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80 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1770
207-633-4434
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Lobster Bisque

Tugboat makes a great lobster bisque. Lot's of lobster flavor. The dinners are also pretty good. The last couple times I ate there I had the scallops and a seafood crepe. Both were well prepared and I would recommend them. It is partially in an old tugboat and right on the bay. A comfortable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2014
Jim S
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Carmel, Indiana
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Carmel, Indiana
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Tugboat makes a great lobster bisque. Lot's of lobster flavor. The dinners are also pretty good. The last couple times I ate there I had the scallops and a seafood crepe. Both were well prepared and I would recommend them. It is partially in an old tugboat and right on the bay. A comfortable classic Maine restaurant.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had their crab cakes and they were very good. Lots of crabmeat and good seasoning. The rolls were very good, too. The restaurant had a beautiful view of the harbor.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Always get the lobster bisque when we stay at the Tugboat Inn. Food in the restaurant is always good. Not really on the high side $$$ compared to other restaurants we eat at. The restaurant and Inn was closing a week after we stayed and ate there so the beverage selection was limited but not a problem. If you travel... More 

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Byron, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Ate here the first night of our stay in Boothbay. Food was very good and the atmosphere (being on the bay with great water views) add to the dining experience.

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Have enjoyed dining there for last 2 years during October and the food and service is very good. Also if you are going to Boothbay Harbor after Columbus Day they will be open after many other restaurants are closed for the year. Also stayed at the inn in a room overlooking the harbor - the room was comfortable clean and... More 

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conn
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118 reviews 118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Had lobster bisque, very creamy and thick, a little lacking in taste though. I had hoped to get a few chunks of lobster but didn't. Followed with a lobster roll, smaller serving of tasty lobster in light mayo on a toasted hot dog roll. I expected more lobster for the price. My wife had a juicy burger with fries, again... More 

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elizabeth city, nc
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148 reviews 148 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This was our first meal in Maine. The harbor views are gorgeous. Service was friendly and prompt. But the food was so-so. I had the haddock sandwich. Although it was good, I was expecting twice the fish for the price. My wife had the lobster roll. Again, just so-so. I realize that this is in the heart of the tourist... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Went here for dinner during stay in Booth Bay. Steak very average. Fish lacked flavour and was lying in liquid. Mashed potato cold. Views lovely across harbour especially tables next to windows. Roomy and spacious but would not return.

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Rugby
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Busy restauarant close to the harbour with sea views. Excellent food with a good choice of seafood for UK people at very reasonable prices. It is a short stroll from the main part of Boothbay Harbor

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Ringwood, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

For me when you get 2 Lobster for under $30, its hard to go wrong. We went early and got a nice seat by the window and enjoyed our candle light dinner. The waitress was pleasant and checked on us often. My wife got a single lobster and a cup of the crab soup which she enjoyed. Staying at a... More 

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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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