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Spruce Point Inn

88 Grandview Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2247
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Price range: $20 - $95
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Linekin Road
Description: Food & Wine Magazine came up with the idea of “Collaboration Nation” to describe chefs working with customers, vendors and each other to bring the best flavors and experiences to those who love food. The principles of Chefs Stiles and Weinerth are sourcing, preperation, and enhancement.Here at Spruce Point Inn in Boothbay Harbor, Chefs Stiles and Weinerth have operated on these principles from the beginning, sourcing the locally fished, farmed and harvested ingredients from the best seasonal farms and producers in Maine. They then prepare the menu with cooking techniques that preserve the foods integrity and nutrition. The final product is enhanced by optimizing nutritional value via product combination and menu diversity.Midcoast Maine is the beneficiary of a cornucopia of retired/relocated professionals who have left banking or IT to go back to the land and Chef Stiles – who grew up on a farm in local Lincolnville, just up the road -- has built relationships with local farms and other food purveyors, sourcing ingredients like the fresh Aroostook beets and lavender-honey chevre from Tourmaline Hill Farm, greens from the hothouse built by a drummer from the band Phish and cheese from the State of Maine Cheese Company, a business created by a Manhattan banker in Rockland.It's an exciting time to be in the restaurant business and especially exciting to be part of what’s happening here, says Chef Stiles.
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77% Recommend
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English first
Nashvegas, TN
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Our party of 4 (2 locals, 2 out of towners) was greeted warmly at the "88" restaurant and seated with a beautiful sunset view across Linekin Bay. Service was on point. Our server was perfectly attentive, but not fussy. Meals were great. Farm to table, refined. Interesting wine list across several price levels. Have to be nitpicky to find faults,... More

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Bath, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I took guests visiting from Arizona to the Spruce Point Inn for dinner. They are true "foodies" and we ate at the more elegant of the two restaurants available at the Inn. Nothing could be improved upon - from the classy reception given by the wait staff through wine selection, bread with fresh salted butter, clam chowder... More

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A spectacular seaside setting, attentive and informed service, a lovely dining room, and of course wonderful food all combine to make for a "Grand" dining experience in the "88" restaurant at Spruce Point Inn. There is a new level of professionalism that now takes the restaurant beyond the ordinary, and we felt that the staff, both those we saw and... More

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Randolph, New Hampshire
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

1st class resort - spacious room - fine dining - overall great experience. Very friendly staff - the grounds are well maintained and very attractive. A little pricey but you get what you pay for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

After checking menus all over town, popping in to check locations and staff, and dining at a few The 88 @ Spruce Point Inn won our reservation. We had a lovely dinner in a beautiful dining room. I'm being critical when I rate them 4 of 5. The 88 did a fine job but there is room to improve.

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San Jose, California, USA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had one dinner in the dining hall, on our anniversary June 23, and it was well prepared with excellent service. There were not many others in the dining room, due I suspect to an earlier chef who was not the best. Our remaining meals were in the Inn's bar and bistro, and they were all excellent. We made use... More

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Concord, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a very disappointing experience at the restaturant. The venue was very noisy and it was hard to talk and hear. 3 members of our group of 5 had to return the food because the meat was uncooked/raw inside. One member had to return the meal a second time becuase the meat was still raw inside. No one from... More

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SPCCapital, Owner at Spruce Point Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking time to review your experience at Bogies. We have been receiving wonderful comments from our guests but I do recognize that occasionally we will make mistakes. I hope to make amends with you. Let me please explain what happened: Your table ordered 3 salmon fisherman’s feast and the server did not ask... More

Damariscotta, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Regarding our recent and first dining experience at the 88 restaurant in the Spruce Point Inn, Boothbay Harbor, Maine; and having moved to mid-coast Maine 10 years ago from the Los Angeles area, the 88 restaurant would easily rival and compare with the finest restaurants that LA has to offer regarding the food quality, atmosphere, service, and the beautiful ocean... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We celebrated our 50th Anniversary with our sons, daughter-in-law and 3 grandchildren. The evening was memorable from the welcome we received to the wonderful deserts. Our waiter was excellent; friendly, knowledgeable and charming. The food was superb, even though we all had something different, it all came out at the same time and was hot and delicious. We will be... More

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Apollo Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

While staying in the hotel during our visit to the area we ate in both Bogies and 88. Wow the food, ambience and service is tops. The burger in Bogies was perfectly prepared and the chicken sandwich my husband said was great. The next night too tired to go out we tried 88 their upscale restaurant. The view from the... More

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