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Harborside Tavern

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12 Bridge St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1869
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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22 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I like to start with a positive...I struggled, but came up with a few. The bar is lively, hostess was very helpful and bartender efficient. House wine is fine. But it is so loud that it's difficult to hear your dining companions. The menu is small and too expensive for the ambiance ($27 for 5 scallops...in Maine). The scallops were... More 

Thank WinnieBea
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A most delicious blueberry pancake, a couple of tasty sausage patties, a bottomless cup of steaming coffee, welcoming and engaging staff, a pleasant atmosphere - what a great way to begin an autumn day in Maine.

Thank DiegoPS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They do their menu well here, it is also new and very clean. It offers a great view of the harbor and foot bridge. We got an amazing salad, and lobster roll. Their clam chowder is also quite good.

Thank Brian G
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had omelettes, very nicely prepared and filling enough to start our day. Their enclosed deck was a nice place to sit in the morning sun with a view of the water while we ate. There were a handful of tables with customers, so it was not crowded. While we waited, we wondered if slow service was a local thing---we... More 

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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way to the botanical gardens (highly recommended) and needed a nice place for lunch. Never been to Boothbay. Happened upon Harborside Tavern. What a find! From the wonderful tables to the good service followed by delicious meal, we loved the Tavern. Two of us had the Harborside Burger and another had the lobster roll. Great. Get... More 

Thank Peter C
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in Boothbay in the evening and we were hungry so off we went to find something to eat. This was the first place we came across and I have to say, it was lovely. the food was excellent and very well prepared. The price however was on the mid price, we paid $90 including tip for one main... More 

Thank Eleni L
Camden, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We inquired with our innkeeper after having very disappointing experiences at other local establishments, she recommended Harborside and informed us that they have a great team in the kitchen — it was evident! Though we had two simple things: mussels and fried calamari with capers and red peppers, we got a glimpse of many yummy dishes leaving the kitchen. The mussels... More 

Thank Jenna L
Palm Coast, Florida
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have enjoyed wonderful breakfasts here. Under new chief this year, food that was good has up scaled to great. try the blueberry pancakes, hot cinnamon buns, thick slice bacon and wash it down with really good coffee! service is quick and friendly.

Thank pat c
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best ribs ever! Smoked just outside the restaurant. And great service. Meet the family. Price is ok. Not expensive.

Thank Lcbt
Port Charlotte, Florida
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I ate dinner here this evening. Waiter so nice and helpful, and Fast! I ordered a burger with cheddar cheese and mushrooms. Best burger I have had for Forever! I even met the cook, and told her how much I enjoyed her Cooking! My husband ordered the haddock fish tacos and they were good too!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, Seafood, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Bridge St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1869
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: 12076334074
Harborside Tavern's reflects hip sensibility while also paying tribute to Boothbay's storied past. The restaurant offers the choice to observe a gorgeous harbor view on the enclosed deck, as well as a full dining room with table and booth seating.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?