We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
12 By-Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
(207) 633-0400
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 681 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 397
    Excellent
  • 201
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Dinner

Traveling alone. Ate upstairs with locals. Half price happy hour appetizers became a dinner of tapas plates. Delicious. Had to take the flourless chocolate cake to eat at the hotel. Would definitely return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
LeylaZek
,
NY
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

681 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
NY
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling alone. Ate upstairs with locals. Half price happy hour appetizers became a dinner of tapas plates. Delicious. Had to take the flourless chocolate cake to eat at the hotel. Would definitely return.

Helpful?
Thank LeylaZek
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were stunned with the quantity of food on our plates when we ordered the lamb chop special of the day. The wild mushroom sauce complemented the just done chops. Our friend had highly recommended the place but it surpassed my expectations. Will definitely go back again!

Helpful?
Thank AHGG
Biddeford, Maine
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food and drink at the Boathouse. We had visited twice in the Summer months and loved the views but had never visited in the off-season. The attention to quality food and excellent preparation were still there, much to our delight. I had the flat iron steak with home made mac and cheese and she had the scallops. Both were... More 

Helpful?
Thank Richard L
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
168 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Great place to eat on a very quiet Sunday after enjoying the Holiday lights special at the Botanical Gardens. Very good, friendly service, good beer and wine. Haddock sandwiches taste fresh and delicious.

Helpful?
Thank SlowBicycleTraveler
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Level Contributor
21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Glad to be able to find here many of the dishes that McSegalls eliminated from their menu and more!! Classier, delicious, great presentation, great views from the top floor, friendly, casual and ideal for enjoying a great meal during our vacation.

Helpful?
Thank Isabel M
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Level Contributor
44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Excellent food, service and choices on the menu. I had the seafood risotto. The half-serving was more than enough. The tomato bisque soup was a tad too sweet for me but the salad with goat cheese and citrus, that another diner at our table had, looked delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant for your next visit to Boothbay Harbor.

Helpful?
Thank forshara
mmalinowski
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The Bistro as we call it is an AMAZING place to eat! The risotto is to die for (literally!) and every meal I have eaten here has never disappointed me. The waitstaff rocks - so pleasant and they completely understand what the dishes are, how they are prepared and what wine to pair with them. Love it there! Will keep... More 

Helpful?
Thank mmalinowski
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Entrees were good, some apps average. The one desert we had in two visits during our stay was awful. We ate at the bar and endured the bartender best we could. I would not be overly anxious to revisit.

Helpful?
Thank Paul F
Hartford CT
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This has been my "go to" for years. Karen the chef is fantastic. The menu is broad--tapas, burgers, pasta. And good food. "The Bistro" has great tapas for sharing. The fish and chips are great. They also have a blackened fish sandwich in the back of the menu that is amazing. Initially the tapas catches your eye. And it is... More 

Helpful?
Thank lisawHartfordCT
Longboat Key
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Ate here twice while in Boothbay in October. Have to say that the risotto was the best I have ever had in a restaurant. Loaded with cream, butter and cheese and lobster! Couldn't stop raving about it. Also, the smoked duck appetizer with pecan goat cheese tart was wonderful and I found a recipe I think I can replicate. This... More 

Helpful?
Thank DogDusty

Travelers who viewed Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant also viewed

Boothbay Harbor, Mid Coast Maine
Boothbay Harbor, Mid Coast Maine
 
Boothbay Harbor, Mid Coast Maine
Boothbay Harbor, Mid Coast Maine
 

Been to Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?