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On The Marsh

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46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356 (Route 9)
+1 207-967-2299
11:30 - 22:00
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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were pleasantly welcomed by the decor and hostess. What a nice place. The menu is very locally sourced and offers sufficient variety for its relatively small number of choices. The service was very good and the food was very tasty. All in all it was a very nice dinner.

Thank jrichie24
Quincy, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I suggest you go to this restaurant if you are looking for a fancier dinner in Kennebunk. They have a smaller, specialized menu with an extensive wine selection. The staff were exceptionally friendly and amenable. The decor is fancy rustic and the views of the marsh are relaxing. My friend ordered the salmon and said it was cooked perfectly. I... More 

Thank Rebecca F
North Dighton, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Newly promoted Romanian Sous-chef who knows the American palette. OUr 8 ounce sirloin (ho hum) was prepared to perfection. Our special table (#16) is a cozy, romantic nook especially designed for a romantic couple. And of course, our bubbly, unintrusive waitress Olivia, who added the light and love. It is a home run. This restaurant tends to be overlooked by... More 

Thank rons99876
Amherst, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The food and service were excellent. I most frequently order my favorite meal: soup of the day, salad, and a glass of wine. Then I have room for dessert. No disappointments!!!

Thank Susan S
Boston, Ma
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140 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Had dinner here last night at the bar. It was fairly hectic since they were closing for a number of weeks but the bartender was great and the food was excellent. We split a salad and entree and were very satisfied. Very nice ambiance too!

Thank SweeneyBoston_Ma
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Took our daughter for her high school graduation celebration and it was wonderful! They sat us at a beautiful table and the service was top notch! All the food was delicious and presented beautifully. Pricey but would definitely return for a special evening!

Thank Sheri L
H6282TNinfo, General Manager at On The Marsh, responded to this review

Sheri, Thank you so much for your great feedback! We are extremely happy you enjoyed your evening with us at On The Marsh. Congratulations once again to your daughter on all of her achievements. More 

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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Had dinner here last night and were very impressed, again! We had early reservations at 6pm. We were one of the few tables when we arrived but it had filled in by the time we left. Our waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. The menu is not large. Do not expect to find everything on the website on the menu... More 

1 Thank MaineMoke
H6282TNinfo, General Manager at On The Marsh, responded to this review

Thank you very much for joining us here at On The Marsh! We greatly appreciate all of your feedback. The duck confit and butternut squash is one of my favorites as well. We can't wait to see you again! More 

Kennebunk, Maine
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here for the second time. Both times the food and service have been outstanding. We were always hesitant to go here as we thought it may be a little stuffy and formal but the hostess and bartender were very welcoming. This time we sat at the bar and enjoyed a lovely conversation with others sitting there. We would definitely... More 

Thank p8triots
H6282TNinfo, General Manager at On The Marsh, responded to this review

Than you so much for taking the time to post your feedback! We are very happy you had an enjoyable evening at the bar with Keith! More 

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

My wife and I have eaten at On the Marsh on several occasions, and find it to be consistently our favorite restaurant in Maine. The 3-acre grounds along a stream are stunning, as is the historic structure that is lavished with beautiful antiques. The cuisine is unsurpassed in quality and presentation, including the best steaks and seafood we have ever... More 

Thank Scott G
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to OTM annually for six years to dine with a large group - 17 of us this time - of long-time friends. Servers Michele & Eileen swiftly & ably cared for us throughout the evening. The food, atmosphere and service made it a special night. We'll be back next year!

Thank mrlauber

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$44
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?