Top 5 Boutique Kennebunkport Restaurants

In previous posts, I have recommended Kennebunkport’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants, the area’s Top 5 Casual Restaurants and with this post I am recommending our Top 5 Boutique Kennebunkport, Maine Restaurants.  These 5 are all casual, but each of them has a really unique atmosphere combined with unusual menu choices.  I’ll begin with 50 Local which is located in Kennebunk.  It is sleek, contemporary and the owners purchase most of their produce from local farms.  Upon entering this restaurant, you see a blackboard with a list of the local farms which supply the provisions.  Bev loves their calamari!  Another of our local choices with a distinctive menu is Bandaloop, which is located within walking distance of the Captain Lord Mansion.  I personally love their “wilted spinach salad” with chicken.  Also, Bandaloop has great vegetarian offerings and will do gluten-free dishes too.  Also located within walking distance of the Captain Lord Mansion and right in Dock Square is Hurricane restaurant.  Hurricanes is a small restaurant which sits on the river so it offers sophistication and excellent food combined with great water views.  I particularly like their pork dishes.  Located in Kennebunk’s Lower Village, which is the entrance to Kennebunkport is Old Vines Wine Bar and Tapas restaurant.  This restaurant is really different, but offers wonderful food combined with a superb selection of wines.  When Bev and I want a quiet out-of-the-way place with reasonably priced food and drink, this is the place.   I will finish my recommendations on this post with another good choice for fine dining with an interesting menu; it is One Dock which is located at the Kennebunkport Inn overlooking the heart of Dock Square.  This restaurant has been known for excellent steaks.  They have done a major renovation this winter and will re-open soon, so Bev and I are excited to see their new look.  We are sure the food will continue to be excellent.  These are our choices for the Top 5 Boutique Kennebunkport Maine restaurants. Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield