Pearl Kennebunk Beach

4.6
417 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

About

**Reservations are for indoor dining unless Outdoor Dining/Bar Seat is specifically chosen. If you do not see Outdoor Dining/Bar Seats option available that means there are not seats available in that area at that time. Our patio is not covered, and therefore weather permitting. **

From Chef Rebecca Charles, owner of NYC's legendary Pearl Oyster Bar, an expanded version of her classic restaurant. Pearl Kennebunk Beach emphasizes NE seafood, while also including meat & fowl.

Offering Curbside Pick Up, Indoor & Terrace Dining--weather permitting.

We want to keep you and our staff safe, please note ahead of time:
 Guests should not come to the restaurant if they have a fever or cough.
 Guests should maintain 6 feet physical distance whenever possible and wear face coverings when when not eating or drinking.
 Guests should supervise children so that they remain seated with their party.
 No animals allowed on the terrace at this time.


Support Pearl Kennebunk Beach during COVID-19

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
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
  • Contact tracing information collected
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LilyM
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was mediocre but the ambiance was great. Would get the burger and salt crusted shrimp and not the bouillabaisse.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service and fabulous food. Every dish was just right. Burgers were juicy and the bacon jam was savory and sweet. Halibut was buttery and the veggies were perfectly cooked. The pan fried chicken was delicate and hearty at the same time.

Great staff, great location. Perfect for a young family.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was very good. Exceeded expectations.

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KimP
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool relaxed ambiance. Be sure to make a reservation as they were turning people away without one. Loved their cocktail menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar top seating was great! Bar tender was very nice! Food was great!

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TimH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. I had the lobster stew which was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing seafood! Flavors melted in our mouths!

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B893
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salted shrimp is to die for! Bouillabaisse was delicious. Our second time was as good as the first - we’ll be back.

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vipcamc
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was terrific! Staff friendly and accommodating - our server was subpar, but staffing is difficult right now. Overall, great experience! Would definitely recommend.

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vipthomaso
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fried oysters and lobster rolls in the universe!!

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vipbrucem
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible time

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vipEric
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best upscale yet casual dining restaurant in the area!

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vipMichaelM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience at Pearl was delightful. The food was very good as was the presentation. Our server was attentive and courteous. I would recommend this restaurant.

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vipJeffreyP
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We try to go every time we’re in time. Consistent excellent service and food. Timely and attentive service- everyone must be working here!

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Kate
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. My absolute favorite was the lobster stew which as filled with lobster with beautifully cooked veg. I can’t wait to go eat it again. Cocktails were very good as well (Paloma and brown derby) Ambiance and service were both great. This has been my favorite meal of the summer so far. Beautiful job chef!

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vipLeeroimay
New England
61 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening all around. Food. Service. Ambience. Always so good!

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vipgg12
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

excellent food and service. But the acoustics really need improvement. Its far too loud; hard to hear others at your table. It would must nice with lower conversation and a little music.

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vipGail
New England
313 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food are always great! We had friends visiting and they loved it.

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NickB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in a relaxed setting.

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vipLynnG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had several small plates and drinks while relaxing outdoors. Natalie made the experience wonderful and let us relax.

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vipGail
New England
313 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the food and service at Pearl

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hswanzy
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were delicious and the Lobster Stew is to die for!!

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DianneV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu, although limited, offered a wide variety, sure to please. The restaurant is dressed with simple elegance. Just lovely and very comfortable. Service staff was prompt, courteous and eager to please. I highly recommend Pearl, in fact, it's a must.

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CarolB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal for date night. Fresh oysters followed by delicious halibut atop corn sugar snap tomato salad. Thank you, Rebecca and servers. We’ll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant! The service was excellent. Olivia was our server and she was so welcoming and helpful. Everything we ordered was delicious. We even ordered a second Caesar salad because the first one was so good. The atmosphere was very warm and inviting. Definitely one of the best meals we had in Kennebunk. Great way to celebrate our anniversary!

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vipKate
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our evening at Pearl! We had both the fried and fresh oysters to start. We all had the bouillabaisse for our main course - so delicious! And very hearty on a cold and rainy July 4th weekend. Our server Olivia was very friendly and helpful. All in all, a wonderful meal!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We found a gem! Service was excellent-we were celebrating our anniversary and they gave us complimentary prosecco. Fried oysters were delicious and our halibut was to die for- plus the vegetables were so good- crunchy and flavorful. Overall outstanding. Pearl is our new favorite restaurant in the area. It rivals Ocean.

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vipfoodie
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We had a pretty mediocre meal except for the fried oyster small plate (4 oysters which we split). My halibut was dry although the veggies that came with it were good. I wasn’t expecting that it would be full of screaming children but also it was.

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SusanG
New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We had a reservation for bar seating. We know that usually the service at the bar is more casual, we expect that but not when you have reserved seating it shouldn't be. I consistently waited with an empty drink and water glass. We asked for bread and never received it. We assured her that we were ok with it. We waited so long to order dessert and coffee while Jessie was giving real estate advice at the bar that we said forget it. The couple next to us were also waiting to order drinks. There were four to five couples at the bar. I can completely understand if she was busy but she was talking. During the appetizer the candles at the bar went out. She took them away and never replaced them. She asked if we'd like the check we said yes and proceeded to wait 20 minutes. She let it go so long that we stood at the bar until she noticed. Not sure if we would go back. Service really left a sour taste in our mouths.

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vipmara
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lobster roll was mostly Mayo with some bits of lobster. Halibut was ice cold. Not sure why food was so bad - wasn’t crowded. Maybe an off night…. Try somewhere else! Pilot house was much better.

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vipGail
New England
313 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We come here 3-4 times for month. The food, staff and atmosphere are wonderful.

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vipConnieB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good and beautifully presented.

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Exquisite
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife had the Lobster stew & said it was the best dish she ever had & we eat at a lot of nice restaurants!

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BeckyB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried oysters are one of our favorite appetizers. Their burger is one if the best I've had.

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BeautifulHouse
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had an enjoyable evening in Pearl's lovely dining room. The food was fine but nothing to rave about except the oysters and clams in the half shell (fresh) and the Eleanor's Caesar salad - the lettuce was exceptional. We enjoyed good wines by the glass, fun cocktails and the Maine Lavender Lemonade Mead was a hit with everyone. Possibly, they had an off night but most of our dinners were rather bland. We have often dined at Pearl's in Manhattan and personally find the dining experience to be better there.

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Robing
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to get to Pearl. Love the place, the staff and the food! The oysters and little necks are fresh and you order by the piece...have one of each or three or a dozen. The fried oysters are amazing...definitely a favorite. The mussels are delicious. The drinks are good with plenty to choose from. Lobster roll with shoestring fries.....yum! Salmon cooked perfectly. Even saved a little room to share a dessert treat.

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vipJT123
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at the bar - the burger was amazing and the lobster roll was excellent! Service was fantastic! We will be back for sure

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SueL
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable dinner! great food and service. Thank you!

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MaxT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent and the staff are working their tails off.

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StephenB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The lobster stew is always amazing is the Caesar Salad.

FAQs

Pearl Kennebunk Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 204-0860.

Pearl Kennebunk Beach is rated 4.6 stars by 417 OpenTable diners.

Pearl Kennebunk Beach does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.PearlKennebunk.com.