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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
Hours:
Wed - Fri 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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
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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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Fort Worth, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This restaurant features the best view in Boothbay Harbor from their rooftop. But they also have some of the best risotto I've ever had. My husband had the seafood risotto, and I had the spicy shrimp. We also ate the lobster cakes and a trio of bread puddings. Go there, as you won't be disappointed. Quick note, they don't take... More

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Top Contributor
285 reviews 285 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My wife and I dined here. Grits and shrimp....scallops. Great service in an informal atmosphere.Food was fairly priced and quite good. Far superior to the Ports of Italy.Would definitely return...................

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Saranac Lake, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

We - my husband and I, ordered 5 items from the tapis menu- thai mussels ( outstanding); duck legs(delicious); Madagascar beef ( perfect); calamari( just great); Caesar salad ( one dish too many). Wine list has helpful annotations and wine is fairly priced and very good. Food is well prepared by a skilled chef and is definitely appreciated by tourists... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I had the lobster bisque and clam chowder: they were so tasty, and loaded with seafood. Excellent choice

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