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Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

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12 By-Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
(207) 633-0400
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sayre, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For the past six years we have visited Boothbay Harbor for three nights AND we eat dinner at the Boathouse Bistro each night! We always sit on the third floor deck at the bar and spend our evening drinking good beer, wine, and eating outstanding food while conversing with Mark - bartender extraordinaire and husband of Chef Karen. Get the... More 

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Phippsburg, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We go back whenever we can. Always have to consider the choices, but Risotto wins hands down. Veggie is a great choice, and the prosciutto and spinach risotto was outstanding.

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Thank Katnavz
Austin, Texas
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I spent a Sunday brunch at this spot last weekend and absolutely loved it. Great umbrellas to shade, excellent cold drinks and tasty tapas.

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Thank Denise W
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our family of four plus a friend had a very enjoyable meal at the Bistro last night. We all shared different hot and cold tapas meals which were excellent. My particular favorite was the seared scallop dish. The creme brûlée for dessert was quite generous and we all passed that one around as well. I was quite impressed with the... More 

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Thank Meramore
Pompey, New York
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate on the second floor of this casual restaurant. The staff was nice and welcoming. The food was good. I would eat here again.

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Thank MercsMiles
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love tapas and Boathouse Bistro combines local flavors (maple, blueberry, and great seafood) with unique dishes. The maple scallops are outstanding, as is the mushroom ragout, and the truffle porcini popcorn. Haddock was fresh, lobster bisque studded with chunks of lobster. Everything was delicious!

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Thank Debbie P
Yarmouth, Maine
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was excellent, the drinks were excellent. Our mushroom appetizer was so good. I could not finish my entree so I enjoyed it the next day.

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Thank melsmith59
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in here after 8 pm at night. The hostess directed us to the 2cd floor and we were immediately greeted by a waiter. He let us pick our table and promptly got us drinks. The view was good and it was very open so the air was comfortable. Our server was very attentive throughout our dinner. I ordered... More 

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Thank Erin K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really great way to cap a busy day. Great tapas and local craft brew with a relaxing view of the harbor.

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Thank John C
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The tapas at this place were fantastic. Between the two couples we had steamers, Madagascar steak and scallop tostadas. For entrees we enjoyed a wonderfully prepared Haddock sandwich (large enough for 2 to split) and Spanish Baked Lobster tail. Only complaint was the view. From others we had heard this had the best view of the bay but our view... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 By-Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: (207) 633-0400

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