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Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

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12 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1868
(207) 633-0400
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Shelton, Connecticut
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137 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here for dinner one night of our trip and enjoyed it. We were seated on the roof top level on a nice comfortable warm night so it felt nice up there. They have a very broad and varied menu so the hardest thing will probably be narrowing down your choices from so many options. The hostess and wait staff... More 

Thank StingrayJG
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

but the furniture was very flimsy and an older gentleman fell off his chair. Food mediocre- chewy avocado and beet appetizer, mushy tuna and chewy broccolini, undistinguished rice main

Thank woodstockgalBoston
Villa Rica, Georgia
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location by the walking bridge. Serbice was good. The best Haddock so far. Properly cooked not overdone as so many do. The Asian salad was amazing. My compliments to the chef.

Thank Ginger B
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sit on the top deck for the view! Tapas were great and so was the risotto! The beet tapa should not be missed! White sangria was ok but too sweet. Good beer selection.

Thank Funsunbeachgirl
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a meal! My wife and I had the blackened Haddock and our daughter had the Miso Salmon, grilled to perfection. For appetizers, we shared potato and zucchini latkes, a crunchy goat cheese salad and the mushroom ragout. All wonderful and prepared perfectly. A blueberry martini added a little pizzazz. Our waitress had been working for 8 hours straight. Forgot... More 

Thank Forfeitboy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Thought I had tasted the Best Shrimp and Grits in Charleston, SC but I think Boathouse surpassed!!!!!!!! The view from the Top Seating Level was AMAZING!!!!!!

Thank Trish B
Natchez, MS
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Someone recommended the Bistro for lunch, and they were right! There are 3 floors, and the view from the top deck was grand. Our server was friendly and super-attentive, and the food was tasty. Try the real homemade onion rings!

Thank natchezms
Winchester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful tapas meal at the Bistro - everything was delicious. Highly recommend the Mango Lobster with Vanilla Foam ant the BLT Risotto.

Thank Thomas B
Vienna, Virginia
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179 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By far - one of the best restaurants we dined at during our 9 day vacation. They have an upstairs dinging room that offers a view and which is always very crowded. Because I was on crutches and couldn't hobble up the hill and steps, we settled into the downstairs dining room - which offers no view and has a... More 

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was great, waiter was excellent. So many choices!! I think any choice would be perfect. All 4 of us loved everything we ate!

Thank mtngoff04

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?