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“Average to below average at best”

Ryan's Corner House
Ranked #19 of 67 Restaurants in Kennebunk
Price range: US$8 - US$15
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Average to below average at best”
Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

Soup was just like it is back in Ireland! Awesome! Shepards pie not so much and steak tips were terrible (tough and poor quality)! Everything needed seasoning. We wanted to really love this place but we were really disappointed... Try other restaurants in the kennebunk area- might be a better deal...

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1 Thank Kelly M
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tjkryan47, Owner at Ryan's Corner House, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Wow Kelly M, after 9 previous fabulous reviews we get received yours and this came as a surprise! Usually when we eat out and there is an ISSUE we take care of it by bringing it to the attention of the server!!!! We use top quality steak tips and this is the FIRST time that a steak tip dinner has been criticized !! As for our shepherds pie, this is our very own recipe that we have been using for the past 25 years ! We have had only excellent comments on our shepherds pie. You mentioned everything needed seasoning, we DO NOT use salt on anything in our kitchen. That is up to the palate of the person receiving the dish!! When asked how your food was, you said it was LOVELY !!! Please let us know at the time if you are UNHAPPY !!! We are VERY PROUD of what our chef does. She is a brilliant chef and will do all she can to please you her customers!!!! We strive to make everyone's visit a pleasurable one !!!!
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
413 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Very pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

For a long time, we had been told about Ryan's, but had always seemed to skip it. After the crowds had left town, we decided that it was time to give it a try. What a mistake it had been to not get to Ryan's earlier and more often. Without a question, the fish and chips was the best I have ever eaten, anywhere, anytime. My wife's hamburger was about the best we have had in Maine. We subsequently set up a small party at Ryan's, and they were exceptional! The waitress, Andrea, was fantastic, Joe, the owner, was great to work with. The bottom line was that everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals, the service was great, and a great time was had by all.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank bbwex
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tjkryan47, Owner at Ryan's Corner House, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
How glad are we that you decided to try our pub. Thanks soo much for a fabulous review! We at Ryan's do our best to make sure that your experience is the best !!! We look forward to seeing you here again !!
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Naples, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great little Iris pub”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

It is a bit cramped downstairs but not overly so. Did not didne there but say the fish and chips and it was huge. Cozy and friendly people. Met some recently arrived friends of the owner from Shannon on EIN139. Authentic!

Visited September 2013
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Thank NEtraveler999
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tjkryan47, Owner at Ryan's Corner House, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Thanks! Glad you found it cozy !!
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Biddeford, Maine
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wee bit of Ireland in Kennebunk!!!!”
Reviewed 14 September 2013

First time our posse ate here. Fish and chips were the best we have ever had. Beef stew was so tender the meat melted in your mouth. Bangers and Mash outstanding.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank dobsob207
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tjkryan47, Owner at Ryan's Corner House, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Thanks for trying us. We are soo happy that you enjoyed all that you had at Ryan's! We hope to see you again soon!!
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Montreal, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A welcome rest from seafood-seafood-seafood”
Reviewed 24 August 2013

After a couple of days of butter-soaked lobster and fried-everything-else, Ryan's provides a home-cooked respite to the Maine coast traveller. Located on the edge of the bustling Kennebunkport village, it's a pleasant little eatery that is suitable for all ages and groups - families or couples, young and old.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank LDarroch
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tjkryan47, Owner at Ryan's Corner House, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Thanks we do strive to make our Irish pub comfortable for all groups!!
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