Hurricane Restaurant - Kennebunkport
Hurricane Restaurant - Kennebunkport

Hurricane Restaurant - Kennebunkport

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hurricanerestaurant.com/home.html
  • Phone: 2079679111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 7 days a week -11:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Dinner: 7 days a week - 5 pm to 10:30 pm
    Bar Menu served - 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brooks MacDonald
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Town owned lot in Dock Square at rear entrance of restaurant. $3 per hour from Memorial Day until Nov 1. Free parking from 11/1 until Memorial Day.
A word from Hurricane Restaurant - Kennebunkport
Sitting over the Kennebunk River in the Kennebunkport neighborhood of Dock Square. Hurricane Restaurant offers the freshest local seafood,locally grown produce and the finest of prime meats available in the market daily. Our Chef and Pastry Chef write our menus each day based on what is the freshest and finest product. Our wine list offers over 130 plus selections by the bottle with almost 60 available by the glass and has won Wine Spectator awards for over 15 years in a row. Our service is casual with our priorities being complete guest satisfaction. Please join us soon to enjoy our wonderful food and beverages and well as our spectacular water views.
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Hurricane Restaurant - Kennebunkport reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (78)special occasion (45)fit for foodies (43)neighborhood gem (37)romantic (31)notable wine list (24)hot spot (22)great for lunch (22)vibrant bar scene (17)good for groups (16)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • George n' Barbara's Table
    DrThought
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had a splendid evening at The Hurricane ... and according to our server, we ate at the very table that President George H. W. Bush and his fabulous wife, Barbara ate at the very night before! Perhaps that why we had an even more amazing dinner than we had anticipated... or perhaps it was because the food was 'just THAT good... either way, our experience was wonderful!! The whole Maine Lobster was 'Off the Charts' delicious!! ~ Thanks for a terrific night!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, not great
    Martine4reviews
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    It was our fourth visit to this restaurant. This past visit was a little disappointing. The greatest feature of this restaurant is the views, and although we reserved about a week in advance and sent an additional email, we got a booth with no view. The noise level was distracting, the server was rushed and tried to keep up with too many customers. The swordfish was a little overdone and average overall. My past experiences were more notable, this time a little weak, would like to see them improve. I suppose it's hit or miss with this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kennebunkport in the fall
    Lakeliving
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Rainy and cold, so we ducked into this restaurant for a bite to eat. Fabulous food and service!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • somewhat disappointing
    kiat
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    After reading many reviews, I think the restaurant is inconsistent. Our server was very good and we did not experience any long delays. We waited for our table in the bar, and enjoyed the complimentary snacks and cozy ambiance. The drink prices were reasonable. Our meals were not as good as we expected. The wedge salad was bland and the spicy tuna rolls were worse. We had to ask for a side of wasabi to give them any flavor. The rack of lamb and the seafood stew was good but not great. We have had much better. There was a piece of lobster still in the shell, which made it messy to eat. There were a lot of mussels, one scallop,sliced into three medallions, and one clam. The chocolate dessert was the best part of the meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food okay, but very slow service
    terynVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Once seated it was 10 min. before we were acknowledged in any way. 15 min. in our server appeared, didn't introduce herself and took our drink order. She came back promptly, told us about restaurant week and disappeared again without waiting for us to say we were ready to order- we had plenty of time with the menu! We ordered just entrees. Nearly 45 minutes later they arrived, well after nearby tables who ordered after us had their food. Husband's pork chop was very, very good; mine was cold and gluey (ravioli with a maple cream sauce) but I think it would have been good hot. Server never checked in with us during the wait or after food arrived. It was very busy, so it may be better when they aren't so busy, but we won't be finding out.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    kportdiners2
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This restaurant was well reviewed and as frequent visitors to Kport we felt negligent in not having tried it. The service was slow. The noise level high and tables crowded together. The prices were high for the quality of the food. The lobster chowder inedibly salty, the ceAsar salad drowned in dressing which did not disguise the brown edged lettuce and the salmon special was overly sweet and over cooked. The restaurant was disappointing and we will stick to Bandaloop or Pier 77 for moderately priced good food in a pleasant environment.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • surprisingly delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Not your average lobster pound! Diverse menu.. Chef selections change daily delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect and great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Perfect and beautiful setting and the food was incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great value,lovely,elegant setting
    PsdlnVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Very pleasant experience. Prix fixe dining option was a great value. Dishes are delicious, generous and stress fresh accompaniments. Hearty, calorie busting desserts come with the turf. The chef has a heavy hand with salt and we felt less would have been more. Even so, this is recommended dining choice for Kennebunkport.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous
    Wcity
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We were seated at a nice window table just in time to catch the sun setting over the water. It was beautiful. The waiter was exceptionally good without being bothersome. The special martini was excellent. The food was excellent. The grilled swordfish was very good, although I thought it wasn't as flavorful as some that I've had. The creme brulee was excellent although the sugar top was a little too thick and hard. Overall I would say my husband and I loved the whole experience and would return for another dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    Nocooknight
