Dining at the Kennebunkport Inn


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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 to enjoy creative cuisine from Executive Chef Eric Murdough 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: Poached with lemon better, the Lobster Risotto is a flavor experience you’ll return for all year long.
Beer Buzz: Local craft beers are hand selected to pair perfectly with seasonal menu items.




Holiday Dining at The Burleigh


Christmas Eve & Christmas Day


New Year’s Eve

  • Stay tuned for our New Year’s Eve dinner menu.
Tap Takeover & Beer Dinner with Lone Pine Brewing

Tuesday, November 13th at The Burleigh

  • 4:00pm – Welcome Brews in the Bar
  • 5:30pm – Four course dinner with beer pairing

Join us for our first Tap Takeover & Beer Dinner with Portland’s own Lone Pine Brewing Co. Start the night right with a welcome beer hour in the Bar. Our friends from Lone Pine will be on hand to showcase their brews + Chef Eric will be serving up some light bites. Then, head into the restaurant at 5:30pm for a four-course dinner, paired with 4 of Lone Pine’s latest beers. View the Lone Pine Dinner Menu here.  21+ only – ID required at the door.


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


2 Jim O’Neil

3 Mike Maurice

9 Eric Fernald

10 Ocean Avenue

16 Jim O’Neil

17 Mike Maurice

23 Michael Beau Dalleo

24 Eric Fernald

30 Lisa Mills & Don Wessels


1, 12-6pm Michael Beau Dalleo / 7-10 Brian Nolder

7 Lisa Mills & Don Wessels 6:30ish-10pm (following Christmas Prelude fireworks)

8, 12-6 Michael Beau Dalleo

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


Join us 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.


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.


Chef John Shaw’s “classic Maine” menu focuses on fresh seafood with a sprinkling of Asian influences with a full Lobster Bar serving Maine oysters, Little Neck clams, and scallop crudo. Featuring two bars serving creative cocktails and outdoor dining on a wrap-around deck, The Boathouse will quickly become a favorite of locals and guests alike.
Please call 207-967-8225 or visit The Boathouse for more information.


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.


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.


Exceptional dining options in all seasons
Extraordinary cuisine, creative libations, an energetic social scene – all are part of the KPT culture. Our little corner of the coast may seem mellow, but when it comes to great food and vibrant scene, Kennebunkport’s diverse selection of restaurants put us on the map! Looking for something special? Our staff would be happy to provide recommendations on Kennebunkport Restaurants. Just ask!

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