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Often referred to as the most picturesque pub on the waterfront, Federal Jack’s Restaurant and Brew Pub is well-known for its spectacular views, creative pub fare, and award-winning hand-crafted ales.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was basically the only place open since the little town shuts down for the dead of winter. Great service, prices were good, food was great, drink choices were delicious. The view is beautiful from the second floor. I would urge you to go.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed November 10, 2022

Food was mediocre at best. The Crab Rangoon Dip was super sweet (and I like sweet, but this was too much). The clam chowder was not very good - no clams that we could taste. The lobster roll was okay, nothing too special. It was...disappointing because we heard good things about the place. We liked the atmosphere a lot! Server was good but a little overwhelmed with tables (as it is everywhere right now with low staff). Nice location.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed November 10, 2022

Have been frequenting Federal Jacks for twenty years and for the first time was very disappointed. On many occasions have ordered the chili which was excellent. Yesterday we ordered it - now called smokehouse chili- and it was just pulled pork with very little beans...and sauce. Hope that they will go back to original recipe which was outstanding.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 21, 2022 via mobile

Late lunch, we were seated quick enough (4 of us) but it took 15 minutes for Carrie to come to acknowledge us. It was quite some time to get our drinks - beer really good!!!! Once we ordered food and received it, tasty!!! We had...2 cups of clam Chowder - a good portion, a cheeseburger (excellent!!!), and a bowl of clam chowder- very nice serving size! Our only concern was the waitress as she seemed to be bothered that we were needing food and drinks!!!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 14, 2022

This place is WAY over rated!!!! Not enough waiters and the food was sub-par at best. Ate clam chowder just about everywhere we went during our New England trip. This place was definitely the worst. Only saw our waiter when ordering food.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 3, 2022

Good food. Service slow and not that great but I think they are just short staffed. Small restaurant. Views of water, but no outside seating. Convenient location when walking around downtown. Had lunch there twice.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 29, 2022

While called a restaurant and serving a variety of pub food, we heard grumblings from patrons next to us so we decided just to stick with a beer and the view of the harbor. Limited outdoor seating (without service so you have to order and...carry from the bar if you sit there) and somewhat outdated, brewery-smelling interior. Fine place to stop for a drink, but glad we hadn't gone there for dinner. Do want to point out, however, that the staff were all friendly and the beer and ice tea cold and refreshing!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 15, 2022 via mobile

Federal Jacks is always fun, enjoying the harbor view and trying the different beers. Our food experience this trip was mixed. The hummus platter and fried calamari were good. The lobster bisque was disappointing. Described as non traditional, which the waitress said meant there were...chunks of lobster in it. Well, one piece of lobster in a whole bowl, which cost $23, did not cut it.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 4, 2022 via mobile

Atmosphere 5 stars...eat outside. I had a federal jack burger...I have to be honest it was very bland. Almost tasteless. A Baconator at Wendy's is better. The people I dined with sia there food was good. Maybe burgers aren't there thing.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 30, 2022

We enjoyed a low key dinner at Federal Jacks in August of 2022. The food is good - bra/pub style food. We had a table near the window and could watch some boats coming in.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 22, 2022 via mobile

We arrived around 6pm on a Friday night and were seated right away. We asked to be sat on the rail overlooking the water and were accommodated by the staff. Our server was very nice but clearly very busy. We each ordered a rum punch...and they were great! We both had fish and chips however I ordered mine with sweet potato fries (love this option!). The fish is very lightly breaded but the breading has little flavor. We each got two large filets though! We completely finished our meals and drinks and waited a bit for our server to check on us. She immediately asked if we wanted the bill but we wanted a second round of drinks which we ordered. Things started to slow down and we chatted with our server a bit and she was very friendly. This was not our first visit here and won’t be our last. We enjoyed a bit of a comedy show as there was no valet that night so the parking lot was nuts. There is very few parking spots available for the restaurant. Just keep that in mind if it’s your first visit.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2022

I had the Fish & Chips, pretty good very large Portion. I also had a couple Old Thumpers. The Beer selection was less than I would have expected. I sat outside overlooking the Harbor, very Quaint. Definitely worth the visit.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 30, 2022 via mobile

Our experience started out well with an attentive waiter. Drinks arrived quickly. We received our appetizers and then 2 minutes later our mains came out. When I mentioned that we just started eating our apps, the server still put the mains on the table and...walked away. The food wasn’t bad but it was nothing spectacular.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 21, 2022

Husband and I stopped for a beer and sat at the bar. The bar tenders were great help in finding a beer we each liked according to our preferences. We decided to order appetizers as well to go with our beer. We went with the...all day apps - cheese curds and a bowl of the clam chowder. The cheese curds were so good! We were told it seemed they were the favorite bar app that day and I can see why! The white cheese curds dissolved in your mouth… so good and served with a great tomato marinara. The clam chowder was also very good - lots of potato, some celery and parsley and clam bits. I always load my soups with crackers and the oyster crackers were the perfect addition to help thicken the soup - more to my liking. Great late afternoon stop while visiting the area and just wanting a break from walking around and shopping.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 15, 2022 via mobile

Went into this place with somewhat lower expectations since it’s a brewpub. How wrong we were. We both ordered the double steamed lobsters. They were the best of anywhere we’ve eaten in Kennebunkport. Blew us away. Service was great. Walked in about 5:45pm with no...wait. Give this place a try.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Yes - there is an elevator around the corner from the store below. It will take you up directly to the restaurant. I use it all the time.
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Federal Jacks Restaurant and Brewpub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4