Anneke Jans

4.8
1744 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Anneke Jans is a lovely neighborhood bistro in the heart of downtown Kittery, Maine.

Seasonal menu subject to change.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1744 people are saying
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vipJenniferH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived we had an amazing experience. The staff was friendly and attentive. The menu was nicely varied and the dishes we tried were delicious. The restaurant has a romantic ambiance, making it the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary

MJ
vipMJP2558
New England
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hidden Gem, excellent food and service. Cannot go wrong, one of my favorites.

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LeighM
New England
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!
From service to food. I forgot how wonderful this place is!! Loved everything!!

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vipBradley
New England
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots in the Portsmouth/Kittery area. Consistent experience every time - amazing food, great service, wonderful ambiance.

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vipthomash
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic food, service is perfect… favorite restaurant on the Seacoast!!

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JeffS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh food with local ingredients. Helpful and pleasant staff. Good drink and wine options

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Colleen
New England
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fabulous!! Wonderful evening. First time diners. Will definitely return!!

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nicolel
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 7 and were so impressed with our server! She didn't miss a beat! The food was outstanding and the ambience is amazing. Thank you to Jason and his crew for making our experience so wonderful!!!!

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our entrees were outstanding. My wife had the Steak Frites and I had the scallops, both excellent. The caviche appetizer was not great and a bit overpriced at $18. Service we excellent and the prices of our entrees were reasonable. No draft beer selection, but decent beers in cans/bottles to choose from including Stoneface IPA.

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vipJenniferL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. Scallops, swordfish and Bolognese pasta - everyone loved what they had. Also for dessert the bread pudding was amazing as was the blueberry tart. French press coffee to top it off. Would not hesitate to return! Delicious!!!

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vipBenjamin
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a phenomenal experience but since the pandemic, I feel somehow they got even better. Hands down the best meal we’ve had in some time, with focus on bringing out the best of light, local ingredients - while somehow maintaining a rich, satisfying flavor. Fantastic staff, drinks always far above average, and just a beautiful spot. Thanks all. Crushed it.

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LouiseD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening! Fabulous food, great friendly staff. French speaking effort was very charming and appreciated.
Un repas delicious. A la prochaine!
Louise Ducharme

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MariaW
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Anneke Jans and we will 100% be back. We recently moved to the Seacoast and this is the first *really* good meal we've had. The Bolognese is AMAZEBALLS and we also had Scallops and Mussels... both to die for. Even the bread and butter were extra yummy. Might just be my new favorite place to eat. Highly Recommend!

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vipDpat38
New England
38 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome job! We love Anneke Jans. Our favorite Maine restaurant! ThNk you all.

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vipcassie
New England
52 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner and staff are always welcoming and the food is delicious. Best restaurant in Portsmouth area.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always delicious food and great service.
Menu could use more variety.

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Beachlover
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Underwhelming food and drinks at high prices….service was good

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vipPatrickC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner at Anneke Jans! Food was creatively prepared, service was spot on, pace of the meal was perfect. The whole experience was a treat, especially in these difficult times! Would love to go again soon, and try the other various dishes we didn’t get to try.

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vipDavewestpa
Pittsburgh
26 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We came down from our stay in York to see other towns. We loved the outdoor seating and the atmosphere. Our waiter was exceptional. The food was very good. Parking is tight, leave some time to park..

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SallyK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, outside setting. Food tasty and presented beautifully.

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vipRichardMiddlebrook
Hawaii
49 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have been better. Great food, service and value. Worth the short drive and was an absolute find!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening with great food and drinks.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Vegetarian dish was outstanding. Wine selection was also very good. Able to seat us early. Great value and an enjoyable dining experience.

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RuthF
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really great. Should go back more often.

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vipJoelK
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've wanted to go to this place for about three years. For one reason or another never went. It was no disappointment. A gem in downtown Kittery.

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AudreyO
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary and wanted to try someplace new. Fantastic food and atmosphere. Great service. Appreciated the valet parking - great perk in a very busy area! We will be going again soon. The mussels were divine!!

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viprzer
New England
87 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, outstanding!!! Can not beat this restaurant. Food is always excellent & there are so many specials is hard to make a choice (halibut was delicious). The staff is phenomenal also. Really care about their customers. Excellent outdoor dining. Parking can be a challenge but free valet on Friday & Saturday which is a bonus. If you like cocktails try the Maine Lemonade. Never had a bad meal or service here.

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vipGripper
New England
38 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around. Perhaps our favorite restaurant north of Boston. Our friends from the DC area were wowed by the entire experience–food, ambience, service. Highly recommended.

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StephenB
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything IN the restaurant was fabulous. Parking in the area was crazy. Valet parking looked like a good option - but an attendant couldn’t be found.

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DennisR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and service was excellent. In particular, the mussels were outstanding. One of our favorite places to eat.

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vipejsp
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

service and drinks were great. swordfish was disappointing but salmon was delicious.

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vipDuckworth
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Jan provided phenomenal service. She was patient and kind. Highly recommend dining here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided it was the best meal we had on our vacation to Maine. I had the mussels and they amazing - not only did I spoon up all the broth but used the bread to make sure I got every last drop - simply the best I have had anywhere. The fried olives were a total surprise - I am a huge fan. I had the scallop main, my wife had the swordfish and my kids had the bolognese and the steak frites (they all had the corn chowder to start). 100% a must eat if you’re in the area at all.

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vipGaryS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food at a funky spot. There’s a group of restaurants a block away from the entrance to the Navy Yard. Not the most scenic, but the food and service are excellent. They have outdoor tables in a protected spot on the sidewalk. Worth finding.

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LoisM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Anniversary Celebration at Anneke Jans tonight! Food was excellent and our server Alex was great! Another wonderful dinner here in Kittery, ME!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Best meal we had in Kittery. Beautiful ambiance indoors, and the service was quick. I had the grilled swordfish with coconut couscous, and my wife had the steak frites- both were delicious. Excellent place- definitely worth a stop for dinner!

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vipJoanM
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Predictably wonderful!!!😍

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Jane
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food at anneke jans was delicious but I wish they had a more extensive/interesting cocktail menu. I also think some of the desserts were overpriced

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very fortunate to get a reservation. We were a party of 6 and were seated outside. We enjoyed our time there and the service and food was excellent. There is nothing else that compares to this place for a solid dining experience all around!

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vipSteveF
New England
55 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everyone was very nice and we had a great dinner. We would go back for sure.

FAQs

Anneke Jans offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 439-0001.

Anneke Jans is rated 4.8 stars by 1744 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.