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Spruce Point Inn

88 Grandview Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2247
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Price range: $20 - $95
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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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English first
Sunapee, New Hampshire
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Our dinner at the 88 Restaurant at the Inn was one of the highlights of our trip to Maine. The complimentary champaign and lobster appetizer were pleasant surprises. The mushroom duxelles was especially tasty. The pork chop entree was both generous in size and tender. My wife also greatly enjoyed her pan seared scallops entree. The blueberry pie ala mode... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

88 never disappoints, it has become our favorite restaurant in Boothbay Harbor. We went with a group this year and our friends couldn't believe the quality and service found in a small Maine town. Our server was attentive and helpful with our wine selection. I had a pork chop with "dirty" rice that was outstanding, and I know pork chops... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The breakfast buffet at Bogies was always good. We ate dinner there and I got the Haddock or Halibut fish it was excellent.My husband got the fried clams and fries not so good. I also got the Maine blueberry pie,I was very disappointed. This was a very pleasant dining experience with a wonderful view.

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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Spruce Point Inn was a fabulous surprise! It was a bit nostalgic with a simpler time and place. Accommodations and the scenery were fantastic. We really enjoyed Bogie's Bistro. The Clam platter was really large and tasted fresh. Salads and burgers were great and the desert recommendations were spot on! The best part was the bar tender, Ainne King. Not... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Stopped in for brunch with a friend and Chef Joey was most accommodating when our sweet tooth needed some attention. We tried his Whoopie Pie of the Day (a salty/sweet Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip) and a beautiful little Maine Blueberry Pie. As a native Mainer and a bit of a foodie, I have high standards for both of these traditional... More

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Columbia, Missouri
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We ate here to celebrate a birthday. We were treated royally- complementary champagne, tasting mushroom ravioli, a solo happy birthday song by one of the gifted staff, and even a muffin wrapped as we left to have for breakfast the next morning. We all had the fresh lobster that was large, fresh, and prepared so it was easy to eat.... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very excited as it had gotten good reviews. The entrees were seriously overpriced. The service very slow. One of the seafood dishes smelled like ammonia. Living off its old glory. We ate in the very nice dining room. I would possibly stick to the lower end dining options there. One nice thing is that the front porch is a great... More

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

Dear Guest. Thank you for choosing to dine in 88. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your experience. We have worked hard to offer something extra special and although the comments and reviews have been complimentary, I recognize that not everyone will be satisfied. Thank you for the comment on the freshness of your entree. I've spoken with... More

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We dined by the window viewing a lovely sunset and thought it couldn't get much better until we received our meals! Unbelievable is the only way to describe what we encountered! The salmon was fantastic and fresh and the turnip greens served with were just spicy enough to leave a wonderful tickle in your mouth without overdoing it. My wife... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My wife and I celebrated our recent nuptials with a 3 night stay at the Spruce Point and made a reservation at the 88 Grandview the first night of our stay. The food was exceptional and the service was even better. We were greeted with complimentary champagne as well as as a complimentary appetizer. We shared PEI mussels as an... More

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Nashvegas, TN
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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