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48 Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
1.207.633.5839
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11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 192
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great spot to eat and watch the world go by.

If it's a nice day sit out on the deck and watch the busy booth bay harbor lobsterman, whale watch, harbor tour boats and island ferries. Good simple food and drinks. They keep keep the lobsters in a tank on the float, the kids loved that.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2015
Bam C
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

If it's a nice day sit out on the deck and watch the busy booth bay harbor lobsterman, whale watch, harbor tour boats and island ferries. Good simple food and drinks. They keep keep the lobsters in a tank on the float, the kids loved that.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We loved Kaler's -- the fresh lobster was delicious and the price was very reasonable. We also had fried lobster here and scallops, and everything was delicious. Kaler's is right in the heart of Boothbay Harbor and we walked here from the house we were renting.

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Thank Fayebird
SF Bay Area
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148 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Kaler's has a very friendly staff in a casual waterfront restaurant with some water view tables and a back deck with four picnic tables worth waiting for. As we waited to get an outside table, people kept passing and saying " be sure to order the lobster". Unfortunately, we weren't very hungry and had the chef's soup of the day,... More 

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Provence
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

My wife had at least 12 crab legs and they were cooked to perfection (Iknow because I had to help her out). I had the fried lobster which was out of this world. Prices are very reasonable and the service is excellent.

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Thank Packidge
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

We checked this place out for lunch while in Boothbay Harbor, and we were glad we did. The wait staff and owner were very friendly and helpful and the food was good and not very expensive. My husband and I both had the fried oysters with onion rings and were not disappointed. The portions were huge (left some oysters on... More 

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Blackpool. Lancashire
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228 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We went here on the recommendation of a local seaman. The service was slow and perfunctory. Our server didn't even clear the plates away. The food was OK, but took thirty minutes to arrive, and not one word of apology or explanation (it was not busy, so no excuse) The food was acceptable but not only average. The lobster pie... More 

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michaeldab
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Clam Chowder and lobster roll to die for had a wonderful meal here with my aunt and her friend we loved it.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Not fancy, not grand, not bad. I had the "non-Maine" lobster roll ... hot with butter. It was tasty but probably not as good as some of the more famous ones.

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Like everything else in boothbay harbor, this is closed for the season. However, when open, the location on the water , the service and the atmosphere are great. There is a fun bar area. They had a lobster special when we're there...maybe an end of the season thing. But the price was right and the food and service were great.

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Thank Ann P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Went here after whale watching for a quick bite. The chowder and stew was really good but only warm at best, same with the other appetizers we ordered. The server kind of disappeared on us for awhile which was disappointing. Possibly go here again, not sure.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: 1.207.633.5839

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?