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Kittery Maine

Welcome to Kittery, Maine—the oldest town in the state of Maine! Settled in 1623, Kittery, Maine is a charming historic town with much to explore. Kittery’s downtown area, known as Kittery Foreside, has recently been transformed into a hipster’s paradise. This charming center features a craft coffee shop and bakery, trendy boutiques, and multiple chef-driven restaurants. Because of Kittery Foreside’s hip, eclectic, and tasteful edge (and the fact that it’s a short walk over the bridge from Portsmouth), it’s kind of like the Brooklyn of Portsmouth.

Let’s head to the stage to take in live music, theatrical performances, dancing, and world-class entertainment!

The Dance Hall

Located in the heart of Kittery, Maine’s oldest incorporated town, The Dance Hall is one of the Seacoast’s most unique venues for intimate, diverse music and dance experiences. Housed in Kittery’s historic 1928 Grange Hall, our programming features an eclectic line up of live music, social dance, professional concert dance performances and dance classes. The Dance Hall places equal emphasis on supporting local artists and introducing our community to the best of national and international talent. The Dance Hall’s mission is to create joy by bringing diverse dance and music to our community.


From art galleries and boat rides, to special events and outdoor fun, Kittery has a variety of activities to offer!!

Seacoast Maritime Charters

Seacoast Maritime Charters is a boutique, year-round charter boat service that offers excursions out of Kittery, Maine. Captain Jack and the team provide private customizable trips to suit the needs of each and every client, as well as public access on scheduled trips (hello, morning mail run!) to Star Island and the Isles Of Shoals—all of which promise a fun and relaxing adventure on the water! With spectacular views of the coast from Portsmouth, New Castle, Kittery, and out to the Isles of Shoals, Seacoast Maritime Charters’ custom charters are truly memorable, one-of-a-kind experiences. Want to rent the boat for a party or special occasion? Learn more here! *Photos by Alexis The Greek.

HALEY ART GALLERY

HALEY ART GALLERY is a seasonal art gallery (open April through November) that is housed in a turn-of-the-century renovated dairy farm barn in Kittery, Maine. The gallery showcases original art as well as social impact handmade artisanal gifts made by women from across the globe. While at the gallery, visitors are encouraged to enjoy the “slow art experience”, and take time to learn the stories behind each artwork and artisanal gift item.


Let’s get outside to explore, be active, and have some fun!!

Bridge Kittery Maine
Badger's Island Kittery Maine
Pepperrell Cove Kittery Maine

COOL SPOTS TO CHECK OUT:

Fort Foster

Fort McClary

Seapoint Beach

Cutts Island Trail


Kittery, Maine is a true foodie destination adored by both locals and visitors alike. Opt for a cozy dinner at a Kittery Foreside eatery in the heart of downtown, or get together with friends for drinks by the water!

Blue Mermaid

Blue Mermaid Island Grill is a laid-back restaurant oasis that serves up Caribbean-inspired food. Just off the beaten path in Kittery, Blue Mermaid offers great local seafood, craft beverages, and grilled meals for outdoor and indoor dining and takeout! Visit on Sundays for brunch, from 10am-2pm, and weeknights, for happy hour, from 2pm-5pm! Open Thursday through Monday.

Ore Nell’s

Ore Nell’s is a casual, welcoming restaurant that serves barbecue with a view! Enjoy picturesque scenes of the Piscataqua River from your picnic table, while indulging in the tastes of authentic central Texas barbecue—oak smoked low and slow! Ore Nell’s is open for indoor and outdoor dining 7 days a week!

Despite its small size, there are so many gems to discover in Ogunquit. Enjoy this selection of our favorite fine dining restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine.

Frisbee’s Wharf

Frisbee’s Wharf at Pepperrell Cove is an outdoor dining experience offering incredible panoramic views of the water. Dock your boat, and enjoy a memorable meal of fresh seafood, American classics, and all you desire from the fully-stocked bar. Outdoor dining only.

