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96 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1760
207-633-4449
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Rangeley, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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137 reviews 137 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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Kennebunk, Maine
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This restaurant is wonderful. The dining room is lovely and attractive, the staff are so nice, and the food is divine and very generously portioned. We eat here whenever we are in Boothbay Harbor. No extra charge to share a dinner either. Highly recommend this restaurant, conveniently located just beyond the shops on the main drag as you exit the... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I think I'll stick to the Chinese places where I live. I've gone to China By the Sea in years past but this year it was horrible. Not sure what was up. After I went I was talking to some locals and none of them were giving it rave reviews either. They need to step up their game--it was really... More 

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Rutland, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The food was good. Jordan/General Tsao Chicken dish very good and there was options for dinner combo plate. Atmosphere nice. Service was excellent.

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Boothbay, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Both the Chinese and Thai food are good here. Crab Rangoon a must try. They also have great burgers and fries !

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New Hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We thought we would try the Chinese Restaurant and it was Chinese food,... Yes there were a lot of Scallop and shrimp dishes but still it was a Chinese.... We would go back. 4 stars for service.

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greenfield
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

China by the Sea is efficient and food pretty good. They do have some nice specials. but some routine items that usually come with some orders, are charged extra for . Additional fees should't be added. Staff tends to group and use ipads, iphones, gossip? among themselves. This doesn't look professional or work ready. Overall, food is good.

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Linden, NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I'm use to getting noodles and duck sauce on my table as soon as you order. When I asked for noodles for my soup, they said it was an extra charge. Oh please.......for crispy noodles??? The food is average. It's a cozy place and has a cozy bar, but they need to stop all the extra charges for things you... 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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