The Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern Weighs In On The Kennebunk Inn

"Chow & Again" by Andrew Zimmern

Travel Channel host Andrew Zimmern had some very complimentary things to say about our Kennebunk Inn restaurant in his column for Mpls.St. Paul Magazine (Minneapolis / St. Paul Minnesota) and in his food blog on their site. Mr. Zimmern’s father lives in Maine, so he knows a thing or two about good lobster dishes.

My dad lives in Maine. And I love the Kennebunk Inn. Phineas Cole built the original building as a private residence in 1799. More than a century later the private home was converted to a hotel and restaurant…. This 200 plus-year-old property right in the heart of Kennebunk was remodeled in 2008 and has 18 guest rooms and eight family suites . . . and a great restaurant, Academe. Cat Cora put these folks on the map thanks to the Food Network TV show The Best Thing I Ever Ate, selection of the Maine lobster pot pies from chefs Brian and Shanna O’Hea.

We are thankful for the great review and look forward to seeing Chef Zimmern and his father again soon.  You can read Andrew Zimmern’s online column, “Chow & Again” on

Andrew Zimmern’s website can be found here.

Lobster Pot Pie - As recommended by The Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern




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About The Kennebunk Inn

The Chefs/Owners of The Kennebunk Inn and its restaurant, Academe Maine Brasserie & Tavern met when they were students at The Culinary Institute of America. They have appeared on "Best Thing I Ever Ate," "Chopped," "Rewrapped," and "Beat Bobby Flay" on the Food Network and on the Travel Channel's "Food Paradise." They have also appeared in Oprah Winfrey's "O" The Magazine. The O'Heas have been guest chefs at Walt Disney World's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Houston's "Sugar Land Food & Wine Affair, Boca Raton's "Boca Bacchanal" Food & Wine Festival, and on Holland America Cruise Line.