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China By The Sea

96 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1760
207-633-4449
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Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I had the orange chicken, my husband had Pad Thai and we split an order of egg rolls. Everything served was just average.

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Augusta, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Don't waste your time and cash...not great... burgers and beer are fine... oh well... friendly people.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

It's Boothbay Harbor, Maine. It's a quaint little coastal town. This is the only Chinese restaurant for miles. As my grandmother used to say "it is what it is" I worked in the Harbor for 4 years and eat lunch at this restaurant every week. I think it's pretty good for where it is. If you're from a large metropolitan... More

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Orange Walk, Belize
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Our first night in Boothbay wasn't our best that's for sure. The hotel we had booked was terribly dirty so we left right away to go get some food before we searched for a new hotel. (Browns Warf Inn - 5 Stars) Anyway our food was terrible. All the meals tasted like canned food. Days old chicken and store bought... More

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Our family likes eating in China by the sea, moderated prices, fast take out, food tastes good, staff is nice, place looks clean, what else do we need?

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boston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is a no fun Chow Mien joint with moderately expensive prices. Don't know why so many people rave about the food, our dishes tasted like they came out of the same can. Highlight: we asked for extra hot sauce. The waitress came back and gave us a small saucer of spicy sauce and then CHARGED us $1.50 for it.... More

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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

After eating lobster, lobster and delicious lobster for several days on end, we were ready for a change. China By The Sea surprised us with their delicious food and wonderful atmosphere. This is a true gem in Boothbay Harbor. We'd passed it for years and never stopped in - very nice, delicious and affordable!

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MaineUSA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Boothbay Harbor is always the last stop on our nine day Penobscot Bay sailing trip. We eat nearly all of our meals on board, but we usually stop at this restaurant for a change of pace. I had a Manhattan which was average and my wife had a house Pino. We split an eggroll appetizer that was average at best.... More

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Tampa, Florida, Usa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

We did not come to Maine to eat Chinese food, but are glad that we stopped here. We found the food to be outstanding and the portions generous. Make sure you get the pork fried rice and then split the entrees as they are huge. Delicious.

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Barto, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Good food, and some different choices from the other type restaurants. Excellent service, too. The servers were so sweet to my granddaughter. Price a little high, but not much.

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