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“Wonderful staff but overall not as great as Fodor's says” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ebb Tide Restaurant

Ebb Tide Restaurant
43 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1826
207-633-5692
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
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“Wonderful staff but overall not as great as Fodor's says”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

OK not great. Very surprised Fodor's gave rave review and yet did not bother to review some others in the area. Food was fine but not extraordinary. Staff, however, WAS extraordinary. Server was extremely pleasant and working her tail off doing-it-all: taking all orders, serving all food, cleaning tables and working the cash register. A very tiny place. It's old, which I don't mind at all, but I do mind things being sticky. Avoid restrooms.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Perfect place for day in Boothbay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

My mother and I stumbled onto this wonderful place by accident after parking the car right in front of it. While my mother was parking, I looked at the menu and decided we had to go in. Not only is the menu filled with all sorts of yummy food, including many main and seafood specialties, but the prices are very reasonable. Meanwhile we really enjoyed the casual atmosphere and decor, which I can only describe as like a diner except with pine paneling. I had a delicious lunch of steamed mussels and my mother had a bagel sandwich. We both had the peach shortcake, which absolutely must be tasted to be believed. I have never tasted peaches that good!

  • 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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“Great lobster - great price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

After walking along the waterfront in Boothbay and checking the prices (lobsters rolls here were more expensive than Quincy Market in Boston!), we settled on the Ebb Tide Restaurant. It is a small place located on a street running parallel to the waterfront. What a great find. Each of us ordered something different and none of us was disappointed. There was a lobster roll, a lobster melt (a decadent lobster gilled cheese sandwich) and Lobster luxury (lobster removed from the shell and sauteed with butter - no work!!).. The portions were great and everything was cooked to perfection. Unfortunately none of us had room for the peach shortcake but it looked delicious.
It was wonderful to find a p[lace with such a friendly staff that was also reasonably priced. I know if I get back to Boothbay it will be the first place I go!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I love places that are small privately owned businesses. It is an extra bonus when the food is outstanding and you feel like you are part of the family. Excellent staff, excellent food and lots of calories! Just go!

Visited September 2013
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Williamsville, New York
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Old Timer Diner Feel!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

If you are looking for a quick bite at low prices, this is your place. However just beware that there is very limited seating and some of the booths are awkwardly sized so at peak times you maybe waiting a while to sit down. But the food has never been disappointing and a family favorite is their fresh peach shortcake!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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