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Ken's Family Restaurant

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411 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976-0900
+1 207-474-3120
07:00 - 20:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Ken's for dinner. Service was super, food was very tasty and price were reasonable. We enjoy dining at Ken's rack time we visit the restaurant.

Thank Dana B
Norridgewock, Maine, United States
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having gone to Ken's since it opened in 1972, as a big treat when growing up in Skowhegan. I love to return to the restaurant and have a favorite of mine. The chicken basket, fried and tastes as good today as it did when they first started. Yes, I have had other things on their menu, equally good. There is... More 

Thank Barbara04957
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you! We are celebrating 45 years this year! Randy and I along with our staff have maintained the chicken recipe, Ken ( Randy's Dad) created when he first opened. I'm so glad you enjoy it and that you have been our guest for so long More 

Philadelphia, Mississippi
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing thru and stopped at Ken's because of the 4 star rating. I will say the chicken gumbo and coleslaw were delicious. I had the fried shrimp and onion rings. My husband had the seafood medley. The entrees were fair in taste. Portions are a good size.

Thank lhg39350
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you make it in again during your travels. Have a great summer. More 

Houlton, Maine
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87 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great omelet station,plenty of choices and worth every penny of the $8.49.For two,plus tax,tip and pecan pie was $30.Breakfast buffet is only on weekends but the rest of the menu looks delicious!Friendly staff.we were seated and served immediately by a very pleasant young lady.No flaws at all.

Thank Jim B
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We appreciate that you chose to stop at Kens for breakfast. We are truly proud of our staff - they are a great team so thank you for recognizing them. Have a great summer. More 

Skowhegan, Maine
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service clams were cook perfect everything was hot even having a full restaurant the wait was very short

Thank 823lori
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

We do try hard to be fast even during our busiest times. I'm glad we met your expectations! Thank you for the review and your business. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The food was terrible. the Chicken CORDON BLEU.. was two pieces of deep fried chicken... with sandwich meat ham put together like a sandwich, with cheese.. not baked at all...It was gross!

Thank JFreder5
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Oh ! So sorry you didn't care for our version of Chicken Cordon Bleu! It's a very popular item. I would suggest our grilled chicken dinner ( done BBQ, teriyaki, or plain ) for a non fried chicken entree or the Seafod Medley for a broiled seafood choice. We also offer baked stuffed Haddock on the weekends. More 

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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

i went there today nice place nice waiters fast to had the buffet and it was very good a cook stand to serve you to cook your eggs anyway u like fresh fruits and juices good coffee clean place lot of room service is fast and nice it is the best place around plenty of parking a place to bring... More 

Thank Eaglesprit T
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Well, thank you so much for coming in for breakfast and taking a moment to review. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Our buffet has become quite popular with the help of folks like you. We appreciate it ! Happy Spring !! More 

Skowhegan, Maine
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

we go there quit often and enjoy the food and the service is very good. WE usually share the surf and turf and the steak is always done just right

Thank 3dmardiv
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for letting others know about your experiences here with us at Ken's! We appreciate it and look forward to cooking for you again ! Cheers! More 

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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Fish for days....The fried fish is crispy ,flavorful and the "jumbo fish fry" is beyond filling .Obviously the kitchen values flavor and therefore keep the oils clean and fresh. The fries tasted like real fresh potato . The booth seating is spacious and comfortable and they put no pressure on customers no matter how busy it's a no rush atmosphere.A... More 

Thank R_Choiniere
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for noticing! Ken set a schedule and standard for oil rotation back in 1972 and Randy, his son, has followed the exact plan for the last 30 years as well. So happy you enjoyed a meal with us! More 

Skowhegan, Maine
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Ken's offers a great mix of surf and turf. Our family loves their chicken and shrimp basket meals. You can eat in or takeout. They also have a great breakfast buffet on the weekends. Great place to go with friends or family, very casual dining.

Thank bsbolduc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976-0900
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Skowhegan
  • Phone Number: +1 207-474-3120

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