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125 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2221
207-633-6644
Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location!

The location is awesome, right on Boothbay Harbor but the opposite side of all the hustle of town. Great views; awesome sunsets! No one greeted us when we walked into the dining room, but we were heading for the bar to have a drink and dinner. The service staff were friendly and courteous, but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2014
HawaiianHercules
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Montgomery, Alabama
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Putnam, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Whale's Tail Restaurant at the Carousel Marina is hidden off Atlantic Avenue on the east side of the harbor, but is well worth seeking out. We experienced a great lobster dinner, with excellent service by our waiter, Bevin. We were entertained throughout the meal by Jim Lavalle, who offered songs from the American songbook. His relaxed delivery is soothing... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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131 reviews 131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The location is awesome, right on Boothbay Harbor but the opposite side of all the hustle of town. Great views; awesome sunsets! No one greeted us when we walked into the dining room, but we were heading for the bar to have a drink and dinner. The service staff were friendly and courteous, but seemed a little stressed out and... More 

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Maine
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Wonderful food, great service, quiet location. A bit off the beaten path but worth the effort to find this hidden jewel.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Great food and drink,courteous staff, and remembered all the requests we asked as sides! Definately returning to theis wonderful place, clean, beautiful views also!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

I came in to look inside no intentions to sit at the bar or anything just out on a walkabout. But because of Jades welcoming smile and epic attitude to inform me of the place I decided well one beer would be fine. At the bar the minute I sat down was not only was I greeted by the stoked... More 

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

After our first visit we were anxious to share the experience with family and the second dining session was especially pleasant. The weather was excellent so dining outside provided the Marina atmosphere and a lovely view. On both occasions we had lunch, the food was tasty and plentiful. The young men and women serving were competent and friendly.We will dine... More 

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Milan, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

went there on Sunday, beautiful day, the server was very nice, we were there for dinner, around 4, had a couple of drinks and the place started filling up for 5pm dinner, we realized that the waitress was the only one there, she was bar tending and waiting tables, they called someone in from Portland to come help, but we... More 

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Fairlee, Vermont
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Service was great, but the food was absolutely horrible. Prime rib med rare I guess means med well to them, the meat was awful. First tried to order a filet but they were all out. Browns wharf restaurant is the better choice here!

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Portland, Maine
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This hidden restaurant (below Carousel Condo)s on the east side of the harbor has an extensive menu of excellent food. It overlooks the marina and has one of the best views of the beautiful sunsets over the harbor, especially from it's outdoor patio.

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Milan, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Been there twice in two years, the first time I told the owner, he was rather rude. The second time I didn't even say anything, to avoid his rudeness. Never going there again, Even if the food had been hot, it still was not that good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2221
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-633-6644

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?