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On The Marsh

46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356
+1 207-967-2299
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Christmas decorations were over the top! Food and service was excellent. We had the server take multiple photos of us and she never complained.

Thank PemaquidMarblehead
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been to On the Marsh several years ago and found it to be very good. This restaurant is top notch in every way....service, food and the most beautifully decorated place we have ever seen...inside and out! My wife had a delicious haddock dish...More

Thank retired01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...and great drinks too! I stopped here one night while in town for business. The bartender greeted me immediately upon entering, having gleaned from a conversation from my wife that I was the guy stopping in while I town for business. Funny exchange, and set...More

Thank Calimar75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us dined there and we had perfectly prepared food and excellent service. The holiday decor was so pretty and the atmosphere was very welcoming.

Thank Mary Anne T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were spending Thanksgiving Day in Kennebunkport, with a hotel reservation for later in the day. We had reserved a 12;15 table and were taken in right on time. The table was upstairs, which was a lovely setting, with plenty of windows overlooking the gardens....More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated our 50th anniversary there last year with our extended family. The service, care and food we received was beyond what we expected. Last night, we celebrated our daughter's birthday and the food and our server, Steve, again, more than met our expectations.

Thank amm1890
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On The Marsh is a beautiful bistro in a wonderful location and our table was so cozy and comfortable with wingback chairs and a perfect view. The service was excellent, the drinks were very good, and the food was mostly delicious. The Truffle Fries were...More

Thank MaggieB07
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

In Maine, everyone knows what a $20 lobster roll looks like. My wife ordered the $41 lobster pasta here, to our surprise, the lobster was non existent! I told the hostess and she told me she would inform management. Nothing more was said. Thus management...More

1  Thank Larry K
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We 'discovered' On the Marsh while meandering between Portsmouth and Kennebunkport, and were so smitten by the architectural charm of the house, and the lovely setting, we ventured in. Five o'clock, and were seated in the elegant green captains' chairs, with a view that looked...More

Thank Celticsoul
Reviewed 31 October 2017

If you are a foodie, this is the place to eat. Don't even think of going anywhere else. They have an extensive wine list, the food is delicious as well as well presented. The service is impeccable. The atmosphere and view from the main window...More

Thank Callmecariblover
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Questions & Answers
2 July 2017|
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Response from H6282TNinfo | Property representative |
Hello, There are a couple of local cab services here in Kennebunk. I have found the most professional and reliable to be HydiDrive @ 207.251.6611. Thanks On The Marsh
16 June 2017|
Response from Alexandra H |
Hello There! We would be happy to assist you with a carrot cake! Can you please call us at 207.967.2299 so we can make the arrangements? Looking forward to having you here. Alexandra Hennedy Events Coordinator
Gail G
4 August 2016|
Response from H6282TNinfo | Property representative |
Hello, Reservations are not required to sit at the bar, but I would advise making them as at any given time our bar is full. Thanks Steve
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$44
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356
    (Route 9)
  • Public Transportation: On the Marsh Bistro is a destination restaurant and can offer recommended taxi service in the local area serving the Hotels and Inns.
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: +1 207-967-2299
  • E-mail
On the Marsh Bistro resides in a converted barn and farmhouse circa 1800 on 3 acres of plantings alongside a tidal salt marsh. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, James Beard Presenter 2011, NECN Platinum Plate, Voted Most Romantic and one of the top ten restaurants in Maine. Great for European style Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners and Corporate Meetings. Try The Owner's Table or Our most Romantic Table #16, tucked away in a quiet corner. You will be dining in a captivating interior with Antiques, Collectibles and Art, all available for purchase. "It is around the table that friends and family best understand the warmth of being together..." Denise Rubin, Proprietress
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