We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

On The Marsh

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356 (Route 9)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 245: English reviews
Upper Arlington, Ohio
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful restaurant and had high expectations. Birthday dinner with 10 family members. We had a great evening despite a terrible restaurant experience. If you have only 7 entree selections, then how do you run out of 1 of them on a Saturday night in September. Incredibly poor planning/ordering by the chef or management. So 7 of 10 of us had... More 

Thank cgodard
Chestertown, Maryland
Level Contributor
50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is our 6th summer in Maine and our 5th year of celebrating our anniversary at On the Marsh. We've never been disapointed with the food or the service, always top-notch. This is one of those personality places, a place where you remember and are remembered by the bartender, the manager, etc. For us, this is no longer just for... More 

1 Thank Harry H
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have gone once a year for the past 4 years. This review is from last night 9/18/16. Pluses Meal (entrees) were very good. The mussels app (which we always order) was good but mussels were tiny-compared to years past. Bartender was of the caliber we were use to (or expected) engaging-a perfect dry beefeater martini-and a great wine recommend... More 

Thank Mark H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
356 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Though we have eaten at On the Marsh before, we were told that they had a new manager, and had a new bar area and bar menu. We decided to give the less fancy side a try. We each had a hamburger, and they were excellent. Cooked as requested, juicy and thick. The fries were also very good, and my... More 

Thank bbwex
Level Contributor
42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend On The Marsh's Price Fixe menu served on Wednesday evenings from 5-9 pm. If you like to eat gourmet food in a high end atmosphere with excellent service at a very reasonable price, then this is the place to be. For $39.95 a person, my wife and I had their Caprise salad (mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, basil and... More 

Thank kennebunk_larryMaine
Wallingford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just celebrated his birthday at this restaurant and it could not have been better. The setting is beautiful, the food is fantastic and the service is exceptional. They go above and beyond to make your experience nothing less than amazing. This is the perfect place for a special occasion.

Thank nicole z
Plymouth, Indiana
Level Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I give it the highest marks in every way. The service was as if we were dignitaries who needed to be treated with the highest attention and propriety. We had come to enjoy the piano bar but the pianist was not able to perform. As a result, we were given a gift of a bottle of wine to make up... More 

Thank FelixWagner
Marshfield, MA
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit and everything was perfect...casual elegance, lovely view, professional wait staff, amazing food. A special evening!

Thank bbitsy
Briarcliff Manor, New York, United States
Level Contributor
162 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is in a beautiful location and the food was very good. I had the lobster dish with pasta that was fresh and tasty. Service was attentive. I would come back here again.

Thank FredSiegel
Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go to On the Marsh occasionally for dinner and for drinks and snacks at the bar. They recently added some high tops and we were seated there. The host, servers, bartender (Keith) and manager could not have been nicer or more accommodating. In addition to serving us, most of them stopped by to say hello or just smile at... More 

Thank RobCapt

Travelers who viewed On The Marsh also viewed

Kennebunkport, Kennebunks
West Kennebunk, Kennebunk

Been to On The Marsh? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Average prices
$24 - $40
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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 - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356
    (Route 9)
  • Public Transportation: On the Marsh Bistro is a destination restaurant and can offer recommended taxi service in the local area serving the Hotels and Inns.
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: 12079672299

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of On The Marsh and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Brattleboro, Vermont
1 month ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from On The Marsh staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?