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On The Marsh

46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356
+1 207-967-2299
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (38 reviews)
“corn chowder” (8 reviews)
“duck” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had our first experience at On the Marsh at the end of February when friends invited us to join them for dinner there. We had often thought about trying this restaurant, but the high prices for regular menu entrees held us...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You've literally got to be kidding if you want to dine here. I could not wait to get out of there. We will never dine here again. On arrival we discovered the handicapped parking space had a big pile of snow. If you are disabled,...More

2  Thank StarWeez
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, good beer, friendly waitress. Not much is open in the winter in York but this was. Have I hit 100 yet?

Thank Charis7
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have always wanted to eat here and was not disappointed. The meal was wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone.

Thank njz
H6282TNinfo, Owner at On The Marsh, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to re hosting you in the near future. Cheers, Denise Rubin, Proprietress

Reviewed 10 February 2018

I was there with a large group and they treated us very well. Everyone ordering off the menu did not seem to pose a problem for the kitchen. The presentation, attention to detail and the taste was very impressive. My kudos to the Chef! I...More

Thank Judith W
H6282TNinfo, Owner at On The Marsh, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to let us know we are pleasing our guests and meeting their expectations. Our Chef Peter Pappas welcomed the positive feed back. Cheers, Denise Rubin, Proprietress

Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

A girlfriend and I had lunch at On the Marsh as a New Year celebration. Christina, our server was a sweetheart and was very attentive. My fish & chips (Fried Haddock) was some of the best fried fish I’ve ever had. The fish was large,...More

Thank Kay S
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Off the hook culinary detail, beautiful tableware, glassware, tiny touches like saffron topped butter crooks and crystal spiced sugar rimmed martinis. The scenery was fabulous with the snow and holiday decorations....super professional staff and bartenders. Right from bread to dessert.....TOP NOTCH

Thank connie473
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Delicious lobster Roma and scallops. Our reservation for lost, bit they were kind enough to accommodate us anyway, and on new years eve.

Thank RTroll_13
Reviewed 29 December 2017

We dined here during this past X-Mas Eve. The decor alone was so goreous and festive, plus the gentleman who played christmas songs on the piano was the icing of the evening. The food was fabulous, service excellent and the banna foster ice cream divine....More

Thank JacksonRandall
Reviewed 18 December 2017

This has become one of our favorite restaurants. We visit it both for lunch and dinner.We often drive to this area to enjoy the Kennebunkport and the surroundings and stopping here is perfect. The setting is beautiful with the view of the marsh and landscaping...More

Thank Pavel63
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Kathryn H
2 March 2018|
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Response from jaybeeFL | Reviewed this property |
Business casual--it is a very nice restaurant.
1 July 2017|
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Response from H6282TNinfo | Property representative |
Hello, There are a couple of local cab services here in Kennebunk. I have found the most professional and reliable to be HydiDrive @ 207.251.6611. Thanks On The Marsh
15 June 2017|
Response from Alexandra H |
Hello There! We would be happy to assist you with a carrot cake! Can you please call us at 207.967.2299 so we can make the arrangements? Looking forward to having you here. Alexandra Hennedy Events Coordinator
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$39
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356
    (Route 9)
  • Public Transportation: On the Marsh Bistro is a destination restaurant and can offer recommended taxi service in the local area serving the Hotels and Inns.
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: +1 207-967-2299
  • E-mail
On the Marsh Bistro resides in a converted barn and farmhouse circa 1800 on 3 acres of plantings alongside a tidal salt marsh. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, James Beard Presenter 2011, NECN Platinum Plate, Voted Most Romantic and one of the top ten restaurants in Maine. Great for European style Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners and Corporate Meetings. Try The Owner's Table or Our most Romantic Table #16, tucked away in a quiet corner. You will be dining in a captivating interior with Antiques, Collectibles and Art, all available for purchase. "It is around the table that friends and family best understand the warmth of being together..." Denise Rubin, Proprietress
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