Kennebunk Inn Now Open – Restaurant Open for Dinner Thursday, Friday & Saturday

The Kennebunk Inn is now open and taking inn reservations and accepting guests. Our restaurant, Academe, reopens on Thursday, May 27th, 2021 for dinner service.

Academe Brasserie & Tavern will be re-open for dinner only starting Thursday, May 27 at 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Our initial hours will be limited (Thursday – Saturday 4:30 – 9:00 p.m.), due to staffing challenges. We strongly recommend reservations by calling 207-985-3351 or on our website:

  Make Your Advance Dining Reservations

We hope to offer take away/to go meals and be open more days open once we are able to secure more staff members. Please check back for the most up to date information.

We are beyond happy to welcome our guests and community back inside our inn & dining room; and enjoy all the improvements we have made over the last 14 months. We look forward to raising a glass with all our loyal patrons – Cheers

Current State of Maine & CDC Guidlines

May 27, 2021

Fully Vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

Fully vaccinated people can refrain from testing following a known exposure unless they are residents or employees of a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter.

Kennebunk Inn Guest Information & Novel Coronavirus Statement

All Kennebunk Inn & Academe employees who are not wearing masks have been fully vaccinated. We continue to encourage all patrons & staff to consistently wash their hands, respect peoples social distance comfortability and if asked to put on a mask please comply.

As the situation around Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we are doing all we can at The Kennebunk Inn to ensure your travel safety. Throughout our 18 years of serving the Kennebunk area, you have trusted us to keep the highest levels of cleanliness, sanitation and food safety (e.g., using Eco-Lab high grade cleaning supplies). Recently we adopted the following extra measures:

  • added requirements and increased frequency for disinfecting kitchen surfaces and deep cleaning throughout the day, and
  • increased frequency of cleaning public areas, including lobbies, door handles, hand rails, public bathrooms, etc.

We consistently emphasize the importance of the health and well-being of our Kennebunk Inn family and make sure anyone feeling sick stays home. We will continue to follow updates and protocol suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the local Department of Public Health, and the World Health Organization to assure as much as possible the safety of our guests and team members. As this is a fluid situation, we may adjust hours or modify Inn operations in other ways, including temporarily closing if we conclude this is in the interest of the safety of our team and community.

There are PPE stations located by the front desk and on the second floor in the common area.

Updated May 27, 2021

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.