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The Black Birch

) #7 of 49 Restaurants in Kittery ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Gluten Free Options
2 Government St, Kittery, ME 03904
+1 207-703-2294
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good14%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“deviled eggs” (38 reviews)
“poutine” (10 reviews)
15:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2 Government St, Kittery, ME 03904
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Reviews (165)
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

We arrived about 4:15 to score a table, and started with the appetizer menu, the only one available before 5:00. Good ale, duck poutine, and the deviled eggs, of which there were three different versions, with the exact arrangement changing seasonally. By 4:45 people were...More

Thank AlwaysReadyToRoam
Reviewed 20 April 2017

It gets busy on the weekend so get there early. Food excellent and beer selection not extensive but worthy. Nice area of town with other good shopping options.

Thank cbfred
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We've been to Black Birch a few times. Once for restaurant week, a couple times for dinner, and another time for their Edible Seacoast dinner. The food is consistent and the staff is friendly. On a whole though, it doesn't beat out some of the...More

Thank WanderlustLady2
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Great local craft beer selection and well crafted cocktails. Very unique and fun menu, great selection of small plates so you can taste around the menu. Very friendly staff, intimate atmosphere, small venue so arrive early. No reservations accepted. I enjoyed a dark Czech lager...More

Thank H0Tshoe
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Black Birch is a staple in my family. We drive from Boston just to go to this restaurant probably every other month. It is cozy in the winter time as well. The food is always changing with the seasons and always amazing. It has never...More

Thank Allison L
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Quite the surprise to find a restaurant in Southern Maine with such diversity. While the menu isn't expansive, they bring a nice mix of comfort food and regional dishes with creative touch. We especially enjoyed the scallops (Coquille St Jacques). Be aware that the dishes...More

Thank travel4motion
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Having heard of its popularity, we arrived at 5:00pm on a Friday thinking we would beat the crowd... we just barely got a table and there was a long line waiting to get in when we left about an hour later. The waitstaff couldn't have...More

Thank TravelGuideReader
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Had an early dinner here with my husband. Grilled cheese and tomato soup...but it didn't disappoint. We easily got a table at 5 pm...and it was on a Tuesday night. We have tried to come here before and it was packed and the wait list...More

Thank mhlyles1
Reviewed 27 October 2016

It doesn't look much from the outside but it is very popular and if you want a seat without waiting you need to go early. No reservations. Quick and attentive service, wide range of beers and wine, interesting and very tasty food, sort of cross...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 12 October 2016

One of our favorites since they opened.Consistently great food,great atmosphere and great staff.Great selection of craft beer,nice wine list and some neat craft cocktails.Unique appetizers,wonderful main dishes and always great specials.Don't forget desserts ,they are the best.

Thank T4349TOinfo
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Leslie P
Do you take reservations? I have a birthday dinner for 4 on Mar 22
21 February 2017|
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Response from T4349TOinfo | Reviewed this property |
They do not,It is first come first serve.We have had the best luck getting there are around 4 pm when they open and get a table for apps. before dinner. Dinner service starts at 5pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Government St, Kittery, ME 03904
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kittery
  • Phone Number: +1 207-703-2294
Set in a one story retired brick post office, The Black Birch has an unassuming exterior. The interior is modern minimalist balanced by reclaimed wood and hand blown glass lighting. Outdoors is a hidden gem of a beer garden.
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