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“Amazing restaurant experience in Boothbay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Thistle Inn Restaurant

The Thistle Inn Restaurant
55 Oak St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1818
207-633-3541
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Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Thistle Inn is the perfect mix of fine cuisine and casual fare. We use only the freshest ingredients and everything is home made, including salad dressings, fresh baked breads and desserts. The best way to describe our food is an eclectic mix of American cuisine with a hint of international flavors. We let the availability of local produce and seafood influence the menu.
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
“Amazing restaurant experience in Boothbay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

Have to dine here if you are staying. Great experience with amazing food. A+++++

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Pub it up...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

Though the restaurant has improved this year, the best deal here is the pub menu. The bartender, Sasha, makes wicked Mojitos and the food is reasonably priced and as good as it gets in the harbor (next only to the Ports of Italy). Certainly it is far better by a large show of local hands than any of the others on this list (again, save for the Ports of Italy)...

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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boothbay, maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“My favorite local restuarant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

My family lives in Boothbay, and whenever anyone asks me where to eat, I always tell them to go to the Thistle Inn! I especially love the old-world style atmosphere, and the food is DELICIOUS. You must go!

  • Visited July 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Overpriced and very basic food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2011

For the prices they charge, expectations are commensurately high. Food came out lukewarm. I ordered a filet, it was tough and stringy - the worst filet I'd had in ages. The place is quaint, but the booths are tiny, really uncomfortable. There are far better restaurants in the area at lower prices. I wouldn't go back.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“If you are looking for a fantastic meal.....look no further....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

I have had multiple dinners at The Thistle Inn and have always had a spectacular dining experience. This organization knows what it is doing when it comes to preparing a meal. The menu is diverse and you can always count on Max Ross to give a great recommendation for a wine to go along with the fantastic meal you are sure to have at this restaurant. Look no further.....if you are in Boothbay, go to The Thistle Inn to dine.

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