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50 Local

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50 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043
+1 207-985-0850
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of a bunch of great restaurants outside the zoo of Dock Square, I have always found the food here to be great service worthy of tips and decor ambiance good if a little dark. They are one of two up market spots within 50yards of each other(kennebunk inn). And they both deliver on their food premise. Worth... More 

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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

Late Summer meal with friends at this quirky spot was 'spot on!" All four of us had different mains which followed excellent crab cakes. Wine was pricey but excellent and the service was top drawer. This restaurant has a hard won loyal client base so reservations are needed

Thank MalcolmDG
Warren, New Jersey
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Loved this place. Creative menu using locally sourced ingredients. The room is dark but has a very "cool" trendy vibe to it - which is not a negative at all - just unusual for this part of town. Our server was so passionalte about the menu and the wines he helped make the dinner even more special.

1 Thank slscottxny
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

My wife and I were on vacation in Kennebunk, Maine, and had high hopes for this restaurant after reading all the 5-star reviews. Too bad our expectations were not met! The first sign of problems occurred when I opened the restaurant menu and found every price to be higher than those on their Web site menu. Little did I know... More 

Thank alp549
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Tried this lovely restaurant with my brother-in-law and sister and their daughters (+1 significant other) over the weekend of August 12. All of us enjoyed our dinners from the AMAZING Crispy Egg Farm Salad (super yummy) to the Statler's Chicken, Lobster Scampi Over Tagliatelle to the Gnocci-- only the sound of silence and sighs of YUM! They also had 1... More 

1 Thank BelBella5
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Dining here was a highlight of our trip. We were seated promptly for our reservation. Each dish we ordered was excellent and the service was excellent too!

1 Thank Rhonda L
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

After visiting 50 local during both my current and 2015 summer vacations I can honestly say that neither my girlfriend or I have found anything on the menu we didn't like. The menu itself changes daily so be sure to check what is currently being served. The Lobster and Lemon Risotto stands out as a person favorite. Most dishes offer... More 

1 Thank Rob W
Kennebunk, Maine
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The food is from local providers. There is a list of providers and what they provide clearly visible on a chalk board in the dining area. The food was very good and somewhat out of the ordinary. Portions were sparse but tasty. That being said, the total was expensive. I suppose that local food from local providers is more expensive... More 

Thank Bill M
Rochester, New York
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Cheese board was killer - 7 cheeses, believe 6 of which were locally made. We had varying entrees - roasted chicken, chicken curry (both of these were "best ever" per my hubby and son in law) and baked haddock risotto. Then we went over the top and ordered the beignets - way too much food for us but holy cow... More 

2 Thank ttill
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Merrilee Paul and Chef David Ross are a great team in marriage and a fabulous restaurant. The menu is always changing based on the freshest local items. Friends and I enjoyed an amazing dinner of the best fish and chips and local fish last weekend. 50 Local is always on my list for several dinners throughout the year. Always great... More 

1 Thank puppysmiles

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: +1 207-985-0850
A new restaurant brought to you from local gal, Merrilee Paul and her husband David Ross that will feature the best of the area's resources. Relying on local farms, fisheries, and a commitment to the community, 50 Local is downtown Kennebunk's newest neighborhood establishment. 50 Local will feature an outstanding approachable menu containing many of the traditional dishes offered in French Bistros with an American take, served in a comfortable, elegant, and friendly atmosphere.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?