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On The Marsh

46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356
+1 207-967-2299
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (37 reviews)
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We celebrated our 50th anniversary there last year with our extended family. The service, care and food we received was beyond what we expected. Last night, we celebrated our daughter's birthday and the food and our server, Steve, again, more than met our expectations.

Thank amm1890
Reviewed 1 week ago

On The Marsh is a beautiful bistro in a wonderful location and our table was so cozy and comfortable with wingback chairs and a perfect view. The service was excellent, the drinks were very good, and the food was mostly delicious. The Truffle Fries were...More

Thank MaggieB07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Maine, everyone knows what a $20 lobster roll looks like. My wife ordered the $41 lobster pasta here, to our surprise, the lobster was non existent! I told the hostess and she told me she would inform management. Nothing more was said. Thus management...More

Thank Larry K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We 'discovered' On the Marsh while meandering between Portsmouth and Kennebunkport, and were so smitten by the architectural charm of the house, and the lovely setting, we ventured in. Five o'clock, and were seated in the elegant green captains' chairs, with a view that looked...More

Thank Celticsoul
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a foodie, this is the place to eat. Don't even think of going anywhere else. They have an extensive wine list, the food is delicious as well as well presented. The service is impeccable. The atmosphere and view from the main window...More

Thank Callmecariblover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My new favorite restaurant! I hardly ever give 5 stars across the board, but I did for this restaurant. From the moment we drove in to the parking lot, walking through the lovely, whimsical, magical landscape, to opening the door and then viewing the tastefully...More

Thank Kim F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On The Marsh can be found just outside the lovely tourist town, Kennebunkport, in Maine. The restaurant is situated in a traditional New England clapboard house and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and a pond. Inside, the main dining room's decor is traditional and restrained;...More

Thank Karen Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ambiance, food and drink for you and any size group with a spectacular view "On The Marsh" is sure to please. Enjoy your favorite Maine seafood from the menu or try something unique from the "special of the day". Relax and converse in an interesting,...More

Thank Norm F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here is what is good about On The Marsh: - the wines - the first courses (the Lobster stew is excellent) - the service Everything else is tired. The entrées were terrible. The salmon was so overcooked (they didn't ask the temp I prefer, just...More

Thank ASparrow1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a work colleague for lunch and although the room is comfortable the meal was over priced for just average food and basic menu choices. Won't go back for lunch.

Thank Mainehappy
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Questions & Answers
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
Gail G
4 August 2016|
Response from H6282TNinfo | Property representative |
Hello, Reservations are not required to sit at the bar, but I would advise making them as at any given time our bar is full. Thanks Steve
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$44
Dinner, Lunch, 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
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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