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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 good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“lobster pot pie” (16 reviews)
“pork belly” (2 reviews)
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45 Main St, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7081
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Reviewed 3 December 2015

A signature dish? More like a signature cup of lobster stew. This actually comes in a cup, the liquid is overflowing onto your plate. This is the smallest, saltiest, most expensive pot pie ever. Also the crabcake salad is nothing more than 1 crabcake with...More

Thank almenj
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We started our meal with Shanna's unique Lobster Pot Pie, brimming with poached lobster, vegetables, and topped with melt in your mouth puff pastry -- a true delight! Then on to delicious fresh salad, perfectly prepared. For our main courses, we enjoyed the Organic Salmon...More

Thank R and J V
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Dined here in Restaurant Week and had the set three course meal. The spring roll appetizer was excellent. The beef bourguignon was absolutely delicious and incredibly filling, took most of huge portion home. The server was very attentive and efficient. The setting in this old...More

1  Thank KayS4041
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

We recently went went to the Kennebunk Inn for their famous lobster pie. The restaurant is fantastic, totally upscale. The service was excellent but the lobster pie was disappointing. Lots of large chunks of potato, a few vegetables, some lobster meat in a small bowl...More

2  Thank I8016LWdavidc
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Convenient location, casual atmosphere, FABULOUS food! The chefs are trendy and on point with their cuisine. Everything was fresh and served hot. 5 star plus in our book!

Thank quisher1
Reviewed 21 August 2015

For a special occasion there is no better place. This is a fine dinning experience. This is a place to sit, enjoy and appreciate the food.

Thank JElaine03
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
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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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