Area info from Local’s perspective

The Kennebunks Town Information

Town of Kennebunk Website

Kennebunk Recycling Info is on Mondays along the beach, and they pick up both categories, Mixed Paper & Commingled, plastic, glass bottles, cans-steel, tin, aluminum.

Town of Kennebunkport Website

Kennebunkport Recycling is on Tuesdays along the Ocean Ave. strip, and they pick up both categories, Mixed Paper & Commingled, plastic, glass bottles, cans-steel, tin, aluminum.

Food & Restaurants

Bel Cibo da Cherie 7 High St., Kennebunk 207.985.1200

Food and wine that you won't find at the super market, and won't break the bank either. All Cherie's food is made on premises, fresh every day. Enjoy breakfast or lunch there or take home dinner and you won't be disappointed. Cherie has the BEST wine selection around, and her third-Friday-of-the-month wine tastings have become a local's must!

Cherie posts her pastries, specials and soups on Facebook early
every day.

bel Cibo da Cherie restaurant

Abbondante 27 Western Ave. (Rte 9), Kennebunk 207.967.2211

Abbondante always comes through, all year long. This is a very nice Northern Italian restaurant with a great atmosphere and sophisticated service.

Abbondante Italian restaurant in Kennebunk Maine

Hurricane Restaurant Dock Square, Kennebunkport 207.967.9111

Consistently one of the coziest bars and restaurants in the area, Hurricane is know for its wide variety of fresh oysters.

Hurricane Restaurant Dock Square

The Wayfarer Restaurant Pier Road, Cape Porpoise 207.967.8961

The Wayfarer has consistently served great food for years, and they now take credit cards.
This is home cooking done well. Sunday Brunch is great featuring about 10 different kinds of eggs Benedict.

The Wayfarer Restaurant in Cape Porpoise, Maine

Pier 77 and The Ramp Bar & Grill 77 Pier Rd., Cape Porpoise 207.967.8500

Pier 77 and The Ramp are a true local’s hangout. Great atmosphere and the best sunset of any restaurant on the East Coast! An almost year-round local staple, downstairs at the Ramp for casual, and upstairs for a more formal experience. Music every day in the summer, weekends in the off-season.

Pier 77 and The Ramp Bar and Grill

MC Perkins Cove 207.646.6263

Son of Arrows, MC Perkins Cove is right on the ocean. Casual atmosphere, creative menus, and open year-round. Magnificent view in a snowstorm or on a hot summer night.

MC Perkins Cove

David's KPT 207.967.8225

David's KPT, another great restaurant from David Turin. Eat and drink right on the harbor, inside or out.  You won’t be disappointed. Follow the link, and you will also see all the other restaurants in the Kennebunk Resort Collection.

David's KPT by acclaimed Portland chef David Turin

Village Tavern

Village Tavern, Kennebunk's best-kept secret! Owned and operated by Rich Lemoine, former Executive Chef at Cape Arundel Inn and White Barn Inn, and his wife Tina, this is a great place to go in West Kennebunk Village. Head to the Turnpike, but go straight at Cummings Market, the Tavern is 1/4 mile on your left, impossible to miss. Note: go early, before 6, or late, after 7:30, it gets busy. Like Anthony Bourdain's TV show—No Reservations.

Village Tavern in Kennebunk


You want a great bar, with great food, sports on TV, right in town? Look no further than Duffy’s, right on the bridge in the middle of Kennebunk. Super friendly, and you will always feel at home…it’s the local’s Pub.

Duffy's Tavern and Grill in Kennebunk

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Fun to See and Do

The Bridlepath, owned by the Town of Kennebunk, runs from the Sea Road School, plenty of easy parking by the trailhead, all the way down to Rte. 9, across 9, and through some tidal (passable) territory, and back to Sea Road by Webhannet Country Club’s back 9. Down & back is about 4 miles, very flat easy walking, and very quiet, one of the best kept secrets in Kennebunk, also, one of the most beautiful walks you will ever take, as the trail runs along the Mousam River. There are map stations at the trailheads at Sea Road, and Rte. 9.


KENNEBUNK FARMERS MARKET,  Saturday mornings 8am—1pm, May 3 — Nov.22.  This year being held at a temporary location at the parking lot at the former Garden Street Market, look for the signs on Main Street.


The new Waterhouse Center Pavilion with rink etc. right on main street in the center of the Village of Kennebunk, is on track to be complete and open by the end of September, yay! There will be ice-skating for Thanksgiving this year! Click on the link to find out more.

Waterhouse Center Pavilion

The Wright Gallery 5 Pier Rd., Cape Porpoise 207.967.5053

Charlie Wright runs one of the nicest galleries in Maine and features many talented local artists. Check out Charlie’s web cam of the Cape for an up-to-date look at the weather.

The Wright Gallery

Hurlbutt Designs 53 Western Ave., Kennebunk 207.967.0777

Louise Hurlbutt is the premiere designer in the Kennebunks. Louise will not only sell you an antique or a new sofa, but she will design and supervise an entire home remodel for you. If you want a beautiful home; Louise is the one to see!

Hurlbutt Designs

Stone Turtle Baking and Cooking School Lyman 207.324.7558

Stone Turtle is in the next town to Kennebunk, Lyman, Maine. From pizza to breakfast breads to holiday pies, these hands-on Saturday classes are a lot of fun and you leave with your own baked goods.

Stone Turtle

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Real Estate

Pack Maynard 165 Port Rd. (Rte 35), Lower Village, Kennebunk

Pack Maynard

Kennebunk Beach Realty Western Ave. (Rte 9), Lower Village, Kennebunk

Kennebunk Beach Realty

Prudential Prime Properties of the Seacoast 1 Fletcher St., Kennebunk

Prudential Prime Properties of the Seacoast

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty 150 Port Rd., Kennebunk

Legacy Properties - Sotheby's International Realty

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