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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 41
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  • 14
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Good Choice in Boothbay Harbor

Limited dinner menu tends to lean towards sandwiches, but the true dinner choices they do have are very good & well prepared. Easy parking, too; at least for Boothbay Harbor!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
MrDale14424
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Canandaigua, New York
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Canandaigua, New York
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Limited dinner menu tends to lean towards sandwiches, but the true dinner choices they do have are very good & well prepared. Easy parking, too; at least for Boothbay Harbor!

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed sitting on the outside deck for lunch and then again for drinks in the evening. Had a lovely view of the harbor. The food was ok, but not really anything special.

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Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Within walking distance (most everything is). not terribly noisy, food is good, and a nice assortment of different foods. Staff is friendly.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

So nice to sit in this cute restaurant overlooking the harbor. I had the seafood newburg, hubby had a steak, and both of our meals were delish. Loved the warm rolls, too. Yummy. The ladies who waited on us were friendly and attentive. Nice dessert menu, but we were too full to even consider a sweet treat. Nice laid back... More 

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Saint Marys
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We asked if they had a gluten-free menu and the waitress needd to ask the cook. The entire wait staff was made up of young kids that appeared if they cared less about us. I will never eat there again.

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BSS59, General Manager at Tugboat Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to the Tugboat restaurant. We do not have a gluten free menu as such, but we do have gluten free options. Please know that our staff does care very much, and we have many servers who have worked here for years. Please try us... More 

Shapleigh, Maine
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I had an enjoyable dinner at the Tugboat and the food was really good. If I could not have walked here I am not sure where I could have parked.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were greeted pleasantly and seated at a window table with a beautiful view. I had a lobster roll and my husband had a burger. Both very good. Casual atmosphere and a very pretty dining room. Service was prompt and friendly.

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Casco, Maine
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The food was excellent. We had a great view of the harbor. The dining area was a nice environment and very quiet.

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Canton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We found this restaurant while driving around Boothbay Harbor on a foggy evening. It was a fairly quiet evening and not many tourists (too early in season). The waitress was very attentive. The food was a bit pricey for portion size, but not unexpected. We had a great dinner! Everyone in our party thought the food was great. My husband... More 

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Glenville, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was the best lobster bisque I've ever had. Along with the sautéed lobster it was by far one of the best meals I've had on this vacation

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Additional Information about Tugboat Inn Restaurant

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

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?