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We have a new "system" this year, it looks a little different. Our menu is posted on the wall by our new cashier counter (used to be hostess desk). You will order food at the counter, drinks from the bar, grab a table, and we'll call your number when it's ready. Same great food, drinks and friendly faces you know and love! We offer harborside dining in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Our menu offers everything from fresh seafood to sandwiches and burgers. Lunch and dinner are served daily. Be sure to bring the whole family, Kaler’s is a family restaurant with fun for all ages. So go explore our beautiful coastline, visit the local shops, go on a hike or a lobster boat tour, and afterwards,
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Drinks
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American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Kaler’s is a great place. We ate there couple of days ago, and are going back today. Easy to order, quick to serve, food very tasty.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

just had lunch there today and was satisfied. Had the mussels, a haddock chowder and fried calamari. The calamari batter is a little to brittle for me. Other than that it was pretty good.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Maddie K, Owner at Kaler's, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for coming in! Happy you enjoyed. Come again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had somehow missed Kaler's on my two previous BBH trips. It was perfect for us that nite. You order at the front then get drinks at the bar, which is a little odd but not a big deal. Split grilled fish tacos and a...small fried shrimp plate and both were great. The deck was nice, everyone working there was great, just a good casual place to grab dinner (as long as you're not too late, BBH is a very early town). I've recommended it to a couple people since.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Maddie K, Owner at Kaler's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the great review and happy you had a great meal and experience with us! Come again!!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was day dreaming of a Lobstah Roll on the 3 hour drive from NH up to BBH. Read about this establishment on Trip Advisor! Found it within 10 minutes after we parked. I had my Lobstah Roll & my husband had the Lobstah Wrap,...he had beer, I had wine. Ate outside & looked at the boats & the harbor. We love to order & pick up ourselves! An excellent idea as it is so hard to find help these days! The staff was super friendly!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Maddie K, Owner at Kaler's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear the drive was well worth it!! Happy you both enjoyed your BBH lobstah!! Please come again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great casual dining right on the water. Fast service, large portions, fresh seafood, great views, delicious. Prices are a little high for super casual dining, but everything is expensive these days.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Maddie K, Owner at Kaler's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming in! Happy you enjoyed and had a great meal and hope you return next time in BBH!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going to Kaler's for 20 years - Hate the new dining format! It's totally lost it's charm! Use to be one of our favorites and a great Boothbay Harbor experience. Food was good but, expensive for what you got. Miss the Happy Hour...Won't be going back!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Maddie K, Owner at Kaler's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback! Sorry it was a disappointment. Happy you enjoyed the food. We haven’t had happy hour in a few years. We made appropriate adjustments last year, that we felt were the best way to serve everyone, and with lack of workers.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by just for the New England clam chowder, which did not disappoint. Many other seafood items on the menu, too. Recommended.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Maddie K, Owner at Kaler's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy to hear you had a great experience with us and enjoyed your food choices! Come again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, yummi and diverse menu and good prices. But the best part was to sit straight on the water, check the table at the back of the house!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Maddie K, Owner at Kaler's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for coming in and sounds like you had a great time and yummy food! Hope you join us again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were told about this place by my husband's sister. Things have changes a little no happy hour and no table service. This is due to pandemic and staff shortages, but that aside it is a great place to sit outside or inside. The atmosphere...was great and the food even better. If you sit outside you are facing the harbour and the view is beautiful. We had drinks and and food. The food was great. We started off with 'Bang Bang Shrimp' shrimp is a sweet chili sauce. Then I had broiled Scallops with fresh veggies and a baked potato. Very reasonable and fantastic.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Maddie K, Owner at Kaler's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Awesome review! Thanks for coming in and happy you enjoyed so much! See you again we hope!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there because Tripadvisor had rated them as one of the best for fried claims. It was good, just not the best we ever had. The pricing was fair. The service for almost a self-serve was better than average. We would try another location...in the future.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Maddie K, Owner at Kaler's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for coming in, and hope you give us another try.

Reviewed August 16, 2022

We enjoyed dinner and drinks overlooking the harbor. Their gluten free buns are good. The food was great! We will be back.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Maddie K, Owner at Kaler's, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2022

Hope to see you again and thanks for the great review!

Reviewed August 15, 2022

If lobster is what you are after, this is the place. The chowder is 'to die for' and the lobster rolls was humungous. Casual dining but no skimping onn the service. Ready to go back NOW!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Maddie K, Owner at Kaler's, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2022

Terrific review! Thank you for all the positivity. We'll be here, so come on back if you get the chance!

Reviewed August 15, 2022

we had a family group of 9, ages 4 to 80. Tastes varied from seafood lovers to complicated diets, but everyone left well satisfied.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Maddie K, Owner at Kaler's, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2022

Sounds like you had a fun, excellent meal, enjoyed by all. Thanks for coming in and hope to see you again!

Reviewed August 13, 2022 via mobile

One of the best family places in the area. Order at the window and find a table. Food was good, my family said it was the best lobster chowder they had! I’m GF and was able to eat a chicken sandwich and it was great!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Maddie K, Owner at Kaler's, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2022

Thanks for joining us and enjoying your meal with us!! We appreciate the positive feedback, and hope you can visit again!

Reviewed August 9, 2022 via mobile

Expensive and the food was pretty average. I got the haddock dinner, piece of fish, carrots and potato. All bland ( ever heard of salt?) My husband had the lobster roll, and we shared lobster chower (the most flavorful thing there) crab dip zero flavor....The people were so very nice. It was Expensive especially if you were just getting lunch. They do have outdoor dining. It was about 90 dollars. We got 2 bloody Mary's and they were decent and had a good amount of alcoholMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Maddie K, Owner at Kaler's, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2022

Thanks for coming in, however sorry your experience wasn’t as great as most. We don’t salt our foods (such as broiled haddock or carrots), as that is something that varies in consumer taste. Happy you enjoyed the chowder. If these complaints had been brought to...More

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Yes, Kaler's offers takeout services.

Kaler's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4