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125 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2221
207-633-6644
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it was okay at most, food took forever and was luke warm when we finally got it. the owner was drunk and coughing on everything at the bar and when we asked about it they said it was "normal"

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very good quality food, nice wait staff, pleasant dining . Seem to be several local residents who prefer this restaurant. Has a very nice salad bar. Don't feel like you are in a fast food waterfront restaurant serving vacationers. Owner Mr. Cogswell overseas this operation every day. Place is clean and it is on the waterfront with a very good... More 

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Thank ecloutier2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

I had heard so much about this place that I was anxious to stop by. Lucky for me, it happened to be the night of the Kentucky Derby Hat Party, AND the duo "Boogie-2-Shooz" was the entertainment! A great comfy atmosphere, combined with lots of friendly & sociable patrons, made it a fun evening for this out-of-towner. So many tempting... More 

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1 Thank schroelj
Lighthouse Point Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We had a burger and fried clams at Whale's Tale. They were delicious. The fries were good and the service was excellent. We loved it there.

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1 Thank marilyn_pomeroy
Greenwich, CT
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

One of my favorite places in Boothbay Harbor. Get a table outside, if you can. The views, especially sunset, are gorgeous. Food is always good. The lobster roll is great, warmed up with butter... The chicken pot pie is big enough for two. And the ribs using Jack's recipe, are really a treat!

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2 Thank 50joanie
Brunswick, Maine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I have been to Boothbay Harbor countless times and have eaten at just about every establishment in this town. My girlfriend and I decided to give this place a try since it was quiet, on the water, and out of the way. We were seated outside with three other tables being waited on by one server. At first, she was... More 

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2 Thank BuckeyePhil1967
Waxhaw, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great place to eat...outside seating is available. They do not stay open super late but the food is good enough to get there early! There were 6 of us and we all enjoyed what we each ordered!

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1 Thank HappyTMB
Portland, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Ordered a swordfish entree & a salmon entree which, on a day that did not appear too busy, still took just over an hour to appear. Both fish dishes so very dry that they could not be chewed & swallowed--best described as doormats. Broccoli veg was tired & looked to be old & reheated. That will be our last visit... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Visited with friends for lunch. The Seafood Chowder was recommended by my Boothbay Harbor friends and it did not disappoint. (rumor is that it has won local chowder cook-offs repeatedly). Two in our group had a burger abd thet were equally satisfied with their meals. Whale Tale is perched just above a marina in Boothbay Harbor and offers and ever-changing... More 

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Providence, RI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Had the pasta primavera because I didn't feel like seafood and it was quite good; nice sauce and lots of veggies. I have had the fish n' chips before and it was also excellent. MASSIVELY GENEROUS PORTIONS! I couldn't even eat half of my plate, but definitely saved it for next day lunch. The owner, Jack, is the friendliest guy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2221
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-633-6644

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?