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Academe at The Kennebunk Inn

45 Main St, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7081
+1 207-985-3351
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 Main St, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7081
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Culinary Institute chefs. Fantastic dining experience. In conjunction with the Kennebunk Inn. Great atmosphere. Custom ice cream for dessert along with other incredible selections such as "reverse root beer float". Vanilla soda and root beer ice cream.. Lobster pot pie had huge chunks of lobster....More

Thank sleev2085
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

But fell in love with the dessert. The pot pie was very tastey but unlike Cat Cora it wasn't the best one I ever ate. The dessert sampler offered the perfect bite sized portion of their menu allowing you to enjoy the decadence of all...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Have visited her 3 times in the last month . Love the hand crafted cocktails and nice variety of quality wines. Staff very friendly and make you feel at home in cozy traditional inn setting. Pizzas are excellent and always a special one of t...More

Thank Jan h
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Our meal was delicious and the drinks were good. The dining room was full yet the service was great. There is a separate room for large groups

Thank Betsy A
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Going to The Kennebunk Inn feels like you're visiting a family member's home. When you walk into the Inn, you get to take a breath and you don't feel rushed to be seated. It's a nice, leisurely pace. We stopped in for a late bite....More

Thank Lat70
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Nice venue however their signature dish ( lobster pot pie @ $22.00 ) is more like an $11.00 lobster stew at any other of the 10 restaurants in the Kennebunk area. Size and quantity of lobster was a major disappointment. Last visit to the restaurant....More

Thank 429cj
Reviewed 17 December 2016

My sweetheart and I visited here 5 years ago and we very impressed. So, when we had the chance to stop again this year, we gladly decided on lunch at the Academe. We were not disappointed. Our waiter, Charlie, was excellent - he checked by...More

Thank JandK1958
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Our dinner featured both typical and unusual entrees. We enjoyed the traditional Maine lobster rolls with swides of avacado fritters and kung pao calliflower. The salted caramel appetizer was a perfect finish to a satisfying dining experience.

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 19 October 2016

My wife and I went to this restaurant on vacation recently. Restaurant was in an old Inn, which still functions as a hotel. Nice atmosphere for dinner. Their menu highlighted two signature dishes. First, was a lobster pizza, recommend by Oprah (no last name necessary)....More

1  Thank bjaNJ
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were staying at the Kennebunk Inn so it was a natural place for us to try dinner and we were glad we did. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We felt right at home. The service they provided for dinner was excellent and...More

1  Thank rosie60763
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 09:30
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Main St, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7081
    (Grove St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: +1 207-985-3351
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