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Tugboat Inn Restaurant

80 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1770
207-633-4434
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Excellent food, especially the seafood dishes, and especially excellent music in the Tugboat Lounge. Danny Beale on the weekends has an amazing repetoire and he is a talented, versatile musician who relishes relating to the crowd. Also popular and talented is Kay Brown during the week. Both attract and entertain locals and visitors alike with their vocals and musicianship. They... More

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Falmouth, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We have great family memories at the Tugboat and I've had super fun business meetings there through the years. We chose the Tug so my Mom wouldn't have to walk stairs....when we got there, no tables were available, (I had not been allowed to make a reservation for a party less than 7). There was no place for us to... More

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Tifton, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Tugboat Inn Restaurant was where I ate my first whole Maine lobster several years ago. When we stayed in Boothbay Harbor recently, it was on my list to enjoy again. I chose their very affordable special that evening of soft shell lobster with delicious sides and of course dessert! The service and view is great. We will go again.

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Hudson
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Had to wait for a table, which was no big deal but the hostess told us we couldn't get drinks at the bar because the bartender was too busy! But we did anyways! My chicken dish was okay, and my sister wished for more lobster in her Mac and cheese. Mom can't remember what she had!

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Delran
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The staff was great. We had the Lobster Bisque. It was creamy and had small pieces of lobster. Very rich.

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North Dighton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Great food, great service. This is a great location, right on the water in Booth Bay Harbor. Our waiter was fabulous, he made every attempt to make us feel comfortable. The food and the the portions were very good. The atmosphere was great looking out at the harbor while eating at dusk. Very rustic and clean inside. We will make... More

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Wilton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We recently took a day trip and choose Tugboat Inn for lunch. As we planned on having our main meal in the evening, we wanted something memorable but light for lunch. My wife had Shrimp Cobb Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette and I had the Apple Cheddar Salad. Both salads were very generous proportions. The freshness of the ingredients contributed... More

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Staff were friendly and lobster was excellent. The side dishes and soup/chowder were mediocre. The view was very good.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Food was average. Service not so great. Resturant needs a makeover. Nice view of harbor, has parking.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We just stopped before dinner here and enjoyed a great view and the great hospitality of the waitresses who admired working there for quite awhile. Never got an exact number, but I am guessing 20+ years. We did battle with a few flies but good drinks and great view.

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