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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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46 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7356
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went purely by others' ratings and comments and was a bit underwhelmed. Very nice staff and setting, but very limited menu, and nothing to rave about. Good, yes. Great, well, not really. Would suggest they alter their menu a bit and train their wait staff.

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We like On the Marsh a lot. It definitely provides one of the best dining experiences in the Kennebunks. Tonight was no different. We asked for the not such a well kept secret Prix Fixe menu offered on Wednesday nights only - $39.95 for a...More

Thank kennebunk_larryMaine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place!! Pretty decor, beautiful views and exceptional food. Lobster stew fabulous, among many other dishes.

Thank missct
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant sits amidst lush gardens, on a marsh, with water running through the property. Beautifully decorated interior, wonderful food. Views from every one of the dining areas. Peaceful. Best for couples. The surroundings were perfect for a special vacation lunch!

Thank Vacationer477116
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended a wedding "Night Before" celebration here. Great cocktail hour on lawn and dinner in private room. All fantastic!

Thank Voyage786897
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I dined here recently. The service was good, the setting was cute, but the food was a major let down. The quality of the lobster in the pasta didn’t live up to the price tag nor did the quality of the cocktails.

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great drinks, food and service! Lunch unbelievable with best view! View was beautiful of the gardens!!

Thank Robinthebird2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had enjoyed this restaurant years ago, but were disappointed this time around. The relaxing, intimate atmosphere wasn't enough to make up for food and service issues. Two in our party had the seafood angel-hair pasta, which was mostly pasta and not much seafood. For...More

Thank walkingit13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated our 21st Anniversary here. I really can not say how thankful I am for a wonderful evening. I contacted the restaurant a few weeks before our trip to request a specific table (which I highly recommend, look at the website it you want...More

Thank Krista R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made reservations requesting a quiet table, particularly because there was an indication of live music and we did not know what to expect. We chose this restaurant based upon prior reviews. We were not misled. When we arrive, we were seated in a room...More

Thank onlyslightlyLost
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, 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
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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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