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

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  • 11
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  • 9
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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
Most recent review
Great Place

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Patrick C
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Barnstead, New Hampshire
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Barnstead, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
66 helpful votes 66 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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
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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