Dine in casual comfort at the Port Tavern & Grille in the Kennebunkport Inn. Serving breakfast and dinner, the Port Tavern & Grille’s culinary team offer a menu of unique native cuisine. During the summer enjoy patio dining at Artemesia’s where we serve our full dinner menu. Enjoy an evening cocktail, watch the sun set and dine under the stars.
The Kennebunkport Inn offers the ideal venue for special occasions, events and meetings. With an experienced catering team and the Inn’s charming ambiance, we have the perfect recipe for a successful event.
The Portsider Club
The Portsider Club offers you the opportunity to earn gift certificates toward future meals by simply enjoying more meals with us! Earn Appreciation Points for every dollar spent in the Port Tavern & Grille when you are a member of the Portsider Club. We’ll celebrate your birthdays and anniversaries with you and offer unique opportunities to enjoy wine specials, special dinner menus and other offerings .
We thank our Portsider Club members for their ongoing support and patronage! During your next visit to the Port Tavern & Grille please be sure to pick up an application for a Portsider Card.
We close on Christmas, but on all the other special days, you’ll find the Port Tavern & Grille open and providing a special and unique dining experience. New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving – we offer special holiday menus appropriate for every occasion. Reservations are always recommended of course.
Bob Smith, Chef Bob brings over 20 years of experience in all facets of the food & beverage industry to our team, having worked as a chef, waiter, bartender, manager and sommelier. Bob is the the chief architect of our new menu, with its emphasis on simple grilled meats and seafood and fresh regional dishes. Prior to coming to the Port Tavern in 2001, Bob worked at Jonathan’s Restaurant in Ogunquit, ME, and The Rochester Plaza Hotel in Rochester,
NY. He was also the chef/owner of Gabby’s, a restaurant specializing in regional American cuisine in Greene, New York. A graduate of the University of Rochester with degrees in Psychology and French, Bob’s interests include locally grown produce, sustainable farming, culinary history and wine/food pairings.
John Shaw, Chef
John Shaw is a seasoned member of the team with a tremendous amount of experience in the fine dining. A graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, John began his career at the Kennebunkport Inn as an intern, rotating through a variety of positions before assuming the Sous Chef position here. John’s flexibility and skills in dessert production , baking and food preparation are terrific assets in the kitchen. John has worked at some of the region’s renowned establishments; Windows on the Water in Kennebunkport and Old England Inn in Stowe. He brings that experience and creative talent to the culinary team here at the inn. A Kennebunk Native, John enjoys skiing and winter sports. His dedication and talents make him a great asset to the Port Tavern & Grille.
A Romantic Kennebunkport Maine Hotel
The Port Tavern and Grille
One Dock Square ~ P.O. Box 111
Kennebunkport, Maine (ME) 04046
Toll Free: 800-248-2621 ~ Phone: 207-967-2621