Kittery

This serious food town in southern Maine punches well above its weight.

  • Current
    Weather

Clouds & 30°

  • When to
    Visit

Year round

  • Population
     

Approx. 9,700

  • Founded
     

1647

Kittery is the Brooklyn of Portsmouth. No, Portland. No, Boston. Nevermind—what we are trying to say is: When it comes to being at the forefront of good food, craft beer, and cocktails, Kittery is second to none. Here you’ll find classic lobster rolls with water views and fried seafood institutions beside outlet malls—classic Kittery. But you’ll also discover the new guard: young, scrappy hospitality folks who are populating the quaint Kittery Foreside district with cocktail bars, noodle joints, and the kind of neighborhood restaurants that we’d all like to have a few doors down. Welcome to the best little restaurant town in New England.

Kittery is the Brooklyn of Portsmouth. No, Portland. No, Boston. Nevermind—what we are trying to say is: When it comes to being at the forefront of good food, craft beer, and cocktails, Kittery is second to none. Here you’ll find classic lobster rolls with water views and fried seafood institutions beside outlet malls—classic Kittery. But you’ll also discover the new guard: young, scrappy hospitality folks who are populating the quaint Kittery Foreside district with cocktail bars, noodle joints, and the kind of neighborhood restaurants that we’d all like to have a few doors down. Welcome to the best little restaurant town in New England.

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