Where to Eat in Arundel: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Elouise Mccaul

Arundel is a town in York County, Maine, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 4,022. It is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Things to do in Arundel

1. Palace Diner

18 Franklin St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2502 Takeout, Waitstaff American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 207-284-0015
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

Palace Diner

Reviewed By Natalie G - New York

We visited on a Monday morning (just after Labor Day) with our three year old.

I read about the palace diner on a blog I follow and was expecting a line. To our surprise we only had to wait ten minutes.

No kids menu but the staff happily made a half portion of pancakes (with chocolate chips!) for our son. My husband and I ordered a sandwich, omelet and a side of French toast. Everything was fresh, not greasy, delicious and good sized portions (but not grotesquely big).

Most importantly our service was just lovely. So friendly and cheerful and keen to please. What a wonderful breakfast!

Note: there are no booths just seats at the counter and couldn't see restrooms. Also check their hours as not open all day.

If you're in the area this is a must do.

2. Arundel Ice Cream Shop

1185 Portland Rd, Arundel, Arundel, ME 04046-8112 Takeout American SGD 13 +1 207-604-2734
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Arundel Ice Cream Shop

Reviewed By rayroy - Boardman, Ohio

Ice cream was good at a decent price. I had the butter maple pecan and it was delicious. My wife had the coffee heath and wasn't a big fan only because it didn't have a good coffee flavor. But I thought it was alright. All in all it was pretty good.

3. Rococo Artisan Ice Cream

6 Spring St, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6006 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options Late Night +1 207-204-0546
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 647 reviews

Rococo Artisan Ice Cream

Reviewed By Newfoundmm - Concord, New Hampshire

We were touring Maine and leaf peeping when we stopped in Kennebunkport. A previously read about ice cream location had closed for the season and we saw Rococo. Our group of 5 took advantage of their offers of "tastes". There were MANY tempting flavors. Though a little pricey the servings were DELICIOUS and generous. The small offers 2 flavors and a sugar cone.

4. The Village Tavern

110 Alfred Rd., West Kennebunk, Kennebunk, ME Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +1 207-604-7954
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 443 reviews

The Village Tavern

Reviewed By RCS3rd - Wellesley, Massachusetts

It was a rainy November on the Maine turnpike and hungry. We realized that the Village Tavern was open and close by (Dinner from 4PM). Arriving shortly after 4:30pm on a Monday 2nd week of November, a few tables and a couple of bar seats were occupied at this time. Shortly after people started to file in. Service friendly bar staff.

Tastings:
Cornmeal crusted scallops BLT salad with maple balsamic vinaigrette. Unusual combination but good. Score 3*
Coconut crusted Haddock fish fingers (3) over fresh spinach, ginger garlic mashed potato as a side, served with a nice tasting sweet chili remoulade. Surprising good. Score 4*
Pan seared schrod fillet with yellow curry and aromatic vegetables. Nice and warming curry which worked very well with the schrod. Score 4* We ordered herbed wild rice pilaf with this dish.
A side of grilled seasonable vegetables (asparagus, red onion, zucchini, red pepper) - cannot go wrong with this for $5!

(* We rate the dishes we try on a scale from 1-5, 5 being outstanding.)

5. Bentley's Saloon

1601 Portland Rd, Arundel, ME 04046-8117 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks 207-985-8966
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

Bentley's Saloon

Reviewed By fredinnh

Been to Bentleys many times and always a decent time. Today I took a few friends, it was Lola's birthday. We decided to eat inside, service sucked, food took 50 minutes to get to our table, my friends burger was raw, another friend ordered a sampler platter and they forgot to put the chicken in it, everything on the platter was greasy, fried in oil that was old and needed to be changed. Another person got a burger that was OK, I got pulled pork sandwich, wasn't like the ones I remembered getting there before,the onion rings were fried in the same old oil and where not good. I only ate it cause I was starving after waiting so long for the food. We sent back the raw burger and the greasy platter, and did not get anything else. On the way back to NH one of my friends got sick and vomited, and my stomach is upset. I like the place but will NEVER eat there again. I'm kind of embarrassed after talking the place up to my friends, they expected a great time not rushing home to their porcelain thrown.

