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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
- Aug 13, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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greenfield
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The food was good in parts, the green curry was quite authentic, mooshi pancake was good. The pad Thai was a disaster but the restaurant was gracious enough not to charge. Portions are generous. Prices were very reasonable. Overall an OK experience. We were dying for Asian food so cannot complain much...

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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 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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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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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
19 helpful votes 19 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
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92 reviews 92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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