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Rocktide Inn & Restaurant

35 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2131
207-633-4455
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Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A perfect atmosphere! The waterfront deck is spacious and offers sun or shade. I recommend the blacken haddock Ruben, onion rings and a glass of wine! Seven in our party and everyone was happy with their meal; choices varied from burgers and sandwiches to salads. Need to go back for music on the deck Sunday afternoons and try the popovers!

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Portland, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Can't think of a better choice to eat or stay in Boothbay Harbor if you want great food, reasonable prices for lovely rooms, attentive staff, a huge restaurant deck right on the water, a fabulous bar (both drinks and vibe), and a killer view of the harbor. If you haven't been there, go soon!

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Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I always love going to the Rocktide Inn & restaurant; I visit at least once a summer. The Rocktide is a perfect place to sit on the deck which sets over the harbor and watch boats coming and going. I recently visited with a few friends for lunch. The menu had changed and I was thrilled with the choices. I... More

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East Boothbay, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent! The menu is fantastic with a variety of entrees and appetizers. We enjoyed our meal immensely to say the least. The service was outstanding from our waiter, John, who is also the bar manager. I would like to add he has done an amazing job with the bar, offering beers from around the world, and his outstanding knowledge of... More

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Fryeburg, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Last year we had dinner at the famous Rocktide. It was decades before that when I was lucky enough as a young hooligan, to actually go to the Rocktide with my parents and our Ocean Point summer hosts. I recall laughing with my 'rents' at jokes that I did not understand at that time. Years later it was the hallmark... More

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This review isn't about food - we didn't get any. It's about service - and we didn't get any of that either. We drove over on a beautiful afternoon for drinks, dinner and sunset. There was no one who seemed interested in seating us so we wandered around and ended up on the deck. A staff person came to our... More

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Newcastle, Maine, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Rocktide is a great restaurant that is attached to a hotel. The restaurant overlooks the water and Boothbay Harbor. Like most good restaurants, the prices are a bit up there, but so worth it. I highly recommend their popovers - it is worth a trip just to try them!

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Boston
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We have been dining at the Rocktide for years - always great food, popovers and dining with a beautiful view of Boothbay Harbor. They just got a new chef so this last time we were there it was clear they were getting used to a new cook and menu. Hopefully, they will get back to their usual level of excellence.

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

What on earth happened to the Rocktide Inn? For 25+ years we have enjoyed the atmosphere and wonderful meals but our most recent experience left us searching for a new "special" restaurant. We got the impression that any sort of contingency might create a crisis for the staff, from a couple of tour buses (likely scheduled) to inclement weather (forecast... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We have visited many Summers, for dinner. We always enjoyed Rocktide's Lobster in Champagne sauce, their signature dish.The new Chef has destroyed a great dish! Watered down, and very different. Lady Host said new Chef did not have the old recipe? And that is the way it's gonna be..Won't be going back

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