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50 Local

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50 Main St, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dining here was a highlight of our trip. We were seated promptly for our reservation. Each dish we ordered was excellent and the service was excellent too!

Thank Rhonda L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting 50 local during both my current and 2015 summer vacations I can honestly say that neither my girlfriend or I have found anything on the menu we didn't like. The menu itself changes daily so be sure to check what is currently being served. The Lobster and Lemon Risotto stands out as a person favorite. Most dishes offer... More 

Thank Rob W
Kennebunk, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is from local providers. There is a list of providers and what they provide clearly visible on a chalk board in the dining area. The food was very good and somewhat out of the ordinary. Portions were sparse but tasty. That being said, the total was expensive. I suppose that local food from local providers is more expensive... More 

Thank Bill M
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cheese board was killer - 7 cheeses, believe 6 of which were locally made. We had varying entrees - roasted chicken, chicken curry (both of these were "best ever" per my hubby and son in law) and baked haddock risotto. Then we went over the top and ordered the beignets - way too much food for us but holy cow... More 

2 Thank ttill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Merrilee Paul and Chef David Ross are a great team in marriage and a fabulous restaurant. The menu is always changing based on the freshest local items. Friends and I enjoyed an amazing dinner of the best fish and chips and local fish last weekend. 50 Local is always on my list for several dinners throughout the year. Always great... More 

1 Thank puppysmiles
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

50 Local is always recommended as a "place to eat" in the Kennebunks. And we have enjoyed it sometimes but other times the meal has been just alright. It's not on our list as worth a return visit.

Thank kportgirl
Morristown, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner for 10 with family & friends. Wow! Service was great! Blake was very attentive and described our food perfectly. My fish was still steaming it was s fresh! We had the crab cakes which were totally amazing & delicious! Fish stew, fish & chips, haddock, lobster risotto and the chicken were all delicious! Very creative drinks too! Make... More 

2 Thank Lou S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful dining experience and recommended to us by the Captain Lord Mansion where we were staying for the evening. Our server Katina was outstanding in every aspect of service. The Crab Cakes w/ the spicy mayo and the Lobster Scampi over home made noodles and Special Haddock were off the charts and exceed our expectations. Interesting that all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Excellent fresh and delicious innovative cuisine!! Farm to table! Each dish was distinctive in flavor! The staff was great and the room was comfy and roomy! A very good chef is at the helm!! Can't wait to go back!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Highly recommended! Had a delicious dinner at 50 Local this week. Stylish decor, but even more important--outstandIng food and service. "Fresh" is the operative word here. Perfectly cooked delicate Haddock on lemon risotto was exceptional. Served with small fresh veggies, too. Unusual desserts and house-made bread, too. Our server Erin was friendly and efficient. Top-notch quality at fair prices. Hope... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Main St, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7021
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: 207-985-0850
A new restaurant brought to you from local gal, Merrilee Paul and her husband David Ross that will feature the best of the area's resources. Relying on local farms, fisheries, and a commitment to the community, 50 Local is downtown Kennebunk's newest neighborhood establishment. 50 Local will feature an outstanding approachable menu containing many of the traditional dishes offered in French Bistros with an American take, served in a comfortable, elegant, and friendly atmosphere.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?