Hurricane Restaurant - Kennebunkport

4.5
1107 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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 20 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Attentive wait staff. Would definitely go again

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SimeonH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

9/25/2021 - Our dinner was fabulous & not rushed! The Halibut was excellent & grilled Salmon just perfect! The Onion soup may have been best in my 73 years.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We love this restaurant. It’s usually a real treat which we look forward to for months. We drove in from out of state with friends, very much looking forward to dining there, and of course we had a reservation, which was confirmed by Open Table a day ahead.
Upon arrival and after driving all day, we found a sign on the door stating that the restaurant was temporarily closed. A nearby shop owner informed us that the restaurant was closed due to Covid. While I certainly understand the problems everyone is dealing with, shortages of staff, food chain supply problems, etc., I felt is was in very poor form that we were not called ahead of time, even earlier that day. We ended up with a very subpar dinner at another establishment on our only night in town We would have expected more from the management of a fine dining restaurant. Someone should have called guests with reservations or informed Open Table, so guests wouldn’t show up to a closed restaurant.
PS We hope everyone recovers.

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LynneO
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation on open table and it was accepted only yo get the restaurant that was closed. Not sure who’s fault that was but very disappointing as by the time we found out it was closed we didn’t have any other options except to wait over an hour someplace else.

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vipMatilda
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our go to in KPT. We love love love the great staff! Taylor, Mikey, Taylor etc are hard working and dedicated to this establishment! We had the seasonal salmon which was delicious and of course local Me oysters! Great wine list but if you have a favorite drink, they will make it for you! They make a great coconut margarita! You will never go wrong at the Hurricane but make reservations because if not you could miss out it is that popular!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traditional dinner here whenever we are in Maine.

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BrianG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and view outside, Carson was fantastic

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Helmster
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant

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BarbaraG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We go to Hurricane's for the best crabmeat-stuffed lobster on the planet! Last night was a disappointment. The stuffing was breadcrumb instead of crabmeat and the lobster was only lukewarm. We brought friends from Boston who we don't get to see very often; but we couldn't talk to/hear each other because there was a very mediocre instrumental/vocal group bellowing out pop rock music. We always sit outside at any restaurant during this Covid pandemic for safety; but we felt compelled to move inside because the music level outside was deafening (they were set up outside). So we couldn't achieve the safety level outside that makes us comfortable.
The Keylime Martinis were quite good, as were the chocolate mouse and keylime pie. The crabcake apps were OK. At $70 each, the lobsters were particularly disappointing and, as I said, the awesome crabmeat-stuffed lobsters are why we come to Kennebunkport for one if the best dinners anywhere. So...bummer!!!
Having said all this, the waitstaff was very accommodating and helpful, despite the fact that the restaurant posts a sign within saying that they are short on workers and requesting patience from the patrons.
We will come back again when restaurants are no longer suffering from Covid to see if the food standard is back up to the excellent status that we once enjoyed. But if we are offered another meal here like the one yesterday, we won't be back. There are too many other awesome restaurants nearby to put up with and pay these prices for substandard food. Fingers crossed, because it used to be our favorite haunt for an out-of-this-world lobster feast!!!

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vipMarcA
New England
23 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we are in the area, we always schedule a visit to Hurricane's---now for over thirty years (first in Ogunquit and now in Kennebunkport)--and we are always happily spoiled with fine service and exceptional food (though the most recent service may the the best yet)!

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FrankD
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had drinks before dinner and the bartender did a great job even though the place was packed. our server also did a great job. We'll definitely be back

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vipLynnC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Night was great with great service and most of entrees. The ocean ave band was so entertaining on a beautiful night. The only complaint was on med beef tenderloin was over cooked and tough. Will continue to come back.

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leemcd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner outside by water ..ALL staff extremely friendly and helpful ..priced according to area ...food very good

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vipUndone1
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very busy restauran, great location, hardworking staff and good kitchen. Overall good, not best for kids, but does the job on the water. Nice specials for the day and fresh seafood.

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vipGail
New England
314 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hurricane's is a great locally owned establishment with great staff, delicious food and a perfect setting.

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vipGiseleR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot. Delicious food. Friendly helpful staff. We had a wonderful evening dinner here.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service in a difficult period regarding the labor pool. The 2 lb whole lobster was fantastic, served w mussels and wine broth.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Was told there were no tables only to book one online minutes later. Poor Service… And I’m pretty sure the blond hostess was talking sh*t

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hubbyknowsbest
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Hurricane is one my wife and mine favorite places to dine. We love to sit by the window overlooking the water and watch the ducks swim by. The ambiance is superb and the noise level is nice...Not like some restaurants where people think they are sitting at their table and almost shouting. This drives my wife and I nuts. We go out to eat to enjoy our meal each other and the surroundings ...not listen to others blab blab blab. If people need to shout or brag about their accomplishments...please stay home or go to McDonalds....There was a time when people went for the same reasons I mentioned...To enjoy their meal and each other ....Hopefully the loud people will read this and understand its rude to be so loud....But this is not how it was at the Hurricane.....VERY ENJOYABLE>....Thank you

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CynthiaG
New England
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and drinks! Outdoor dining right on the River.

