Restaurants in Kennebunkport, ME

There surely are other things to eat in Kennebunkport, but who can resist this Maine Coast town’s lobster dinners, lobster rolls, fried clams, and clam chowder? A lovely place to sit down and taste it all (with peanut butter ice cream pie for dessert) is Mabel’s Lobster Claw, which for many years was George Bush’s family’s favorite local eatery. If you’d rather sit on a bench overlooking the water or standing on the bridge that connects Kennebunk with Kennebunkport, consider the Clam Shack, which often is credited with the very best lobster rolls along the coast. For eating a lobster dinner in properly primitive surroundings, there’s Nunan’s Lobster Hut, the dining room of which overlooks the swamps of Cape Porpoise. From tableside windows you occasionally can see members of the Nunan family pulling live lobsters from their tanks to bring into the kitchen.

Kennebunkport’s Most Famous Dishes

Picked lobster meat is piled high in a long bun that has been butter-grilled on its sides ... Maine lobster roll

Lobster Roll

A modest-size pie slice is overwhelmed by how many blueberries it contains

Blueberry Pie

Cafeteria tray holds a square meal of BBQ chicken, mac & cheese, collards, cornbread, sweet tea, and banana pudding

Dinner Platters

Buttery, creamy chowder is packed with shrimp, clams, and fish


Kennebunkport’s Best Restaurants

One big, bright red, ready-to-eat lobster perches atop a pile of steamer clams on a paper placemat.
Mabel’s Lobster Claw


Port Lobster Co.


One whole lobster with a cup of butter for dipping ... Maine shoreline best
Nunan’s Lobster Hut | Maine Shoreline Best


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Picked lobster meat is piled high in a long bun that has been butter-grilled on its sides ... Maine lobster roll

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Lobster roll on a round bun

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