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
120 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (79)special occasion (48)fit for foodies (42)neighborhood gem (37)romantic (33)notable wine list (25)hot spot (22)great for lunch (22)vibrant bar scene (18)good for groups (17)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Always a good meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    The service and the food are always outstanding. We have enjoyed all the meals when we have visited. Our grand-daughter who was visiting from California enjoyed the seafood. Oyster night is always a good night. They are offered in many variations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So lucky to live in the area
    GailVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We love going to Hurricane's. They have delicious food, an outstanding wine list and the service is spectacular. Seafood, filet mignon, butternut squash ravioli, beautiful salads, and really great soups (not to mention the chocolate hurricane for dessert! All fabulous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice find
    Michael
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Nice spot in the center of Kennebunkport as it is in walking distance of the center of town. Good food at reasonable price levels
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Place...
    ZimmyVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    I had the the $50 baked stuffed lobster. Everything was good. Nothing was particularly exceptional. I would recommend the restaurant as a place for respectable seafood prepared in traditional ways.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous as always.....
    TogaTasterVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Dined at The Hurricane Sunday evening....what a great restaurant!! I chose the seafood stew, which was prepared with scallops, clams, mussels, shrimp and 1/2 a steamed lobster... So o incredibly delicious...the almond pesto always takes this dish over the top!!! My husband had the filet served with whipped potatoes and cartelized brussels sprouts...he's not a fan of those mini cabbages, but there wasn't a one left on his plate...!!! We both truly enjoyed every mouthful of our dinners and can't wait to return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food and superb service.
    Ralph
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    great food and superb service. Best restaurant that we found in Kennebunkport!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • community suppers
    brandy
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Beginning last year we have attended several of the community suppers. The 3 entrees they offer for special pricing are great ! Service is prompt and friendly! Our family buys gift certificates for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. so we can enjoy the community suppers through the off peak season. Love looking out over the river watching kayakers and sunset!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Hurricane's
    GailVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    And don't get there enough. Professional staff, delicious food and beautiful scenery make this a fantastic spot!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You will return year after year!
    LeeLee
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    The Hurricane Restaurant in the heart of downtown Kennebunkport, ME is a place you will revisit summer after summer. Visit just before sunset and wait for a window table. Enjoy the sunset over the marsh along with one of their signature martinis. I recommend the Safflower Martini made with Blue Bombay Sapphire Gin, St Germaine Liquor and a splash of white cranberry juice and a twist of lemon... Ahhh... "Summer in a glass". The lobster chowder is AMAZING and the Caesar Salad, with half a lobster, is a must have. Enjoy this restaurants romantic atmosphere with the one you love or bring along friends for a fabuous evening! This is the one of the top restaurants of the area!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huuricanes continues to be
    TonyPVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Huuricanes continues to be a great dining experience. It is fine for small parties of not more than 4, otherwise it gets a bit crowded. We were dining early which enabled us to enjoy the Price Fox menu. A great 3 course meal for $30 / person. Started with a simple Cesar's salad, then Salmon entree, and then desert (4 scoops of flavored Ice Creams). The exterior walls face the Kennebunk River, giving a great outdoor view while you dine. The location is in the heart of the Dock Square area of Kennebunkport, so you can spend some time walking around the shops either before, or to walk off some of the dinner afterwards. The regular menu is great too, as we have dined here many times before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!
    MC1973
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Great experience, all-around. Perfect waterside setting, quick and friendly service, great wine list, and the oysters, and dinners were perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aurea Mediocritas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    As a tourist in Kennebunkport, you can always get decent, comfort food. From brinks to appetizers and main courses it is average quality; do not expect inspiration or innovation. Service is haphazard; Despite the potential of being located on the water's edge, it is not exploited with a dungeons' feeling.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good...
    Bx2BostonVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    We have eaten many of time at Hurricane's in K'Port. It is the quintessential New England/Maine/Kennebunkport experience. Typical lobster and other seaford dishes one would come to expect in K'Port...as well as other meat, pasta and other offerings. While never disappointed and perfectly adequate, I also am never WOW'ed by the experience. The location is great, the wait staff is very informative and responsive...and the ambience is excellent...but the food is just 'good' to 'fair'. It is not the first place we think about eating when we are in the area...which is a lot...so, while it will not disappoint, I also think it does not inspire the real 'foodie'.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Kennebunkport
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Always an enjoyable dining experience...excellent food choices, great wait staff, overall...wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • R&R Hurricane
    arlingtongirlVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    Thouroughly enjoyed dinner with the family at Hurricane Restaurant. Something for everyone including one picky teenager. The lobster corn chowder was fantastic. My son had the chicken satay app which easily work as a dinner....presentation was beautiful! Hurricane style shrimp scampi always a treat and met expectations once again. Would not vacation in Kennebunkport without a visit or two to Hurricane's.r
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food and a great view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    The restaurant has a great location overlooking the river. The Mediterranean seafood stew was very flavorful and a generous portion. My husband had the beef tenderloin and it was cooked perfectly with a delicious smashed potato side. Sit by the windows if you can for a great view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great visit.
    MandCN
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    We have dined at Hurricane many times and this experience was right in line with all of our previous visits. You can always expect between a 4 and 5 star experience. This time the food was excellent (as expected) but the desserts were off the hook. Just outstanding in every way. If you're in the Kennebunks and are looking for a place that's great for couples or small groups then this is the stop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant with Local Flavor
    DinnerOutVIP
    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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok place since there is very
    ilikeoystersVIP
    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
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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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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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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
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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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    • 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
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    • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.