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Things to do in Kennebunk

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Diner
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“Was on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives! Very classic diner feel and good food. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great family style casual dining over looking the water. The Shipyard also brews their own beer making this a great stop any time of year!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Did I hear someone say taco? Yup. That's what I thought! Pedro's is a local favorite with fun music, a friendly staff and palm trees year round!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“This refuge was established to protect valuable salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds. Bring your binoculars for the 1-mile loop that meanders along the water’s edge. Entrance is free, donations appreciated. There is limited parking, picnic tables and restrooms.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great wine selection. Excellent cozy spot for a glass of wine or specialty drink and Chacuterie board -typically open later than most area restaurants- a must!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Wonderful bakery walking distance from kottage. Little outdoor patio, quiet and out of the way. Delightful walk for morning coffee.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Toy / Game Store
“Beautiful restaurant, beautiful location on the river. Great ambiance, 3 bars, outside deck with charming views. Upscale menu.”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Down to earth local tavern serves new England-style seafood. Pub grub & drinks Located in the heart of Kennebunkports dock square”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Has a wide variety of groceries, good beer and wine selection, plus carry-out food. Good for quick shop without going all the way to Kennebunk. High prices though.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Museum
“Great stop with the kids or for transportation history lovers! Check out their website for details and events.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fantastic food and cocktails, lots of vegetarian and vegan options and take out!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“AWARD WINNING! WORTH THE WAIT! MUST DO! Ok. You can tell we dig clams! This is a must do if you are staying in the Kennebunk area! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local favorite for consistent yummy seafood to burgers. They have finer dining in the restaurant and also have a great bar menu. Casual and close for the perfect date night!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“$25 day and parking is still tight but we love this beach for the playground. Only restrooms are portpotties. Lifeguards on duty.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“$$-$$$ Cozy place, away from the crowds, for a special night out with great cocktails & food.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Theater
“Live entertainment has returned to an historic summer stock theater in Kennebunk”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Diner
“Was on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives! Very classic diner feel and good food. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Great family style casual dining over looking the water. The Shipyard also brews their own beer making this a great stop any time of year!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Did I hear someone say taco? Yup. That's what I thought! Pedro's is a local favorite with fun music, a friendly staff and palm trees year round!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great wine selection. Excellent cozy spot for a glass of wine or specialty drink and Chacuterie board -typically open later than most area restaurants- a must!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Toy / Game Store
“Beautiful restaurant, beautiful location on the river. Great ambiance, 3 bars, outside deck with charming views. Upscale menu.”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Down to earth local tavern serves new England-style seafood. Pub grub & drinks Located in the heart of Kennebunkports dock square”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“AWARD WINNING! WORTH THE WAIT! MUST DO! Ok. You can tell we dig clams! This is a must do if you are staying in the Kennebunk area! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Fantastic food and cocktails, lots of vegetarian and vegan options and take out!”
  • 14 locals recommend

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