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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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86% Recommend
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English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

While it was slighly cool, we opted to eat outside on their terrace and the waitress kindly provided a blanket for my knees. Inside is great for winter, but also cosy on a chilly summer night. The caprese salad with heirloom tomatoes and burrata was very good, although the accompanying lettuce could have used a bit more vinegar and oil.... More

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Boothbay, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

One of the best places to eat with the food consistently very good and a great wine selection. On hot evenings the outside dining is well shaded and cool.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

They have chilli to die for, and their wine selection is phenomenal. The staff is incredibly welcoming, and they have a very homy feeling.

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north conway NH
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had a great dinner on the deck under the light for our anniversary! It was wonderful :) service and food were wonderful. My husband had crab cakes that were so yummy and my Cesar salad was one of the best I've had! We both has the haddock which was wonderful as well- perfectly cooked and I couldn't get enough... More

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Fayetteville, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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