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Academe at The Kennebunk Inn

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45 Main St, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7081 (Grove St.)
+1 207-985-3351
Today
07:00 - 23:00
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Mon 07:00 - 19:00
Tue - Wed 07:00 - 21:30
Thu 07:00 - 09:30
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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. Love the bar area, perfect for a casual dinner. Relaxing atmosphere and KBI nails it... More 

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Thank Lat70
Kennebunk, Maine
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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. Cape Neddick inn , 20 minutes south on Rt. 1 is a much better choice.

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Thank 429cj
Rumford, Maine
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 often and unobtrusively re-filled our water glasses. We had the two signature dishes -- the... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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North Caldwell, New Jersey
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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). Second, was a lobster pot pie, featured on the TVFN show, "The best thing I... More 

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New York City, New York
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 the food was very good. I had the ravioli (home made.) Just one little recommendation....the... More 

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Charlotte
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Enjoyed dinner at the Academe in late Sept. Delicious ravioli stuffed with crab meat and shrimp on top covered with an outstanding sauce. Absolutely tasteful. Would return .

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Oneonta, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Couldn't wait to have dinner at Academe... after all it was on "Best Thing I Ever Ate" by chef Cat Cora... well we can't say the same... the portion of their signature Lobster Pot Pie is appetizer size... it arrived barely warm, although the topping... puff pastry... was hot, so we mixed it in... didn't really impact pot pie temp...... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We stayed at the hotel and decided to dine at Academe. We were not that particularly hungry so did not have large meals but everything we had was good. We would definitely recommend and go back.

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Sense this restaurant often on visits to Kennebunkport Me. The food is always excellent and the service is provided by experienced knowledgeable staff . Good menu and daily specials. Well worth a view visit!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:30
Thursday
07:00 - 09:30
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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