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Stripers Waterside Restaurant

133 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046
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Ranked #28 of 40 Restaurants in Kennebunkport
Price range: $22 - $40
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Grill
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Trolley Stop across the street during summer months.
Description: Stripers features local seafood on the water with a sunset view of the river and ocean, private beach, and a waterside bar. Have a drink and an appetizer in one of our adirondack chairs on our lawn, or come inside for a great meal, with plenty of options for those who would prefer an alternative to seafood.
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English first
Oak Brook, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

A botched dinner reservation at our hotel ended with dinner at Stripers. Our concern over the unknown quickly disappeared. Wonderful atmosphere. Good service. Interesting menu. Our food was delicious and prepared well. Good wine list.

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227 reviews 227 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Watch the boats sail by, see the ocean in the distance, watch the large aquarium in the bar, but come for the service and food. Wonderful staff that took care of us from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. You can always spot great service when the staff does not point you in the direction of the... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is our plan: we order our take out lobsters from Port Lobster across the street and about an hour before pick up, we head to Stripers for a cocktail and watch the sunset. GORGEOUS!

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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193 reviews 193 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Went to the Clambake with friends last night. I didn't have any clams, but everyone said they were great. I had the lobster which was baked alongside the clams and it was perfect. The service was great, the staff are very friendly. The view from the restaurant and bar is beautiful, it's one of the best views in Kennebunkport. This... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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134 reviews 134 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The clam chowder and local oysters, that we had for lunch, were lovely. The view was amazing and the staff was very friendly. We loved it and recommend it as you are away from the fray.

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you're visiting the Kennebunkport area this is a restaurant to avoid. We were there last weekend for a less than memorable dining experience. Maine lobster is inexpensive however at this restaurant a 2 lb. lobster is $ 56. So we passed and tried the lobster and mushroom soup. A bad choice on our part. It was awful.The Boulibasse was... More

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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a really good restaurant if you can overlook slow and not very personable service. We had the seared scallops, the swordfish and the salted brownie with ice cream. It was really delicious and the ambiance is very nice. We would return and cross our fingers to get better service without having to ask for it.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was one of the most disappointing meals of our two week Maine vacation. The bread was so salty it was inedible. Granted the waitress replaced it when we pointed this out. Prefering plain, straightforward food we both ordered roast chicken, with roast potatoes and grilled asparagus. We waited 50 minutes for 2 "roast" legs and thighs of chicken (what... More

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Maine/New York
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173 reviews 173 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The staff is eager to make you happy. Though, sometimes they forget the bread plates or the salt you asked for. The lobster roll is worth $20 and comes with good, salty fries. I also liked the cerviche. It was a small portion ($15), but it was tasty. My friend liked the broth in the clam chowder, but she could... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We come to Kennebunkport each Summer for a few days, meet friends, walk along the coast and...well...eat. Our friends, who live in the area, suggested Stripers for our annual get together and we were not disappointed. We were greeted warmly, given a choice of indoor or outdoor dining and settled in for the evening. Except for the fact that the... More

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