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Academe at The Kennebunk Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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45 Main St, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7081 (Grove St.)
+1 207-985-3351
07:00 - 19:00
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Mon 07:00 - 19:00
Tue - Wed 07:00 - 21:30
Thu 07:00 - 09:30
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Farmington, Connecticut
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397 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our dinner featured both typical and unusual entrees. We enjoyed the traditional Maine lobster rolls with swides of avacado fritters and kung pao calliflower. The salted caramel appetizer was a perfect finish to a satisfying dining experience.

Thank Chris F
North Caldwell, New Jersey
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My wife and I went to this restaurant on vacation recently. Restaurant was in an old Inn, which still functions as a hotel. Nice atmosphere for dinner. Their menu highlighted two signature dishes. First, was a lobster pizza, recommend by Oprah (no last name necessary). Second, was a lobster pot pie, featured on the TVFN show, "The best thing I... More 

Thank bjaNJ
New York City, New York
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107 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were staying at the Kennebunk Inn so it was a natural place for us to try dinner and we were glad we did. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We felt right at home. The service they provided for dinner was excellent and the food was very good. I had the ravioli (home made.) Just one little recommendation....the... More 

Thank rosie60763
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Enjoyed dinner at the Academe in late Sept. Delicious ravioli stuffed with crab meat and shrimp on top covered with an outstanding sauce. Absolutely tasteful. Would return .

Thank fnorman68
Oneonta, New York
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Couldn't wait to have dinner at Academe... after all it was on "Best Thing I Ever Ate" by chef Cat Cora... well we can't say the same... the portion of their signature Lobster Pot Pie is appetizer size... it arrived barely warm, although the topping... puff pastry... was hot, so we mixed it in... didn't really impact pot pie temp...... More 

Thank PAL52772
Baltimore, Maryland
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We stayed at the hotel and decided to dine at Academe. We were not that particularly hungry so did not have large meals but everything we had was good. We would definitely recommend and go back.

Thank TTMaj
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Sense this restaurant often on visits to Kennebunkport Me. The food is always excellent and the service is provided by experienced knowledgeable staff . Good menu and daily specials. Well worth a view visit!

Thank MalcolmDG
Kennebunks, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I tried this restaurant about 5 years ago and weren't impressed so we stayed away. We needed a quick dinner to attend an outdoor concert and the Inn is next to the venue. What could be wrong with a hamburger and a salad for $38? Pretty much everything. The burger was overdone and the salad had barely... More 

Thank Sandra B
Washington, Connecticut
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The food was good and the service was also good. Our water.glasses were kept full (a big thing with my husband). Mistake on our Bill was quickly corrected.

Thank Wifey1979
Naples, Florida
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109 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We make a point of eating here every year in the summer when we are here. Service is excellent and the food is always creative and delicious. We had the special - Lobster and corn croquet and the butternut squash ravioli in brown butter sage sauce( on the regular menu). My mouth is watering just thinking about it now. We... More 

Thank songbirdnaples

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?