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Pilot House Restaurant

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
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4 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7751
+1 207-967-9961
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Boston, Ma
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135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is just fine for a low key, no frills lunch. Good for a fish sandwich and fries. Just know it's a local hangout and gets very loud.

Thank SweeneyBoston_Ma
Southern New Hampshire
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried to eat here last year, but wanted steamers and they were out so we left. So we went back again this year and once again they were out of both lobster and steamers. But unfornately this time we stayed. We both had the clam chowder which had not substance. Just the creamy broth, although adding crackers gave it... More 

Thank Caseybum
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here while driving around the sign said that a place where the locals go so of course we stopped. Adorable, fun looking place inside looks like they have a patio for good weather outside eating, service was great food was delicious. Will deff come back again!!

Thank Christine P
Kennebunk, Maine
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116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We had not been to The Pilot House in awhile but we visited on a cool November evening. This is not an upscale dining establishment and I say that in only the best sense . It is a place for friends,family,great seafood at a good price in one of the world's greatest towns. They don't take reservations because the loyal... More 

Thank jimmarg37
Milton, Massachusetts
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271 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Awesome food as always. Janice was our server and she was great. Super fun atmosphere and a great outdoor fire pit.

Thank El C
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We stopped into the Pilot House to catch the end of the Patriots Game on 12/4. The place was packed! We scored a couple of seats at the bar after waiting about 20 minutes. Burgers are great, chowder delicious and fish sandwich was fresh and cooked to perfection.

Thank mergek
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We had lunch here . It is a real local watering hole. The waitress is one of the best. We had the lobster roll (how can we not have that) and chowder along with clam steamer. They were all spot on. It is certainly a place to go for local Maine sea food.

Thank pittman
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

From the outside, and the inside somewhat, you wouldn't expect such a great meal. This place is simple food done perfectly. No need to dress anything up. Come in for a beer and a lobster and you'll be happy you did. Extremely friendly staff.

Thank fanoffinedining
Parkville, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Small but rustic. Old salty feel which is why I was a little disappointed. I ordered the special grilled ham , turkey and cheese. I asked if I could have it without the ham , well it cam with 2 slices of turkey . My husband had the fish and chips which he said was ok. Our lunch total was... More 

Thank Lwindsor2249
New Hampshire
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144 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

So, my wife and I really like this place. We go here nearly once a month. However, I have give it a mixed review for dinner. It brings in a big bar crowd. They are diverse in demographic from deck young hands to the old wealth. It is not uncommon to have a wedding party crash the place for a... More 

Thank Thomas B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7751
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: +1 207-967-9961

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?