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Ken's Family Restaurant

411 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976-0900
+1 207-474-3120
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (24 reviews)
“chicken” (15 reviews)
“clams” (6 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
411 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976-0900
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Reviewed yesterday

poor service. waitress had bad attitude. went at lunch time and waited 10 minutes for somebody to take our drink order. we had to flag somebody down for that, i'm guessing that's why the bad attitude. food didn't give me food poisoning, that's the only...More

Thank Maineles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here while in Skowhegan because of the great reviews on this site and were not disappointed! We had a fried seafood medley platter that was the biggest, tastiest seafood we have ever had! If you are in the area, you need to go....More

Thank Gail U
Monique D, Manager at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much! So happy you enjoyed it!! We appreciate your visit and the review. Have a super summer .

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here in a long time but we were told n the area and decided to have dinner. The inside was better than I remember, and the food was still top notch. We all had a great meal and were to full for...More

Thank YotaPwr
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh, thank you 😊 my husband and I have enjoyed serving customers like you since 1987 ( when we took over for his dad,Ken) we want to thank you for coming back all these years later to see us again! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great! Thank you 😊 We are certainly proud of our staff and love when they are recognized as super !

Reviewed 9 May 2017

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...More

Thank Barbara04957
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017 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...More

Thank lhg39350
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

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

Reviewed 1 May 2017

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...More

Thank Jim B
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

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.

Reviewed 30 April 2017

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 reviewResponded 5 May 2017

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.

Reviewed 16 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!More

Thank JFreder5
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank Eaglesprit T
Monique D, Owner at Ken's Family Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

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 !!

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Eaglesprit T
its not far from me were going there today i will let you know how good it is when i get back from what people tell me its more than whats people say ill let you know
11 March 2017|
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Response from Eaglesprit T | Reviewed this property |
im glad you like it we do the people are great to serve you and fast its clean and you get more than you paying for its nice to let people know were theres good food and a great place to eat this place has all that im proud... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, 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
  • E-mail
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