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Whales Tale

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125 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2221
+1 207-633-6644
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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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Sandpoint, Idaho
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We set out from our hotel looking for a restaurant, and I made a mistake and went to this place instead of where I intended. I'm not sorry though. The food was good, the prices were fairly reasonable, the view was nice and the service good. The only problem was the person who seated us told me I might want... More 

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Thank Kam M
Keene, New Hampshire
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the music of Boogie2shooz. Many regulars there who obviously do as well. Soup was very good (seafood chowder). Service is very friendly but untrained, rest of meal average. Lovely view.

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Thank nred
Keene, New Hampshire
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92 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Place where regular locals meet for nice music and drinks. The soups are good and the staff is friendly, but needs someone to train them better.

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Thank martyr2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Just dropped in for a bowl of clam chowder. Friend had the seafood chowder. Both were excellent and worthy of high praise! Sat outside on deck with great view of all the goings-on in the harbor. Beautiful spot and good chowders.

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Thank mungie2014
Portland, Maine
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

It may be difficult to find but well worth the search. Located just beyond the big yellow fisherman's statue at Brown's Wharf, you'll find a driveway that leads down to this gem. A perfect spot to sit on patio to see the sunsets over Boothbay Harbor. The food is wonderful especially the clam chowder and the award winning seafood chowder.... More 

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Thank kewo13
syracuse, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

clam & seafood chowder were excellent & salad bar for $5 very good too, crab cakes OK, good biscuit w/chowder, salad items all very fresh

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Thank Joyce F
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Everything was absolutely excellent! Ali, our server, was splendid. We will definitely return in the future!

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Thank Cheri N
Southport, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

The Whale's Tale is a great restaurant in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Best seafood chowder and chili in the history of ever! And to-die-for ocean views from their dining deck. A romantic place to have a drink and take in the gorgeous sunsets! And the Owner, Jack Cogswell, is a gracious and generous host who makes every guest feel welcome and... More 

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Thank Janet R
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

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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Thank jacob c
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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: +1 207-633-6644

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