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Harborside Tavern

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12 Bridge St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We only had lunch- but it was great.redone building, very clean and fresh. Nice to overlook the harbor. Calamari & mussels were good. Generous portions well priced. Nice white wines @ only$7 / glass. Just need a NZ Sav blanc for all that seafood offered!!! Brian was sweet as a server, Fiona is a young welcomed chef to the harbor.... More 

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Boothbay Harbor is not known for great dining but this new restaurant is wonderful! Amazing location, cheerful, helpful staff but best of all the food! Chef and owner, Fiona Dunlap has put together a simple but delicious menu. The fish tacos are so good I considered getting two orders. The haddock in the haddock sandwich is a big meal in... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to the Harborside Tavern with 3 kids and had a fantastic meal. They have the standard kid fare that our kids enjoyed and we ordered the calamari appetizer and the pan roasted halibut. They were both very good; the halibut was delicious. Our server and everyone we interacted with was very helpful and nice. Would definitely recommend and... More 

Thank vickie h
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for lunch while gallivanting around Boothbay Harbor. Harborside Tavern is a nice, medium sized, second floor restaurant and bar overlooking the harbor. It's a clean location with great marina views (if they seat you in the covered outdoor section). Had the catch of the day fish tacos (which was haddock), and they we're grilled with a great... More 

Thank Ayal W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicous dinner in a very nice atmosphere. Paella, mussels and surf 'n' turf had been excellent and for the first time I had the opportunity to taste different local beers before order. (And all of them had been very good!) Highly recommended!

Thank Andre L
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Boothbay harbor dining has been out of sync with the beauty the place for years - only Ports of Italy constantly delivers. Well, this place finally gets it right. From a staff eager to listen and a chef couple with talent they have dared to try new foods in an old spot that is sure to please. Diners beware: word... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted a smaller dinner than many restaurants serve so I stopped here when I learned that the tavern menu extends through dinner. The first night I struggled in choosing between ribs and fish tacos. I resolved that by going there twice while I was in the area. I was really surprised to learn that my rib dinner had been... More 

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Midcoast Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Is the Andrew family gone after all these years? It seemed so, as the place has had a facelift and a new name. We liked the old management, but were delighted with the new. A happy sight was Baxter IPA on tap, an improvement on the weak choices of previous years. Our fish sandwiches were huge and excellent, with local... More 

Thank sacrebleu62
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We started with the clam chowder...it was delicious, creamy and full of clams. We both had the lobster roll, for a tourist area it was modestly priced at 19.00. It was a nice full grilled hotdog roll, with lots of claw meat, very light mayo, the fries were good too. Good service, seemed like they were all students home for... More 

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Cornelia, Georgia
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family enjoyed lunch here one day after a recommendation from an employee at the inn we were staying at. The place was very clean with a neat, crisp feel to it. The menu was limited, but enough selection to make our group happy. The ribs were delicious (especially the bbq sauce) as were the fish tacos. My husband had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Bar, Seafood, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
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
  • 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?