The Burleigh

4.3
409 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pub
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
Guests of the Kennebunkport Inn can enjoy a delicious dinner without stepping foot outside the door. The menu features timeless classics from Chef Eric Murdough – great items for sharing plus a few old favorites from previous menus. And you know we've got a great cocktail menu as the bar will be serving up delicious libations. Live music is still a staple each week, keeping the vibe energetic & social. The Garden Social Club, overlooking Kennebunkport's Dock Square, and also the Sun Deck, with views of the Kennebunk River, are open for those summer nights that you want to dine al fresco (and the fireplace is roaring for those cooler evenings!). Sorry, but we do not allow pets in our outdoor dining spaces.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pub, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour Daily 3:00pm-5:00pm

Dinner Daily 5:00pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(207) 967-2621
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Eric Murdough
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dock Square
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Parking details
Off-Street Parking Lot and Valet Parking
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Entertainment
Live Music: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 7-10pm.
Live Music outdoors on Sundays, 12-4pm (June, July, & August).

Garden Social Club -- Outdoor dining on the patio overlooking Dock Square
Open Daily beginning June 25th
Monday–Saturday, 3–8pm
Sundays, 12–8pm
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 409 People Are Saying
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New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a nice time at the Burleigh. The food is good, the wait staff is super nice and because it is in an inn, we always meet interesting people on vacation

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ML
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding as usual. Service was great also

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SG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved The Burleigh. Settled in outside and enjoyed the lobster risotto, beet salad and wontons. Delicious!

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Miami
33 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. My only issue was that I was expecting a more elegant ambiance and people were dressed very casual but the food and service were good.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner here last night and absolutely loved our meals. Reasonably priced, great for a date night. The service was excellent, Izaak our waiter was the best waiter we’ve ever had. Will definitely be coming back!

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CS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was seriously lacking. Avoid the lobster rissoto.

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p
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal created by a great chef. Every course was delicious. The Brussel Sprouts were amazing. My wife loved her short ribs. My pork chop dish was insanely good . The dessert was outstanding. You need to try this menu!

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RC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a great diner with my husband. Great and innovative food. Very good chicken ! Good wine.

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VJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! The food was exceptional. The service was warm and great. Can’t wait to go back!

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LD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Sierra was great, super friendly and attentive. She kept the table neat and maintained the whole dinner. Food was tasty, burger was a little more "well" than medium but tasted like your average burger nonetheless. Mussels, wontons, brussel sprouts, and gnocchi were all super tasty appetizers to share.

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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good, but empty...

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RC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Limited menu. Sat at table with sun shining in face. No blinds. Food was just ok. Lots of French fries. Dinner plates could have used something other than all those fries. There are much better places to eat in Kennebunkport.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Very pretty place.
We had made a reservation earlier in the day, but the seating options were not great. We ended up being seated to a very large noisy party. So we rate the Hostess as just ok. Waiter was good. He explained the daily menu items and was timely.
Chicken was raw, but they adjusted.
Overall good. I think we had just some bad luck. It happens.

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WG
New England
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our food was delicious, the atmosphere delightful.

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PC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Although there were plenty of tables and two empty dining rooms whe we arrived, we were seated next to a party of 12 with small children and seated right on top of the only other folks in the room, making conversation very difficult. It took 15 minutes for the appetizers to arrive. The Caesar salads were swimming in dressing. The hamburger was very disappointing. All in all, an unpleasant experience.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Le servie et le lieu sont très bien mais le risotto n’est vraiment pas fameux...

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RJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding - food, service, atmosphere. For food I would highlight the charred asparagus salad, the rarely found skate, the lobster rissoto and the classic burger. Comfortable seating arrangements.

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f
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

convenient in downtown kennebunkport. The food was very good, the decor, while fresh, was more New York clubby in style, so dies not synch with the feeling of being on the coast of Maine. Who wants to go into a dark room on a beautiful summer night in Maine?

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacationing in the area

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F
New England
131 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had dinner here several times. The food is always excellent, and the service is pleasant and prompt. If you are looking for a charming spot in Kennebunkport, give the Burleigh a try.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Our waiter was great, but the hostess seemed to sit us

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P
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice spot for drinks and bar- type foods
The music was lively but a little loud

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AH
New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A delightful surprise! The chef is quite adept at pairing flavors you would never think of (like blue cheese with the mussels!). He was also very willing to accommodate a few adjustments to his creations, which was amazing and greatly appreciated! We sat in the dining room, which was very tastefully and simply appointed. Our server, Isaac, was fabulous! We could hear the live musician, Beau Dalleo, performing in the bar and wound up going there after dinner. Beau is a local musician who is quite talented and deserving of recognition.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great staff.

