Even in winter when we arrived, Kennebunkport was alive with people out and about in this quaint seaport town. People that live here are a hearty bunch, and Kennebunkport attracts people from down south all year long for the beauty and the relaxation of this place.

Cruising around Kennebunkport

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We arrived late in the afternoon and could only spend one evening here, so we drove Ocean Avenue before it got dark.  It gave us the opportunity to see the ocean and the wonderful mansions overlooking it.

President Bush’s home is situated here and has a great view of both land and sea. All the locals speak so highly of the Bush’s and how personable they are when you run into them on the beach or at one of the annual parades.

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The following morning before leaving town, we made our way slightly further north to see the Goat Island lighthouse at Porpoise Cove. Established in 1833, it was the last lighthouse on the Maine coast to be automated in 1990. I would have loved to grab a kayak and paddle out there, but 4°F was not the most inviting temperature.

Goat Island lighthouse at Porpoise Cove

Captain Jefferds InnFor a list of things to do in winter and in warmer weather, Innkeepers Eric and Sarah Lindblom from Captain Jefferds Inn suggest the following:  http://www.captainjefferdsinn.com/blog/8-remarkable-things-to-do-in-kennebunkport/

Read our review of the fabulous Captain Jefferds Inn here.

 

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Dinner at David’s KPT

For dinner Thursday evening, we were the dining guests of David’s KPT in Kennebunkport.  Located right in the harbor, your view is a lively one of boats and ships of all sizes. Just about a mile inland from the Atlantic Ocean, it’s a protected but convenient location for professional fishermen.

The restaurant is smartly decorated in a contemporary motif with subtle, tasteful nautical references. Wooden ceilings make you feel like you are dining in a luxury Chris Craft yacht. Chairs and tables are not arranged too close, so you can feel like you’re having a private dinner in a large dining room. Depending on your seating preference, in addition to the dining room, there are two bars and a raw bar.

We started off with drinks and appetizers.  Maureen tried a La Grosella Negra which consisted of muddled orange & lime, El Jimador reposado, Crème De Cassis and ginger beer. Amazing. Along with her drink, she ordered the small plate of cheese; three types with grapes and crostini.

I started with a draft beer and David’s clam chowder – excellent chowder mixed with brown sugar, thyme and bacon. As we enjoyed our appetizers, we polished off the basket of fresh bread with dipping oil – so good.

David's KPT chowder

Maureen’s entrée was a large portion of meat loaf served with garlic mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, maple glazed carrots and cumin-crispy onions.  I opted for the mandatory Maine lobster roll with drawn butter and wonderfully crispy home-made potato chips.

David's KPT lobster roll

It was a most pleasant, relaxing meal and a perfect cap for our one night in Maine. We’re certainly hoping to come back in summer and try dining on the deck overlooking the harbor.

David’s is open for three meals each day – seven days per week.  During the 2015 winter, they have a number of specials running:

  • Sunday Brunch: 11am to 2pm.
  • Mondays: Happy Hour all night long, 3pm until close.
  • Tuesdays: Date Night!  Three course dinner for two – shared appetizer and dessert with two entrees – $42 per couple.
  • Wednesdays: Pizza Night!  Specialty pizzas starting at $9.95!

Contact Information:

David’s KPT

21 Ocean Avenue

Kennebunkport, ME 04046

207-967-8225

http://boathouseme.com/dining