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jozak
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food as always and very busy on a Saturday night. The servers did very well trying to be as quick as possible with such a crowd. Let’s remember to thank everyone who works and puts in the effort to help us relax. We enjoyed our dinner!

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vipMoynroadtrip
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

As always the food and drinks were excellent. Our server did his best attending to us but as is the case in tourist towns not enough help and out of the establishment’s control. We actually felt bad for our waiter. He must have been covering 10+ tables both inside and outside back and forth and continually apologized. Not his fault. The noise level coming out of an overcrowded bar was a bit loud but nonetheless a dining experience at Hurricane is always fabulous.

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MaryJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live in the neighborhood. Been there several times. Always a warm and welcoming greeting. Have had several different entrees. All delicious and served hot. Never feel rushed.

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vipLeslie
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. Best meal of our trip and we have been lucky to have many good ones. Bread and salad was fresh. We got the garlic shrimp dish and it was so well done. The folks with us got steak was amazing as well. No one had a bad bite of food.

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vipbostonfoodie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner-excellent service

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vipMaryHilton
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lobster ever!

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TommyZ
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Well I don’t want to give this place a bad review because we have been coming here for years. So we got there a little early and they sat us down right away. After about 20 minutes I got up and went to the hostess station and asked if someone could get us a drink. Looking around there was plenty of wait staff so that was not the issue. Seem like they’re paying more attention to the outside dining than inside and the restaurant was not busy when we got there. But everything else as usual was outstanding.
Food was a 10.

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SadlyDisappointed
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Missing the old Hurricane. Food was cold. Reservation was at 7...left there at 10!

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vipMeeraA
London
34 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fois gras was one of the best we’ve had. The shrimp linguine was delicious. We had a great time. Service was good.

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JF1024
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good….nice variety and tasty. Service was slow but waiter was personable and attentive

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RichardC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience from start to finish was excellent! Our server, Carson was knowledgeable, made great recommendations, and made our evening there a wonderful time. From his recommendation of the wine for my wife, to where the oysters came from, ( they are absolutely delicious a must have), to helping my son navigate the menu for he has Celiac Disease, he made us feel at home. As I said, the choice of oyster, from Damariscotta Maine, Sheepscott River region, Is excellent. The Smoked Salmon was delicious, the Caiflower bites were exceptional, and the Satay Chicken rounded out our choices. Now I can not speak for the other members of our table, but when dinner came, the conversation came to a halt, and sounds of happy dinners could be heard all around. The Filet mignon was a perfect medium rare, the Statlar Chicken was moist and succulent, the Grilled brined Pork Chop was a big hit, and the Grilled Salmon was spot on. Will be back for another exceptional night of dining. Thank you Hurricanes.

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vipRandyC
Orlando
39 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service and great food sitting outside by the water was perfect

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SadlyDisappointed
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Hurricane has always been one of our go to restaurants as we have been coming up to Kennebunkport for years. Unfortunately, lack of serving staff and we believe kitchen help, has compromised the quality of food and the service. The waitstaff works very hard to keep up and they are always pleasant. They take as many reservations as the restaurant can seat and it would be better if they took only what they can handle in order to maintain quality of food and service that it has always been known for.

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RICHARDS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Duck liver pate with condiments was as excellent as ever.
Mediterranean Stew was fabulous. The stew is our usual entree. This time, the broth was the best ever.

Service. We had to ask twice for one of the drink orders and later, twice for more water.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
79 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Hurricane. We had a very telexed three course meal and never felt rushed. The fish was fresh and perfectly prepared and the waitress was able to ensure the kitchen worked around a few diet restrictions. We will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and great service, as always.

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vipfoodievickie
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was a bit slow, but they were busy. Food was okay but nothing special.

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vipDaveS
New England
21 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with family!

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Libby
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Beautiful setting.

JP
vipJeffreyP
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Reservations at 8…. Solid hour between starter and entree. If you don’t have enough staff, please don’t pack the restaurant full. Would not recommend to my renters as an option.

FAQs

Hurricane Restaurant - Kennebunkport offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 967-9111.

Hurricane Restaurant - Kennebunkport is rated 4.5 stars by 1107 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.