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16 Wharf Street, Pier 1, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
207-633-6616
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Tasty Clam Chowder

Mine Oyster had the best clam chowder! I also took the servers advise and had the scallops which were also tasty. I would definitely visit again, in fact we almost did the second night!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Newport Beach, California
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

You really want to order seafood here...can't really recommend the beef items on the menu, but the sushi, oysters, and chowder are excellent. Sushi is fairly basic, but fresh as can be. Chowder has a bit of smoky bacon, very nice flavor...a little on the thick side.

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Marietta, Georgia
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

On the surface, looks like a typical tourist trap with the usual overpriced, blah fare, right? No way. This place produces very, very good food and has excellent service ( thanks, Nancy). The seafood options are all very good. They have a wide variety of oysters, either raw or in various flavorful baked combinations. Another highlight is their house-made pastrami... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Mine Oyster had the best clam chowder! I also took the servers advise and had the scallops which were also tasty. I would definitely visit again, in fact we almost did the second night!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were just looking for some raw oysters, and ended up here, assuming it would be just your typical tourist trap. It was so good we want back twice after that, and dragged along others too. We live in Manhattan, and honestly, the food here is top notch even compared to home. You can just tell they care about making... More 

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Portland, Maine
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Don't be fooled by the casual appearance of this restaurant-the food will 'wow' you! The menu includes a great vareity of food choices; not just seafood or oysters. We saw some great dishes coming out of thekitchen. I had the fried mac and cheese with lobster sauce for appetizer- that alone will ensure I return another time!! They offer many... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Right on the water - very nice outdoor seating. We had the clam chowder - chunky and rich, lobster fried mac and cheese - trendy but good, and shared a fried seafood platter- lightly battered, fresh, delicious and overflowing. We did ask for asparagus mid meal and it came out obviously burnt to a crisp - they took it off... More 

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East Boothbay, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Although the outside looks like a tourist trap and the inside could use an update, the waitress was friendly & personable and the food was absolutely wonderful. I had the Pork Belly Wrap which was fantastic; my sister-in-law loved her haddock and 2 other people had the BLTs which looked loaded with bacon and they said were very tasty. Had... More 

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Tavares, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped for lunch and had the seafood papperadelle and a pork belly sandwich . Incredible taste. Fresh and delicious

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North Attleboro
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I recently had lunch at Mine Oyster. We sat at the upstairs outside bar. Everything was perfect. We both had bloody Marys to drink and they were generous in size. My husband had a Reuben with French fries and I had the lobster roll with a side salad. The waitress was attentive and the food was delicious.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent lobster, cooked perfectly. The woodsy lobster was delicious as well. We ate here twice in the two days we visited Boothbay Harbor. The haddock sandwich was the best fish sandwich I've ever had. You can't beat the views from the outside seating.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Wharf Street, Pier 1, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-633-6616

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi

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