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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
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We visited the Boathouse twice and sat on the 3rd floor deck. We had a really fun experience the first time, great service, food and adult bevs-Sangria was really good! Tuna tartar was also fabulous-- The second time, the service was a little weak (no one was there, yet they said we couldn't sit on the parameter of deck (e.g.... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We ended up going back every day to get their specialty Blueberry Sangria! Very refreshing ... make sure to make it to the 3rd floor rooftop bar!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Unexpectedly diverse and sophisticated menu at this rooftop bistro. The variety of lobster dishes was unmatched. Don't get me wrong… a fresh steamed lobster served with warm butter and a bib is tough to beat… but the Boathouse was creative and delicious. Was just what we were looking for, to celebrate my wife's birthday. Our six-year-old daughter joined us, and... More

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Katonah, NY
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299 reviews 299 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our meal here, and everything was tasty. My son and I both had lobster tail with truffle butter. It was delicious, but really, the tail was miserly, given the price charged, when they are literally catching the lobster right in the harbor. Be a little more generous! Also, it wasn't quite as tender as I would have liked.... More

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New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We arrived late after riding a sunset cruise on EASTWIND. Order three hot Tapas and three Entrees. Among the hot Tapas, only Maine Maple Scallops ($11) is OK. Lobster and Corn Cakes as well as Duck Legs are very small portion and tasted like frozen food reheated from the microwave oven. Both the $26 SWORD CHIMICHU and $26 SEA STEW... More

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Manchester
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We didn't want a big dinner and we wanted something outside with a view so we went to the 3rd level deck of the Boathouse Bistro and were not disappointed. We were a little early for dinner so were lucky enough to get a table on the outer edge with a full ocean view. We sat there drinking large bloody... More

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Shelby Township, Michigan, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The oysters were outstanding, fresh and scrumptious. Lobster salad with mango vanilla foam is the taste of summer....... Awesome third floor rooftop seating and service was very good considering they were a wait staff short. Claim chowder was very good. Lunch is very busy as folks are looking for the view of the harbor. Great variety of beer!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Had the seafood paella and it tasted like ocean- too salty it was unedible. Cook was defensive and said cooked as always nothing was wrong with it and there was nothing comped. Never coming back and would not recommend.

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Awesome roof top deck & bar area! Gourmet selections that are delicious. The signature drinks are refreshing! The staff is very professional & attentive! Their Risotto dishes are amazing, they don't skimp on dinner portions! A must eat when in Boothbay Harbor ! Bruno & Sharon

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midcoastmaine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Five of us chose The Boathouse Bistro at the last minute and were so glad we did. Although the rooftop dining room was filled we scored an outside table on the second floor and watched the sun set over the harbor. A large menu made choosing difficult. Two malbecs were offered by the glass and the server answered quickly when... More

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