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Tugboat Inn Restaurant

80 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1770
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Annapolis, Maryland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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Bradford, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We ate ate the Tugboat restaurant for lunch and dinner both times the service was very slow the help seemed to be unorganized. The food was good a little pricey. For lunch we sat down right away but our waitress was awful she was all over the place could not get our order straight and it seemed like we waited... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It would be hard to outdo the view this restaurant has, right at the harbors edge! I've eaten here twice this year. Back in late April, and early July, both times I had a favorite – parmesan-crusted chicken. The first time I got it as a sandwich, which I'd never seen before, and it was delish. The second visit, I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Dined at Tugboat Inn Restaurant many times through the years. Food is well prepared, quality is excellent, good menu choices, fairly priced. Spectacular views while you dine too!

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Tugboat Inn is old school in its decor and traditional in its menu - appealing qualities to those of us who return to Boothbay Harbor and the Tugboat Inn restaurant year after year. It's comforting to know that we can rely on Tugboat Inn for good food with great harbor views - it's like having dinner at an old... More

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Columbia, MD
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

At the tugboat Inn restaurant, you enter through an actual 100 year old converted tugboat, and then proceed to a dining room overlooking the harbor. We had a very nice salad and bowls of thick, creamy and delicious lobster chowder, with hot rolls. This was the perfect meal for this rainy evening. Service was a bit sketchy and slow, but... More

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

we stay at the tugboat but always went elsewhere for dinner. because we had a package we had dinner there and it was very very good. this year we will have 2 dinners there!

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Woodland, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We stayed at the Tugboat Inn so this was an easy choice for dinner. Arrived at 5:30 to get a window seat. Had luscious lobster, of course! Restaurant itself is not the fanciest place, but the views and ambiance were great!

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Hethersett, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Stayed in the hotel so ate in the restaurant the first night. Asked for a bottle of Argentinian maybe and instead of room temp it was very hot, ugh. We both decided to try the Harbour platter of deep fried shrimps haddock and scallops. The shrimps were the tiny king and the batter overwhelmed them and made them greasy. The... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Delicious! Excellent burger and an amazing broiled scallop special. Fair prices for good sized portions. And a great view of the harbor!

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