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Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

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12 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1868
(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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Herndon, Virginia
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306 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is as close as you come to fine dining in downtown Boothbay Harbor. Difficult to find nearby parking, but worth the walk. Huge menu, lots of selection from small plates to full meals. Beet salad starter with 1.5lb Lobster Thermidor is excellent. Lobster bisque best in Maine. Good wine list range with decent prices. Dessert looked great but we... More 

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Leverett, MA
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363 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Three of us decided to give this restaurant a try on the basis of a recommendation from a local B&B owner. We arrived a bit after 6 PM without a reservation and were lucky to be promptly seated. The place filled up rather quickly. There is seating on three levels. We were on the second level.The best (really the only... More 

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Scappoose, Oregon
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to Spain a couple of times and have never had tapas as good as what I had at this marvelous restaurant. My wife and I had dinner here and are we glad we did! I had the swordfish salad nicoise and my wife had the hangar steak salad. The hangar steak was cooked to perfection and there was... More 

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited late July and opted for this place for views of Harbor while eating! I had the bisque (some of the best I've ever had) and the arugula salad - perfect combination! My husband had the haddock sandwich and said it was great! Generous portions! Our server Kyndall was terrific !!!!

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Richardson, Texas
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It took a long time to get waited on even though people coming in after us were being taken care of. Once we did, the food was delicious--clam chowder, lobster risotto, blueberry pie--all was great.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent dinner at Boathouse Bistro. Expansive menu with lots of seafood choices and good service. We sat inside due to weather but the third floor deck provides great views. Would certainly return.

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 2 delicious 1 1/2 lbs steamed lobster. Both done to perfection and served with sliced fingerling potatoes and broccoli. The Maine Mule was a takeoff of the Moscow Mule but with blueberry vodka instead of regular vodka. Blueberry vodka not overpowering and very refreshing drink.

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New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here because they are dog friendly. The views are great. The food is some of the best we have eaten - from Boston to Paris to Munich to Boothbay Harbor. Chef Karin is so talented. The tapas menus are to die for. Try everything. We loved it so much we ate on the top deck each night in... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

TripAdvisor didn't let us down with this suggestion...sat on a perch atop the outdoor third story deck and had an amazing night. The drink and food menus have something for everyone and everything we tried was delicious...I would definitely return!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Checked in to make sure we could get a table about 2 hrs later -- said no problem. Showed up and it was closed for a private party. Not the best impression.

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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, Bar, Seafood, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
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 04538-1868
  • 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?