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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
West Newbury, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has an excellent selection of dishes. You can select a bunch of small dishes or a full entree. The food was very well prepared. The staff was very attentive even on a very busy night.

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New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

There are some usual rules to eating in a tourist town: the better views will provide average food. This is not so here. The rooftop offers amazing views of the harbor and excellent food. We love tapas and here are little plates of inventive cuisine, mostly seafood, but also standard favorites such as hummus and tabbouleh. Also I highly recommend... More

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

had the best flatbread lobster sandwich ever! Super service and great location Tip: Park in the first lot in town, the one run by the town.. it 's only $7 a day and you can come and go as opposed to the ones just down the street that are $20

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We arrived in town a little late and many places were not serving dinner still so we decided the Boathouse was the way to go. First the outdoor seating area on the roof was so nice and very cute. You could see the whole town. We all ordered drinks which were all delicious. I ordered the Pomegranate and blueberry sangria... More

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Brunswick, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Even though we only live a short drive away, and have been in the area for over 40 years, we decided on a hot and humid day to come down to the harbor and explore. What a find! We were the first ones on the top deck for lunch, and could not be more pleased. We had the Kobe Beef... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Of 8 tapas we tried, I would rate 6 very good, 1 so-so (a duck leg dish), and 1 absolutely fantastic. Here's the thing: the absolutely fantastic thing was called Shrimp and Grits, but I'm not really big on shrimp these days and I generally hate grits. But together its fantastic. Oh, did I mention it includes bits of bacon... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved the delicious combos of the small plates--you can get a variety of things--but it can add up, so you do have to be a little choosy. The cocktails are yummy--I had a sangria that was refreshing and so tasty! The 2nd floor has some outdoor and indoor space and the 3rd floor has its own bar with all outside... More

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Bayville, New Jersey
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137 reviews 137 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Everything was sooooo yummy, had the blueberry mojoito , hot tapas, this place was hard to find, but just walked down to the water front , had to ask someone at another restaurant.

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I made a return visit to this wonderful restaurant. Same great service with new menu selections. I started with the lobster triangles - Lobster wontons in heavy cream and butter! Then I had the steak on the granite stone. It comes seared on a 600 degree stone. You slice off what you want and cook it - superb! Great atmosphere,... More

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Milton, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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