Despite its small size, there are so many gems to discover in Ogunquit. Enjoy this selection of our favorite fine dining restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine.

Bistro 1828 + The Ski Club

Bistro 1828 and the third floor Ski Club offer delicious, locally-sourced food in a beautiful setting. Enjoy year-round dining in the cozy bistro downstairs or sweeping water views from the deck upstairs!

Kittery, Maine is a true foodie destination adored by both locals and visitors alike. Opt for a cozy dinner at a Kittery Foreside eatery in the heart of downtown, or get together with friends for drinks by the water!

Bob’s Clam Hut

Bob’s Clam Hut has been the golden fried standard to locals and travelers for decades, serving up the best that coastal Maine fried seafood has to offer since 1956. Fast, crispy and fresh off the local docks, a meal at Bob’s is a Maine bucket list essential! Corny yet gourmet, Bob’s is a pitstop full of heart — obsessed with the highest quality seafood true to the Maine seafood culture. Come eat with at this iconic destination soon!

Ore Nell’s

Ore Nell’s is a casual, welcoming restaurant that serves barbecue with a view! Enjoy picturesque scenes of the Piscataqua River from your picnic table, while indulging in the tastes of authentic central Texas barbecue—oak smoked low and slow! Ore Nell’s is open for indoor and outdoor dining 7 days a week!

Despite its small size, there are so many gems to discover in Ogunquit. Enjoy this selection of our favorite fine dining restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine.

Frisbee’s Wharf

Frisbee’s Wharf at Pepperrell Cove is an outdoor dining experience offering incredible panoramic views of the water. Dock your boat, and enjoy a memorable meal of fresh seafood, American classics, and all you desire from the fully-stocked bar. Outdoor dining only.

Despite its small size, there are so many gems to discover in Ogunquit. Enjoy this selection of our favorite fine dining restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine.

Bistro 1828 + The Ski Club

Bistro 1828 and the third floor Ski Club offer delicious, locally-sourced food in a beautiful setting. Enjoy year-round dining in the cozy bistro downstairs or sweeping water views from the deck upstairs!

Despite its small size, there are so many gems to discover in Ogunquit. Enjoy this selection of our favorite fine dining restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine.

Spruce Creek Pizza

Spruce Creek Pizza serves whole pies and pizza by the slice to satisfy every size craving. Crafted using traditional New York pizza techniques, Spruce Creek Pizza’s pies are characterized by flavorful foldable crusts, that are generously topped with the finest and freshest ingredients. Try the restaurant’s famous “Grandma” pizza that is considered by many to be the best pizza in Kittery, pick up whole pies to share with friends and family, and check out newly-expanded menu featuring subs, salads, burgers, sides, and more!

Despite its small size, there are so many gems to discover in Ogunquit. Enjoy this selection of our favorite fine dining restaurants in Ogunquit, Maine.

Roberts Maine Grill

Located in the heart of Kittery Point, Maine, Robert’s Maine Grill serves up locally-sourced Maine cuisine in a modern, welcoming ambiance to locals and travelers alike. The Robert’s Maine Grill team strives to highlight the best of what Maine has to offer by paying homage to Maine classics, like lobster rolls, clam chowder, and fried seafood dishes! They also serve up local craft brews and a spacious raw bar; an inviting space where the food and drink are familiar, yet innovative!


Being known as the foodie enclave that it is, Kittery, Maine holds its title from morning to night. Grab coffee and egg sammies on-the-go, or indulge in some of the Seacoast’s finest baked goods!

Lil’s Cafe

Visit Lil’s Cafe and you’ll immediately be welcomed by a beautiful display of freshly-baked pastries and Lil’s famous crullers (which will practically beg you to devour them before you even sit down). Once you select your treat (or sandwich, soup, or salad), it’s time to enjoy a beautiful cup of craft coffee! Outdoor seating available.

Lovebirds Donuts

Lovebirds Donuts is a craft donut and coffee shop featuring an all-vegan menu of mouthwatering donut flavors made from scratch each morning. With shops in Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, you never have to go far to enjoy your local donut fix.


