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Best Outdoor Dining in Kennebunkport

Warm weather in Maine has a short season, and now that it's arrived, it's time to maximize spending time outside. With several restaurants overlooking the scenic Kennebunk River, you'll find some great spots for outdoor dining in Kennebunkport. Here are our recommendations for the best outdoor dining in Kennebunkport the next time you're staying at our boutique Kennebunkport hotel Captain Fairfield Inn.

Federal Jack's | 8 Western Ave, Kennebunk | (207) 967-4322

This brewpub overlooks the river and so the prime seats are on its recently expanded second-story deck. Serving up Shipyard beer, from one of Maine's first craft breweries, Fed's, as the locals call it, is a great place to enjoy a meal or happy hour. As with any outdoor seating in Kennebunkport, seats can fill up fast, so go at off hours for your best bet at grabbing a seat outside.

Pedro's | 181 Port Rd, Kennebunk | (207) 967-5544

We love this funky Mexican spot for its great vibe and strong drinks. With an equal number of seats inside and out, Pedro's is always a popular spot for outdoor dining in Kennebunkport. The menu uses local ingredients and goes beyond typical Mexican fare, and you'll love sitting in the sun and snacking on their fabulous housemade salsa. A fire pit on the patio lets you linger outside for longer on chilly Maine nights.

The Boathouse | 21 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport | (207) 967-8223

One of KPT's newest restaurants, The Boathouse is right on the Kennebunk River, giving it great views of the harbor and all its action. With a large deck that is perfect for happy hour, you can relax in the comfy loungers and enjoy food and drink specials from 3-5 p.m. on weekdays. But really anytime is a good time to nab a seat at one of the best outdoor dining in Kennebunkport.