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Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

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French, Spanish, Bistro
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12 By-Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
(207) 633-0400
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 340
    Excellent
  • 153
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Drinks

Check out the great cocktail menu here, the Rum punch was especially good. Wife had the white peach mango sangria and loved it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
JJimBeams
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Albany, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
Albany, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Check out the great cocktail menu here, the Rum punch was especially good. Wife had the white peach mango sangria and loved it.

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Plymouth, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We ate here our first night in town and I wish we had sat on the top deck for the view but we'd had enough sun by that time. The menu is large with traditional and tapas items. The waitress was very helpful in explaining the different offerings. We could hear the waitress for the table behind us also being... More 

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The Restaurant has 3 levels. 1st floor is all inside, 2nd floor is half inside and half outside and 3rd floor is all outside. We sat on the 3rd floor on a beautiful evening with a full moon at about 9pm. Unfortunately all the tables had umbrellas up and open, so there was very little sky to enjoy. The worst... More 

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Eatonton, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great view and a varied menu with some unusual dishes. We sat on the 3rd floor deck and enjoyed scallops and lobster thermidor.lots of small plate options.

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a scrumptious dinner on the top deck of this restaurant with great views of Boothbay Harbor. The deck is on the 3rd floor. We started our meal with a cup of delicious red pepper and basil soup. I loved the Scallop Risotto $26 and it was so delicious it inspired me to make a 3 cheese risotto at home.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

"Enjoy the view of the harbor from our rooftop deck." So says their website, but don't try it with less than three people in your party. We climbed to the rooftop deck late in the morning on a Thursday to eat lunch and admire the view. Of the 12 tables that accommodate 4 people, only one was in use when... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were in Boothbay twice in the last two years and both trips we had to have Happy Hour on the rooftop bar along some tapas. Views are outstanding and the food is very imaginative and delicious. The only reason this is a four and not a five is the prices are a little high.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The food is outstanding! Great variety on the menu along with wonderful service. Will definitely eat here again!

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

With a view on the misty harbor from the top deck, the tapas are very good. Relaxing atmosphere. ----------------------

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Arriving in Boothbay from tranquil New Harbor can be a shock in more ways than one. Limited Parking, crowds of tourists and packed restaurants (our bad for picking a Sunday afternoon, too) none of which were pet-friendly threatened to mar an otherwise great day. But then we found the Boathouse Bistro. Decktop lunch, with a view, and refreshments followed. Our... More 

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Additional Information about Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

Address: 12 By-Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone Number: (207) 633-0400
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: French, Spanish, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 By-Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: (207) 633-0400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: French, Spanish, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?