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On The Marsh

46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356
+1 207-967-2299
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty and clean with nice staff. Spotless bathrooms. Unfortunately the food left a lot to be desired. The "plating" on a stark white plate rates a zero. More bread than lobster on a brioche roll, with a lot of rusty iceberg lettuce. The broiled...More

Thank JosephfromNYC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Haddock was dry and overcooked. Looked already unappetizing. The crust on the creme brule was so thick, had to be hammered with the spoon. And totally overpriced.

Thank OL953
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met with a group of friends for a summer good bye luncheon. The food was excellent and we were able to have great conversation at our quiet round table.

Thank Shepet939
Reviewed 5 November 2018

I was trip advisor and google searching fine dining in Kennebunkport. I was a little dismayed to see some recent poor ratings and was a slightly concerned going there that we could end up not having a good dinner. I thought perhaps being slightly out...More

Thank Nikol S
Reviewed 1 November 2018

On the Marsh was outstanding, with great food, superb cocktails, nice wine and friendly service, plus a singer and pianist. The fish was absolutely delicious. It's not cheap and it's slightly out of town but well worth the effort to get there. When you book,...More

Thank Lindsay W
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We are local and have had many good meals but our last visit was a disappointment. The restaurant is in a beautiful spot and is very nice for a romantic dinner. We went for a special birthday and found the food below average. Salmon seemed...More

Thank jimcT1158PA
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

On the Marsh is in an old farmhouse. The atmosphere is rustic but elegant. The furniture and lighting is very attractive and romantic. We were there on a Saturday evening and they had a jazz piano/bass duo playing. These musicians (Matt and Dominic) are world...More

Thank Cusetravellady
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Food was great and service was really good. Overall I would definitely go back there with friends or as a couple! The ambiance is beautiful!

Thank Abigail C
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Enjoyed an evening here in the summer for a friends rehearsal dinner, what a lovely evening. They had a large marquee on the lawn and the staff were all amazing, The food was great but the whole ambiance was what really made it worth it....More

Thank JoAreviews
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Went here for lunch and sat at the bar, the bartender was so nice and explained everything perfect for our lunch. The food was very good and will be back as i can imagine around the holidays it's going to be decorated beautiful inside.

Thank Todd S
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Kathryn H
3 March 2018|
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Response from dtsh1943 | Reviewed this property |
Business casual. I’d skip the jeans and baseball cap.
1 July 2017|
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Response from H6282TNinfo | Property representative |
Hello, There are a couple of local cab services here in Kennebunk. I have found the most professional and reliable to be HydiDrive @ 207.251.6611. Thanks On The Marsh
16 June 2017|
Response from Alexandra H |
Hello There! We would be happy to assist you with a carrot cake! Can you please call us at 207.967.2299 so we can make the arrangements? Looking forward to having you here. Alexandra Hennedy Events Coordinator
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 39
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356
    (Route 9)
  • Public Transportation: On the Marsh Bistro is a destination restaurant and can offer recommended taxi service in the local area serving the Hotels and Inns.
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: +1 207-967-2299
  • E-mail
On the Marsh Bistro resides in a converted barn and farmhouse circa 1800 on 3 acres of plantings alongside a tidal salt marsh. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, James Beard Presenter 2011, NECN Platinum Plate, Voted Most Romantic and one of the top ten restaurants in Maine. Great for European style Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners and Corporate Meetings. Try The Owner's Table or Our most Romantic Table #16, tucked away in a quiet corner. You will be dining in a captivating interior with Antiques, Collectibles and Art, all available for purchase. "It is around the table that friends and family best understand the warmth of being together..." Denise Rubin, Proprietress
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