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The Thistle Inn Restaurant

55 Oak St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1818
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Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Thistle Inn is the perfect mix of fine cuisine and casual fare. We use only the freshest ingredients and everything is home made, including salad dressings, fresh baked breads and desserts. The best way to describe our food is an eclectic mix of American cuisine with a hint of international flavors. We let the availability of local produce and seafood influence the menu.
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85% Recommend
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English first
Fayetteville, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

Foodies will love this place - fresh and tasty seafood and for my allergic hubby, great steak and chicken dishes!

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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We went to this restaurant the last night of our week stay in Booth Bay Harbor. It was to be a special night out. This was supposed to be the "best" restaurant in Booth Bay Harbor. What a disappointment. We made reservations and dressed appropriately. Our party of five was shown to a back room where a large party was... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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95 reviews 95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you enjoy sitting outside under magnificent trees, eating really good food, and experiencing friendly service, this is the place. On a cool evening in Boothbay, there is no better spot for outdoor fine dining and no place better for fine dining (period) than perhaps the Spruce Point Inn. We had baked Haddock, fresh salads, and just the right dessert... More

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178 reviews 178 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Enjoyed our dinner and being hosted by Sasha and Richard. Generous martinis, charred Caesar salad fresh raw oysters, a supple california chardonnay, and seared halibut dinner feature- all were delicious. Be back very soon.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We always look forward to coming here. In the summer, the outdoor garden with the lights in the trees provide a magical atmosphere. Despite being so close to downtown, the garden is quiet and a wonderful place to enjoy a leisurely dining experience. In the winter, the bar is cozy, the dining rooms are full of people you know. There... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Ate there last sunday with my wife both had a great meal. I had the $32 Steak a aged 30 day filet with mashed potatoes beets and spinach with a little sauce, That was great. My wife had the Spagetti squash on a portabella mushroom with other veggies in it She loved it.Its not to cheap but well worth the... More

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Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This restaurant is in BBH, a sea coast town. Most restaurants in town have great views. This restaurant does not have a view of the water. The food exceeds the lack of a view. The food is consistently great. We have been here many times and we are never disappointed. The crab appetizer is always a treat. Last night I... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We made a reservation at The Thistle Inn Restaurant on the recommendation of friends, who raved about it. When we got there, we were thanked for making a reservation and shown to a table in the back room of the restaurant, which felt a little isolated. The server was quick to take our drink and then dinner orders, and the... More

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Boston, MA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We ate here the week before Memorial Day and did not expect it to be crowded, but there was a line at the door outside waiting for the 5 p.m. opening. Once we began to dine we understood why people are clamoring to get in -- the meal was an epicurean journey. It began with delicious freshly baked bread. I... More

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Topsham, Maine
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

It is rare that I eat dinner out and find the entire meal well done. At most places you might get a great main dish with mediocre sides, but at the Thistle Inn, every bite was delicious and all the pieces of the meal complimented the others. I had the lazy lobster with a lemon risotto and grilled asparagus. My... More

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