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On The Marsh

46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356
+1 207-967-2299
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was a little off and slow. I think it's time for someone to retire. However, food was excellent sand after all that's why we were there.

Thank Scottdawn1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds on the marsh welcome you here and whether you want a casual experience or more formal experience...you won't go wrong w/your choice! Quaint and comfortable, superb service, and fabulous food....a place for a special celebration or date night! We brought our teenage granddaughter...More

Thank Birchqueen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went purely by others' ratings and comments and was a bit underwhelmed. Very nice staff and setting, but very limited menu, and nothing to rave about. Good, yes. Great, well, not really. Would suggest they alter their menu a bit and train their wait staff.

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We like On the Marsh a lot. It definitely provides one of the best dining experiences in the Kennebunks. Tonight was no different. We asked for the not such a well kept secret Prix Fixe menu offered on Wednesday nights only - $39.95 for a...More

Thank kennebunk_larryMaine
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Love this place!! Pretty decor, beautiful views and exceptional food. Lobster stew fabulous, among many other dishes.

Thank missct
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Restaurant sits amidst lush gardens, on a marsh, with water running through the property. Beautifully decorated interior, wonderful food. Views from every one of the dining areas. Peaceful. Best for couples. The surroundings were perfect for a special vacation lunch!

Thank Vacationer477116
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Attended a wedding "Night Before" celebration here. Great cocktail hour on lawn and dinner in private room. All fantastic!

Thank Voyage786897
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I dined here recently. The service was good, the setting was cute, but the food was a major let down. The quality of the lobster in the pasta didn’t live up to the price tag nor did the quality of the cocktails.

1  Thank Mike A
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Great drinks, food and service! Lunch unbelievable with best view! View was beautiful of the gardens!!

Thank Robinthebird2
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We had enjoyed this restaurant years ago, but were disappointed this time around. The relaxing, intimate atmosphere wasn't enough to make up for food and service issues. Two in our party had the seafood angel-hair pasta, which was mostly pasta and not much seafood. For...More

1  Thank walkingit13
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Kathryn H
March 2, 2018|
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Response from dtsh1943 | Reviewed this property |
Business casual. I’d skip the jeans and baseball cap.
July 1, 2017|
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Response from H6282TNinfo | Property representative |
Hello, There are a couple of local cab services here in Kennebunk. I have found the most professional and reliable to be HydiDrive @ 207.251.6611. Thanks On The Marsh
June 15, 2017|
Response from Alexandra H |
Hello There! We would be happy to assist you with a carrot cake! Can you please call us at 207.967.2299 so we can make the arrangements? Looking forward to having you here. Alexandra Hennedy Events Coordinator
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $39
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 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: +1 207-967-2299
  • E-mail
On the Marsh Bistro resides in a converted barn and farmhouse circa 1800 on 3 acres of plantings alongside a tidal salt marsh. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, James Beard Presenter 2011, NECN Platinum Plate, Voted Most Romantic and one of the top ten restaurants in Maine. Great for European style Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners and Corporate Meetings. Try The Owner's Table or Our most Romantic Table #16, tucked away in a quiet corner. You will be dining in a captivating interior with Antiques, Collectibles and Art, all available for purchase. "It is around the table that friends and family best understand the warmth of being together..." Denise Rubin, Proprietress
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