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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 44
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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
Lounge has great food!!!

Stopped by for dinner. We got there a half hour before the restaurant opened, so we went to get s drink in the lounge, only to find out that they had what looked like a good menu. The lobster roll and hand-made potato chips were great, the crab cakes, and haddock sandwich were excellent as well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped by for dinner. We got there a half hour before the restaurant opened, so we went to get s drink in the lounge, only to find out that they had what looked like a good menu. The lobster roll and hand-made potato chips were great, the crab cakes, and haddock sandwich were excellent as well. Great waitress. Really enjoyable... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The combination of the outside deck, the best lobster bisque EVER, and the singing in the lounge by Danny Beal on weekends in the summer, is my favorite summertime activity...The crab dip and onion soup are also fabulous, and ask Danny to play his new autobiographical song (a winner) and also "Piano Man", and maybe a little Broadway or opera

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pasully
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We could check into hotel room so we took potluck stop for lunch at Tugboat Inn. What a treat after a flight from NJ. The food was great as well as the waitress couldn't have been nicer. Try the fish chowder, can go wrong. A meal!!

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Long Grove, Illinois
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great salads and burgers, inviting atmosphere. Prompt and friendly service. The lounge on the lower level has live entertainment, with a smiling perky singer. All seemed to be having a great time, perfect for a cool foggy evening.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

the lobster bisque is wonderful, they will give you the recipe, pies are locally made and excellent. entrees are NE seafood based and are not fancy but are good.

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Boston
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The seafood was fresh and prepared well if unmaginatively. The vegetables were overcooked and limp. The fries were, I think, frozen. A travesty in a place that's known for its potato crops! Downstairs there was live entertainment that was pretty good!

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Westfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Live entertainment by Danny Beal on Friday to Sunday Nights starting at 7:30 pm in the downstairs lounge...Sing along piano bar style, lots of fun....We had dinner it was excellent....We can sit outside on the pier also to dine and hear the live music...We highly recommend trying out the Downstairs lounge

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Trinidad
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Good service and location tempered by inconsistent food. My starter of mussels was OK but my wife's "crab stuffed button mushrooms" turned out to be chopped mushrooms and breadcrumbs in a bowl with no discernible taste of crab. This caused me some concern as I had ordered crab stuffed haddock, which true to form was an excellent baked haddock with... More 

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Boothbay, Maine
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have been here many times for dinner as well as special events. The wait staff is all very helpful and the food is excellent. Easy to get to with parking off street. Enjoy great food and beautiful views, and watch the lobster boats bringing in their catch !

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Center Harbor, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Stopped in for lunch on a rainy day. Chowder was okay, but not what you'd expect for the Coast of Maine. I was hungry for a Lobster Roll even though I usually order a Crab Roll, but again, I was on the Coast of Maine, and I had to have Lobster. The Lobster Salad was chopped very fine with no... More 

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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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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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