Kennebunk Restaurants in the Greater Kennebunks Dining Guide

Academe Restaurant at The Kennebunk Inn

Nationally Known. Locally Inspired.

At Academe Maine Brasserie & Tavern, the restaurant of The Kennebunk Inn, Chef/Owners, Brian O’Hea and Shanna Horner O’Hea, draw on their varied culinary and artistic backgrounds to create innovative, palate-tempting offerings that appeal to a broad range of tastes and dining budgets. Learn more about our restaurant in downtown Kennebunk. View our lunch & dinner menus.

Best Thing I Ever Ate Maine Lobster Pot PieNominated by former Iron Chef and restauranteur Cat Cora, Academe’s lobster pot pie was featured on the Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate.”  The episode “Reinvented Classics” aired during season 4 episode 14. Our lobster pot pie features the star Maine ingredient, fresh lobster in a delightfully creamy stock topped off with light and flaky homemade puff pastry.

Watch the Best Thing I Ever Ate – Lobster Pot Pie Video Segment

Our signature Lobster Pot Pie is available during dinner hours. Please call us at (207) 985-3351 to check on availability during lunch hours. We also offer lobster pot pies to go or we can ship them from our site.

Food Paradise: Pot Pie Paradise on the Travel Channel

The Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” highlighted our Maine Lobster Pot Pie on the episode entitled, “Pot Pie Paradise.”  The episode aired on Season 5, Episode 5 of the show.

The Travel Channel knows that finding great food is one of the most important goals of travelers and vacationers alike. “Food Paradise” highlights the best examples of specific types of food, dishes and cuisines on each episode.

You can view our Maine Lobster Pot Pie on “Food Paradise” here.

Gayle's Picks Oprah Winfrey's O MagazineGayle King, the editor-at-large of Oprah Winfrey’s “O” The Magazine selected our Lobster Pot Pie and Lobster Pizza as “Gayle’s Favorites” in a recent issue of “O” Magazine.

I’ve been a Cake Girl…ever since I was…a child…. That is, until I tasted the lobster pot pie from the Kennebunk Inn in Maine. The puff-pastry crust is featherlight, the filling is velvety, and you can order one for your own table…

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Chef Shanna O'Hea of Academe on "Chopped"The Food Network’s “Chopped” is a three round culinary competition show that focuses on skill, speed and ingenuity.  Four chefs compete before a panel of three expert judges and take everyday items and turn them into an extraordinary three-course meal. After each course, one of the chefs will be “chopped” from the competition until only one winner remains.

Shanna O’Hea, Chef/Owner of The Kennebunk Inn competed on Season 11, Episode 5 of “Chopped.” The episode was entitled “Plenty of Fish.”  You can see a snippet of Chef Shanna on Chopped here, or catch the full episode on The Food Network.