The Burleigh

4.3
387 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pub
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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
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 387 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great food, great staff.

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1.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Always consistently good and the service fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Lovely dining place, great menu and such amazing food!

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Good food, nice ambiance. Would definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great live music with Ocean Ave band!

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Had dinner on Saturday evening, February 10th. We sat in a rear dining room that cozy and comfortable, with a nice fireplace burning. Unfortunately, at a nearby table a gentleman was speaking In the voice of a character from “Family Guy” (the old pervert), which may have been mildly amusing for the first 3 minutes, but a full hour? Come on dude, let it go. Service was friendly, but a little on the slow side. We felt like the menu was limited. We each chose the steak, it was cooked as ordered and acceptable, but not particularly noteworthy - not much better than a typical grocery store cut. GF asked for the au gratin potatoes in place of the fries, found them to be bland. All in all, it wasn’t horrible, but it certainly fell short of our expectations.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great experience, in every way!

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Our first time, we enjoyed the casual elegance , quick service and very good food.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great fun to enjoy the live music! Delicious food and even though we were ordering pretty much as the kitchen was closing, service was very warm and friendly!! We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

We had the pleasure of staying at the Kennebunkport Inn for the Holidays and spent an evening at the Burleigh for dinner. We had a superior experience with regard to the food, staff, customers, and everything and everyone we came in contact with. We love Maine and now we love the Kennebunkport Inn and the Burleigh. We will be back to enjoy more of the same. Thanks so much for your hospitality. Happy New Year !!!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

limited menu. would be nice to see a haddock dish on menu. Only fish was fishermans stew or lobster mac & cheese. Braised ribs were tasty but Gnocci was very bland.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Love The Burleigh. Food is always delicious and the staff are excellent.

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Went for prelude pre fix, disappointed with the price, 75$. I'm fine paying that,but what we got was not worth the money. Also, we had to get up twice to close the doors that were left wide open during a snow storm just off the back dining room.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

It was the day before XMAS Prelude and we got a table next to the fireplace. The service was attentive and friendly and the food well prepared. I ordered the lobster mac & cheese and was totallly delighted. Other members of our party were impressed with food quality and service. Definitely heading back again and highly recommended!

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2017

We enjoyed the Burleigh. Service was attentive and pleasant and we were the only table early on Sunday. Had a very good freshly made vodka gimlet and . the lobster BLT(without bacon by request). It was very good and a large serving. I would recommend it for lobster lovers.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

A wonderful Thanksgiving surprise for three locals. The service was spectacular by a Colorado transplant, Jessica. She made the meal for us. traditional fare was wonderful, menu options fantastic. We will be back for date night.

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3.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Intimate dining area which felt cozy and welcoming. Food was good. Only restaurant I️ have ever dined at in America that does not award open table points....why??? If i had known this (paid more attention when making reservation but...didn’t think this was possible so didn’t think to look) i would not have gone. I will not go back because of this.

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Welcoming and good food. menu not extensive but caters for most options.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Small space with loud live music made it hard to converse
Chef was amazing!

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

We love The Burleigh and come in often. Food is very good and service is spectacular. Menu is not huge but there is something for everyone.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

I made the reservation for my Husband and I to have an Anniversary Dinner. We have been coming up to the Kennebunk area for many years. I've walked by the Kennebunkport Inn many times, but have never been inside. I went on Open Table to inquire and the Burliegh came up, so I decided to book. Let me start by saying it was an Amazing Meal! The food, the service was outstanding. I will go back again and again. If I can make one suggestion though, it would to offer a small complimentary dessert for an Anniversary or a Birthday.
The experience was wonderful ! And the food presentation exceptional!

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

My boyfriend and I came here for our anniversary dinner and everything was delightful. Soon as we arrived the very friendly hostess wishes us a happy anniversary - it was a nice touch! I ordered the fisherman's stew, which was delicious and filled with lots of seafood! It did not disappoint, I couldn't even finish it I got so full. My boyfriend ordered the Steak Frites which he enjoyed very much - the fires were so yummy! The service was truly outstanding. Our server was very friendly, attentive and a joy. The only downfall of the night was we were placed at a table close to the door. It wasn't a big deal because the restaurant was very cozy and comfortable but we would have rather of like to sit by the fireplace. Needless to say, we enjoyed are time and it made for a special anniversary dinner. We will definitely come back next time we visit Kennebunkport.

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2017

We go to the burly at least 3 to 4 times per month. The staff are fantastic and we are always made to feel so welcome. We enjoyed the food very much and have appreciated the new fall menu .

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Food was excellent and service (waiter was Topher) was excellent and welcoming. Great atmoshphere in quaint New England inn. Live entertainment with singers/guitars made it extra special. Highly recommended! Thanks,
Jim Rutledge

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4.0Dined on October 10, 2017

We at the Burleigh early one night in October. We arrived at 5:30 and obviously were seated immediately. We had a good cocktail and glass of wine. My husband had the roasted chicken and he LOVED it. So tender and seasoning was perfect. I had the fisherman's stew and it was also very good. Our server was very attentive and helpful with making our dinner choice. The arugula salad was also very good. Beautiful setting in the dining room.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2017

Great food & service!
Both the wait staff & chef were very attentive.
Loved the lobster Mac @ cheese!

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