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Federal Jack's, Kennebunk

8 Western Avenue
Kennebunk , Maine
Tel: 207 967 4322's insider take:

Federal Jack's is the birthplace of Shipyard Ale and sits high above the hullabaloo of Kennebunk (hence the tagline "A Brew with a View"). But there's great food, too, starting with burgers, pastas, Reubens, and chunks of claw meat swimming in the thick lobster bisque. (Oversized salads and hummus plates sate the Lipitor set.) Entrées include a New England seafood paella and "Jack's Feast," with clam chowder, a whole lobster, mussels, fries, and coleslaw. Shipyard now brews in Portland, but Jack's still makes its own tipples, such as Goat Island Light and T'aint Town Pale Ale. At Sunday brunch, try the shrimp Bloody Mary—but skip the Belgian waffle, as Federal Jack's charges extra for real maple syrup. Boo.

Lunch and dinner daily.

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