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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: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun in the Tug

Great atmosphere despite end of season. My wife had Lobster Bisque and Lobster roll which was great. I had the pate which was a meal in itself, followed my seafood pie, which was lovely.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Adrian90
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Atlanta, Georgia
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123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

We were told that a number of restaurants had closed for the season, but this always the fav of a visiting artist who we met in a gallery. Spot on. We had a fabulous lunch of fresh lobster rolls, local beer and- heart be still-blueberry pie a la mode. This place is a period pice and should not be missed.... More 

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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The fresh lobster was delicious at this restaurant, and we had a nice view of the harbor, too. It is an old tugboat but fixed up really cute inside. The prices were great.

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Thank Fayebird
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Good food and good service. Nothing extra special. Seems they get a lot of the to bus tour companies.

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Thank jads8627
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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173 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Not many places open for dinner this time of the year in Boothbay Harbor. We walked around and fell into the Tugboat. Kinda reminded me of the places my parents took me to in the 60's. Pretty good menu variety, mostly seafood..as you would expect. We had a drink and ordered the stuffed mushrooms to share. They were not stuffed... More 

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Thank sadler8613
Portland, Maine
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Tugboat Inn recently and decided to go to the restaurant next door for dinner our first night. Given how friendly the staff is, how clean the rooms are, and the beautiful views we had high expectations for the restaurant and were excited to try it out… but that excitement soon diminished. Granted, the... More 

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Needham, MA USA
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120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Friday night we went for a drink in the bar and the atmosphere was so nice that we decided to stay. Eventually there were 8 of us friends sitting together and we were scheduled to go out for dinner together, but we decided not to move. We had prime rib with the BEST butternut squash and crabcakes. Everyone loved their... More 

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Thank Jean293
Niederösterreich
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

we were staying at the hotel. We were told table reservation was not needed, but Ann the waitress, was not happy with us. After waiting more than 20 minutes, we had to go and ask for service, water, rolls as well as to put the orders. Food was OK, but our appetite was ruined with such a poor service. When... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner at our restaurant, and very sorry to hear that your service was not up to par. I am thinking there must have been some miscommunication as we certainly would not expect our staff to neglect their customers in any way while they celebrated another staff... More 

Denham Springs, Louisiana
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We were here the second week in October. Be aware that nearly everything...restaurants, hotels, tours, etc.....in boothbay harbor closes after October 12. We went here strictly looking for dessert. And boy did we find it. We got their lemon cello cake. A tall slice of the most decadent lemon cake with two kinds of lemon icing. Totally to return for!... More 

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Thank Ann P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Great atmosphere despite end of season. My wife had Lobster Bisque and Lobster roll which was great. I had the pate which was a meal in itself, followed my seafood pie, which was lovely.

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Thank Adrian90
Franklin, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great "old school" on the dock restaurant. Great service; good visual interior - model ships, kind of "clubby" & that's ok. Good food, good service - - restaurant was about 30% full....

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
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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