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The Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

12 By-Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
(207) 633-0400
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Bistro
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Milton, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Service was excellent and the food was outstanding!!!! Wonderful atmosphere even during a thunderstorm. Don't miss eating at this restaurant !!!

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Stevensville, Maryland, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My wife enjoyed her lobster bisque and a scallop special that they were offering that night. I had the Spanish Seafood Stew which was excellent. We sat on the outside upper deck which offers a view towards the main town dock area. The food and drinks (wine and sangria) were very good overall and it was a nice casual dining... More

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Boston, MA
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236 reviews 236 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Girlfriends' lunch on the cute deck overlooking the water. Beautiful afternoon in a nice atmosphere. Good selection of cocktails...I had a very yummy blueberry mojito. The menu was extremely varied and creative, from standard fare to more unusual dishes for the adventurous. We split a bunch of appetizers. Our favorites were the pistachio crusted scallops (incredibly fresh) and deconstructed coconut... More

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Wilbur by the Sea
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family had one of the best lunches we have ever had! My son said the clam chowder was the best he ever had...I agreed with him. My other son had the lobster Mac & Cheese, It was amazing. My wife had the grilled veggie flatbread... It was fantastic. I had the lobster flatbread...it was the best lobster roll I... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I dined here multiple times when I was visiting Boothbay Harbor over the summer. After going once, we decided it was unbeatable and we kept going back. The food is incredibly thoughtful and delicious. A highlight for me were the scallops served over maple risotto - wow. They also offer porrons to drink wine out of, which makes for a... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A wonderful place for lunch, mid day snack, full dinner, Tapas or desert. The wine list is excellent, and Mark will point you to a great selection if you don't know what you want. The Salmon tartar is a super, and try the Lobster Cheesecake for an unusual yet delicious savory bite. I highly recommend the top floor for the... More

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Kennebunk, Maine
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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This restaurant provides an eclectic variety of tapas that are mouth watering as the choices are difficult. Whether it is the pecan encrusted scallops, ducks legs, lobster bisque, sliced duck breast or mango, snap peas shrimp, plus the bread pudding assortment of two with different sauces ( carmel or creme fresh (sp). The choice is yours and you will not... More

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Fleming Island FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The owner of Boathouse Bistro entertained with humor and stories while serving his chef wife's delicious entrees. The lobster roll was the best we had in the area, and the scallops were delicious.

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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We have been coming to Boothbay Harbor for several years, so this was our first time here. A super menu, great tasting food, and great service! We were there in late June, so I'm sure there is a wait to be seated, now.. All great!

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Charleston, West Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Even though we were there at the peak dinner hour we got fast service and very good food. Even better than we expected.

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