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Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

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12 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1868
+1 207-633-0400
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (230 reviews)
“risotto” (109 reviews)
“lobster crepes” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1868
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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

A lucky find with many of Booth Bay's restaurants closed for the season. The vibe, the location, and menu choices were great. Every one of the four of us were extremely satisfied with our choices, and after tasting all of them, I declared anything with...More

Thank Ariagne
Reviewed October 13, 2017

We skipped this place our first night because we were hungry and didn’t feel like working through a tapas experience. Kind of a big mistake on our part because the Boathouse is a lot more than just tapas we found when we went back another...More

Thank steelsss
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

We went for dinner to have lobster thermidor and found this restaurant. The lobster tasted exact what we expected, with a good glas of white wine, the evening eas settled. As finishing touch we had a grand desert. The serving personnel is very friendly. As...More

Thank chrisgeldof
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Dishes were very fresh & unique (e.g. Maple syrup blueberry scallop risotto). Clam chowder was delicious.

Thank HollisterRob
Reviewed October 6, 2017

We had plans to go to another restaurant but ended up here. So glad we did! The food, drinks, service, ambience, were all top notch. We'll definitely visit this restaurant again!

Thank Jay S
Reviewed October 6, 2017

Six of us, tired and cold after watching the sun set at Ocean Point, had a wonderful meal at Boathouse Bistro. The seafood risotto was delicious with creamy risotto and plenty of seafood. The clam chowder was hot and filling.The atmosphere is laid back and...More

Thank Jimbob44
Reviewed October 5, 2017

Very busy but we found seats at the bar. Very hospitable bartender, good menus, beers and wines. Excellent bottle Sancerre. Our friend ate a whole lobster which was larger than usual and delicious. We also enjoyed the sword fish salads and local beers. Locals eating...More

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed October 3, 2017

My wife rated this two stars: "Mixed up one of our orders; french fries were cold; they were out of some items because the season is winding down ... but our entree was delicious." I think she's overly harsh. Yes, there are going to be...More

Thank StepMorris1
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Really good food--veg and non-veg--in this place. Nice waitstaff. Risotto and pad thai were outstanding. Went twice in nine days. Rooftop bar and second floor bar are fun.

Thank JaimeMexico
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Very nice food. The tapas menu is really unique and gave us a chance to try some things we might not have otherwise. Blueberry sangria was fantastic.

Thank lemon2821
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: +1 207-633-0400
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