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d
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

The service was horrendous. The server forgot an appetizer and then a salad. Also, the servers kept changing between the drinks, apps, and the meal. The food took a very long time and was not what I was expecting.

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent but there appeared to be issues in the kitchen as it took well over an hour for our food to arrive after ordering. Steak was under-cooked but this was quickly and professionally resolved. The seats at the table we sat at (high top inside the dining room) were extremely uncomfortable, a sentiment shared by our entire party. The wait staff was excellent and handled the slow service with grace. Been coming here for many years, first time they missed the mark.

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AK
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hotel is in an awesome location right downtown Kennebunkport. They have a beautiful large patio to sit out and have drinks overlooking the water and downtown. While their menu is small everything is done "top notch" - 5 star quality......Bartender "Jeff" was great at recommending a drink / service / etc....would definitely go back again....

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B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with good portion sizes! We loved the casual yet stylish ambiance and enjoyed the live music they had on Saturday night. Would definitely recommend and/ or return on a future visit!

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G
New England
215 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always consistently good and the service fantastic!

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DD
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dining place, great menu and such amazing food!

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

The lobster risotto sounded fantastic on the menu but it ended up being rice swimming in butter.... not so much a risotto.
Steak frites were over cooked.
Our waitress was terrific. It’s a beautiful atmosphere- not a pub though! We walked in with jeans and t shirts and felt underdressed.

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CG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

Great cocktails and drinks. I thought we were heading into an old pub, pleasantly surprised when we walked in to enjoy a comfortable dining experience. The service was great, would definitely come again.

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ML
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious as usual especially the crispy potato with aioli!!! Service was good also. Can't wait for summer and being able to eat on patio

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CN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, beautifully prepared and presented. Fresh ingredients, tasty combinations. Had a fun specialty cocktail, an Old Fashioned with bacon and candied cherries. Wouldn't want that all the time but it was a creative twist on a classic. Décor is pleasing and the fireplace was especially enjoyable on a cold night. Will definitely be back again.

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G
New England
215 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Noelle Gabby and the rest of the crew do a fabulous job. The food is always good and the service spectacular!

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Only disappointment was the online menu was updated

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, nice ambiance. Would definitely go back.

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JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Hello,
Made a reservation for 5PM dinner (earliest available and we were the first people being seated for dinner.) The room was empty, but they gave us a tiny table adjacent to the front door. There were two doors to the outside and about half of the people who came in left them open to the arctic air from the outside. Even when people did close the doors, there came an arctic blast every time they opened. A couple with a very young child came in and were offered a seat in the corner of the room, which they did not want for some reason. They moved next to us at one of the small tables, though they added a child seat. When I asked if we could move to that corner table, abandoned by the couple with the kid, we were told we could not because it was reserved. Funny, because we had a made reservation too. Apparently, a lesser one. Eventually a party of two was seated there and I asked to move away from the front door. They seated us way in the back of the hotel away from the front door. Problem solved. There was a choice of a 3 course dinner for $30 or paying individually for each item. We both ordered roast chicken which was on the 3-course dinner, as well as ala carte (for a much higher price.) My guest specified the 3-course, but I just order the chicken. $1 more for the 3-course, for an added a choice of salad and dessert. Chicken looked great but had a smelly kitchen garbage smell and boiled texture. Could have been impacted by the table shuffle. Apple crisp for dessert, had styrofoam textured apples and oats very touch to chew. Sad, because they use high quality local ingredients and have a very creative menu. But no one in the kitchen seemed to know how to check the results, so they assembled a bunch of mediocre food that was flawed and no one noticed. Finally, we got charged for each individual item on the $30 3-course menu, which inflated the bill about $40. This was corrected. We won't be back soon, if ever.

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CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed our dinner. Great service and nice, quaint environment.

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KE
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our dinner at the Burleigh very much and would return again. Was a little disappointed we were not seated at a high top as I had requested (being on crutches makes regular seating difficult) and we thought the draft from the front door opening throughout the evening detracted from the otherwise beautiful atmosphere. However, those two glitches aside, we were very satisfied with the food, service, value and talented live guitarist who entertained a lively bar crowd all evening. We would recommend the Burleigh to anyone and would gladly return again.

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