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About 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.

29 Dock Square
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon-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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 967-9111

Website:
http://www.hurricanerestaurant.com/home.html

Entertainment:
Saturday nights from 7-10 pm

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.

Executive Chef:
Brooks MacDonald

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Public Suppers are Back Every Tuesday until Memorial Day.
Every Tuesday our chefs put together a special menu of three comfort food dishes. We serve them with all the trimming for just $9.95
Explore the World's Best Wines with Our Award Winning Wine List on Wednesday.
We will take $10 off any bottle of wine all day Wednesday. We will take 50%off any bottle of wine between 5 and 7 pm.
Free Happy Hour Munchies Monday thru Friday from 4:30
Buck-a-Shuck Oysters return every Sunday Night. The oyster bar features the finest mollusks from Maine and around the world for $1 a pop. Slip'em down for the count with your favorite wine, beer or cocktail.
Prix Fixe Menu Available 5 to 6 pm Seven Days a Week except Holidays.
DIY Blood Mary Bar Open for Brunch every Sunday until Memorial Day.

Hurricane Restaurant - Kennebunkport Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 11, 2016

white tablecloths and a great view greet you when you enter from the rear door of this new england charmer--from fois gras to rack of lamb, shrimp with fettuccine, steak, puff pastry domed onion soup, and of course whole maine lobster--this is good place to go for an upscale evening out--you can find a real bargain in their 3 course dinners so be sure to check out that part of the menu

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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2016

One of our favorite local dinning establishments. Great food - great service - all around great vibe.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2016

I've been here a few times, once alone with my husband and also with my 2 kids, ages 9 and 12. Experiences have generally been good, depending on the server. Food is always very good. We decided to dine here with another couple and their 10 year old daughter while in town for the holiday. Although we originally made a reservation for 4 through OpenTable, the other family called & made a separate reservation. When they arrived before us, they requested that 2 tables be put together so that we could dine altogether. The hostess gave them a hard time at first, saying that was not possible. After some convincing, she gave in and arranged the 2 tables for our group. Besides that, everything else was very good. Our waitress was very attentive, and although the food took longer than usual to come out, it was very tasty. Our group ordered clams on the half shell, wedge salads, veal chop, lobster stew, steamed lobster with mussels, and linguine with shrimp. We also had dessert - strawberry shortcake, blueberry pie, creme brûlée, whoopee pie ice cream & cappuccinos. We were not disappointed with anything. We were the last in the restaurant but did not feel as though we were being rushed in any way. An enjoyable meal. We will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2016

We always return to Hurricane for at least 2 dinners for our 4 night stay.
Always been a favorite and never disappoints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2016

We had not been in a few years, but still very much enjoyed our meal, drinks and dessert. Having to extract the lobster from the shell for my stew was a bit of a pain, but the stew was delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 22, 2016

First time at this restaurant. Excellent New England feel to the place. Food very good and we lucked into their Wednesday - all wine 1/2 price which is a great deal as they have a respectable list although not too deep - includes everything on the list. My only gripe was that the waiter was clearly more focused on her larger tables and the locals. We had to basically beg her to give us service. Maybe it s "Maine" thing. I would go back as the chef has his kitchen well in hand.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Our meal and service was superb! The view from our table was great. Although the restaurant was very busy , we were very well attended to during the entire meal. We also liked that our meal was served in a leisurely fashion so we were not rushed through courses. We will definitely return to the Hurricane when we are back in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Great lobster dinner, had appetizer and dessert included. Best blueberry pie I've ever had. We had a window seat which made it a better experience, great location of this restaurant. Nice touch having piano music in the bar area. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Arrived early for a 6pm reservation, and was seated promptly with attention to our request for waterview. Quickly had menu and drink service. Willing waiter explained specials and preparations. We ordered large lobsters with all supplies provided for easy handling.
My lobster came with mussels that were dry and overdone. When reporting this, a fresh batch was prepared and delivered promptly. Allowed to linger over coffee without being rushed.
Delicious meal with excellent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2016

Service was dutiful, though not especially skilled. Food was outstanding. Lobster bisque especially stood out. I will certainly be returning!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2016

Buck-a-Shuck Sundays can't be beat: $1/oyster! The foie gras small plate was outstanding. The tenderloin and the salmon were excellent. Overall, a very good dining experience!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Always a treat! I wish it was open year round but it closes after the prelude and opens again when Boston plays. Never disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2016

The food here is excellent. The service is average at best. The noise level in this restaurant is the worst I have ever experienced. My wife was sitting next to me and we could not hear each other. The dining room was warm, stuffy and uncomfortable until somebody decided to turn on the air conditioner. Go here for the food it is exceptional. The rest of the experience was forgettable.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 23, 2016

We eat here most times we are in Kennebunport. We've enjoyed Hurricane even before it moved here. Always good food and the view of the water is delightful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 23, 2016

Restaurant was very nice and had an awesome view. The food was excellent though a little pricy. It was a once in a lifetime experience. Will go again if the opportunity comes again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 22, 2016

Wonderful location nice view and located centrally in Kennebunkport. Lovely presentation and very good food. Not a casual place to drop into, more dressy than that, but not stuffy.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on May 22, 2016

