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Ocean Cape Arundel Inn

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208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6307
+1 207-967-4015
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a fantastic experience at this restaurant. We probably should have been dressed a tad bit nicer. The atmosphere was welcoming either way. They offered a nice selection of drinks along with unique tapas and meals. Hands down one of the best wait staff either one of us has had. From start to dessert a lovely... More 

Thank Mac2mam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Anniversary Dinner with ocean view, great service, and tip notch dining. This was out 3rd anniversary dinner at the Ocean Cape Arundel Inn and will not be out last.

Thank Bostn2Moab
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Great Restuarant located on Ocean Ave. with a view of Walker's Point. You can sit on the porch and have a drink before or after your meal and enjoy the scenery. Great place with good food.

Thank Lmurphy67
Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Creative cuisine on the pricey side but worth the views alone ! Food outstanding, attentive service, comfortable seating, only negative comment would be the wine prices are too high. Thoroughly enjoyed my dinner both nights during my recent stay at the Inn and looking forward to going back.

Thank Dianne D
Framingham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Nice evening for a birthday celebration, lovely view, great service, a little bit disappointed with the lack of specials on the menu. Lamb was a little rare for my wife's taste.

Thank arfur64
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

I have dined here under many regimes, all excellent and contributing the DNA which enables it to be a consistent stand out. Magnificent ocean views and to Walkers Point amid tastefully updated surroundings. The food is superb and my snobbiest of "foody" friends love the place. The appetizers here deserve a better name because they are artfully presented, very different... More 

Thank Michael L
Lexington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

OK< this hotel has been around for a long time and it's been updated from time to time - tradition growing up was to come here for Sunday breakfast! The views are great, the food is very good, and worth a "date night" for a couple, but for dinner I don't see this as a family spot, unless your kids... More 

Thank Lolabowla
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

A gourmet restaurant with a talented chef and excellent attentive (but not imposing) service from the wait staff.

Thank Tim B
Natick, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

This may be the most beautiful restaurant setting I have ever seen. The restaurant sits raised above Ocean Ave, so as you peer out any window, all you can see is the Ocean and Rocky Main coast. Unquestionably the most romantic setting in KPT and could stand up against anything I've seen. We tried Happy Hour drinks and appetizers. I... More 

Thank bjuniorb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

The inn was very warm and accommodating. Complementary champagne checking in. Nice corner room in the main house with gorgeous ocean view and Walkers Point. The dining room service was excellent and reasonably priced. The complimentary breakfast before leaving was delicious. We will definitely take advantage of this off season special rate opportunity. The staff were very friendly and did... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
French, American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6307
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunkport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-967-4015
In the heart of this mostly residential enclave, in a converted circa-1895 Shingle Style house, sits Ocean. Though the Inn has existed in one permutation or another since the 1950s, and it has long held a reputation for well-appointed lodgings and fine dining. The Innkeepers have filled the building with a striking art collection that could make small New England museums envious, while Chef Gignac uses the dining room—with its awe-inspiring views—as a canvas upon which to create epicurean masterpieces. Pierre Gignac graduated from the Institut d’Hôtellerie et de Tourisme du Québec. Pierre chose to open his first restaurant in Ogunquit, Maine “98 Provence," which pleased locals, tourists and critics for 18 years, until it closed in 2012.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?