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“Great place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

The Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant
12 By-Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
(207) 633-0400
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Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Hilo, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Good menu, creative recipes, nicely served, just a fine dinner. We were on the rooftop and it was pretty cool in early June, but the staff were a lot of fun and the dinners were great.

Visited June 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Big Menu”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Restaurant is a bit over-rated. Although the seasonings look interesting, the six page menu predicted that the food would only be average even with the high prices. Sure enough the Sea Stew and Spanish Baked Lobster were overcooked and bland despite the Spanish spicing. Trying to do too much. Creme Brule was good but we had lost our appetite by then. The dining room filled up with diners and got very noisy with pine wood ceiling, walls and booths. Service was friendly and prompt.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, Connecticut
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Lobstah”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great Lobstah Bistro flat bread sandwich OMG Very Good.. The view of the harbor from the upper level dinning area was awesome to boot.. All the meals that pasted looked very good, but note I was there in Maine for Lobstah.. :-)

Visited May 2014
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Wallingford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“great spot and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I have been coming to Boothbay harbor for over 25years and have never been thrilled with the food or felt the need to write a good review about a place. The wait can be long here but i would tell anyone its worth it to dine on the rooftop enjoy a few drinks and enjoy an awesome meal.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My husband and I ate here last year. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We sat out on the deck and savored the nice view. Wait staff were excellent in explaining the menu. We would return if ever in the area again.

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