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On The Marsh

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46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356 (Route 9)
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This restaurant is wonderful. The atmosphere is really great and they have a piano player on the weekends. We went for Christmas Prelude weekend and they had piano, carolers and gorgeous decorations. The food was fabulous. I can't wait to go back.

Thank Sharon H
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Went to the spot during the height of Christmas prelude. The service, the atmosphere, the food, five star. My absolute favorite dessert wine is on the menu. Wait staff couldn't be better. Ambience is exactly what you want. If they can knock it out of the park in this way during Christmas prelude, you know this is the place to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We love it here!! The mussels are so delicious. That atmosphere is romantic. It's great to hear piano music while you eat. Service is amazing one of our favorites!!

Thank Michelle W
Madison, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We were so looking forward to having a quiet romantic dinner at this beautifully decorated and historic restaurant. Unbeknownst to us there was a wedding upstairs and the ceiling was shaken away as kids ran back and forth above us. The food was good, not great. The chef forgot to put the lobster in my husband's seafood dish so it... More 

York, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

There were four of us recently on a Saturday evening. Reservations are a must here. we were seated right away. Service was professional but started out slow. Took about 20 mins to get a round of drinks. After that service picked up and was top notch the rest of our stay. We had the duck (out of this world) and... More 

Thank Shart43
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I had the Lobster and steak very good the steak was tender I liked how pretty this place was it was sweet of them to give us a amoretto shot with whip cream and at the beginning I got this like thing of pepperoni and green beans it was very good its on the pricey side but the meal was... More 

Thank dianryana
Newington, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We try to go to On the Marsh whenever we go to the Kennebunks. We were recently there on a Saturday night. The place was busy, but Shannon, our server, made us feel like we were the only people there. She was terrific. The halibut with corn chowder should not be missed - very delicate, with great flavor. My husband... More 

Thank Gerry G
Bethany, Connecticut, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The ambiance was wonderful, the food was creative and delicious, and the staff was wonderful! We will be back!

Thank Abby S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$40
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
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
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: 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: 12079672299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?