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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: Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
American Chinese Standard

With virtually no other options available to us on a winter Monday night in sleepy Boothbay Harbor, Maine, we tucked into a booth at the "CHINA DINAH" as this place is known to locals. An illumination of Hong Kong Harbor hangs on the wall to remind patrons of flavors found on the other side of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
PEEZGlobal
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

With virtually no other options available to us on a winter Monday night in sleepy Boothbay Harbor, Maine, we tucked into a booth at the "CHINA DINAH" as this place is known to locals. An illumination of Hong Kong Harbor hangs on the wall to remind patrons of flavors found on the other side of the planet. Every seat at... More 

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Thank PEEZGlobal
Casco, Maine
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Fast service, good food. Plenty of parking available. Variety of foods mostly Chinese. Lunch and dinner specials available.

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Thank Barbara W
Derby Line, Vermont
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I had a yen for some Chinese food in Boothbay Me so asked locally-- and-- what a terrific surprise. Fantastic fresh oriental cusine was not what I expected. The location is easy to find, but parking is a bit tight-- but this is Boothbay. Service was friendly and fast. Prices are resonable for the area. The scallops in my dish... More 

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Thank 421Chaz
Lansdowne, Canada
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147 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Not the best Chinese that I've had but not the worst either. Seems popular with locals based on the number of customers. Lots of dishes on the menu, reasonable price and generous portion. Service was fast and friendly. Reasonable American Chinese and cocktail menu dating back to the 1960's.

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Thank John G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Best oriental food in Maine, go by and give it try, They have take out and dine in. the staff is really nice.

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Thank Rosa C
Arden Hills, Minnesota
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267 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The staff was nice but not especially efficient. The food was average at best. Kind of disappointing. Large portions of average food does not make it better. To be honest this was the first restaurant we came to when we walked from the hotel. The place looked nice from the outside and had a nice garden.

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2 Thank CaptainDan330
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

first of all their staff are friendly and the service is great, the food was good and there was a heck of a lot of it, we ended up taking the leftovers back to our hotel for later.

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Thank Diane W
North Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Good, reasonably priced, and a bit off the beaten trail -- that is, the restaurant is not one of the ultra touristy places in downtown Boothbay Harbor. Very standard Chinese menu, though food was fresh and good. Conveniently situated next to the Opera House.

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Timonium, Maryland
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Over the past few years, the quality of the dining experience has been in a steady decline. The food did not meet our expectations, and we are unlikely to return.

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BOSTON
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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