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The Black Birch

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2 Government St, Kittery, ME 03904-1631
+1 207-703-2294
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“deviled eggs” (42 reviews)
“poutine” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Government St, Kittery, ME 03904-1631
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Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This was my third visit to this small, cozy spot in the downtown area of Kittery, ME, known as the Foreside. Knowing that the place ALWAYS is packed and doesn't accept reservations, we went on a hot summer Tuesday night. We were seated within 10...More

1  Thank Mark A
Reviewed July 25, 2016

6 family members celebrated a birthday here this past Saturday. The menu, which changes frequently, allowed us to order 1 of each from the appetizers, main course, and desserts. More on this later. All the coursed are served as the kitchen finishes each plate. We...More

Thank Charles L
Reviewed July 15, 2016

my husband and two friends went to Black Birch for dinner. We went early since we have been there before and know that the dining room fills up fast. The beer selection is always awesome and this night it did not disappoint. The taps change...More

Thank Joanne W
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Great gastro pub in downtown Kittery. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced for the quality, variety and technique. Somewhat of a casual hipster scene - very casual and cool. The kitchen was backed up on the night of our visit resulting in an...More

Thank mattpgab
Reviewed June 29, 2016

We have been many times, and it is always a short wait.. Be patient, they are more than conservative with the wait time they give you.. The food is consistently exceptional. We try anything that sounds good, and look at what is coming out of...More

Thank Mark Z
Reviewed June 24, 2016

If you want a comfortable place with great beers, great services, and interesting food, then the Black Birch is your place. You won't find a more interesting selection of beers than the White Birch. Highly recommended!

Thank Bpkengor
Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Rolled in here on a weeknight, 4 of us seated ASAP. Very nice & friendly staff. Great vibe. Really very good food & fantastic cocktails. We're from SF so we are picky & this place measures up. A tad slow in getting food to table,...More

1  Thank Ellen O
Reviewed June 7, 2016

Good finger foods, bar and action place. Usually very crowded best for young people or bar crowd. Food is good though.

Thank Bonnie D
Reviewed June 3, 2016

Our first time here and the food was top notch. Honestly, I was not crazy about the seating arrangements but the quality of the food went a long way towards making up for it. We had the deviled eggs, the mussels and fried short ribs...More

Thank rsp53
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Party of 6 tried this restaurant last Saturday evening. Arrived just in time to grab the last open table before long there was a very long wait. Very nice selection of local beers, the table ordered deviled eggs and spinach artichoke dip to start. Mushroom...More

Thank MicheinMA
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Leslie P
February 20, 2017|
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Response from T4349TOinfo | Reviewed this property |
They do not,It is first come first serve.We have had the best luck getting there are around 4 pm when they open and get a table for apps. before dinner. Dinner service starts at 5pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
3:30 PM - 10:00 PM
3:30 PM - 10:00 PM
3:30 PM - 10:00 PM
3:30 PM - 11:00 PM
3:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Government St, Kittery, ME 03904-1631
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kittery
  • Phone Number: +1 207-703-2294
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Set in a one story retired brick post office, The Black Birch has an unassuming exterior. The interior is modern minimalist balanced by reclaimed wood and hand blown glass lighting. Outdoors is a hidden gem of a beer garden.
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