14 US Hotels with Top Rated Restaurants – Trips to Discover Magazine

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Article by K.C. Dermody – August 2021

It used to be that hotel restaurants weren’t much better than the food court at an airport — convenient but definitely not great. These days, there are many hotel restaurants that can hold a candle to even some of the world’s best, in fact more than a few are even Michelin-starred. A stay at any one of these properties will provide access to some of the best dishes served in the United States.

Academe at The Kennebunk Inn – Kennebunk, Maine

This historic bed-and-breakfast oozes charm and with innkeepers who are professional chefs, you know it’s going to be good. The menu features signature lobster dishes that have earned it national attention, spotlighted in many prestigious places from Travel + Leisure to the Food Network with favorites like lobster pot pie and lobster white-truffle pizza.

The Inn’s rooms are unique, with plenty of historic character along with modern amenities like free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with premium channels. Some have antique claw tubs and/or kitchenettes.

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Dining at The Kennebunk Inn’s restaurant, Academe

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.