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Pilot House Restaurant

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4 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7751
+1 207-967-9961
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here . It is a real local watering hole. The waitress is one of the best. We had the lobster roll (how can we not have that) and chowder along with clam steamer. They were all spot on. It is certainly a place to go for local Maine sea food.

Thank pittman
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside, and the inside somewhat, you wouldn't expect such a great meal. This place is simple food done perfectly. No need to dress anything up. Come in for a beer and a lobster and you'll be happy you did. Extremely friendly staff.

Thank fanoffinedining
Parkville, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but rustic. Old salty feel which is why I was a little disappointed. I ordered the special grilled ham , turkey and cheese. I asked if I could have it without the ham , well it cam with 2 slices of turkey . My husband had the fish and chips which he said was ok. Our lunch total was... More 

Thank Lwindsor2249
New Hampshire
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144 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, my wife and I really like this place. We go here nearly once a month. However, I have give it a mixed review for dinner. It brings in a big bar crowd. They are diverse in demographic from deck young hands to the old wealth. It is not uncommon to have a wedding party crash the place for a... More 

Thank Thomas B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I loved my visit to the Pilot House, it has a great location on the waterfront and we were made to feel so welcome. Our waitress was so busy whilst we were there but she was so attentive to everyone and made sure everyone was happy and had everything they needed. The food was tasty and unpretentious - and the... More 

Thank LauraTee123
Kennebunk, United States
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great burgers and fried haddock sandwiches. Outdoor riverfront patio during summer months. Horseshoe shaped bar with plenty of seats plus table service.

Thank David M
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

It was crowded, but got our food for a table of six in a timely manner. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The lobster rolls were delicious and the ones that ordered the whole lobsters were pleased. There are plenty of tables outside if you don't care for crowded restaurants. As busy as she was, our waitress took time to point out... More 

Thank Sandy062
new haven, ct
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were looking for a place to eat in Kennebunkport where we could get some local seafood. Many places were closed for the season or I guess because it was Sunday (?) or appeared to be pretty costly for a quick lunch. We noticed the sign for the Pilot House, which is tucked behind another restaurant on the main drag,... More 

Thank sullific
Miami, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We really enjoyed our lunch here. The restaurant was packed and very plain setting. You find your own table, but the food was very good. Maybe because the place was so full our food took a little long, but we were relaxing sitting next to the water. Would go back.

Thank Vivian C
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here - adverts said 'where locals eat' - I think not! Ordered soft drinks, small lobster roll and crisps with a cup of clam chowder. Tables melamine, no covers, seat yourself. Food average and expensive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7751
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunk
  • Phone Number: +1 207-967-9961

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?