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Reviewed October 4, 2022 via mobile

Limited menu. Poor service. No atmosphere. Appalling paella. Didn’t pay for it.view is great but food no match sadly.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 27, 2022 via mobile

Great dining experience in Kennebunkport. Food quality is excellent. The staff is very courteous professional. The water views are stunning, especially at sunset. The menu prices are not cheap but comparable to other high end dinner places in Kennebunkport.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2022

I was a little dissapointed with the menu selections. There were little to no non-seafood options. Not everyone eats seafood, even when visiting Maine. Very pricey, and overall just average for what you pay for. The service was good..

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 28, 2022

First off, seating guests in a greenhouse-like space with direct sun pouring in - with no way to shade tables is just poor practice. Lack of functioning air conditioning made the situation worse. Secondly, the menu was schizophrenic - very low end items backed by...very high end items - and all exorbitantly priced. Why would I pay 30-odd dollars for a fish and chip plate or more than the going rate at Shula's for a steak? My wife and I ended up ordering Caesar salads and even these were mis-made - she asked for no cheese and got the opposite. We ended up walking out still hungry, and went to the hotel up the hill for a second dinner just to wash the momory of this out of our minds.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 1, 2022 via mobile

Beautiful setting combined with excellent service and good food. This was a family dinner and having a lawn area alongside the waterfront helped keep the little one entertained between courses. The chips and hummus were shared by everyone and the Caesar salad, while not the...largest, was well made with just the right amount of dressing. Portion sizes of the entrees were generous. My wife enjoyed the Salmon in Tiki Masala sauce and said she hadn’t had it prepared like that before. The fish & chips was also the best I’ve had while vacationing in Maine. Two (very) small drawbacks: they don’t provide any bread for the table and the dessert choices are very limited. Prices are consistent with other high end sea food restaurants but the ambience, quality and service make it a fair value.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 28, 2022

Waiter was good, food was very good. Everything was done well, the chowder was large and bountiful, full of large chuncks of potatoe and clams. Good view of the water and boats coming in and out. Overall a reall good time.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed October 24, 2021 via mobile

My wife and I visited last October for a Saturday afternoon happy hour and went again this year on a weekend to Kennebunkport. We were seated outside on a gorgeous afternoon. The location and views are spectacular. We enjoyed a Rum Punch and a white...sangria. We were a little disappointed that a limited appetizer menu was more limited with several of the choices (both of which we wanted) were not available and there were no other offerings in their place. We shared the fried cauliflower and the French fries poutine which we enjoyed.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 10, 2021

If I wrote this review a year ago, I would have offered 5 stars. However, much has changed. We dined last evening. The food was very sub-par, including a flavorless, very dry Halibut and pasta that was very overcooked. It seemed that the food was...rushed. Even though we asked for our entrees to come out after we finished our salads, they came out mid-salad. The environment and view are outstanding, and we have always loved dining there. However. while they accepted our 7:30 pm reservation, because it was not busy, the service was very brusk. I do not blame the water per so. I blame the restaurant because if you want to close earlier, you should not accept reservations beyond a certain hour (mind you, we did not take the latest reservation option as Open Table even showed later possibilities for reservations). People travel to dine here and spend a lot of money. You can do better.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 15, 2021 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our 32 Nd wedding anniversary at Stripers. The food was unbelievably delicious . The halibut was prepared perfectly. The executive chef came to our table. She is so talented. Joe was our server and was excellent. This is a five...star restaurant .More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed March 20, 2021 via mobile

Beautiful evening despite Covid. Lovely location and amazing food & drinks. Walk on the rocky beach while you await your table. Stay at the breakwater inn and fall asleep to the ocean breeze. LOVE.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed October 27, 2020

We were staying at the Breakwater Inn and Spa and decided to have some appetizers and a drink at Stripers. The drinks and service were great, but what was even better was the sunset over the bay. We sat outside by the firepit and observed...a great southern Maine sunset.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 25, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in unexpectedly. We had walked by numerous times and never visited. The views of the Kennebunkport River are beautiful. Plenty of well spaced outdoor seating in Adirondack chairs. We had a couple of happy hour drinks and a mussel appetizer....All very good! The staff is very cordial. So glad we went.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 25, 2020

Excellent service. Food outstanding. Probably the best restaurant in the area. Excellent view of the sun setting.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 17, 2020

Pros- great views, really good drinks (Kandi the bartender was amazing) and the manager (Jamie) went above and beyond to rectify in response to our complaint about our server. Cons- Food was only okay. Service was terrible. Oysters were really good, soup special of the...day (corn chowder) was below average, progresso canned would've been just as good. Lemon Haddock was slightly overcooked and the barley risotto was chewy. Chris, our server, was generally inattentive. I had to inquire about the specials, they were proffered. It took a lomg time to get our first glass of water, and they were not refilled, even after the glasses were empty for 15+ min and requests for refills were made. He did not check in about how we were doing. Our plates were not cleared for approx 20min until we made a complaint and the manager cleared our table. I understand staffing limitations during this time, but the restaurant was not busy (maybe 12 tables of 2 people total throughout the whole restaurant). Although the manager and bartender were great, the food was average at best, and the waiter was terrible. I wouldn't go back for a meal, but would gladly go back for a drink at the bar with Kandi, or for a drink in the Adirondack chairs outside overlooking the beautiful view.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 14, 2020 via mobile

Just right. More comfort food — steak and burger — than gourmet fare, but the staff was friendly and the service was efficient.

Date of visit: September 2020
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