ever had. The clam roll was overdone and the roll burned. The fries were limp and soggy. They both tasted like they had been cooked in rancid oil. We were unable to finish the meal.

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Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Just had the jumbo lobster roll& by far the best ever, 21/2 lbs. of lobster meat not just claw. $32 but worth every penny. Service was great. Can't wait to come back

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We have just been in USA for 3 weeks & this place was the worst restaurant we had the pleasure to eat in. This place is not value money

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Roanoke, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Best ever Bluebery Pie, fresh, perfect crust, straight from the oven. Big, Maine Blueberries and ice cream, too. See the website picture. Just like that! The Lobster Roll was overflowing with meat. No shell. At a price $2-3 less than the Clam Shack right next door. 4 stars because the service slipped a bit. But, they were busy/somewhat overwhelmed with... More 

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Additional Information about Bartley's Dockside Dining

Address: 4 Western Avenue FRONT, State Road 9, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
Phone Number: (207) 967-6244
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Seafood

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