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The Boon Island Ale House

124 Post Road, Wells, ME 04090-4608
207-641-8489
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Ranked #11 of 59 restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Casual, Comfortably Elegant Chef Inspired Restaurant with a Nautical flare.
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English first
Methuen
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

I ate at BIA last Summer and had to come back because my blue cheese gnocchi was so delicious. This time we came in to more of a pub then fine dining which I had anticipated. The menu is very different, more bar food including nachos, pizza, and burgers. I started with the nachos which were great and loaded with... More

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Wells, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The service was dreadful, the waiter was more interested in the hostess than his customers. The drinks were watered down and overpriced, and the food was passable at best. Tourist Trap at best, definitely won't go back or recommend it to anyone. Lets see what it is next year.

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Massena, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our waitress was great. We all had a great meal. If you have never had lobster on your burger, y'all need to try it. So good. A magician wandered around to entertain and the kids were kept busy with the fun. We enjoyed!

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Paxton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

No special brews and food and atmosphere just average..... to many othrr places that I wished we had tried

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Conover, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Our family of 4 flew up from NC for a weeks vacation in Wells Maine. The service and food hit the spot. We ate there twice and both times were absolutely amazing. The owner and his wife both came to our table to make sure we were happy with everything. The Onion rings are massive and they don't skimp on... More

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Newton
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We actually stayed in Captain Phil and Tina's Guest House. They are super people and are very hard workers. They leave you feeling like you've always known them. The food was the best overall that we found on our recent trip. The burgers are top notch and are like no burger we've ever eaten. The pizza is also great. Well... More

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wells, maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had 39 guests for a rehearsal dinner...Tina planned everything for us...simply perfect. The food rocked it...our families couldn't say enough positive about the clam chowder, porcini stuffed ravioli, baked haddock and chicken marsala. Stephen, the other owner and his dad Phil just made everything special for us. Grammy Terry was the best hostess ever. We have such lasting memories... More

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My friend raves about their bar menu. He was soo right. Their 5 cheese pizza was spot on and their fish tacos were a value and delicious! Service was johnny on the spot and their knowledge of the drink menu was great! A great stop on route 1.

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Salem
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I am not sure what they do to their burgers but we leave their full and longing for the next visit. Other menu choices such as Fish Tacos or Lobster Mac and Cheese are tasty and well prepared. The Bloody Mary's are my favorite but the beer choices are extensive. Steve the son of the original owners Tina and Phil... More

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Jeffersonville, Vermont
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

3rd or 4th time here, most recently under new management , dad got the 2 for $20 lobster roll special-delicious! Sadly, very disheartened by the lobster pizza which we had ordered on special a year ago (and was fantastic) but this time the dough was thick and really doughy and tasted kinda cheap, there was hardly any lobster on it.... More

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