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96 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1760
207-633-4449
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
WE LOVE THIS PLACE

From the tank full of lobsters to the internet tables in the bar, this place has something for everyone. We visit here at least every other time we are in Boothbay Harbor. Chinese at it;s best. They have take out also if you want to enjoy it at home or your hotel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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BOSTON
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We ordered the shrimp and scallop and the eggplant and garlic spicy dishes Both were well prepared and delicious. Service was excellent. However we were amazed that in this day and age they did not offer "Brown Rice". Only white rice, fried rice and house special fried rice. We hope in the future they will offer brown rice. We would... More 

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Jefferson, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I was very disappointed with both the food and service. The service was slow and lacked any personality. Their attempt at classing the waitresses up by having them wear black and white cloths is lost when they allow shorts to be worn, and not to mention the arm tattoos! Don't get me wrong tats are fine but not at a... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

From the tank full of lobsters to the internet tables in the bar, this place has something for everyone. We visit here at least every other time we are in Boothbay Harbor. Chinese at it;s best. They have take out also if you want to enjoy it at home or your hotel.

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Food was excellent. Recommend the lobster catonese. Great service. Was so good my husband and I went back twice in 4 days.

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The selection is great, the staff is terrific and we really enjoy visiting. We usually do take-out so we can come home and have some wine with our appetizers. Love the lobster dishes, the spring rolls and the ribs.

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Hagerstown MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went here and shared a wonderful meal with friends. Each of us got a different meal and we all shared so we could have a taste. Well, there was enough food that at least four more couples could have eaten and left with full bellies. The service was excellent and we were never rushed at any time. It was... More 

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Barnstead, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Best Chinese seafood I have ever had, and we have dined on Chinese from Washington to NYC. Great views, values and most of all food.

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Rangeley, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Even on an unbusy night we were welcomed, not made to feel we were a nuisance. The food is always great quality and we go away satisfied!

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orlando
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

we had a very good time at china by the sea, good selection on the menu, great portions, excellent service. very good food

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Louisville, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We ordered crab rangoon and couldn't eat but a few pieces. There was grease in the bottom of the plate. I ordered the seafood dish with scallops and shrimp and it was so greasy I sent it back. Our server didn't care but had my meal taken off the check. The only nice thing about our meal was the hot... More 

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Additional Information about China By The Sea

Address: 96 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1760
Phone Number: 207-633-4449
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 96 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1760
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-633-4449

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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