The Spirit of Massachusetts is a 125-foot schooner built right here in New England at the Charlestown Naval Shipyard. Her launch in 1984 was celebrated in Boston Harbor with a tall ship festival that welcomed over

80 tall ships from all over the world. After her launch she served as a goodwill ambassador

for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts while sailing the globe as an educational

vessel. In 2014 The Spirit of Massachusetts was restored and brought to her new home in Kennebunk, ME. The restaurant is now open serving cocktails and small plates!

Closed For the Season

To all of our Spirit friends and family,

Today we have made the very difficult decision to remain closed for the season until May 2021. As this was not an easy decision we felt it was the right one. With that said, though, for all of you who couldn't wait to dig into some of our delicious tuna poke or sip one of our rum buckets while catching the breeze off the water, we do have a bit of silver lining!

We plan to do several pop ups/menu take overs at our sister restaurant - The Pilot House. Be sure to follow our FB page The Pilot for updates and details when they are announced.

We also plan to add a few of the fan favorites onto the regular menu at The Pilot House. Stay tuned for details! (We can tell you that the Rum Bucket is already on our regular drink list - hint, hint)

If you're missing those familiar faces of our friendly Spirit staff, you can still come see almost all of them 7 days a week at The Pilot House all summer long. YAY!

We plan to use this summer to do a few minor renovations and updates aboard The Spirit and to start working on an amazing menu for Summer of 2021!

We do still have openings for events this season on The Spirit, though. So if you have a need to throw a great party - let us know! We've been known to throw a great one. Just email us at events@thespiritrestaurant.com.

Lastly, we just want to say THANK YOU to all our loyal customers who have checked in and inquired about our opening. We can't wait to be back on the boat next year to serve you all.

Kennebunk, Maine, United States
Open May to October


Chef Michael Somerset


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