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“Lovely location”

Hurricane Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 60 Restaurants in Kennebunkport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $38
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Sitting over the Kennebunk River in the Kennebunkport neighborhood of Dock Square. Hurricane Restaurant offers the freshest local seafood,locally grown produce and the finest of prime meats available in the market daily. Our Chef and Pastry Chef write our menus each day based on what is the freshest and finest product. Our wine list offers over 130 plus selections by the bottle with almost 60 available by the glass and has won Wine Spectator awards for over 15 years in a row. Our service is casual with our priorities being complete guest satisfaction. Please join us soon to enjoy our wonderful food and beverages and well as our spectacular water views.
Reviewed October 3, 2017

We were staying just outside Kennebunkport and were advised to have lunch at Hurricanes. The staff could not have been nicer, they found us a seat straightaway in a restaurant with a view to die for looking straight out onto the river. There was plenty of choice on their menu and we chose the crab cakes which really were excellent , washed down with a very pleasant glass of their house wine. The price was quite reasonable and all in all we were very impressed with Hurricanes, a restaurant I can really recommend.

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Thank Mike T
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Enjoyed very good cocktails, but the service was so so. It was obvious that the "regulars" got better service than folks just dropping in. The bartender actually said "hmmmm" when I ordered one of their specialty cocktails. Didn't know what that meant...does it mean "hmmmm, I'd like one of those now." or "hmmm you have no taste."

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in at Hurricanes after a bit of siteseeing in the area. She had a delicious salad with lobster meat on top and I had a great burger with beef and lobster. The burger was unique and perfect. Pretty setting on the water and a nice waitress. It was busy but we didn't wait long, and it was worth it.

While in K'port, drive out to see St Anne's Church at the Sea. Beautiful old stone church right on the water. Then drive around Ocean Drive to get a good view of the President Bush family compound. If the flag is flying, he is there. Beautiful home in an unbeatable setting. We love Maine!

Thank millda05
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

Our first visit to the area found us studying the posted menus of the many restaurants near the docks. Two items at Hurricane drew us in for a late lunch; the lobster chowder (creamy potato base with chunks of lobster piled high) and the duck pate`. Both were excellent. Before we were seated we were warned that a large gathering of local men were having their annual lunch celebration and that service and the kitchen may be delayed. Our server apologized but we were in no hurry and she was delightful, and they had my favorite beer on tap. The approximately thirty men in the main dining room (we were nearer to the bar) were having a grand time, very noisy. They left before we finished so that we could refrain from yelling across the table.

Like most places in this tourist mecca, their prices are high, but from our experience the food quality and service is very good. Although it is on the water (river) next to the bridge you will be disappointed if you go for the view; others in the town offer better scenery. Parking is a major problem. The PAID lot near town center was full, street parking unavailable, so the FREE lot that we were directed to was about a half mile walk. We were pleased with our choice to visit the area and this restaurant.

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Thank 911Traveldude
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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

We are long time customers and fans of this restaurant but had a very disappointing experience last week. The dining room was full and we were told they had a bus tour group and private party but we were welcome to sit in the bar area. They did not tell us that the kitchen was behind on orders. Our order was taken promptly and beverages delivered right away. We then waited for well over an hour for our entrees to arrive. Seems that Hurricane's is now catering to bus tour groups. A group of 6 came in about a half hour after us and found seats at the bar. The hostess told them they would get them out as soon as possible. And they did! Their food came out about 1/2 hour before ours did and they finished eating before we got our food.
We would strongly suggest avoiding this restaurant at lunch in the fall. It was such a terrible experience. We were not singled out. Unless, you were with a tour group, everyone waited for their meals!
By the way, I had a lobster roll which was tasty but light on the lobster. My husband had a scallop entree that enjoyed but that too was a very small portion.

1  Thank Marymb
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