Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub

Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew PubFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
BA SCORE
3.26/5
1,223 Ratings
Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew PubFederal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

8 Western Ave
Kennebunk, Maine, 04043-7756
United States

(207) 967-4322 | map
federaljacks.com

Notes:
Home of Kennebunkport Brewing Company.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
16
Reviews:
553
Ratings:
1,223
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.81/5
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
57
pDev:
12.07%
 
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Reviews by bewareOFpenguin:
Photo of bewareOFpenguin
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Great place, great location, uneducated crowd. What kind of brewpub serves Bud? Here's your answer. Playing pool here, I was shocked to see more bud bottles then pints. Do not be fooled .... this is a pickup bar. The beer on tap is outstanding, but most people come here to party and meet the opposite sex. I have been going here for years. The front part is a family dining area during the day, particullarly in the summer. But at night, voila! The food is standard pub food. Come and enjoy the beer, but keep in mind the atmosphere.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of HurryItsJacob
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Burt
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of SweetChicken
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of MaxOhle
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of ScottP
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of aknalley
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Hoppy-boy12
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 5

I have been there twice. Beer is excellent, food is great the service is top notch!

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Photo of Cdowd10
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Royal2000H
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of Reds76
4/5  rDev +5%

Great bar food, nice atmosphere. Not a huge fan of shipyard beer but it is decent - particularly like the Prelude beer if you are there in November/December. Overall really solid experience.

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Photo of DrStiffington
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Pwbres
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of CAMay
4/5  rDev +5%

I've been here several times over the last 20 years. The location is fabulous and I have never been disappointed by the food. The beer is good, but not great.

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Photo of JGLittle
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of RKing44
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of ERGrady
5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Jodi215
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.5

We stopped for lunch while touring the Maine coast. Loved the location and view. The atmosphere is beachtown nice. Comfortable with a great view of the harbor. Quality was good but not great. Service was friendly but reserved and reasonably fast. Selection wasn't very good but the beer my husband tried he liked. It was Shipyard's Fuggles IPA. The flavor was very good but he doesn't find the piney or citrus flavors in the eastern IPA's. I had the pulled pork which was tasty but tough so I wouldn't recommend it. Hubby had the chowder which he said was great. Price on beer was reasonable but I thought the food was a little pricy for what we got. Probably wouldn't go back.

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Photo of coombski
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

I have been her many times before, I am just now deciding to review it. It is a small brew pub, not a lot of seating. It is located on the second floor with a nice view overlooking Kennebunk Harbor. It has the atmosphere of a typical New England seafood place. Food was very good, serving high quality items and they suggest pairings with their beers, but a limited menu. Beer selection was ok for a brew pub, they were out of a couple of the beers on tap when I was their, seems odd even in an off season for a brewery to run out of its own beers. Not a bad place if you are in the area to go check out, but be prepared to spend some money there.

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Photo of TheRealPour
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub in Kennebunk, ME
Brewery rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 1,223 ratings
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