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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
Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

My wife and I had dinner at the Rocktide Inn Restaurant and were throughly impressed by the ambiance, the setting and the food. When we walked in the front door there wasn't a doubt about we were about to experience a wonderful meal in a truly remarkable setting. There are dozens of model sailing vessels in glass cases that line... More

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Miami, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

This restaurant sits right on the water so it has excellent views. The food was good, reasonably priced and our waitress was great. Their popovers were a nice surprise as was their comfy library with a fireplace to warm up after dinner.

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Portland, Maine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

This was my first time here. I had heard that there was a very good restaurant near the pedestrian bridge, on the opposite side of town and found my way here. After the car was valet-parked, we entered a restaurant filled with wonderful ship models. Plush carpeting led us to a window seat where a nicely dressed gentleman played the... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2011

The view of the harbor from this restaurant is excellent. Be prepared though, the meal is pricey and the dress is dressy. If you want to eat down at the window area (the fancier of the two areas), men must where a sport coat, so pack accordingly. If one does not own, wear or pack a sport coat, one could... More

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Atlanta
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100 reviews 100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

The Rocktide has a reputation for fine dining in Boothbay Harbor and the relatively plush decor (compared with other restaurants in the area) along with the extensive menu of upscale, if somewhat dated dishes would support that reputation. Unfortunately our dining experience did not. We found the service cold and unwelcoming, including no mention of the evening's specials which we... More

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Savannah, GA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

My husband and I have been to Boothbay Harbor many times and are always looking for new, great places to eat, but again and again we fall back to this "old faithful!" Though the clientele is decidedly on the mature side, the likely reason they keep coming back is that the Rocktide provides a consistently excellent experience year after year.... More

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Putnam, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

We've stayed at the Rocktide at least twice a year since 1983. The accomodations are superb, with comfortable rooms and handy to all town attractions. A trolley runs to the center of town and beyond constantly thru the day. Can't beat the buffet breakfast (complimentary with your room). And the restaurant menu will please anyone, with superbly prepared entrees and... More

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embely
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2010

Rocktide has one of the best happy hours in Boothbay Harbor, and you certainly cannot beat the location!! The 'on the rocks' lounge is a large outside (or inside) deck right on the water and you have the luxury of choosing to sit at a table, couches, or lounge chairs. It really cannot be beat for a perfect sunny summer... More

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Sabattus, Maine
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2010

my wife and i have dined at Rocktide for many,many years. if you want deliscious food and cozy surrounding we definitely recommed Rocktide. Mary-lou,the hostess treats you like old friends not just diners, do yourself a favor and dine there OFTEN, you wont be sorry. ron and wanda f,

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Birmingham, AL
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2009

We did not know what to expect but wanted something else besides cracking lobsters and got a nice surprise. Very nice interior but for some reason an electric train runs overhead throughout the meal. Tour buses take their passengers here and the average age of the patrons in +70. The food was delicious and the service was good. A coat... More

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