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Ken's Family Restaurant

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411 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976-4228
+1 207-474-3120
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Skowhegan, Maine
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we go there quit often and enjoy the food and the service is very good. WE usually share the surf and turf and the steak is always done just right

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Thank 3dmardiv
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for letting others know about your experiences here with us at Ken's! We appreciate it and look forward to cooking for you again ! Cheers! More 

Maine
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish for days....The fried fish is crispy ,flavorful and the "jumbo fish fry" is beyond filling .Obviously the kitchen values flavor and therefore keep the oils clean and fresh. The fries tasted like real fresh potato . The booth seating is spacious and comfortable and they put no pressure on customers no matter how busy it's a no rush atmosphere.A... More 

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Thank R_Choiniere
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for noticing! Ken set a schedule and standard for oil rotation back in 1972 and Randy, his son, has followed the exact plan for the last 30 years as well. So happy you enjoyed a meal with us! More 

Skowhegan, Maine
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ken's offers a great mix of surf and turf. Our family loves their chicken and shrimp basket meals. You can eat in or takeout. They also have a great breakfast buffet on the weekends. Great place to go with friends or family, very casual dining.

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Thank bsbolduc
Cambridge
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At Mens I almost always get the mixed seafood platter, my wife get the chicken tenders nearly all the time we go there. You can bet that if you're going to Mens you're going to go away very satisfied and extremely full.

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Thank rustycookson
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! Those are two of out most popular meals. So glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We appreciate your business and your time in reviewing too! More 

Lyndonville, Vermont
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152 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently went to Ken's Family restaurant in Skowegan, Maine. They have a great location and plenty of parking. The atmosphere is very nice, the staff were all great! Our server was Wendy, she was very pleasant and an excellent server!! The food was amazing, I had the Sea Monster ( seafood platter) It was the biggest I have ever... More 

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Thank Leo B
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

The Monster is a BIG feast :). We serve a lot of them ! I am so glad that you enjoyed it. Thanks for the review! More 

Rowley, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stop and eat, locals frequent this place often, I do whenever I drive through that part of Maine,

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Thank rogtrem
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you !!! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Good portions. Fresh seafood..Friendly service.. Great prices. Nothing fancy ..just good eats! Looked like an older crowd.. lots of locals. Place was hopping! No complaints..just what I expected.. haddock sandwich was great!

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Thank Tamara M
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Great !!! Thanks for stopping in and for the review! More 

Panama City Beach, Florida
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

The only down side is not opened till I believe 10:30a.m.. But weekend they open early. Great breakfast buffet, I recommend the stuffed haddock..

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Thank Geraldine R
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Yes ! We have breakfast buffet Saturday and Sunday mornings.... we are open 11-8 during the week. Thanks for the thumbs up on the buffet - we aim to please 😉 More 

Concord, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

I grew up in a town near Skowhegan, ME where Ken's Family Restaurant is located. I've been a huge fan of Ken's food for over 40 years, particularly their battered & deep fried boneless chicken. Unlike many places, this is real chicken (not ground chicken mush as in some "chicken nuggets") and Ken's has a batter with a taste superior... More 

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Thank Teressa C
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

My father-in-law, Ken, created the chicken breading recipe in the late 1960s and it has been well loved ever since! I'm so glad you have enjoyed it! We appreciate your review! We just love to hear the stories from folks we have served and met over the years. More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Friendly, busy, had the Yule log on several screens. M'lady's chicken parm was quite tasty, a little better than my fried seafood platter (love me some fried seafood). Yummy loaf! Cute that they serve Kens salad dressings, it the vinaigrette selection was limited to raspberry, a bummer IMHO. Typical selection of sides, decent selection of wine and beer. Would probably... More 

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Thank Brian M
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for stopping in and having a meal with us. We read all reviews and appreciate the thumbs up as well as any helpful hints that we receive. Take care & Safe travels. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976-4228
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Skowhegan
  • Phone Number: +1 207-474-3120

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?