Hurricane never disappoints. Lobster cobb was yummy. My husband enjoyed the waffle monte cristo. We asked for a window seat and got one . Only downside is the tables are so close together.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2016

I had eaten here 55 years ago as a teenager at the predecessor restaurant Riverside. The Hurricane still has the ambiance (homey white table cloth, looking out on a tidal pond) and he food was top notch. Sunday evening we had "buck-a-shuck" oysters--some of the better ones I've had. Excellent 2 pound lobster, great Mediterranean style fish stew. A great place that recalls old New England.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2016

We had reservations so we didn't have to wait, even though it was packed. Wait staff was very knowledgeable, and we were greeted right away. The food and wine were exceptional! Will definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 30, 2016

This is my favorite restaurant in southern Maine. The salads are delish and I love the view and atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on April 30, 2016

Everything was awesome

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 (New England)·Dined on April 30, 2016

My friend is a fan of fine wine; I'm a fan of fine desserts--we specialize. He enjoyed two glasses of a zinfandel that was so new to the wine list that our server didn't recognize the name. Despite our philosophical differences in wine versus dessert, we independently ordered the same entree (seared tuna), which was indeed fabulous. And the caramel tiramisu--all mine!-- was beyond compare. We will definitely return, with gusto.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2016

Great and well priced wine list. Everyone was extremely satisfied with first courses and main courses. No room for dessert!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 24, 2016

Although I have been to Kennebunkport on numerous occasions this was not one of the eating establishments that I had sampled. My brother who was visiting from Michigan suggested based on a pass visit. We had a great lunch. He had the lobster roll and my wife and I had the haddock sandwich. We were all more than satisfied with our choices. Dessert was Key Lime Pie with a blueberry sauce all-around. This selection was also quite pleasing. My first visit but probably not my last.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 18, 2016

The food was unimaginative and overpriced. The service was only half decent.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2016

It's an AMAZING Restaraunt. The staff are very helpful and very nice. The food is completely and utterly outstanding. I had the short ribs they were the best things I've ever eaten in my life. The gravy everything is amazing. The only thing that's unfortunate is that I don't live close enough so I can go to this restaurant all time.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2016

The food was fabulous..creative and nicely prepared and served. Our waiter seemed a bit rushed and impatient but otherwise we had a great time and will be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 9, 2016

Food and service were awesome!! I will be back for seconds!!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2016

On of my favorites in Kennybunkport! has never failed me no matter what the occassion

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2016

Dined at Hurricanes on New Years Day and was a bit apprehensive since they were closing that night for several months. No need to worry. Everything fabulous.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Was able to accommodate us with last minute reservations on New Years Eve and very patient waiting for us finding our way there. Amazing experience, food tastes great and very attentive server. Worth the trip!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2015

My wife and I went during Prelude, so as expected it was very crowded, but we were very happy when they seated us within five minutes of our reservation time.

The service staff was awesome as always, as was the food. They probably have the largest wine list in Kennebunkport. We go here every Prelude for the lobster, which in my opinion is also the best in Kennebunkport. Also try the thin-cut salmon appetizer... amazing!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2015

Rack of lamb amazing.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2015

Some old favorites from their Ogunquit days are still being served - like the crab meat & Havarti toasted sandwich. Delicious!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2015

The fixed price menu offered a good choice of appetizers and entrees. Our service was not as expected. The offering of wine or another cocktail with dinner was an afterthought, as was coffee with dessert.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2015

The service and food here never disappoint. I come here late Oct every year and although the rest of town has quieted down, Hurricane is always lively. I happened to be here during restaurant week this year and the special menu option was a fabulous buy. The food is substantial and creative (pumpkin ice cream!) and everyone in my party had a great time. We even sent some of our friends over the next night who also loved it,

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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2015

We went to Kennepunkport for the weekend and hoped for a good meal but instead experienced
an outstanding evening of food and drink. It's hard to say what was better- the view, food, or
coctails. We will definately return!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2015

I was surprised at the ordinariness of the restaurant and especially its food. While it is located in the center of town, on the river with a view of the bridge, and in two remodeled and renovated former private homes, it was nevertheless ordinary which made me hope for excellent food. (No money on décor so it is saved for wow-able food?) Not so. The onion soup is just that: a simple broth with onions slices topped by a puff pastry; when set in front of me it looked like a pot pie. The Mediterranean seafood stew was a pile of overcooked/over boiled shell fish in a wan broth, but the half lobster was so soggy and mushy and rubbery that it was unpleasant; the claw meat could not be obtained as the shell was too soft. The only Mediterranean about it was the addition of sliced canned olives. Dessert, a blueberry crumble, not pie, was good but overly sweet. Considering that New England cooking is noted for its lobster and blueberry preparations, I was disappointed overall in this kitchen's inability to show off those items to their fullest. And when I returned to my lodgings and mentioned where I had gone for dinner to the locals, their reaction was one of ho-hum and "you should have asked us before you went."

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 5, 2015

Excellent all around. Very busy on Monday night in early October. Nice water view.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2015

The food and the ambiance are fabulous! The Mediterranean seafood stew was out of this world.

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