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China By The Sea

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96 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1760
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Newark, Delaware
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food. Large amount. Friendly staff. Fast service. Close to hotels. I definitely recommend this place.

Thank 1Bonnie
Davidson, NC
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I arrived at the restaurant ready to order take out. I noticed that there were a few servers gather around the hostess stand chatting. I waited and waited. Finally, a server walked by and asked if I wanted to order. I ordered the shrimp and scallops and asked if I could order brown rice. No brown rice was available. My... More 

Thank tpcotter
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Recommended by our innkeeper because we wanted something different than seafood. Spring rolls were delicious. I had the red curry and while it was good, it lacked spice. My husband had the pork Lo mein and really enjoyed it. Definitely recommend if you want a break from seafood.

Thank BRFence
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

I have lived in Boothbay my whole life and have been coming here for years. Today while having lunch with family I have never had such a poor waitress. Not only did we have to pass the food out we were never asked for drink refills. We got handed a pitcher of water to fill our own cups. I had... More 

Thank peters1980
Boston, Massachusetts
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184 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Three of us ate here on a Friday night and we had a good time! The waitress was great...funny, friendly and efficient. The food was very good, fresh and plentiful. I recommend this restaurant.

Thank bluebirds77
Guam, Mariana Islands
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259 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Considering it is situated in Boothbay Harbor, a very touristy town, the quality of the food was great and the prices were reasonable.

Thank Anna M
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214 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We stayed close by to this restaurant, which is centrally located in Boothbay Harbor. Plus we had a hankering for something that wasn't seafood. Our server, Beth, was very attentive, and we liked the varied menu. The portions are large, so we split an entree and appetizer. The adult beverage selection is reasonable, as is the pricing. We had the... More 

Thank MrCottage
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Good service servings were large and fair price . I would recommend this restaurant and I will be returning .

Thank Dennis L
Oswego, New York, United States
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was clean and friendly. Food was good, not spectacular. The chicken fingers were a bit over battered and greasy. My beef and broccoli was spot on delicious. Some in my party were not as impressed as I. Prices seemed fair. If you want to travel all the way to Maine to eat Chinese than go for it. Clean... More 

Thank Matthew L
Leominster, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

Very great Service. Ruth was our waitress. She was very polite and helpful with questions I had regarding the drinks and menu options. Their chicken chow mien, crab rangoons and Jordan Chicken were delicious. The small scorpion bowl is good as well. I haven't been here since 2006 and it was great to see that they still a gem in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1760
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-633-4449

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?