Donuts? Cruellers? Anything sweet, homemade, and crafted with love is a “yes” in our books!

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Lil’s Cafe

Visit Lil’s Cafe and you’ll immediately be welcomed by a beautiful display of freshly-baked pastries and Lil’s famous crullers (which will practically beg you to devour them before you even sit down). Once you select your treat (or sandwich, soup, or salad), it’s time to enjoy a beautiful cup of craft coffee! Outdoor seating available.

Lovebirds Donuts

Lovebirds Donuts is a craft donut and coffee shop featuring an all-vegan menu of mouthwatering donut flavors made from scratch each morning. With shops in Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, you never have to go far to enjoy your local donut fix.


COOL LOCAL SPOTS TO CHECK OUT:

The Wallingford

Tributary Brewing Company

Definitive Brewing Company

Woodland Farms Brewery


Provisions at Pepperrell Cove

Provisions at Pepperrell Cove is a neighborhood general store, market, and cafe that sells everything from the daily paper and morning coffee, to snacks, provisions, everyday essentials, and their famous blueberry scones!

Lil’s Cafe

Visit Lil’s Cafe and you’ll immediately be welcomed by a beautiful display of freshly-baked pastries and Lil’s famous crullers (which will practically beg you to devour them before you even sit down). Once you select your treat (or sandwich, soup, or salad), it’s time to enjoy a beautiful cup of craft coffee! Outdoor seating available.

There’s nothing like a warm summer morning or cozy winter afternoon to sip delicious coffee and tea here at beloved local Seacoast spots!

Lovebirds Donuts

Lovebirds Donuts is a craft donut and coffee shop featuring an all-vegan menu of mouthwatering donut flavors made from scratch each morning. With shops in Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, you never have to go far to enjoy your local donut fix.


Kittery may be known for its outlet shopping, but here at Seacoast Lately, we’re all about LOCAL shopping! Take a peek at the lovely and unique independent boutiques below!

FOLK

In the heart of the vibrant Kittery community, FOLK is a curated space full of thoughtful goods for an inspired life. The boutique’s edited wine selection focuses on ‘natural’ wines; wines with a focus on sustainability, organic practices and moderate manipulation in the winemaking process. Beyond FOLK’s wine offering, the shop also offers select special home goods; beautiful linen napkins, glassware, candles, art prints plus specialty pantry items, books, art supplies and stationery, jewelry and more. This shop is full of beautiful & unique finds!

YARROW

Welcome to Yarrow—an intimate shop that strives to create a place to relax + be curious. Owner Jodie Curtis has an eclectic aesthetic that is reflected in the products chosen for the shop. While the inventory is always changing, you can explore the rooms in the shop that always include houseplants, books, spiritual items, jewelry, apothecary and home goods. An exciting addition this year is a selection of Vintage French Pottery—all of which is sourced directly from France, along with one of a kind Vintage Art and Needlepoint. This beautiful shop was created as a little sanctuary to take you someplace special, away from the daily grind.

Kittery may be known for its outlet shopping, but here at Seacoast Lately, we’re all about LOCAL shopping! Take a peek at the lovely and unique independent boutiques below!

Southern Maine Skin Co.

Southern Maine Skin Company is a skincare studio that offers a wide variety of services—from facials and massages, to lash lifts, peels, injections, HydraFacials and Glo2Facial! We focus on skin revision, offering the most innovative technology and best products to result in a community that feels beautiful and confident.

We Fill Good

We Fill Good is a low-waste refill boutique that sells sustainable home and beauty products that are good for us and the planet! Shop a lovely array of eco-friendly essentials and sustainable goods.

Kit Supply & Co.

In addition to Kit Supply & Co.’s thoughtfully-sourced outerwear, apparel, accessories, books, and toys for kiddos, this sweet Kittery Foreside boutique also offers an expanded offering of pre-loved goods from local consignors! With its new location, Kit Supply & Co. now has a larger space, complimentary parking, and more events and activities—in addition to the boutique’s complimentary storytime every Sunday at 10am!

