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Dine at White Barn Inn

A Culinary Legacy. An Unforgettable Setting.

Unforgettable Dining
Our contemporary New England cuisine has been rooted in the local and seasonal long before they were the mots du jour on menus across the country. At our AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five Star restaurant, we showcase incredible ingredients sourced through specially cultivated relationships with the farmers, fishermen and foragers of coastal Maine and just beyond for beautifully-presented, always inspired dishes that encapsulate the very essence of our spectacular setting.
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The White Barn is proud to be featured in The Boston Globe

"Old and new blend at the White Barn Inn"
  • "White Barn gets Tastier, A rare AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star dining experience in Maine; Chef Padilla's forward-thinking approach includes a strong local, farm-to-table, ethos and a commitment to sustainability"
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Our professional chefs will grill your steak to your preference
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Share a bottle of chardonnay in the wine cellar
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White Barn Inn Restaurant

Celebrating our 45th year, The White Barn Restaurant joins a select few fine dining establishments that share the rare accolade of being awarded both AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star endorsement. Come here to savor a taste of New England in each inspired dish, all beautifully presented in an atmospheric dining room that epitomizes rustic elegance.
  • Mood is elegant and romantic
  • Overlooking the seasonal picture window
  • Hours (Summer*): Monday to Thursday from 6pm to 9pm; Friday to Sunday from 5:30 pm to 9pm
  • Hours (Winter*): Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 9pm; Friday to Sunday from 5:30 pm to 9pm (Closed Monday and Tuesday
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The Bistro

Come here for dynamic, high-end spins on regional classics including oysters on the half shell, lobster pizza and our version of a classic surf & turf. Enjoy our comfortable and relaxed Bistro dining room or dine al fresco on rattan chairs on the Bistro Deck, overlooking our tranquil rock pool.
  • Mood is relaxed and casual
  • Overlooking the rock pool
  • Hours (Summer*): 11:30am -2pm through Columbus Day
  • Hours (Winter*): Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 9pm; Friday to Sunday from 5:30 pm to 9pm. (Closed Monday and Tuesday)
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Special Events

Join us for exciting events at White Barn that are sure to be memorable!
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Private Dining

When you crave a night unlike any other, our dining team can set up an intimate private dining experience in our spectacular wine cellar surrounded by 7,000 wine bottles. It will unfold in an atmosphere of understated romance—created for you two and for one unforgettable moment in time.

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Stories from White Barn Inn

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Do Get Your Hands Dirty

My husband and I are happy to get our hands dirty for the sake of renewing the farming culture of Southern Maine. On our four-acre property, Frinklepod Farm, you can spend the day with us to explore our acreage and three greenhouses—we’ll get you out of the city and into the soil.

Flora Brown
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Owner of Frinlepod Farm
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Eat Debate Over Whoopie Pie Like A Local

You might be surprised to learn that the origin story of whoopie pie, a beloved treat in New England, has been a source of great controversy between Maine and Pennsylvania for nearly a century. If you’re wondering how a dessert could cause such debate, let me stop you right there. Whoopie pie isn’t just any dessert.

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Drink Meet Maine’s Most Popular Couple

We have a little secret brewing in Maine. Beyond our buttery lobster rolls, steamy chowders, and pillowy blueberry pancakes, Portland harbors the third-highest concentration of craft breweries in America. Though we’ve been ranked as one of the top 20 beer cities by publications like Travel + Leisure thanks to beer pioneers like Shipyard and Allagash, there’s something we have that those other cities don’t. While you may find craft beers flavored with pecans, bourbon, or even frozen lemonade elsewhere, our taprooms entice small-batch ale connoisseurs with what we know best: sweet and silky maple syrup.

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Celebrate Schedule Your Wedding Around Lobster Season

While couples tend to select their wedding date based on the weather, I always joke that they should be factoring in the types of seafood that will be in season during their special day in Kennebunk. Historically a fishing village, Kennebunkport’s location along the Kennebunk River affords locals and visitors first pick of the freshest fare. Sea bass is best savored in the summer months, lobster is absolutely divine in the winter, and shrimp, oysters, and other types of shellfish are a must in the fall. A luxury that White Barn’s Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamonds restaurant delights in often— with a menu refreshed every week to incorporate the freshest fruits of the sea— make sure to ask the concierge to share the area’s boat schedules so that you can take full advantage of Maine’s ocean offerings, fresh out of the water.

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