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
102 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (66)fit for foodies (40)special occasion (39)neighborhood gem (33)romantic (24)great for lunch (19)notable wine list (18)hot spot (17)vibrant bar scene (12)good for groups (11)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • EXcellent Maine dining!
    foodie1VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    the lobster stew is a memorable meal all by itself!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Hurricane RestKennebunkp.
    Ped42
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    Beautiful setting on the Kennebunk River in Kennebunkport. Excellent wine list and service. Most food preparation was excellent except vegetables. The green beans were barley blanched or literally raw. This spoiled what was otherwise a well prepare dish scallops and shrimp. Without this serious error food would be close to 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant with Local Flavor
    DinnerOut
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    We love the Hurricane restaurant. Excellent seafood, great bar and terrific service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot Food, Cold Service
    Cos4
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    The food is always great. Limited menu, but always something for everyone. The service on this visit was lacking. This is the issue here, sometime you have great service other times it seems not. On this night it took two plus hours to have appetizer, two beverages and an entree. Waited on average fifteen minutes for drinks to arrive after they were ordered each time. Waitress never checked on us except to take orders. If you are willing to gamble on service, the food is well worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun in Kennebunkport
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    First of all, our server was delightful. Everything was explained and handled with a smile. We were all laughing when she described the oysters, especially the chubby puppies, which were fresh and delicious. The lobster bisque was a meal in itself, rich and velvety. Some nice touches were the olive oil bottle on the table, the hot bread, the drinks served on crushed ice and the view. Overall it was a fun evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We always enjoy Hurricane.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    We always enjoy Hurricane. The food is excellent and lithe service friendly and warm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Superb
    LocalResidentVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    We are from town and thus able to enjoy Hurricane's on a regular basis. It is consistently excellent...wonderful food, the kitchen is accommodative to dietary needs, the staff is knowledgeable, attentive and courteous. In a word: GREAT!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding menu and wine list
    LenEats
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    The Hurricane offers an outstanding menu of interesting options, an impressive wine list and a beautiful view. My wife and I found this to be our best dining experience in Kennebunkport.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster chowder was wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    We had a really nice time at Hurricane. Great view, window table. Service was very good, food great. Lobster chowder awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    We were there for lunch on a summer Saturday. We had made reservations and were seated right away. Service was attentive. But as the restaurant filled there was a considerable wait between appetizers and entree. Clam appetizer was great as was the lobster chowder. Turkey BLT and crab and havarti sandwich were very good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok place since there is very
    ilikeoysters
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Ok place since there is very little else in the area...busy place that just turns tables in a touristy small town..most uneventful..and they need air conditioning on warm days as it was way too hot and muggy
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had our anniversary here
    DaveW
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    We had our anniversary here and the staff stepped up to provide a nice table and good service. The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    timmytVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Made a 6:30pm reservation and called restaurant to inform them I would 15 minutes late. Show up 15 minutes late and was told table was not ready but people were getting dessert. Waited 20 minutes and then got seated at worst table in restaurant as sun was piercing right in my face. Waited more than 30-45 minutes for main course after eating salad. Adding insult to injury, ended up waiting more than 15 minutes for espresso. Waitress was pleasant but couldn't overcome kitchen delays and never came by to let us know food would be on the way or apologize for delays. More than 2 hours start to finish. Seafood stew was delicious but 2 hours in a restaurant with no apologies or explanation is just not appreciated.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful views and great food
    40ishrunner
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    We tried Hurricane on the recommendation of our innkeeper. We were not disappointed. The pan seared halibut was divine as was the tenderloin. The menu is extensive enough to please anyone's palate and the views make you feel as if you are outside!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Napa
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    This is our second visit as we are summer people only. Your wait staff made this a lovely experience for us and our guests. She was delightful and very efficient. We did wait for our food a little longer than expected, but it was well worth the wait. I would certainly recommend the restaurant and tell them that it was a very, very good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A destination restaurant
    ilikefoodVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    Every year we spend a few days in Kennebunkport. It has been our go to getaway for over 30 years. About 10 years ago we discovered the Hurricane Restaurant in Dock Square and have enjoyed many meals there ever since. The quality and preparation of food is unsurpassed. Service is impeccable.I started off with the fresh wedge salad of iceberg lettuce and sunburst tomatoes, which was a flavored with a creamy bleu cheese dressing and delicious smoked bacon. It was followed by a roasted statler chicken entree accompanied with an orzo-pecorino mac & cheese. The chicken was succulent, juicy and so flavorful and the mac & cheese was like a risotto. I should also mention that their fresh baked warm bread and olive oil could be a meal in it self.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    delidon
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    Had the Baked Stuffed Lobster, Was to die for, My Wife had the Statler Chicken was great also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining at the Hurricane . . .
