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All 59 Boothbay Harbor Restaurants

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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Bistro
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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
Boothbay, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We are so happy to have the Bistro open for the winter months! Great Happy Hours deals! The winter menu has something for everyone....from their wonderful tapas to full course dinners with a lot in between. Warm friendly staff...don't miss it!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Enjoyed cocktails, a tartine, pistacio encrusted scallops, and the view of Boothbay Harbor. Get there early, though, as the rooftop fills up quickly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

From street level, this restaurant looks like any other tourist restaurant in Maine. What's surprising is the third floor rooftop deck view and menu. I have no idea what the interior floors look like but the rooftop deck is hard to beat. You have a panoramic view of the harbor. While the food can be a little hit or miss... More 

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Mount Vernon
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This place is much better in good weather when you can sit outside, but even the bar area is pleasant. The food is above average.

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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It was too cold to be on either of the two top levels so we decided to eat in the first floor main dining room of the restaurant. The décor is typical nautical décor, kind of on the plain side but that didn't matter as the food was excellent. I guess you should expect awesome lobster in Maine but wow...it... More 

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New Jersey
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Always enjoy a beautiful meal at the top floor bar. The food is delicious and the bartender a delight. He makes an incredible Ketel martini! The outdoor deck was closed when we were there, but there are beautiful views from up there as well.

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New Hampshire, USA
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Fabulous scallops and lobster. Warm and cozy atmosphere. My only complaint: dinner portions were large and so i had no room for dessert - and the desserts sounded great!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Such a refreshing new take on seafood. Cosy bar area, 3 levels to choose from. Of course lobster is ubiquitous in Maine, but this place has a lovely appeal and clever choices. The Mister chose Salmon Tartare and Duck Legs, and as I usually test a place by ordering several appetizers, I was delighted with the Roasted Vegetable Terrine and... More 

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We loved the atmosphere, service and great food! We would go back there again for sure! Great lobster meals and much more!

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Hampshire
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

As a family who all cook and 2 daughters who are in the restaurant business I like to think we are pretty critical but we spent all evening swopping forkfulls of delicous food, highlights being the salmon tartare and scallops. Informal service, good and reasonable wine, plus the great food made for a wonderful evening. Definitely would return if only... More 

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Additional Information about The 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 0 - 20
Cuisine: Bistro

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