Ocean

4.7
986 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Memorable evenings at Ocean begin with cocktails, like our Maine maple syrup-sweetened Amber Sky, on the inn’s relaxing front porch or at the bar. Continue your culinary journey in the dining room, where every table has a view of the frothy blue sea. Ocean’s creative menus change with the seasons, showcasing not only Maine-caught seafood in signature dishes like Lobster Thermidor, but the best of what is grown, raised and produced locally. The eye-pleasing creations take inspiration, too, from across the Atlantic. Expect the familiar flavors of southern France and the Mediterranean with intriguing new twists, plus an international selection of wines.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Italian
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Hours of operation
5:00pm - close
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Phone number
(207) 967-2125
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 986 People Are Saying
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Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, 5 star everything! Food, service, cocktails, timing of dishes ALL 5 star !

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, the view and the food were all memorable.

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SB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dining experience with a spectacular view.

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WD
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous anniversary dinner. Our waiter was the best and the food was delicious. We are second generation to come here and we would recommend to anyone . The Ocean Arundel is a very special place and you will want to comeback again and again!

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OT
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner! Beautiful setting right on the ocean and beautiful dining room
The service was outstanding. Our waitress and her assistant were great. The menu is outstanding as well as the wine list. I had a beautiful and tasty piece of fish and my wife had lobster thermidor. Very well presented and delicious. A restaurant that I highly reccomend and one that I would go back to anytime.

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M
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening at Ocean. We started by watching the sunset with a drink on the front porch. Beautiful views of the ocean. The food was delicious- a great mix of flavors. We had the lobster thermidor, poached lobster, swordfish- all were delicious. Anna , our server was a pleasure.

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LL
Phoenix
70 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food service and ocean view can't ask for anything more exceeded my expectations
My only suggestion is signage for parking and lighting around parking area it'd it was not for my phone flashlight I could have fallen.

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J
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view of the Atlantic and Walker Point from a beautiful restaurant. Our meals and service were exceptional.

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NP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been there several times, alone and with friends, and have never had a bad meal or experience.
Most recently took my wife for her birthday, she loved it. She said that it was one of the best meals she has ever had! We travel and eat out a great deal, so that says a great deal.

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PJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was excellent and our waitress was wonderful. This was our second visit, and Unfortunately it was foggy again.

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RC
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to the fine establishment was perfect. The place exudes with ambiance and nostalgia. We will return many more times since we call Kennebunkport our 2nd home now.

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B
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five star experience dining at Ocean. There was an excellent wine selection, and the cheese board we ordered as an appetizer was outstanding. Our entrees of salmon wrapped around trumpet mushrooms and pistachio crusted swordfish were spectacular and unique, and since everything had been so delicious, we could not pass up ordering dessert. It was a black forest cake with fruit and a frozen treat; simply amazing.

We had a 7pm reservation so just missed a beautiful evening sky over the Atlantic - so if you want to see the sunset plan your visit accordingly. You will not be disappointed!

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ED
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely excellent.

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BB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean provides fine dining and libations in an unforgettable setting. If you dine before dark the view, regardless of the weather, will please your eyes while the chef and his staff create masterful offerings to please your palate. Or dine a bit later and listen to the heavy surf through open windows on warm evenings. Either way, you’ll enjoy attentive service in a stately oceanside setting.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Madison was very professional and knowledgeable. We had her last year and she was excellent as well. She took great care of us for the second time. It was my mothers bday. Awesome company. Thank you

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go early and have a cocktail on the front porch before dinner. Dinner was delicious, swordfish was killer and my wife had the Tuna special which see raved about. We have been coming here for years (anniversary dinner every year) and it NEVER disappoints!

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JT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine dining at its best. The food, original and prepared with the freshest ingredients, cooked to perfection. I think it's the best restaurant around. The view of the Maine coast is an added bonus. The staff is well trained and our server was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. The service was impeccable. This restaurant holds itself to the highest standard and is a gem. We've been there often and we'lll be going back.

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IS
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent meal in great surroundings with fabulous views

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MS
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was great, but the atmosphere and staff were a little too stuffy than what we would have liked. The prices were also pretty high, but we were on vacation for our anniversary, so we splurged.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful view / location, excellent service, good food. However, the attractiveness of dining room was compromised by a relatively high noise level (for a fine dining room), low poorly distributed light (that caused many patrons to press their cell phone flashlights into service to read their menus) and background music that sounded more like a club mix than music to enjoy with fine food.

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KR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the beef steak and my wife had the tuna special. It was our best meal ever!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocean couldn’t have made our 20th anniversary better! They seated us at a lovely table facing the ocean then came with two champagne flutes. Dinner was a culinary dream. Couldn’t have asked for a better server, Topher! Engaging and funny. Great night!

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PD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting, very good service, and the food was excellent

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, service was a bit slow. Unbeatable view!

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Miami
33 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with amazing food. The presentation was amazing. It is located by the water so the view is amazing.

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Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best meal I've had in years, hands down.
Lobster Thermidor was delicious, Veal Rossini very tasty.
It was a long wait for the food, but worth it.
Waiter was enjoyable and responsive.

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JR
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good meal and ambience in a fantastic setting

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RK
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in the Kennebunks
Got engaged on the porch and return every year for our anniversary
Must go if you are in the Kennebunks

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JD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We were welcomed so warmly--it set the stage for a lovely evening. Our food was excellent. We thought that the wine-by-the-glass was overpriced; wine was good, but the pour was skimpy. Otherwise, a great evening for our anniversary.

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TS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent but we were not able to be seated at our reserved time and after seated we were informed it would be 45 minutes to serve the entrees.

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NM
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our meal and the service here. Although we don’t like going back to the same place twice, if we are ever in Kennebunkport again, we will definitely come here again!

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Disappointed with main course. No saffron as stated in boullaise Tasted olive oil in broth only
Charged for drinks we never had.

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OV
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing views and delicious food made the evening very special.

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LG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful and delicious dining experience. The incredible ocean view and classic decor make the time spent special.

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B
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I took my brother and sister-in-law who live in Connecticut to Ocean Restaurant for the first time. We were greeted by Carley who was very personable. The view was spectacular, ambiance was spot on, food was excellent, we had the lamb which I highly recommend, lobster, chicken and fish. To top it off, we had probably one of the best servers, Chris (I guess they call him Topher). Highly recommend this place to anyone.

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Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely birthday dinner for my husband. We were seated at a wonderful table by the window overlooking the ocean. The food was very good, I highly recommend the lobster Thermidor. The highlight was our server Topher, just made this experience very special and memorable.

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New England
62 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service by Grace and her team ! It was hard to choose what to have with the great options that had been added as specials for the night. Everyone had a great time - phenomenal food, desert, cocktail and wine list !

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JP
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. You just can never go wrong here. Creative menu, incredible chef, food to die for.

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DL
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the place to go for your "fancy dinner" in Kennebunkport. Even on a cloudy evening, it was beautiful overlooking the ocean and the Bush family compound. The food and service was amazing. You pay for it, but it was worth it as a dining experience we will always remember.

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AB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and view of the water. The food and cocktails exceeded expectations.

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