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Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 304
    Excellent
  • 145
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Great food, exceptional views

If you are in Boothbay, make sure you pay a visit to the Boathouse. And find your way to the rooftop dining area. The views are spectacular and the food is outstanding. Their tapas menu is filled with awesomeness!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
JR591011
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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are in Boothbay, make sure you pay a visit to the Boathouse. And find your way to the rooftop dining area. The views are spectacular and the food is outstanding. Their tapas menu is filled with awesomeness!

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White Lake, Michigan, Usa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is not your typical New England lobster and chowder house. They offer an eclectic menu including tapas. Very good staff and food was well prepared. A nice restaurant for couples more than kids in the heart of Booth Bay.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went for lunch. It was already 1:30 and the restaurant was not busy. We asked for a table on the rail of the roof deck and were told it was only for 3 or more. None of the other tables wer occupied. We left so I don't know if the food is good. Dumb!

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Reigate, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Rude staff.Had Filet Steak and Shrimp dinner.Steak was cooked to a dry lump.Ony Two Shrimp which were rock hard!.All for 32 Dollars!

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Winthrop, Maine
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Love, Love...Can not say enough about this place...The food, drinks and staff were amazing...My white sangri was the best I have had and would love the recipe. As for the food do not even know where to start as we sampled so many amazing tapas...What fun. The scallops in blueberry with fried winton to top was AMAZING, I wanted to... More 

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Nashua, NH
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

If you're looking for a breather, or need to slow down a bit from the bustle of the Harbor-treat yourself with a trip to the Bistro. They have a very diverse menu including tapas, and no matter what you choose, you will not be disappointed. It's one of our faves while in Boothbay and we return several times during our... More 

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Naples, Florida
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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

An exceptional restaurant with great service and food. The seafood tapas food combos were very creative and exceptional. This is the best seafood restaurant in town!

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Clermont, Florida
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this casually elegant establishment. Relaxing, fun, great food and all with a view of cove, boats, & the starry (or sunny depending on what time you visit) sky.

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Kingston
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were recommended by the hotle owner to try this restaurant for our anniversary dinner. WE followed signs upstairs, we were trying to ask how to get seated or who do we speak with and were rudley told that we were in the way of waitstaff. We waitied about 10 minutes & when no one attempted to seat us we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Enjoyed the alfresco dinner. Music and food. Weather permitting you will love it. Right in center of town.

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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: 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: Spanish, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?