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Academe at The Kennebunk Inn

45 Main St, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7081
+1 207-985-3351
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster pot pie” (15 reviews)
“salmon” (5 reviews)
American, Gluten Free Options
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45 Main St, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7081
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

I was told by the nice ladies at the visitors center that this place was very good. I walked in for a late lunch only 1 or 2 tables had clients. I asked to sit on the patio. The hostess was snippy, sat me on...More

2  Thank Reg-Mur
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We arived not really knowing what to expect. We had made the reservation based on reviews I had read. The setting is simple and quaint and does not give a clue as to the fabulous dishes offered. There were 4 of us, 2 had filets...More

Thank LBConaway
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Food was delicious. Very creative without being pretentious. Prices were reasonable for the superb quality. Only complaint which we observed - a fellow diner ordered a mohito which was served without any mint. It was just simple syrup. She sent it back and ordered what...More

Thank Fannonbuster
Reviewed 24 July 2015

The Inn itself is centuries old. The dining room is quite pleasant and on the Main Street, thus easy to find. We went for an early dinner, and were very nicely taken care of by Meg, an unpretentious but very seasoned server. Drinks were reasonable....More

Thank BessieLil
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Went for the first time for a quiet birthday dinner. Food was very good and creative approach. Our server, Charlie , was excellent! We did not have the signature dish, lobster pie, but we will definitely go back to try that and more!! Quiet atmosphere...More

Thank Dennis W
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We have enjoyed Academe at The Kennebunk Inn for ten years having hosted the Rehearsal Dinner for our son's wedding there. Brian and Shanna are not only accomplished chefs but also wonderful, down to earth people. On top of that their meals are excellent, well...More

Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Lunch on a Tuesday in the summer was a quiet time to enjoy this very lovely looking restaurant. With AC at full blast, it was cool inside - a nice contrast to the outside temp. We were just 3, and it was just lunch -...More

1  Thank thesouplady-two
Reviewed 13 July 2015

My husband and I ate here Saturday night. We were there just before 6 and there were not that many people. I think Academe might get overlooked with so much activity going in Kennebunkport, but a dinner here is worth the 10 min. drive from...More

Thank kpter
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Loved by locals, please don't miss this place. Local owners and chefs. the food today was great, salmon Panini sandwich and also a chesseburg were Perfect. the lobster pie was good to ok. The mini sampler is one of our standby favorites. but let me...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 28 June 2015

We came here for a late lunch before heading out to a wedding. We were pressed for time and they honored that at every turn. I had a BLT and my husband had the haddock sandwich which he loved. Everything hit the spot. Great food...More

Thank Janet M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, 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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