The Wayfarer. [Courtesy Photo]
The Wayfarer, a longtime favorite in the Kennebunkport village of Cape Porpoise, reopened this morning after an extensive renovation by new owners Scott and Deidre Lewis. The restaurant will serve three meals a day, seven days a week. Heading the kitchen is Brendan Levin, a Texas-native and Vanderbilt grad who most recently worked as chef de cuisine at the venerable Oak Steakhouse in Charleston, South Carolina (one of Eater Charleston's 18 Essential Restaurants). Levin and his wife have a young child and decided to move north to "a more community-oriented environment" and to be closer to family in New England. Says Levin: "I love to fish, and am very excited to take advantage of all the beautiful local products New England has to offer."
The menu features the coastal classics (haddock chowder, sauteed mussels), some southern influence (native shrimp po'boy, chicken and waffles) and some unexpected twists (whole fried lobster, lobster and house-cured pork belly Benedict). Nearly all of it is made from scratch. Breakfast starts at 7 a.m., lunch at 1130 a.m., and dinner goes from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Check the menus out in full below:
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