The gem of the southern Maine coast

Sure, it’s old money and the Bush compound, but it’s also home to the East Coast’s most acclaimed restaurant (The White Barn Inn), a lively lobstering industry, Maine’s most famous beaches and a vibrant arts community. The Kennebunkport Festival in early June kicks off a spirited summer season and Christmas Prelude in early December is one of the most celebrated holiday events in the USA. Dock Square (just a stroll away from Captain Fairfield Inn) offers diverse shopping opportunities and the most unique artisan ice cream shop in New England (Rococo).

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Captain Fairfield Inn


Enjoy a blend of historic and bold-modern styling set among centuries-old Elms and Maples in a quiet neighborhood overlooking the river green — just a 5-minute walk to Kennebunkport restaurants and shopping.

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Where to Dine

The Ramp

(207) 967-8500   View Website   Kennebunkport, Maine 04046

The White Barn InnNoteable

(207) 967-2321   View Website   37 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk, Maine 04043

The most formal and probably the most expensive restaurant in the area, we consider the White Barn Inn to be an excellent choice for a very special occasion.  Among its accolades are AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star ratings.  Expect impressively attentive service and a four-course prix fixe meal.  Reservations are a must, as are jackets for gentlemen, and we highly recommend an advance discussion of any dietary restrictions.

Pier 77

(207) 967-8500   View Website   77 Pier Road, Kennebunkport, Maine 04046

Upscale but not overly formal, Pier 77 has a nice atmosphere for dinner.  It boasts panoramic ocean views and good choices for seafood lovers and everyone else.  Because the menu is shared with its casual sister restaurant, The Ramp, you can order a burger while you enjoy Pier 77's polished vibe and piano player every night in season.

On the Marsh Bistro

(207) 967-2299   View Website   46 Western Avenue, Kennebunk, Maine 04043

On the Marsh is a white tablecloth establishment with a creative atmosphere.  We especially love it for special occasions and holidays, or for their High Wine and Prix-Fixe Dinner offerings.  This restaurant has been known to thoroughly pamper our pregnant guests, and we can tell you that Table 16 is especially romantic.


(207) 967-4994   View Website   2 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine 04046

A fav of the Captain Fairfield Inn management team, this happening place is super-close to the inn and delivers on all fronts -- great cocktails, food and atmosphere. Bandaloop describes its cuisine as "organically grown local food with global flavors." We think that's spot-on.

50 LocalNoteable

(207) 985-0850   View Website   50 Main Street, Kennebunk, Maine 04043

About a ten minute drive from Captain Fairfield Inn, 50 Local is one of our top choices for an elevated, yet casual dinner.  The restaurant sources almost exclusively from local farms.  We've found each dish, cocktail, and dessert on their ever-changing seasonal menu to be impeccable.  Don't miss the $2 Tapas every Tuesday night.

Where to Drink

Old Vines Wine Bar

(207) 967-2310   View Website   173 Port Road, Kennebunk, Maine 04043

A Kennebunkport institution, this moodily lit wine bar is a lovely spot to sip away the hours. Enjoy varietals from around the globe, as well as craft cocktails both classic and dreamed up onsite.  You can also sample a limited menu of quality dishes and charcuterie from the kitchen.  Walk-ins only.

Federal Jacks

(207) 967-4322   View Website   8 Western Avenue, Kennebunk, Maine 04043

Handcrafted beers and ales brewed onsite. Stop in for a few pints or grab a quick lunch. Federal Jacks specializes in creative pub fare with flair, including award-winning clam chowder, burgers, fish and chips, and plenty of vegetarian options.