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Academe at The Kennebunk Inn

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45 Main St., Kennebunk, ME 04043 (Grove St.)
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Wed 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Naples, Florida
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109 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We make a point of eating here every year in the summer when we are here. Service is excellent and the food is always creative and delicious. We had the special - Lobster and corn croquet and the butternut squash ravioli in brown butter sage sauce( on the regular menu). My mouth is watering just thinking about it now. We... More 

Thank songbirdnaples
Biddeford, Maine
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82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night we dined at the Pub at Academe at The Kennebunk Inn. Great fund atmosphere! Fabulous, on the ball, not to overpowering, on the mark service! (Wish I had paid attention to this lovely young ladies name!) The food was delicious! I loved my chicken app! I like the variety of the lighter menu as well as the dinner... More 

Thank health33
Dedham, Massachusetts
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268 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome...Awesome...AWESOME!!...pricey but the Lobster Pot Pie and Lobster Pizza are...I'll say it again...AWESOME!

Thank CoachK2525
Kennebunkport, Maine
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231 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here last night for his birthday and it was an excellent choice! We both picked the citrus crab ravioli. The four good-sized made-in-the-house ravioli stuffed with crab and a curry sauce. It came with shrimp and mussels- but I'm not a fan of mussels so I had a couple of more shrimp. Delicious The roasted... More 

Thank kpter
Kennebunk, Maine
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Academe , housed in the Kennebunk Inn, is an all year round restaurant that is perfect for locals. It is casual, yet offers dishes that are elevated to fine dining standards, and it is consistently good. Known for its lobster pot pie, there are many other options on the menu if lobster is not your thing. The vegetarian 7 hour... More 

Thank Karen K
Scarborough, Maine
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lobster lo meineke is my addiction here. I love,love,love it. Have gone numerous times and the food is always consistent. Love going here. Due for another visit soon.

Thank tdolce1313
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We were looking for something a little different for Saturday night on Valentines weekend. Thought the menu looked interesting with some reasonably priced items on the menu. We had reservations, arrived a little early and were seated right away. The tables in the dinning room had plenty of space between them so did not feel crowded like many of the... More 

1 Thank BostonJandP
Kennebunk, Maine
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123 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Dined here with friends and I was shocked at the prices. Upon being served, I was shocked at the puny sizes of the servings. A $24 chicken dinner was certainly not as described....the breast was teeny tiny. The lobster pot pie at $22 is also teeny tiny! Perhaps the burger, a half pound, at $14 is a better deal but... More 

1 Thank luv2travel1627
Wells, Maine
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

My wife and I moved to the area recently and found ourselves seeking out new places to dine and relax. We decided to try Academe at The Kennebunk Inn and immediately found a hidden gem. Great food prepared with a home made touch from a menu that would please everyone. If you sit at the bar say hello to Adrian.... More 

2 Thank Jimmy9075
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309 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

A signature dish? More like a signature cup of lobster stew. This actually comes in a cup, the liquid is overflowing onto your plate. This is the smallest, saltiest, most expensive pot pie ever. Also the crabcake salad is nothing more than 1 crabcake with some fruit/veggie drizzle. Luckily the squash soup was very good. This soup actually came in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 am
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Main St., Kennebunk, ME 04043
    (Grove St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: 2079853351

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?