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American, Bar, Seafood
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great lobster roll in a comfortable "dive bar". Friendly staff and mostly locals. A bit hard to find.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 10, 2022

The Pilot House continues to offer very good seafood choices. A couple of dinners this year show that this is a place to go. The only let down was that the portion of the fish and chips was fairly small.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 7, 2022

We were in Kennebunk after spending the day whale watching and we were starving. We wanted a bit of a break from seafood. The Pilot House was a great option for an early-bird dinner! The staff was friendly and we ordered pizzas, which were pretty...good (especially for a seafood restaurant). They were also the perfect size for two people to share. The views of the harbor were also beautiful. We got the feeling that it was more of a place locals hangout, as opposed to a tourist haunt.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 15, 2022

We stopped by this restaurant quickly, famished from a long plane ride. It didn't seem to be anything special but then the food came. They serve the best whole belly fried clams in the entire state of Maine!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022

What a nice surprise! This was our first visit to Pilot House and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Food and service were great but Janice was the best! She made it an experience we will remember. Thank you Janice!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022

I just love this restaurant so very much. Great food wonderful atmosphere and the staff at just the best.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed December 11, 2021 via mobile

Janice was the best waitress! Service was absolutely excellent, the fried haddock Rueben is 10/10 and the merry margs were delicious. Can’t recommend this place enough. Thank you Janice for making our meal the absolute best.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 1, 2021

This is our second visit to this adorable restaurant. The food was excellent and the beer cold. The staff was super friendly. My haddock was so fresh that I was pleasantly surprised. We will be back later in the week!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 18, 2021

Selling steamer clams that are old. Clammeat was runny and when questioned, the waiter told us they were supposed to be that way. Sick all night long. Do not eat here

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 16, 2021 via mobile

Great spot tucked away from the hustle and bustle of KPT. Friendly staff. Not a spot for those expecting craft cocktails. Perfect, no frills restaurant. Excellent local fish. Enjoyed haddock dinner.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2021

Second stop on the Maine lobster experience (up from the deep South). An excellent lobster roll and a broiled haddock sandwich. Got the job done well, and checked off the lobster roll box (though I expect I will check it again!).

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 29, 2021

This restaurant is in the middle of the downtown Kennebunkport area right on the waterfront. It has a large bar inside with some tables surrounding in and on the side. There is also a nice size outdoor seating area. The food was hot and cold...sandwiches and seafood platters. We had a lobster roll, which I thought was small for the price and came with cole slaw. Hubby had a grilled haddock sandwich with cole slaw. He declared his really good. The place was packed and servers were working as hard as they could, but service was slow. Still, I would return and try something else.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 15, 2021

Amazing food, great atmosphere, excellent prices!! Came from Ohio to eat sea food and relax and this place has been the best food so far!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 13, 2021

The steamer clams were the best! service was fast and the music was fun! Great vibe with lots of locals.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2021 via mobile

After hearing about The Pilot House from friends for decades - we finally went this week. OK. I thoroughly get it now. The Fried Scallops are THE BEST. I've been trying Scallops all over the area. I found some other good ones (and not good...ones - like at Mabel's) but these Fried Scallops at Pilot House were THE BEST. Flavorful. Moist without being soggy. Perfectly seasoned. Cooked perfectly... Just right. Just browned. And - the tartar sauce and cocktail sauce were exceptional. Our bar drinks were excellent. Our server was a little salty but that's as it should be! She rocked it. Good fries and slaw. We will return again! Go!!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Pilot House Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5