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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Diner
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“Go old-school at this diner in nearby Wells that's been featured on 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.'”
  • 16 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Yes, Pedro's can get crowded, and it's touristy. But, the atmosphere and decorations are fun, and they make a dang good margarita! It's right next to Old Vines and close enough to Batson River Brewery (if you prefer beer) so you can make a whole evening out of it. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“Our favorite, on the water, family friendly, reasonably priced great food, with a bar, and brewery in Kennebunk, ME!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“This refuge was established to protect valuable salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds. Bring your binoculars for the 1-mile loop that meanders along the water’s edge. Entrance is free, donations appreciated. There is limited parking, picnic tables and restrooms.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Enjoy wine by the fire while watching the foot traffic pass by! Old vines offers a fantastic small plate selection and tons of wine!!!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Wonderful bakery walking distance from kottage. Little outdoor patio, quiet and out of the way. Delightful walk for morning coffee.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Ashleigh's favorite restaurant on the Seacoast. Say hi to Scott and Bridget!”
  • 13 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“In the heart of Kennebunkport, just a stones throw away and a not to be missed scene. Great margaritas and wings.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Close by - on trolley stop; but if driving, ask us for a parking pass - will save you $20. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Has a wide variety of groceries, good beer and wine selection, plus carry-out food. Good for quick shop without going all the way to Kennebunk. High prices though.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“$25 day and parking is still tight but we love this beach for the playground. Only restrooms are portpotties. Lifeguards on duty.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located by the bridge in Kennebunk Lower Village. listed as the best place for fried clams "in the world." ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Toy / Game Store
“Beautiful restaurant, beautiful location on the river. Great ambiance, 3 bars, outside deck with charming views. Upscale menu.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Museum
“Great for families visiting with kids. They offer tours, rides, and other special events throughout the year. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Beach
“This is one of the largest beaches nearby. Parking passes are purchased through on street kiosks. Be there early to get your parking spot. There are restrooms. Mother's Beach, has a play area for children with swingsets and slides. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This locals favorite never disappoints. Consistently delicious food in a cozy but vibrant atmosphere. Dine where the locals do, you won’t regret it! We frequent hurricane often when we go out. ”
  • 7 locals recommend