Tayla Mac Boutique

Tayla Mac is a small boutique that carries an assortment of fine gifts, jewelry, clothing, and stationary. Many of the products available come from artists and makers who make unique, small-batch goods!

Maine Meat

Maine Meat is a whole animal butcher shop located in Kittery’s Foreside neighborhood. All of their meats are hormone and antibiotic free and are raised on local farms within 100 miles of Kittery! The team utilizes each part of the animal for products in their shop, such as house made bacon, smoked kielbasa, and guilt-free sandwich meat! They also offer a wide variety of specialty grocery items, local dairy and produce (when in season), along with one of the most curated, Italian-focused wine programs in Northern New England.

Share The Love Consignment

Kittery, Maine’s Share The Love Consignment boutique not only offers a variety of clothing and accessories, but also furniture, home decor, and an adorable plant section!! Most of the items are taken in on consignment, but Share The Love Consignment also offers many new furnishings and gift items as well. Pop by Wednesday through Saturday from 10:30-5:30pm, and on Sundays from 11am-5pm!!

Kittery Trading Post

Kittery Trading Post is as much a local go-to as it is a Maine destination store where visitors can shop over 2,000 of the best brands! With three levels for the most extensive selection of outdoor recreational equipment, apparel, and footwear available in New England, there truly is something for everyone at KTP!


Stay somewhere b e a u t i f u l during your visit to Kittery, and make this coastal town your home away from home!

Water Street Inn

Calm. Relaxing. Historic with a modern twist… Welcome to the Water Street Inn—a six-room boutique hotel located just steps away from downtown Portsmouth in Kittery, Maine. The aesthetic here is very Anthropologie-like with a vintage-meets-modern vibe. Tucked in a quiet neighborhood along the Piscataqua River, Water Street Inn invites guests to make this property their home away from home while visiting the Seacoast.


Whether you’re in town for a wedding or simply in the mood for some R&R, Kittery offers an incredible variety of services that will leave you feeling pampered, rejuvenated, and feeling fresh!

Southern Maine Skin Co.

Southern Maine Skin Company is a skincare studio that offers a wide variety of services—from facials and massages, to lash lifts, peels, injections, HydraFacials and Glo2Facial! We focus on skin revision, offering the most innovative technology and best products to result in a community that feels beautiful and confident.

Brows Therapy

Based in Kittery, Maine, Brows Therapy specializes in Microblading and Micropigmentation; a permanent make-up technique that creates beautiful, thin, hair-like strokes that can be paired with a pixelated powder affect. This service is meant to mimic the appearance of natural or fuller eyebrows.  Priscilla and Faye, a mother/daughter team, are obsessed with their craft and love to help create dream brows specific to their clients needs.

Moodra

Nestled in the heart of downtown Kittery, Maine, Moodra is a boutique studio hair salon providing quality hair care and color services to the Seacoast. The artfully-crafted, unique customer experience allows the team to enhance the client’s aesthetic and natural beauty.


Ready to move and groove—Seacoast style??

Yoga East

Located in Kittery, Maine, Yoga East was founded in 2001 and is one of the most well established Ashtanga yoga shalas in the northeast. Yoga East teaches Ashtanga vinyasa yoga in the tradition of Mysore, India as well as supporting practices to explore the endless and profound path of yoga. All are welcome to come practice with the Yoga East community—from the seasoned practitioner to the yogi stepping on the mat for the first time.


If you’ve fallen head over heels for Kittery (Who hasn’t??), and are in the market for a home, land, or condo unit in which to plant your roots, look no further than all that Kittery, Maine’s real estate market!

Aland Realty

Aland Realty is a locally-owned, non-franchised real estate brokerage serving the Seacoast of New Hampshire and Maine. Aland agents are established and active residents of the communities they serve, and each agent brings unique strengths to the team, while being united by one common interest: helping others.