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“Excellent restaurant - worth the visit”
Review of 50 Local

50 Local
Ranked #10 of 67 Restaurants in Kennebunk
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A new restaurant brought to you from local gal, Merrilee Paul and her husband David Ross that will feature the best of the area's resources. Relying on local farms, fisheries, and a commitment to the community, 50 Local is downtown Kennebunk's newest neighborhood establishment. 50 Local will feature an outstanding approachable menu containing many of the traditional dishes offered in French Bistros with an American take, served in a comfortable, elegant, and friendly atmosphere.
Nashua, New Hampshire
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant - worth the visit”
Reviewed September 7, 2011

We enjoyed the meal and admosphere at 50 Local, and the concept of using locally grow and raised foods. the chicken was particularly good. we will definitely go back.

Visited May 2011
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Portland, Maine
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“the way life should be...just go and see for yourself.”
Reviewed August 28, 2011

Delicious, fresh food presented graciously, by low key kind servers. Just go and see. You won't regret it.

  • Visited August 2011
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MA
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Expensive with mixed results”
Reviewed August 25, 2011

Overall, we enjoyed our experience at 50 Local. Like other reviewers, we are glad to have another option in Kennebunk, away from the hustle of the Port. It is, however, expensive and should be more consistent to justify the cost. I did enjoy the board listing all of the local suppliers and appreciate their commitment to that. I would go back; however, as another reviewer noted, this is not a restaurant for children.

We went on a Sunday evening in August - not very busy, with a very attentive staff. Dinner for two of us came to $115.00 for a bottle of wine, one appetizer and two entrees, and a soft drink, not including tip. The wine is very expensive - the lowest price red is approx $36 for a Malbec. The cabernets were in the $40+ range - Quite a mark up.

All dishes are quite flavorful and eye catching - quantity is sufficient and filling without walking away stuffed. However, each dish needs a bit more attention to meet the plate cost. They give the table fresh bread with a hummus-type spread, which was delicious. We ordered the fried clams as an appetizer at $14; they were a bit dry, but did have a nice taste. I had the scallops and risotto with seasonal vegetables; again, all nicely seasoned and presented, but the scallops were slightly underdone and lacked that nice sear that they should have. My husband had the lobster gnocchi; the taste was fantastic, but I thought the gnocchis were a bit mushy/gummy. Each entree was $29.

  • Visited August 2011
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good Food for Too High Prices”
Reviewed August 19, 2011

The food is good & fresh and local.
Portions are small.
The prices would be justified for a restaurant much less casual.

  • Visited August 2011
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“What a great dining experience!”
Reviewed August 10, 2011

Thanks to the reviews on TripAdvisor, my husband and I had a great dinner last night. Food was great - so many great flavors. The decor was gorgeous. A relaxed atmosphere.

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