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50 Local

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50 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043
+1 207-985-0850
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the few places to dine in downtown Kennebunk. The menu has changed for the better, and although there are not many items to choose from the quality of the food and service are quite good. The space is dimly lit which some may find intimate, but we needed some light to adequately review the menu. We... More 

Thank circe64
bangor, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Original owner and chef has seemed to turn over the kitchen to a younger less experienced chef. Not always a bad thing but just not living up to dishes that wow you. Some traditional dishes remain but newer ones lack the talent and flavorful majic of original chef. Dishes look interesting in print but lack the expectation with final presentation.... More 

Thank Jan h
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is very good, but very pricey! Servings are very minimal for the price you pay. Service was slow but apologetic for being so. Drinks were good! I wouldn't go for dinner again just too expensive and not enough food. I would go for drinks, nice atmosphere!

Thank Linda D
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we read the reviews of 50Local, it seemed like the perfect place for a family celebration. We were off to a good start-- nice wines, excellent bread baskets with olive oil... but we needed flashlight apps to read the menu, there was a very long wait for food (we're OK with slow food, but this was really slow) and... More 

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South Portland, Maine
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455 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tired of going to the same old places in Portland, we decided to try 50 Local in Kennebunk and what a great find as from start to finish the food was delicious. It started with the homemade bread to the wonderful selection of cheese (we tried 3 of 6 - all tasty) , the statler chicken, the lobster scampi and... More 

1 Thank Rhonda A
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of friends and I had a wonderful dinner tonight at 50 Local. The restaurant was recently renovated- it is comfortable, warm and inviting. Love the farmhouse chairs and tables. Dinner was awesome: 3 of us enjoyed fish- was fresh and delicious. My sister had the best burger in the Kennebunks. The chocolate dessert and beignets were great finish... More 

1 Thank puppysmiles
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Once we found it we were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is inside an office building and the signage outside is not great. The interior was really cute but honestly it was quite hard to see without the flashlight on my phone to illuminate the menu. The waiter we had was really personable and knowledgeable. The gnocci was liked but not... More 

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Tuckahoe, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We had a sensational dinner at 50 Local! We went in November when the summer crowds were long gone and enjoyed a delicious dinner. I strongly recommend the Haddock which was sensational. Great food, attentive service. By all means, go! You will be glad you did.

1 Thank John G
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were a bit worried when we arrived for our 7.30 dinner reservation to find the place almost empty - but it soon filled up. So perhaps the tip here is not to eat too early. We found the locally-sourced food enjoyable and the service was fine; but nothing stood out enough to make this a particularly memorable meal.

Thank WardenRon
Sanford, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal at 50 local! Service was outstanding! Everyone so friendly and welcoming. Our server went out of their way to make sure we had the best experience possible. We will definitely be back!

1 Thank michaels93717

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: +1 207-985-0850
A new restaurant brought to you from local gal, Merrilee Paul and her husband David Ross that will feature the best of the area's resources. Relying on local farms, fisheries, and a commitment to the community, 50 Local is downtown Kennebunk's newest neighborhood establishment. 50 Local will feature an outstanding approachable menu containing many of the traditional dishes offered in French Bistros with an American take, served in a comfortable, elegant, and friendly atmosphere.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?