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“Good service” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Federal Jacks Restaurant and Brewpub

Federal Jacks Restaurant and Brewpub
Ranked #7 of 67 Restaurants in Kennebunk
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Maine/New York
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175 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

We first had a tour of the brewery. Our host was knowledgeable and patient. Then off to the restaurant which does have a lovely view of the harbor. The place is large. There is great outdoor space. The downside is the noise. It is almost impossible to hear your friend. The blackened haddock sandwich was very good. I also enjoyed the slaw. The turkey BLT was huge. My friend loved her lobster soup. The service was friendly and efficient. Yes, there are better places to eat, but go for the view.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Westminster, MD
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good Casual Dining”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

My husband and I had a quick dinner at Federal Jacks. I had the fried clams which were excellent and my husband's fish was also good. We had to wait for a table but the wait wasn't as long as we were told. The wait staff seemed a bit rused yet had time to stand and chat to each other.
The view of the river helped the atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LBKDMK
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Rotterdam, New York
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“If you aren't there to eat don't bother dropping in.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Went upstairs to the restaurant/bar area. All my husband and I wanted was one draft beer. We stood near the ordering area of the bar and the female bartender virtually ignored us several times despite waitresses telling her we were waiting there to order. My husband and I even split up hoping one of us would catch her! We waited so long watching her wash glassware and yes she completely was she aware of our presence that I just wanted to walk. Can not tell you about the food here.We considered going back for dinner but due to rudeness went elsewhere!

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank longoverdue
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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good food, bar atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Federal Jack's is a great place to go for a casual, no frills meal. The food is good (not great) and the prices are fair.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Janice P
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Grapevine, Texas, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Times”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Federal Jacks is a fun place. The food and drink is great and the staff is fantastic. A great place to go for lunch or dinner. And don't forget the fabulous Sunday brunch.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alan M
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