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Academe at The Kennebunk Inn

4.3
291 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Academe at The Kennebunk Inn showcases the culinary creativity and execution of Chef-owners and Culinary Institute of America graduates, Brian and Shanna O'Hea. This year Academe's Lobster Pot Pie was featured on the Food Network show "Best Thing I Ever Ate," nominated by celebrity chef Cat Cora. Since acquiring the historic inn located in the heart of Kennebunk village in 2003, the O'Heas have dramatically altered the look, the feel and, most importantly, the tastes awaiting patrons of The Inn's restaurant. From first course options to entree and dessert offerings, Academe promises an uncommon yet accessible dining experience drawn from the seasonal bounty of the land and sea.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, French American, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch and Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(207) 985-3351
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brian and Shanna O'Hea
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Private party facilities
A private room that overlooks The Inn's brick patio and herb garden can accommodate up to 30 for seated service and 40 for standing receptions. Access to the patio/garden provides a gracious combination of indoor and outdoor space.
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Private party contact
Diane Ryan: (207) 985-3351
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Catering
Chef-owners, Brian and Shanna O'Hea, will design the perfect menu to meet your on or off-site catering requirements for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, anniversary and birthday parties, or corporate events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Grove St.
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Parking details
Ample parking is available directly behind The Inn at no charge. Parking on the street in front of the restaurant is also permitted at no charge.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 291 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.2
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vipMainehome (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Consistently good service and food. Always great!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

Very enjoyable meal, service was excellent, and the staff very welcoming.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0
Dined on October 24, 2017

What a wonderful cozy dining experience. Sat in the bar for cocktails, ordered the nachos, as everyone seemed to be. Thought it was a little strange, boy were we wrong they were amazing. Ordered the fried paddock probably the best I ever had, very minimal breading, fresh and delicious, also had their famous lobster pie, not disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on October 20, 2017

This was one of the bet meals I had. The Lobster Pot Pie was outstanding. Also, the dessert sampler was a great end of dinner treat. I loved everything about this place.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
Dined on October 8, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. We started with drinks on the porch and got seated at a very quiet table that over looked the street. Our server Betty Anne was amazing and so was the lobster pot pie! I would definitely recommend eating and staying here!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Montreal)
4.0
Dined on October 7, 2017

From out of town, had a nice Sat evening meal with our two young kids. Chicken curry soup was delicious and arguably too filling. Salmon with kung pao cauliflower - fish is good and the veggie better. Wines by the glass were so-so, maybe we just ordered the wrong ones. Attentive and friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on September 29, 2017

Always a treat to eat at Academe. We brought friends from CT for first time dining. Everyone loves there meal.

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vipThomR (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on September 16, 2017

We've been to Academe at least 20 times and have always had a delicious meal, friendly service, and a wonderful time.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on September 15, 2017

A good time. Service was good, food very good. Ambience was fair.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on September 9, 2017

The lobster pie was very disappointing. The potatoes were very doughy. The Kennebunk salad was very good along with the salmon. The gazpacho soup tasted like it came from a can. The nachos were delicious.

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