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    We used Open Table to book our Saturday nite reservation. Upon arriving we asked if we could dine in the Bar Area. after a short wait we were seated and proceeded to enjoy a great Filet & Lobster dinner! Service was good, the drinks were good, the food was great! If there was a negative it was that the Air Conditioners could not keep up with the heat wave outside and the temperature inside was a bit uncomfortable. The other thing is that when we moved into the Bar the restaurant "cancelled" our Open Table reservation so no credit would be given.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have dined at Hurricane
    KBBfan
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    We have dined at Hurricane several times. Always top notch. It is a small dining room so a little close when there's a crowd. A best bet in KBPT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dinner
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    We have eaten here a number of times over the last few years. The food and service are consistently top notch. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok but not great
    Foodie2VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    The food here was ok but overpriced for what it was. There was nothing exceptional about the food or the wine list and yet the prices were high. Yes, it's K'port but still...go down the road to Goose Rocks and spend the money at Earth and then you'll find value for the money you pay. Or go to Pedros and have a great, fun mmeal for less. There just wasn't anything that set this place apart.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful view & lobster
    SOMBILI
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    The restaurant has a beautiful view over the river and is perfectly located off the center of Kennebunkport. The service is outstanding and the lobster was fabulous; my wife had a lobster Cobb salad unlike any other, perfect combination of flavors!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was delicious--especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    The food was delicious--especially the baked stuffed lobster. The entire staff was very friendly, and found us a table with a great view.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot
    lovefoodVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Good food. Charming location. Service was quite slow although, in fairness to our waitress, she had a big table to take care of as well.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasure to return to!
    Ellen
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    We make a point of reserving at the Hurricane every visit to Kennebunkport as we have never been disappointed.The Mediterranean Seafood Stew is a favourite and the view of the sun setting over the harbour is unbeatable. We will be back next trip as our experience was once again ideal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal and outstanding service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and this restaurant was recommended to us. We were not disappointed! Everthing about the restaurant was wonderful, starting with the food. Our waitress was outstanding. The only problem was a group of very noisy people at the table next to us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good my chicken was
    bella
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Food was good my chicken was a little dry but did have great flavor we had to wait for our drinks as the bar was very backed up I would recommend adding to staff service our server was very busy therefore service was slow had to find someone to refill our water glasses.Would not recommend coming here for a romantic special occasion!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very enjoyable experience.
    gordon
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    very enjoyable experience. casual, relaxing atmosphere. good foof selection.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • top notch chef without the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    Food is awesome! Service horrible. Could tell other servers attentive with nearby guests, but ours just wanted to go home. It was our first night of our honeymoon and the information had been relayed but was never acknowledged. Very Dissapointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    What a great restaurant! The food and service was excellent. Unfortunately, our 2 family members couldn't join us and had to cancel at the last minute - Restaurant staff were very understanding and let us keep our window table - thoroughly enjoyed our meal; baked lobster was out of this world and the beef tenderloin melted in your mouth; this was our second visit and we can't wait to come again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale in a quaint town
    HowFeinVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Great food great service, presented well, we'll worth. The prices for location, food, etc. will definitely return
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Delicious
    LocalResidentVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    This was the last night foe the public suppers and the place was booming! Food, as usual, was very good!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Superb
    LocalResidentVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    We have said it before and say it again...excellent food, well prepared, great service. We live in Kennebunk and have made this a regular spot for us. Try the chicken satay for a starter; the salads are great esp. the Caesar. I do not eat red meat so I enjoy the sea food dishes which are always excellent; my wife is a meat eater and swears that their burgers are THE best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location - great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The restaurant is in Dock Square, with the dining room overlooking the Kennebunk River basin. Service was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The special Mothers' Day menu was excellent and varied, and included a salmon dish with a grilled lobster tail, cioppino, and tempura fried spicy tuna rolls. Everything was prepared to perfection; a thoroughly enjoyable experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We are so lucky to have such
    GailVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    We are so lucky to have such a great restaurant so close to home. A fantastic wine list, oysters and a great menu keeps us coming back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good dinners but a bit rushed
    stevea
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Overall the dinner that my wife and I had at Hurricane's was very good. For appetizers, my wife had a small house salad and I had an iceberg wedge. Both, while not outstanding, were very good. For our entrees, my wife had grilled shrimp over noodles topped with a delicious bulb of roasted garlic. I had a grilled seafood medley of grilled shrimp and swordfish. Both of our meals were very good. The only downside was that we felt a bit rushed by our waitress. Drinks, appetizers and entrees seemed to come in rapid succession. The adjacent table, which was being waited on by a different waitress brought the couple their main courses within only a few minutes after they got the chowder appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the service staff was not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    the service staff was not on their mark....example, served me first, then my date , always thought you served the lady first. had to request more water, did not clear dishes from table before bringing the next course.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a terrific view of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    We had a terrific view of the water and sunset while enjoying a delicious meal that had beautiful presentation as well. Portions are very generous and the staff knowledgeable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time I've been there.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    First time I've been there. The food was very good, our waitress was really attentive. We came for a birthday celebration and got just what we wanted. A special evening. I would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful Easter
    SANDY
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    We had a wonderful Easter Brunch there. I would return everyweek if we lived closer. Food was exquisite and service the best! Much better than Fore Street in Portland
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate