Dining at the Kennebunkport Inn


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Chef John Shaw returned to the Kennebunkport Inn as the Executive Chef of The Burleigh – the hottest new Kennebunkport restaurant – in April 2017! The menu, which features the innovative entrees and sides for which John is known, places an emphasis on both fresh Maine seafood and classic American fare with a twist.

Nestled into a cozy corner of what was once the “fine and modern mansion” commissioned in 1899 by a wealthy coffee and tea merchant named Burleigh S. Thompson, The Burleigh restaurant is the social center of The Kennebunkport Inn. While Mr. Thompson preferred to limit this charming space to invited guests only, The Burleigh is now a lively gathering place for locals and visitors alike.

Come in out of the cold and enjoy creative cuisine and hand crafted cocktails fit for Burleigh
Thompson himself with all the signature hospitality of one of Kennebunkport’s finest historic inns.
Located just steps from Dock Square, The Burleigh is as convenient as it is comfortable.

Guests Love: The casual yet sophisticated vibe, central location, and exciting new menu items at the newest Kennebunkport restaurant.
Fan Favorite: Brined with apple cider, the Grilled Pork Loin is a flavor experience you’ll return for all winter long.
Beer Buzz: Local craft beers are hand selected to pair perfectly with seasonal menu items.

The Burleigh will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Call 207.967.2621 for New Year’s Eve reservations!



Live Entertainment in Kennebunkport

The Kennebunkport Inn has long been a favored destination for locals and travelers exploring the Kennebunks. With its casually hip ambience, expansive bar, spacious outdoor deck, and cozy fireplace, The Burleigh is one of Kennebunkport’s premier nightspots and the home of many creative cocktails.

Join us every Thursday from 7PM to 10PM to enjoy “Local Dish” — our wildly popular feature of a surprise local musical act each week.

Upcoming Shows

12/15 Michael Beau Dalleo
12/16 Jim O’Neil
12/23 Don Wessells
12/30 Michael Beau Dalleo

Explore Kennebunkport dining further with this curated list of our favorite local restaurants.


Join Chef Pierre Gignac at Ocean for beautifully presented, Provencal-inspired fine dining. Enjoy early evening cocktails at the bar or lounge, followed by dinner in the waterfront dining room.  Sample native Maine delicacies expertly paired with seasonal vegetables.
Please call 207-967-4015 for reservations and view Ocean’s online menu for more information.


The Tides Beach Club is closed for the season.
Located on pristine Goose Rocks Beach, The Tides Beach Club provides the ultimate dining destination, with excellent ocean views, a menu full of classic seaside favorites, and refreshing cocktails. Open for lunch and dinner.
Please call 207-967-3757 or visit The Tides Beach Club for more information.


Earth at Hidden Pond is closed for the season.
Earth at Hidden Pond offers farm-to-fork fare and creative cocktails, in a uniquely rustic Maine setting. House-grown vegetables, local meats, and seafood take center stage, thoughtfully prepared and sure to impress your palate..
Please visit Earth at Hidden Pond or call 207-967-6550 for reservations.


The Dory is closed for the season.
Located at The Lodge on the Cove just minutes away from Kennebunkport’s Dock Square, The Dory offers a laid-back atmosphere perfect for gathering with family and friends. The menu features build-your-own burgers, homemade milkshakes, and unique sides such as sweet potato tater tots. Cocktails, a daily happy hour, and live local music are great for adults, while ping-pong, lawn games, and retro ice cream bars keep the kids happy.

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