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Harborside Tavern

12 Bridge St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1869
+1 207-633-4074
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Seafood, American, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Bridge St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1869
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

A good location at the end of the bridge across the harbor. The service was good. We were promptly seated, and our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. I had the Paella special, and my wife had the lobster roll. Both were good. the Paella was...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Seared scallops were almost worth the trip (but of course a steamed lobster was even better). Acomodate my wife's gluten intolerance easily.

Thank Len G
Reviewed September 25, 2017

I was with a party of 8 adults who ordered a variety of dishes, then switched places several times during the meal. Nonetheless the waitress was cheerful and accommodating throughout, and the food was also delicious. The 2 of us who are more or less...More

Thank mfolly
Reviewed September 21, 2017

Our last night in Boothbay we went here because we saw they had fish tacos and rum raisin bread pudding, two of my favorites (although lobster is #1 for me !) Food was good and waitress friendly and attentive.

Thank RickMac77
Reviewed September 20, 2017

After walking through the woods for an hour, our reward was lunch at the Harborside Tavern. The room overlooks the harbor and we enjoyed the lobster rolls, burgers, pulled pork, and a glass of Chardonnay. Service was good, and the prices reasonable.

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Not the cheapest restaurant in Boothbay but most certainly one of the best. I have never had a bad meal here. Since I live here in Boothbay I bring my family and friends to the Harborside. Well worth a visit. .

Thank Jim24601
Reviewed September 14, 2017

We ate here twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. Food was well cooked, standard American fare, and the wait staff was warm and very capable.I really enjoyed their salads which had local sweet lettuce, something I had not tasted before.

Thank ElizabethS363
Reviewed September 13, 2017

I really enjoyed the ribs here and others loved the lobster. We did go away asking ourselves what we had done to cause the server to hate us on sight. I assume it was just her normal demeanor.

Thank 10sJohn
Reviewed September 12, 2017

There is a back room, kind of like a screened in porch, right on the harbor by the footbridge. The staff is attentive, friendly and personable. The three of us agreed that it was the best meal we'd had during our week long visit to...More

Thank viajera1741
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

A lovely setting just over the bridge. Service was great, and everyone loved their choices, from poached eggs, to blueberry pancakes. Lots of coffee refills.

Thank jbushee2017
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Response from Fiona D | Property representative |
I would be happy to discuss the possibility. Please contact me directly.
May 29, 2016|
Response from qartet | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this restaurant is under new ownership. We're hoping it's as good as ever!
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
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: +1 207-633-4074
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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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