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Tugboat Inn Restaurant

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80 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1770
207-633-4434
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Lunch

We dined here with friends yesterday after touring the nearby botanical gardens. I had not been to Boothbay for many years but our friends live locally and regularly stop by this restaurant for lunch and dinner. We were seated promptly and immediately provided with menus and drinks. Two of us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Ellen B
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Pace, Florida
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Pace, Florida
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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We dined here with friends yesterday after touring the nearby botanical gardens. I had not been to Boothbay for many years but our friends live locally and regularly stop by this restaurant for lunch and dinner. We were seated promptly and immediately provided with menus and drinks. Two of us ordered Haddock Monhegan as entrees and two ordered the fried... More 

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Fleming Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We did not have lobster but we had a wonderful Burger at a very reasonable price which is hard to find in Boothbay. The service was Excellent and atmosphere was excellent Only went once but now wish we had gone again for lobster

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

What a great place to rest your head as well as dine. I Recommend this place highly. Friendly staff and will take the time to help you. Bar from St.Augustine, Fl

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Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio, United States
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were referred here by a friend for the lobster bisque and boy were they right! The best I have ever had! The burgers are good too. Nice views too.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was a lunch stop upon arriving in Boothbay Harbor, Maine and it could not have been a better choice. The breeze off the harbor and the entertaining activity on the water made our dining experience so enjoyable. Servers were friendly, pleasant, and accommodating. The Caesar Salad was good - not great - but loaded with anchovies which makes it... More 

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Mineral, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The food was good. That's why I gave it a 3. BUT, the service was horrible. There were 4 of us and when we got our food, only 3 of us had their food. We were placed beside a big party of 12....even though there were plenty of other tables, the noise was awful. And I was charged for something... More 

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Grove City, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Unique restaurant associated with the Tugboat Inn - only steps from our room. It was my first experience with a whole lobster & the waitress was helpful. Good food!

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Lois was our server and she was lovely. My husband and I had a nice table by the window overlooking the harbor. He had a Caesar salad and fried scallops and I had the scallops monhegan. Both dishes were good and it's fun to go up in the wheelhouse of the tugboat.

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We had dinner this week and while the food was okay, we found the service abit surly. When we arrived as a group of 6 - the hostess spoke to another woman and the comment was "Where do you want to stick them?" We were placed in the center of the dining room still will beautiful views of the harbor.... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Very good food. Great, friendly staff, great service. The restaurant is very clean. It was actually a tugboat! You can climb up the winding staircase and check out the wheelhouse!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 80 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1770
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-633-4434

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?