The Maine Coast is known for its decidedly delicious cuisine. From Maine-style lobster rolls (cold meat and mayo, please!) to mussels steamed in white wine, our favorite Cape Porpoise restaurants boast dining options that range from picnic table to white table cloth. Stop by any of these restaurants during your trip to the Kennebunks for a lunch or dinner experience you won’t soon forget.
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Top 5 Cape Porpoise Restaurants
Get a taste of what our area has to offer at these Cape Porpoise restaurants! For more options, take a look at other restaurants in Kennebunkport.
1. Cape Porpoise Kitchen
Cape Porpoise Kitchen is our go-to lunch spot! This deli-style restaurant is located three miles from The Inn at English Meadows, which makes it a popular place to bike to. Be warned, though, it’s a hilly ride! This Cape Porpoise restaurant features breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu offerings. We love the lunch menu because there’s so much to choose from! Cape Porpoise Kitchen boasts 21 sandwich creations, soups, chowders, and salads.
2. Cape Pier Chowder House
Taste freshness at the Cape Pier Chowder House. This no-frills Cape Porpoise restaurant has freshly caught seafood delivered to their doors every day from a local supplier. Then, it’s battered and fried, grilled, or slapped between two buns! Indulge in Maine Coast classics like a lobster roll with direct water views. Cape Pier Chowder House is open seasonally from May 1 to October 31.
3. Musette Restaurant
Open year-round, Musette Restaurant has an extensive breakfast, brunch, and dinner menu. Fuel up with their hearty breakfast offerings like avocado toast or a smoked salmon bagel before you head out on a Maine Coast kayaking adventure! Or, make a dinner reservation to indulge in delicious culinary creations like the Maine sea scallops, served with seasonal squash, sage brown butter, and herbs.
4. Nunan’s Lobster Hut
Nunan’s Lobster Hut is another great place to try Maine Coast classics. Nunan’s is well known and loved by the community since the 1950s as a locally owned, bare-bones spot for lobster and other freshly caught seafood. They even have home-baked pies for sale that are a popular pick among locals and visitors alike! This Cape Porpoise restaurant is open seasonally from May to mid-October.
5. The Lost Fire
Local chef Germán Lucarelli’s The Lost Fire is a must visit if you enjoy a classic Argentinian grill. On the menu you can find wood fire grilled filet mignon, pork chops, and jumbo shrimp. Enjoy the rustic decor and friendly service on your next trip to Kennebunkport.
If The Lost Fire sounds like a restaurant you would be interested in, you will not want to miss Lucarelli’s newest restaurants that will be opening this spring on the site of the former Pier 77 and The Ramp.
More In Cape Porpoise
Indulge in local flavors at Cape Porpoise restaurants, then explore more of what this area has to offer! Farm + Table is one of our favorite places to shop for Maine-made gifts. From the red barn exterior to the artisanal treasures inside, there’s no more charming place to shop!
We also love to browse home decor, fine art, jewelry, and more at The Wright Gallery. Many of the pieces represent the peaceful essence of this area, which makes it the perfect way to take a piece of the Maine Coast home with you!
Stay at The Inn at English Meadows
Relax in your peaceful guest room at The Inn at English Meadows after dining at Cape Porpoise restaurants. Our Inn is located just three miles from this charming and most picturesque destination, so it’s easy to make a trip to Cape Porpoise each day if you desire!
Consider a stay in our Goose Rocks Room. This bright and cheery accommodation is located on the first floor of the carriage house and boasts plenty of natural light. Enjoy a queen-size bed, private bathroom with shower, flat-screen television, and beautiful views of budding lilacs and the meadow. A stay in any guest room at our Inn comes with access to first-class amenities, and, of course, our delicious three-course freshly prepared breakfast!
Check our availability and start planning your getaway to the Kennebunks!