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Tugboat Inn Restaurant

80 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1770
207-633-4434
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Boothbay
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food is very good. Waitstaff is friendly and helpful. The scenery is terrific (harbor and boats). Lunch time is best value for your money.

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Springvale
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

There weren't many places to chose from and we were staying at the Inn. We had dined here over 30 years ago on our first trip together downeast. The food was very good. The prices were high but that is to be expected when dining right on the water. Hopefully we can get back before another 30 years go by.

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Scotia, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

While spending several weeks in Boothbay Harbor, we generally opt for al fresco casual dining outside, but when we want to "clean up" and spend a special evening, we always go to the Tugboat Inn. The food and service is excellent and...get this...real table linens, a china plate and real silverware and glassware. Drinks were generous and well-made. View is... More

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Conway, New Hampshire
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13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

the dining is good has great views from dinning area the food is great love lobster bisque and dinner meals are good and right size the lobster pie is great

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Kingston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The view of the harbor was great, the food was excellent, and the service also great. It's not the fanciest restaurant, but a darn good one. We ate there the first of our four nights and decided to just repeat.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We ate there 2 evenings. Both of us had the sauteed lobster the first evening. It was delicious. The second evening my husband had chowder (he said the best he had ever eaten) and scallops and I had a local grilled fish. Very good. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The view of the bay was beautiful.

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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Well rounded menu, reasonable prices, good food, very attractive room with a great view of the bay, excellent service.

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Redlands, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had the featured fresh cod fish on the menu, which was excellent and my husband enjoyed fresh lobster. Excellent portions of side dishes - baked potato and coleslaw were included. Best of all was the view of the waterfront view of Boothbay Harbor!

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Wells, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We had a great lunch at the Tugboat Inn Restaurant shortly after arriving in Boothbay Harbor with friends. Great food, great views and good service. I would recommend this place to anyone who wanted to have a good meal with a wonderful view of the harbor.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We were staying at Greenleaf Inn Admiral Quarters up the road from the restaurant and went for dinner. It was after 8pm and we were seated by a window. Our server was nice and brought us fresh bread, crackers and their delicious hummus. I could have eaten that all night. My husband ordered prime rib and it was huge! He... More

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