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Ocean Cape Arundel Inn

208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6307
+1 207-967-4015
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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French, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6307
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here on our second evening in Kennebunkport. The Inn is a fabulous old building overlooking the water. The front patio was great to sit off and have an after dinner drink. We were greeted immediately upon entering the restaurant and seated at a...More

Thank John Y
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We all feel very lucky to work with Grace; I'm glad to know that you enjoyed her recommendations and service! The escargot has been especially popular recently... the black garlic with forest mushrooms really shine. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband went to the restaurant and personally made dinner reservations for Tuesday, August 29 for 5:45 pm so we could have dinner for our 34th Anniversary Celebration. We received a confirmation on his phone the day before, August 28 at 4:34 pm for this...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So glad I made reservations once I knew we were going to be in the area. This was our first visit and it won't be our last. We arrived early and sat on the porch, our table was ready before our cocktails arrived and the...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited Ocean for the first time in two years. We were not disappointed. First, we were seated at a table with an absolutely amazing ocean view. All four of us had fantastic meals. I had the duck, a dish I rarely order but...More

Thank RJR411
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started our evening with cocktails on the open front porch with an incredible view of the ocean. The hostess gathered us from the porch to seat us for dinner. We started with the Rock Crab Veloute and the Heirloom Tomatoes. Both appetizers were beautifully...More

Thank jdimagg3
Reviewed August 18, 2017

This is one of our favorite places to have dinner . We have come to the location for 25 years, so before and after it was entirely redone from its bland predecessor . Food is terrific ( though the menu has changed little over the...More

Thank SYNAPSEBoston
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Ocean for the first time for our Anniversary dinner. We are local to the area and had never been here before. From start to finish the service, food and overall experience was excellent. The seared tuna special and the...More

1  Thank Suz S
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

His is a 5 star restaurant! You will need to get reservations well in advance. The view is spectacular. It overlooks the rocky coast and you can watch the waves crashing as well as the Bush Maine estate. We got a reservation time that also...More

Thank fillymay1
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for joining us, and also for your lovely review! I believe it was Pierre's famous heirloom tomato gazpacho that your server treated you to. It's a crowd pleaser every summer, and it's especially flavorful this time of year when the tomatoes are...More

Reviewed August 15, 2017

The food, service, view was so outstanding the first night we had to book for the next night. Fortunately for us, we were able to sit at the bar and have ANOTHER wonderful evening. The bartender was so outstanding providing at ease attention to us,...More

Thank KristinKport
Liz J, Manager at Ocean Cape Arundel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! We're so flattered! The bar is a great place to have dinner, and can be the perfect ticket on a busy night when the dining room reservations are full! Devin and her bar team love to have fun and engage with guests. It's nice...More

Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and wine oin a beautiful setting served by friendly staff....what more could one want?

Thank joel r
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Don W
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Response from Teresa C | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. It worked for me when I booked our reservation.
August 12, 2016|
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Response from sandyl1234 | Reviewed this property |
Their website. But I suspect it changes for the season
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$13 - $45
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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: 208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6307
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunkport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-967-4015
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If you’ve ever dined on a luxury ocean liner, you know: Water all around piques your appetite, invites you to slow down and enthralls throughout a meal like no other show on earth. And if you haven’t, that experience awaits at the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort’s glass-walled, waterfront, fine dining restaurant: Ocean.

Memorable evenings at Ocean begin with cocktails, like our Maine maple syrup-sweetened Amber Sky, on the inn’s relaxing front porch or at the bar. Continue your culinary journey in the dining room, where every table has a view of the frothy blue sea. Chef Pierre Gignac’s creative menus change with the seasons, showcasing not only Maine-caught seafood in signature dishes like Lobster Thermidor, but the best of what is grown, raised and produced locally. His eye-pleasing creations take inspiration, too, from across the Atlantic. Expect the familiar flavors of southern France and the Mediterranean with intriguing new twists, plus an international selection of wines.
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