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On The Marsh

46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356
+1 207-967-2299
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice ambiance and near Kennebunkport, but outside the hustle and bustle there. Basic lunch menu, but looks much more formal for dinner. The service was excellent, as was the decor. The food was good, but limited options for lunch.

Thank Bubba_da_Traveler1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On the Marsh was absolutely outstanding. Every aspect of the experience was perfection - from the attentive service to the incredible ambiance to the fantastic food. There was also beautiful live music playing throughout the evening, which just added to the overall experience. The seafood...More

Thank GPSB2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where do you go to get great food, impeccable service and an attractive, yet eclectic atmosphere. Well On the Marsh is one of those places! With curious outside on the marsh and inside On the Marsh you are surrounded by creativity and thoughtful decorating. Both...More

Thank SGuild2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's winter in Maine, or perhaps early spring, and On the Marsh has some specials -- some down home style meals for $12 on an early dining menu -- before 6 P.M. Two of us had the meatloaf which was very good, and two had...More

Thank bbwex
Reviewed 22 March 2018

My daughter, a friend and I went for a lovely dinner after the snow storm. We had not been there in many years and it is great improved over what we remembered. The food was outstanding . We will definitely be back this summer.

Thank LovingMaine18
Reviewed 10 March 2018

My husband and I had our first experience at On the Marsh at the end of February when friends invited us to join them for dinner there. We had often thought about trying this restaurant, but the high prices for regular menu entrees held us...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 5 March 2018

You've literally got to be kidding if you want to dine here. I could not wait to get out of there. We will never dine here again. On arrival we discovered the handicapped parking space had a big pile of snow. If you are disabled,...More

5  Thank StarWeez
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, good beer, friendly waitress. Not much is open in the winter in York but this was. Have I hit 100 yet?

Thank Charis7
Reviewed 12 February 2018

I have always wanted to eat here and was not disappointed. The meal was wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone.

Thank njz
H6282TNinfo, Owner at On The Marsh, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to re hosting you in the near future. Cheers, Denise Rubin, Proprietress

Reviewed 10 February 2018

I was there with a large group and they treated us very well. Everyone ordering off the menu did not seem to pose a problem for the kitchen. The presentation, attention to detail and the taste was very impressive. My kudos to the Chef! I...More

Thank Judith W
H6282TNinfo, Owner at On The Marsh, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to let us know we are pleasing our guests and meeting their expectations. Our Chef Peter Pappas welcomed the positive feed back. Cheers, Denise Rubin, Proprietress

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Kathryn H
3 March 2018|
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Response from jaybeeFL | Reviewed this property |
Business casual--it is a very nice restaurant.
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$39
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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
View, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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