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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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Guam, Mariana Islands
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259 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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204 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 

Thank gimmeadollar015
Verona, Maine, United States
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Busy waitress. Looked like she was on too many tables. We asked for a few minutes to look over the menu. Then it took a while to order so I went up front to ask if we could order. The waitress, I take it, was very upset. It was so obvious that we took the food to go.

Thank EricaM78
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We love Chinese and Japanese food. This restaurant has acceptable food but it is not as good as many other restaurants near us at home. Not a place I would go to normally during our summer-long stays. In fact we haven't been for some time.

Thank qartet
Freeport, Maine
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Had a bad experience trying to get served a drink at the Thistle Inn (we were staying there too!). Left and headed to the China by the Sea. No problem getting a seat a drink and food. Nina and April took care of us in a timely manner and with a smile.

Thank MRM M
Brunswick, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Went for lunch - which was very busy as usual. The parking area is very small - so plan accordingly. Had the standard american style Chinese food - nothing to rave about but no complaints either. The crab ragoons are some of the tastiest around. Had the appetizer sampler as well - very good spring rolls. The booths are very... More 

Thank John R
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

With virtually no other options available to us on a winter Monday night in sleepy Boothbay Harbor, Maine, we tucked into a booth at the "CHINA DINAH" as this place is known to locals. An illumination of Hong Kong Harbor hangs on the wall to remind patrons of flavors found on the other side of the planet. Every seat at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?