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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
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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
Petoskey, Michigan
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278 reviews 278 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We almost don't want to tell you about The Thistle Inn, because we want it all to ourselves. We went three times in five days...twice for dinner and once for breakfast. By far, this is the best restaurant in Boothbay Harbor. The food is excellent, the servers are all top-notch and the Happy Hour is wonderful. We couldn't get a... More

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Kensington, CT
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561 reviews 561 reviews
494 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Three nights in Boothbay Harbor, three visits to the Dory Pub for the nightly happy hour that runs from 5PM to 6PM. Yay! I'm a fan. We ordered a number of different drinks with the highlights being a blueberry lemonade martini and Daniel Gehrs cabernet. The latter was full bodied and a veritable steal at only $4 a glass. For... More

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Berlin, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Crust Wood Fired Pizza on hwy 27 near Hannafords Grocery. 2 people operation making excellent handmade pizzas Small menu with daily specials. They pick up what ever is fresh and local and make creative pies. We had a Thai Chicken and a Tomato Pesto with Mozzarella . Crispy crust and wonderful flavor. Pizzas run 9-12$ and are about 10 inches.... More

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Star Lake, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great food, easy parking, close to our B&B and very friendly service. We sat outdoors under the lights and the evening was perfect.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Excellent scallops, service and atmosphere! We dined on the deck and had the most wonderful dinner and waitress! It was our last night in Boothbay and it was an excellent choice!

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Fantastic swordfish, tuna and shrimp. Have eaten here several times and the food and drink is top notch.

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My husband and I had the best time here at the Thistle Inn. The hostess was very warm and welcoming and the atmosphere was very rustic and charming. Our server, Ryan, was very polite and friendly and recommended the Saku Tuna dish as it was his favorite. My husband ordered the Tuna and I opted for the Salmon. Both meals... More

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East Windsor, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

As we were sitting at the dory bar enjoying our cocktails prior to dinner, a couple next to us asked my opinion of a good restaurant in town. "Positively, the Thistle Inn." The fare is consistantly delicious both from the dinner and bar menus. I enjoy the coziness of the bar as well as the dining room. On warm evenings,... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My partner has simple tastes and would have liked to see a simple burger on the menu instead of picking around all the bits not to her liking. I, on the other hand, found the fare to be delicious and perfectly prepared. The service,while pleasant enough, was painfully slow. 1 dinner & 2 breakfasts with the same painfully slow service.... More

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San Francisco, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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