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Bartley's Dockside Dining

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4 Western Avenue FRONT, State Road 9, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
(207) 967-6244
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Kennebunk's longest licensed restaurantwith the same family ownership...
Kennebunk's longest licensed restaurantwith the same family ownership . . . .100 seat YEAR ROUND restaurantemploying local people, 37 years 3 generations
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Good for:
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 41
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food, Amazing Waitress, Kept Us Laughing!

My husband & I are from NH & this was our first time at Bull & Claw on Sunday. We have been past it many times but never stopped & I now regret that! The food was great & we absolutely loved the salad bar, but our waitress (Ashley) was by far the best waitress we've ever had in our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
foodjunkies2009
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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262 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My husband & I are from NH & this was our first time at Bull & Claw on Sunday. We have been past it many times but never stopped & I now regret that! The food was great & we absolutely loved the salad bar, but our waitress (Ashley) was by far the best waitress we've ever had in our... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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84 reviews 84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
103 helpful votes 103 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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210 reviews 210 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
56 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Western Avenue FRONT, State Road 9, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: (207) 967-6244

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Kennebunk's longest licensed restaurantwith the same family ownership . . . .100 seat YEAR ROUND restaurantemploying local people, 37 years 3 generations
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

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