Strolling around Dock Square after lunch? Looking for a place with a view where you can sit and relax? Feeling peckish in the afternoon or hankering for a cocktail? There is one solution for all these dilemmas: the consummate Happy Hour in Kennebunkport.
Sure, you can grab a drink at the Captain Fairfield Inn and snack on our freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, but it’s nice to have abundant opportunities for going out on the town. These are a few fabulous options within walking distance of our boutique hotel.
Dine with a View
For expansive views, there can be no better choice than Stripers Waterside Restaurant. Between 3 & 5 on Sundays and weekdays you can sit in adirondack chairs overlooking the river delta and beach. Servers bring drinks right to your seat while you watch the waves and let the sun soak into your skin.
For affordable, delicious food we favor the instantly popular David’s KPT, Kennebunkport’s newest waterfront dining destination. Just a few blocks from the Captain Fairfield Inn en route to Dock Square you can find generous, shareable dishes. Tasty steak tartar, mouthwatering fried calamari, to-die-for duck sliders, and more for $6 or less! The indoor/outdoor happy hour runs from 3 to 5 all week long.
For convenience, we recommend Tia’s Topside, which is just over the bridge in Lower Village Kennebunk. Oh no, it’s after 5? Don’t fret, because Tia’s offers happy hour every day from 3-6PM. Get an appetizer or two, or simply enjoy 50% off alcoholic beverages. Don’t miss out on river views from the deck!
For the Oyster Lover
Incomparable oysters harvested from Maine’s clean, cold waters can be found at each of the above hot spots as well as nearby One Dock. Still, our pick for the oyster lover is The Hatch, located underneath Federal Jack’s. Those on a quest for fresh, local oysters can dine happy on quite a selection. When in town on a Wednesday, stop by between 4 & 7 for $1 oysters and $3.50 beers.
You can stay on budget and continue your appetizer round-up in the evening. Simply order some small bites for dinner at one of the area’s superb restaurants.