6. Mornings In Paris

21 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7354 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi French, Cafe, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks SGD 7 - SGD 14 +1 207-204-0032
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 219 reviews

Mornings In Paris

Mornings in Paris is an authentic, European-style cafe in the heart of Southern Maine. We hand roast our own coffees and blend our teas. We work with local dairy suppliers and bakeries to source the freshest, highest quality offerings.

Reviewed By Travelleranddog - New York City, New York

We had the nicest experience here at this restaurant. The baked goods were sublime especially the cherry macarons. We will be stopping again the next time we visit the area. Wonderful place, we would recommend it to anyone. The bakery attendant on duty when we...MoreHi Travelleranddog, Thank you so much for your review! We are thrilled you had a great experince at MIP and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest Regards, Paul and Katelyn Humphrey

7. Boulangerie, A Proper Bakery

5 Nasons Ct, Behind the Waterhouse Center, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7292 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch +1 207-502-7112
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 70 reviews

Boulangerie, A Proper Bakery

Reviewed By Matt J

Tucked back in a corner of Kennebunk, we walked to here with friends for breakfast. What a treat. The croissants are buttery and delicious. The Sweet rolls are cinnamony and gooey on the inside. It had a steady stream of customers and the staff stayed pleasant and upbeat, that really stood out. Only criticism, coffee was average at best. On the plus side, they had a very cute outside patio to enjoy the beautiful summer weather.

8. Old Vines Wine Bar

173 Port Rd, Lower Village, Kennebunk, ME 04043-7735 Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks SGD 20 - SGD 33 +1 207-967-2310
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 307 reviews

Old Vines Wine Bar

Located in an antique barn in the heart of Kennebunk's Lower Village, Old Vines offers fine wines from small producers around the world, We offer a broad selection of local, domestic and imported beers, and handcrafted vintage cocktails. Enjoy our charcuterie, pizzas, salads and European-inspired small plates in our intimate dining room or on our seasonal outdoor patio.

Reviewed By Opinion8ted - Saugatuck, Michigan

The wine selection is great, and it's even fun to sit at the bar. The small plates have a Mediterranean flavor, which was welcome after a vacation comprising two solid days of lobster (not that I'm complaining). It felt date-y, urban yet not, overall a...MoreThanks for coming in, and for writing all those nice words ... Please come back and see us soon.

9. Biscuits & Company

25 Alfred St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2512 Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 4 - SGD 20 +1 207-710-2333
Excellent
77%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 101 reviews

Biscuits & Company

Biscuits & Company serves breakfast, lunch & Sunday Brunch, including outrageous biscuit breakfast sandwiches piled high with fresh local ingredients. Plus Biscuits & Gravy, Moxie BBQ Pulled Pork, seasonal salads and sandwiches on house-made artisan breads. Rustic baked goods include sweet & savory scones muffins, shortcakes and cookies. Our baked goods feature Maine Grains, and we stock locally handcrafted jam, butter, coffee, tea and more. Vegan & Gluten Free options always available. Ask about Picnic Boxes, gift certificates or gift baskets, custom cakes and catering. Free parking in municipal lot next door.

Reviewed By cootmom - Massachusetts

A very comfortable and funky cafe in downtown Biddeford, which can use everyone's patronage to keep it lively! The staff is so friendly, there's plenty of room to stretch out and relax, and the biscuit sandwiches are so large that it could not fit into my mouth. Try the homemade sausage and smoked cheddar on one. Coffee's good too.

10. Mike's American Diner

1132 Portland Rd, Arundel, ME 04046-8102 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 207-502-7739
Excellent
59%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

Mike's American Diner

Reviewed By OnTheFunBus - Maine

I've been here a few times for breakfast. Food is always plentiful and good. Took the family over the weekend and all of us agree that we will come back often. Was a busy time and few open tables but were still able to find a table. Home fries a bit under done, just ask for them to cook a bit longer and they will be great. No real sense of urgency with the staff, but they were available if you needed something. They serve dinner as well and you can BYOB. Haven't tried dinner yet, have to do that soon.

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