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The Boon Island Ale House

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124 Post Road, Wells, ME 04090-4608
207-641-8489
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Casual, Comfortably Elegant Chef Inspired Restaurant with a Nautical flare.

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Visitor rating
  • 123
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
People who rated this less than 5-stars have no tastebuds!!!

This restaurant, along with the family run atmosphere are top notch! We came upon a welcoming hostess, seated immediately and the service was excellent. The food was great. Huge portions and very attentive staff. The fish was the VERY fresh as were the lobster rolls. You can tell the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
Patricia V
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Dunkirk, Maryland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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200 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have gone here a few times since the first week they opened in the other location. Everytime it got worse, the first time it was delicious with great ambience and custom service. This last time the menu was reduced dramatically, some of our order never showed with no acknowledgement and very little done when we brought it up and... More 

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Wells, Maine
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The food is average, nothing special at all. The service is a bit slow and it's not worth the money for what you get either in food or service.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Made a 5:30 pm reservation for sat of Columbus weekend for 9 of us. We sat down right away. Only a few tables of four were there. Some of us ordered appitizers. Got my bowl of clam chowder after 20 minutes of ordering. It was lukewarm to cool. Those that ordered their salads came in about 30 minutes minus the... More 

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Dunkirk, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This restaurant, along with the family run atmosphere are top notch! We came upon a welcoming hostess, seated immediately and the service was excellent. The food was great. Huge portions and very attentive staff. The fish was the VERY fresh as were the lobster rolls. You can tell the difference between fresh fish and previously frozen by the taste. Perhaps... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Deltona, Florida
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This restaurant was not worth the money! It's a bit over priced. My Husband wanted to order lobster rolls off the dinner menu & when the waiter came to take our order, the waiter said they were out of lobster, how in the world can you be out of lobster in Maine? Especially so close to the water? Anyhow my... More 

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Wells, Maine
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped in on sunday with 2 adults and 2 children ages 9 and 7. We were surprised that there were new owneres and wondered if everything would be the same as when we went previously. Our concerns were quickly eased. I had the steak tips and they were very good. the kids had the "Shark Bites' and ate all... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Menu was limited, but food was exceptional. We had steak tips and the fish and chips. It arrived hot and perfectly cooked. Restaurant was comfortable and clean. Service was good. Will return.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

After seeing some of the previous reviews, we decided to give it a try. The hostess was absolutely clueless and not welcoming. After being told it would be a 30-45 min wait, we watched as at least 2 tables in the bar area sat empty and prepped for about 20 min yet she didn't seat anyone. It wasn't until we... More 

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Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I have been to this restaurant a couple of times previously. The food was excellent, the service was wonderful, and the ales were of high quality. Then I went 2 days ago. What a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT! The menu had changed to that of a typical tourist trap and they no longer had their own ales. The prices were average but... More 

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Salem
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We stay in Ogunquit every summer and are always on the lookout for a decent restaurant that is not about taking advantage of summer tourist. Well we are happy to say this restaurant is the real deal.Pub menu.Good food and service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 124 Post Road, Wells, ME 04090-4608
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: 207-641-8489

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Families with children

Description

Casual, Comfortably Elegant Chef Inspired Restaurant with a Nautical flare.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?