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“Tugboat Inn Restaurant has excellent lobsterstew”

Tugboat Inn Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Columbia, MD
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129 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“Tugboat Inn Restaurant has excellent lobsterstew”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

At the tugboat Inn restaurant, you enter through an actual 100 year old converted tugboat, and then proceed to a dining room overlooking the harbor. We had a very nice salad and bowls of thick, creamy and delicious lobster chowder, with hot rolls. This was the perfect meal for this rainy evening. Service was a bit sketchy and slow, but the food was excellent. The menu offerings are quite limited compared to some of the other restaurants in the harbor, but if you want a sure bet for lobster stew, you won't go wrong.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Brookfield, Connecticut
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“good dinners at the tugboat”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

we stay at the tugboat but always went elsewhere for dinner. because we had a package we had dinner there and it was very very good. this year we will have 2 dinners there!

Visited August 2013
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Woodland, California
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67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Lobster lover”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

We stayed at the Tugboat Inn so this was an easy choice for dinner. Arrived at 5:30 to get a window seat. Had luscious lobster, of course! Restaurant itself is not the fanciest place, but the views and ambiance were great!

Visited June 2014
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Hethersett, United Kingdom
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413 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“Not my cup of tea”
Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in the hotel so ate in the restaurant the first night. Asked for a bottle of Argentinian maybe and instead of room temp it was very hot, ugh. We both decided to try the Harbour platter of deep fried shrimps haddock and scallops. The shrimps were the tiny king and the batter overwhelmed them and made them greasy. The haddock and the scallops would have been nice but I was then feeling query from all the fat (my problem for ordering I know) but it ruined the massive scallops I think and the baked potato tasted crumbly. Wouldn't go again I'm afraid although the staff and the view were both nice.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Amazing Scallops! Great Burgers”
Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Delicious! Excellent burger and an amazing broiled scallop special. Fair prices for good sized portions. And a great view of the harbor!

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