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The Thistle Inn Restaurant

55 Oak St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1818
207-633-3541
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Price range: $7 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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English first
Darien, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I love The Thistle Inn--always a fun night out. I prefer to sit at one of the tables by the bar. It is an old inn--lots of charm and excellent food. I haven't ever been disappointed. My husband loves the paella and I love the Lazy Lobster--but frankly, the steak is relish too. Can't go wrong. And their cocktails are... More

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Hudson, NH
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

After a relaxing day enjoying the beautiful weather & scenery, we stopped at the Thistle with a recommendation from our innkeepers. Our server Missy brought fresh crispy bread to start us out while the cocktails were made. The wife enjoyed the lazy mans lobster with a nice risotto. I had the scallops with sweet potato hash and pancetta. Both were... More

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Southwick, Ma.
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a great find. We had the greatest dinner on a Sunday night. We took a chance and made reservations at the last minute and they were so accomadating . We both ordered beef and it was done to perfection. Our waitress (Hillary) was so nice and very efficient . .

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Suffolk
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Just like a British Pub ( but better service) The steak was the best we had on our USA trip. Sasha, who was the Bar person, waitress, etc in the "pub" area where we sat was one of the most efficient people I have ever seen - and she smiled all the time as well! She made a very good... More

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atlantic city new jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were in Maine a few weeks ago and after checking into our rooms asked the owner of our accomodations where was a good place to eat. She recommended the "Thistle Inn" down the road. We went to the restaurant and were asked if we had reservations which we did not. There were plenty of empty tables and were immediately... More

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Media, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

we have visited this restaurant many times. It has great food and variety of menu with some unique offerings. The seafood and meats are both very good. It has outdoor dining patio as well as indoor. The service is very good and service staff very helpful. The best restaurant in Boothbay Harbor and between Portland and Camden, Maine

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Sat at the bar to eat to avoid the wait. Food good, atmosphere good. Nothing terribly special just typical American food.

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Long Island, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food was fantastic! The best we had in Maine, with fresh ingredients and great taste. Not your run-of-the mill touristy restaurant. We went back three times, for dinner and breakfast. The inn was also very charming.

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New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A little off the beaten path and no view but a lovely, charming inn with a euro feel dining room. Also a nice outside seating area which we did not use but which was packed. Food was very good, not the best I've had but very tasty. Service was a little slow but more in a relaxing manner rather than... More

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New Orleans
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It's hard to pass up the lobsters in Maine, but we decided to try the Thistle Inn restaurant for something different one night. It's a cozy restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. The food was amazingly good. We enjoyed wonderful lamb chops, shrimp risotto, lobster risotto, lovely salads, and nice wines. It's a great treat.

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