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95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort

95 Ocean Avenue, The Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046
+1 207-967-4050
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Ranked #12 of 40 Restaurants in Kennebunkport
Price range: $15 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Maine Chef of the Year 2014 cooks up creative local cuisine including his famous Blueberry BBQ Ribs. Nightly specials highlight fresh seafood and ingredients like herbs from The Nonantum's gardens. Enjoy waterfront dining and live entertainment most nights in season (June-October). Just a short walk from Dock Square along Ocean Avenue. Recipient of TV Diner's Platinum Plate Award. Also serving casual fare, local beers and cocktails in Heckman's Pub and the resort's front porch.
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Talented chef with a balanced menu. Had the bbq ribs - like heaven. My husband had the salmon - exceptional. Service very attentive, even with a tour bus to feed in the adjacent dinning room.

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Christine F, Manager at 95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort, responded to this review

Hello, Cynthia! Thank you so much for your kind words about your dining experience in 95 Ocean and for taking the time to share them with us! We always love to hear about a pleasant evening out, especially during this busy time of year. Even with multiple buses in the hotel each night, we strive to offer a comfortable, relaxing,... More

Brookline, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If your idea of a "Maine Lobster Pie" entree for $29 is my wife's soup bowl of corn chowder with some bits of lobster floating in it (in total, we estimated, about the amount in one claw), then this is the place for you. It's not for us. Nor was the 12 minute wait after we were seated with no... More

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Christine F, Manager at 95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort, responded to this review

Hello, Mike. I am so sorry to hear that your dining experience in 95 Ocean was disappointing. Our Lobster Pie is certainly a hit with many guests, but it sounds like you and your wife may have preferred a different dish on our menu. I hope you'll contact me directly with any additional feedback on your experience in our restaurant... More

Kennebunkport, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I guess you could call Elaine and I regulars. We've had the wine dinner almost every Thursday for the past two seasons. We eat at other restaurants, but the wine dinner gives us the opportunity to try different wines paired with three courses. Never the same, but always interesting and fun.

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Christine F, Manager at 95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort, responded to this review

Hello, neighbors! Thank you so much for continuing to join us on Thursdays and for taking the time to write us such a kind review. Chef True and his team work hard each week to create a new and exciting menu for our wine dinner and we are thrilled that you appreciate their efforts! We'll see you both soon! Best,... More

Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Ate the Sunday special, with lobster, seafood chowder, mussels, corn and baked potato for $20 or so. I would have been happy to pay more and get higher quality food; the chowder and mussels were good but the lobster was not good quality nor was the corn and potato. The server was sweet but slow; I think she had too... More

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Christine F, Manager at 95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort, responded to this review

Hello, Chaz2. I'm so glad you enjoyed your seafood chowder and mussels when you dined with us, but I'm very sorry to hear that your lobster, corn, and potato didn't live up to your expectations. I hope you'll consider dining with us again and urge you to contact me directly at christine.f@nonantumresort.com so I can ensure that the next time... More

Rindge, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had dinner. I had the seafood chowder and the haddock, both listed as signature dishes and both outstanding. My wife had Lobster Cakes, another signature dish, like crab cakes but made with lobster. Again superb, tasty and loaded with lobster meat. Excellent service as well.

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Christine F, Manager at 95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort, responded to this review

Hello, Kokosuki! Our service and our food wowed you-- I'm a proud manager! Thank you so much for sharing this positive feedback with us and for letting us know how much you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope to recreate this great evening the next time you dine with us-- and we hope that will be soon! Thank you for... More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The food was excellent but they are a little pricey. We would go back though as it was very good. The service is excellent and they offer nightly entertainment in the summer. We had a lovely pianist and this added a nice touch to our meal.

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Christine F, Manager at 95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort, responded to this review

Hello, Karen! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! We know dining out is more costly than eating in, so we offer a $20.14 dinner special Sunday through Thursday, where we feature one of our regular menu items at a lower cost. We hope this helps everyone enjoy a night out without too much of a... More

Beverly, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We haven't had a lot of luck with the food in Kennebunkport (too much fried food) but I can tell you the ribs at this place were outstanding!

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Christine F, Manager at 95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort, responded to this review

Hello, Jude! Yes, our Chef True's Blueberry Chipotle Ribs are to die for! I'm so glad you seem to have enjoyed them as much as I do. Did you know that we sell the delicious sauce in our gift shop? A good thing to know for your next visit! Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time... More

Batavia, Illinois
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an old inn restaurant with all of the charm you might imagine. We had a nice table by the window with a view of the river and boats. We had called since we were running late for our reservation. The hostess, apparently, did not receive our message but was cordial and charming in seating us. There are many... More

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Christine F, Manager at 95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort, responded to this review

Hello, Beth! I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us and that the kitchen's pace allowed for a relaxing dinner! Our servers always try to provide the optimum dining experience for guests and it is nice to hear that your server was considerate of your time and did their best to ensure you had the best... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I stay at the Nonantum for a week each summer and have quit looking for places to eat dinner. The variety of the menu, along with the quality of the food, enable me to eat at 95 Ocean every night. The service is great, with friendly and helpful staff.

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Christine F, Manager at 95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort, responded to this review

Hello, Jane! Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. I have fond memories of conversations I had with you years back, when I was serving in 2008 & 2009, and I'm so glad you continue to stay and dine with us every year! We are proud to have a menu that offers just enough variety,... More

Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My wife and I went on Thursday evening.......the night that 95 Ocean features a wine-paired 3 course dinner......we were very pleased! Scallop chowder with pancetta was full of scallops, potato and pancetta and was seasoned beautifully; the beef wellington was good, but overdone.....we had requested medium rare, but that didn't happen; however the meat was tasty and tender, the filling... More

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Christine F, Manager at 95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort, responded to this review

Hello, Ed! Our Wine Dinners sure are great, aren't they? I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience, but I wish we'd served your wellington as ordered, or been able to make it right for you while you were here! We are very proud of the menu we offer our guests and thank you for acknowledging the positive changes... More

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