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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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Yarmouth, Maine
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Thank Thomas H
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sunday lunch customers crowded the upper deck where the sun bounced off table tops and the harbor views. The service accommodated requests for a shady table and we were pretty much in the roof deck. The menu offers choices from the expected (great fried squid) to the surprise (mango & shrimp), elegant lobster crepe, shaved steak and more. Great lunch... More 

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Thank Gail G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are here twice on our stay in BoothbayHarbor. Loved the third floor view of the entire harbor. The seafood is so fresh, including lobster caught daily & buttery soft scallops. Huge menu for all types of eaters. Tapas let you try a variety of foods. They do take reservations for parties but only for the first floor. Upper floor... More 

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Thank Bonnie P
Clifton, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just came back from Boothbay Harbor.I'd like to share with you what happened to me at that restaurant.It was Saturday 23rd around 5PM which is early,We went with our kids(12 and 8) to have some food.I need to mention that day before we spent over $200.00 on tapas.So,restaurant was almost empty when we arrived.Hostess asked us what we here... More 

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Thank marek19702015
West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had an excellent experience with food once we got seated. But hostess on first floor did not have any clue about where to seat up....so we had to schelp up stairs and not everyone in our party was comfortable with that. after that, it was perfect! We stared with the steamers and the goat cheese starters and they were fantastic!... More 

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Thank rochelle m
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This would be a top-notch restaurant anywhere! But here you get the great tapas in a very casual setting with a great view of the harbor. (There are two levels of decks.) Three of us shared five tapas: a special involving seared scallops with a fig and herb sauce and topped with slices of fingerling potatoes; steak Madagascar, small pieces... More 

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Thank FoodieOnAHarley
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pretty good for seafood with both traditional preparations and new ones. I had the arugula salad with figs and goat cheese plus the "small plate" of maple scallops: scallops, risotta cakes, and blueberry syrup. Just right for an end-of-vacation meal. There are three floors. We chose not to wait for the open-air third floor with harbor view (it was a... 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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, 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
  • 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?