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Academe at The Kennebunk Inn

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45 Main St, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7081 (Grove St.)
+1 207-985-3351
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2015

Loved by locals, please don't miss this place. Local owners and chefs. the food today was great, salmon Panini sandwich and also a chesseburg were Perfect. the lobster pie was good to ok. The mini sampler is one of our standby favorites. but let me just say the service (Amanda) was excellent. this is why we love this place. best... More 

Thank Karen A
South Windsor, Connecticut
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2015

We came here for a late lunch before heading out to a wedding. We were pressed for time and they honored that at every turn. I had a BLT and my husband had the haddock sandwich which he loved. Everything hit the spot. Great food and service, cheerful, welcoming, and charming.

Thank Janet M
San Francisco, California
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202 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2015

The cocktail menu changes seasonally. Some drinks remains others go. I was there in-between seasons, meaning some drinks on this menu they were not mixing anymore. The beer tap is mostly locally brewed beers. I got some sage something drink that won an award and will remain on the cocktail menu. It was a good light refreshing cocktail for the... More 

Thank maggiedanurse
Hamilton, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had a very nice dinner of great tasting food and fine drinks. Cozy pleasant atmosphere and price was right. My Filet with mushrooms was grand and the creme corn was very good.

Thank Jeff H
Boston, Massachusetts
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767 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a real difficult place to rate. I ordered a side salad, which was probably the smallest salad ever. They could have easily doubled the greens and kept the toppings/dressing the same. The salad was tasty. I also ordered their signature dish, the Lobster Pie. It was also a small serving. (I am not a big eater; I normally... More 

Thank surfinginflorida
Kennebunkport, Maine
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2015

The ability to differentiate yourself in a crowded marketplace of places to eat must be defined by things above and beyond the food. Of course, that does not mean you can deliver great service and crap food. I really liked the Academe - I thought the service was great - warm - there when you needed but not over bearing... More 

Thank MaineEXPTraveler
Mansfield, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Just enhoyed the lobster pot pie, lobster pizza, and the 'tater tots' via take-out. All were delicious! Love a place that can nail take-out.

Thank kgoldfien
Portland, Maine
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have enjoyed lunch here several times and it's always excellent. Most recently, I ordered their lobster white pizza and it was fantastic.

Thank ValueWithClass
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2014

After a few visits to the area, we finally had a chance to dine here. In summary: The wine list is decent, the signature cocktails interesting (Sage Against the Machine was great). The lobster pot pie was outstanding, but could have been bigger for the price, and that's about the only complaint for the night. The most interesting dish of... More 

Thank SirHScorpio
Portland, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2014

Academe is one of the best restaurants in Kennebunk, if not the best. I recently went there for my birthday dinner with my fiance since I'd heard great things about it and wanted to see what all of the fuss was about. To my surprise, it lived up to the hype. I ordered the Diver Scallops special and was blown... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
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 04043-7081
    (Grove St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: +1 207-985-3351

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