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Very happy with our dinner here. Great views, great service, food was excellent and menu choices were enough that we know we need to come back and try something else. Good value for the $$$. Squash soup was excellent, orzo squash side very good as well. Hubby had lobster fettaccine and that was very good as well. Key lime pie yummy, apple dumpling dessert was the only disappointment. I think it was microwaved to heat it and the stuffing was dry and the pastry a bit chewy. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • beach
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The service was excellent! The food was just okay. For the price, I don't think it was worth it. My husband ordered the filet and it was so salty I begged him to return it, but he continued to eat it. The portion size was small and he was hungry. I ordered the ravioli dish on the menu. It was good, but nothing I would order again. Our favorite was the chicken satay in peanut sauce. If I were to come back, I would order this as my meal, and this was only an appetizer! This place has a great ambience and awesome view. A nice romantic quiet spot, but the food was just so so. We were disppointed but still tipped good because our waitress was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed
    lovenyc
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Another lovely time at hurricane Lively. Delicious,friendly and comfortable,great staff and a place we look forward to on visits to Maine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Halibut4me
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Very pleased with the whole experience. Table was ready upon arrival and the server was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jem by the three boats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The only thing that would make this place even better would be free parking. Kennebunkport is a hard place to find parking, but Hurricane is worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No value for your money
    LoveEatingOut
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had made reservation for our friend's 50th birthday - We had high expectations and were extremely disappointed. It is very overpriced for what you get. There are so many good seafood restaurants in the area that give you a lot more for your money. It is beautiful and the ambiance is very nice but honestly not worth the money. Our server - when she decided to grace our table - was also not terrific. We ordered a birthday cake for our friend - She literally put it on the table - we started to sing happy birthday and she just turned and walked away. Portions extremely small - you almost have to get the 10 salad before hand to be full. Would not go again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Excellent service and food was very good-recommend it
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise menu
    Switchedmenu
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were quite surprised to be given a brunch menu for a 2PM luncheon reservation. It was completely different from the sample suggestions on the web site luncheon menu. While the food was fine the lack of variety was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • efburkejrVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The rack of lamb, which I have had twice now, is spectacular. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Josiebeach
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Very nice they gave us a great table w lovely view of water as I requested on Opentable for our anniversary. White table clothes, good food and wine, energetic atmosphere without being too loud. I would recommend and return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and friendly service
    FineFoodAppreciated
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Our first time and we are looking forward to going back. It certainly lives up to its reputation. The food is delicious and beautifully prepared. The drinks were very good too. The desserts were elegantly presented and tasted great. Worth a trip from Portland any time of year; the chef and crew really know what they're doing. Great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive, lacking quality
    Brneyedgrl0006
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I was highly disappointed in the quality of food, ambiance, noise level of this restaurant. My husband and I had frequented the Hurricane in Ogunquit and expected the same excellent, innovative eating experience. We will not be returning
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Old meets New
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was exceptional- well prepared and great presentation. Portions were respectfully large without being overwhelming. Service was courteous and helpful. We had a window seat overlooking the river. Unfortunately, the air conditioning was blowing on our heads so I recommend central air if possible. The raspberry bread pudding was to die for!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Night in K Port
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great dinner at Hurricane. The fish special was well prepared as well as the veal chop. Great location for a special dinner out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb as always
    LocalResidentVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our reviews are consistent....this is a terrific restaurant with a great staff and wonderful menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kennebunk Vaca
    martyp
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Booked the Hurricane from the recommendations on line. Was not disappointed. Staff was extremely friendly. Food was way above average, almost White Barn quality but half as expensive. Drinks where expensive 4 cocktails for $45 but were of high quality and delicious. Dessert "blueberry pie ala mode" was exceptional. We had fish and meat and both where well prepared with just the right amount of interesting spices. Definite return visit anytime that we are in the area with time. This is a no rush two hour dining experience so if your in a hurry eat in the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu of seafoods
    SylofQC
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We visit Southern Maine once a year and we discovered the Hurricane a couple of years ago. We make it a date to come visit them during our vacations. Seafoods were fresh (we had the Nova Scotia scallops and the Mediterranean Lobster stew) and prepared originally. The service was excellent with a few quirk : we had to ask for additional glasses for sparkling water and the waiter forgot to bring the herb tea my wife asked for. The wine list is good and you can find reasonably priced ones as well as more elaborate and more expansive ones. My wife likes drinking rosé (blush) and they only have very sweety ones (such as Zinfandel); a nice improvement would be to have a couple of French or Italian rosé to the list.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oh what a night!
    EileenEVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We had a great time at Hurricane's. The staff,particularly the bartenders,are amazing...friendly but not intrusive.it is a great place for conversation. We ran into someone at the bar who we hadn't seen for years(lives in a different state),and amazingly through the course of conversation realized we knew each other.That conversation was the stepping stone for a whole bar full of friendly folks joining in.If it hadn't been such a relaxed and friendly place we may never have spoken to the people sitting around us-and missed out on such an important reunion.It became a spirited and fun reunion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Liked Hurricane
    HappytoreviewVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This proved to be our favorite restaurant in Kennebunkport. The food was very good - we each had salad (one ceasar and one iceberg wedge), followed by pork chop for me and vegetarian pasta for my husband. Both were excellent. The waitress was very attentive, the location is wonderful especially if you get a table by the window which overlook the river. A wonderful view. And most importantly, the food was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is a great restaurant. The Hurricanes Garlic Shrimp is fabulous!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Wonderful
    LocalResidentVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I say the same thing each time we dine here and share our thoughts on Open Table. Wonderful carefully prepared food. Excellent service. Willing to accommodate special dietary requests. Our only compliant is that they close for part of the winter and we miss them terribly during that time!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good view, good lobster roll
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The view of the town and the river is lovely. Our waitress was friendly and eager to please. The lobster roll, though a bit salty for my taste, was filled with fresh lobster. The sweet potato fries were awesome.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Toujours délicieux!
    Danilise
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Le mediterranean Seafood stew vaut le détour. Il est généreux en fruits de mer et délicat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite
    CTyankee
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Best in Kennebunkport by far! Seafood stew and Baked stuff lobster wonderful. Make a reservation well ahead - it's busy.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    weluvseafood
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I selected the Hurricane based on a prior experience with a business client. this time it was for our 37th wedding anniversary. I placed the reservation online and asked for river view seating, which we got and enjoyed a sunset and saw the tide turn. We both love seafood. We shared some oysters. She had the seafood stew, I had the roasted garlic shrimp. All was excellent!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Lobster Ever!
    kantroVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had a 7:30 reservation and although the place was totally packed we were seating w/in 5 mins. Service was excellent. The wait staff was very attentive, refilling water, drinks etc. I had a whole lobster; was delicious!! Husband had tenderloin, done exactly as asked and was excellent. The is located right in town. We had a relaxing dinner, we were not rushed and was most enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine dining in the heart of K
    AcrossAmericaVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great dining in the heart of Kennebunkport. Great service and atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining experience
    Martine4reviews
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The restaurant fills to capacity by 6pm. Would strongly recommend a reservation. We were lucky and had an excellent table with a view. Menu is varied but not too lengthy. Good wine selection. Seafood well prepared, lobster chowder best I had in the area. Service was prompt and efficient. Overall good dining experience. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even better than what I hoped for
    Loveygourmet
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great cocktails, nice selection of wines and by the glass, too. Lots of choices for appetizers--the 1/2 oysters Rockefeller, 1/2 clams casino great. Warm bread served. Huge veal chop grilled to perfection and tender. Roast rack of lamb also as requested. Wines poured by the glass were plentiful. Blueberry pie is in a small crock with homemade crust and the lovely small Maine blueberries--not lots of filler and topped with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Great service without being intrusive. Really, a wonderful dinner overall. Will definitely go back when we return to Kennebunk. Dine here--you'll be happy you did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Great
    LocalResidentVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food is always well prepared and attractively presented. We appreciate their willingness to make substitutions based on dietary needs...many places will not do this but Hurricane does it without a question. The staff is knowledgeable and professional.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.