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Whales Tale

125 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2221
207-633-6644
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- Aug 20, 2014
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Whitman
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We are staying at Browns Wharf (awesome!) Decided to try next door at the Whales Tale for an easy dinner...big mistake! Young waiter was nice (Miles)...other than that fail! No filet left for my boyfriend...so we got prime rib. Ordered medium rare...overlooked, fatty & not good! My pino I ordered was gross, waiter said they have complaints. Should have stayed... More

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Fairport, NY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The location is outstanding, particularly in hot summer weatherf. Since it is a major marina there is a chance of meetibg some real interesting people traveling about. The service is ok and the food good. Nothing memorable about the dishes but they are good.

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We visit friends in Boothbay Harbor, Me. once or twice a year and thus have also visited the Whale's Tail several times, since our friends frequent this place fairly often. We enjoy sitting outside sipping drinks, eating appetizers and basking in the lovely harbor view. The food, however, we found to be somewhat mediocre and the indoor atmosphere is not... More

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DeBary, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We went back again to Whales Tale and cannot RAVE enough about the ambiance, service, friendliness and FOOD! Between the BEST Lobster Roll, Huge Fresh Haddock Fish and Chips, Maine Steamers, Caesar Salad topped with Lobster, Scallops and Shrimp (YUM), and Fresh Lobsters we will continue to recommend the Whales Tale to everyone. Jack, the owner, is wonderful - he... More

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