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Ocean Cape Arundel Inn

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208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6307
+1 207-967-4015
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New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is good but over priced. Service wasn't great when our waitperson found out we didn't drink or order appetizers. We won't go back.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arrived after dark so missed the spectacular view. Pre-dinner Maine oysters on the half shell in the bar were great....service was excellent. We ordered the lobster thermidore for a starter, which was disappointing, but the duck entree was fabulous. Our server was great and actually had the thermidore removed from our bill....we didn't ask her to do that but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would highly recommend that you try this restaurant. I had the duck which was cooked to perfection. The scallops appetizer was excellent, the house wine was superb. Everyone's meal was very good. Great staff and service.

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Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Prasong B, Thank you so much for your review! I'm so happy to hear that you, and your family, had a wonderful dining experience here at Ocean. Thank you for bringing them along, I hope we made a good impression on the new in-laws! We can't wait to have you all back! Thank you again. Sincerely, Michelle Sazehn Assistant... More 

Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect setting for a romantic dinner, beautiful restaurant, terrific service, delicious food - had the best swordfish ever; get there early for a cocktail on the porch and to enjoy the view of the ocean

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Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear red5066, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review! I am thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience here at Ocean. We would love to host you again very soon! Sincerely, Michelle Sazehn Assistant General Manager The Cape Arundel Inn and Resort The Old Fort Estate More 

Medina, Ohio
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78 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this Inn on a trip to Kennebunk this week. What a gorgeous place. The inn and it's huge wrap around porch sit up on a hillside and have a wonderful view of the ocean! The rooms and beds were great ! We had a fireplace in our room . Had dinner a wonderful in the restaurant and a... More 

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Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear mindy w, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're so happy that you found us and had a chance to experience the many wonderful aspects of our hotel! We can't wait to have you back! Sincerely, Michelle Sazehn Assistant General Manager The Cape Arundel Inn and Resort The Old Fort Estate More 

Morehead City, North Carolina
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138 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I travel the country in our motor coach and look for local restaurants that have that something special. The Ocean Cape Arundel Inn is one of those. The views, ambiance and meals are absolutely perfect. Not to mention the wait staff. I had the Monkfish / Pimentón Blackened, Romesco Sauce, Littleneck Clam Mariniėre, Crispy Calamari and English... More 

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Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear seasideNorthCarolina, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm so happy to hear that every aspect of your experience was superior. It's very humbling to know that you have traveled far and wide, and Ocean has made an impression on you. Thank you so much for the kind words, we look forward to hosting you and your wife... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I called to make a reservation two weeks prior to our visit. The gentleman I spoke with said I was the first to make a reservation so I could pick anytime. I thought this meant we'd get a great table... We were in the back corner by the kitchen rather than at the windows overlooking the ocean - this was... More 

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Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Kalin L, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I'm very sorry that you did not enjoy the view from your table, we always do our best to accommodate any seating request, and I would have loved the chance to show you that. I am however, happy to hear that your food was delicious, and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were 3 girls traveling through Maine and ending our vacation in Kennebunkport at Cape Arundel Inn. Our stay was everything we hoped for... Clean rooms, fantastic view, attentive staff. The dinner at Ocean is not to be missed. Wonderful convenient location... Perfect end to our vacation. Robin, Sherry, and Pat

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Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear Robin, Sherry, and Pat, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of both the Cape Arundel Inn, and Ocean restaurant! I'm so happy to hear that we could make your girls-getaway comfortable, and memorable. We can't wait to have you back! Sincerely, Michelle Sazehn Assistant General Manager The Cape Arundel Inn and Resort The Old Fort Estate More 

Naples, Florida
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have always enjoyed the Cape Arundel Inn for dinner. The service is outstanding and the setting is superb. We sat out on the lawn for drinks before dinner, watching the waves crash against the rocky shore; and yes, glancing over to the Bush Estate - which impresses our guests, no matter what their politics. The inn has a wonderful... More 

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Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear middlebeach41, Thank you so much for your review, and for bringing along friends to share your experience! We are so appreciative of our local patrons, and we are honored that you have held us in such high regards. We look forward to your return, along with your guests! Sincerely, Michelle Sazehn Assistant General Manager The Cape Arundel Inn and... More 

atlanta
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ocean is truly one of Kennebunk's most special restaurants. The location is breathtaking as it overlooks the rocks and sea of Maine and Walker Point. The service was perfect- the hostess was friendly, a ball of fire and so knowledgeable as she brought our courses. The bus person was as sweet as could be, and our waiter was delightful. The... More 

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Michelle S, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this review

Dear puppysmiles, Thank you very much for your review! I'm so happy to hear that the entire family enjoyed their meal, and that our staff provided you with wonderful service. We would love to have you back for another drink on the porch! Great suggestion. Thank you again for the kind words! Sincerely, Michelle Sazehn Assistant General Manager The Cape... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French, American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6307
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunkport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-967-4015
Description
In the heart of this mostly residential enclave, in a converted circa-1895 Shingle Style house, sits Ocean. Though the Inn has existed in one permutation or another since the 1950s, and it has long held a reputation for well-appointed lodgings and fine dining. The Innkeepers have filled the building with a striking art collection that could make small New England museums envious, while Chef Gignac uses the dining room—with its awe-inspiring views—as a canvas upon which to create epicurean masterpieces. Pierre Gignac graduated from the Institut d’Hôtellerie et de Tourisme du Québec. Pierre chose to open his first restaurant in Ogunquit, Maine “98 Provence," which pleased locals, tourists and critics for 18 years, until it closed in 2012.

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