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“wonderful meal, lovely atmosphere.”

The Thistle Inn Restaurant
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A piece of authentic Maine history, The Thistle Inn still stands as a place to gather and celebrate what makes life all the more worth living: great food, great company, and a home away from home. Originally built in 1861 for a prominent sea captain, our restaurant and Inn embody the unique period character of Maine’s past, with updated fixtures for modern comfort. From our seaside favorites to our world-class wine list, our menu is an exploration of classic coastal cuisine prepared with nature’s freshest ingredients. Guests looking to extend their visit will find six different lodging options at their fingertips, and the best of Boothbay Harbor just a short walk from their quarters. Whether it’s a meal that brings you to us, or an escape to our quaint Inn, we invite you to relax, stay awhile, and soak up some true downeast hospitality.
Reviewed August 28, 2011

The Thistle Inn came highly recommended and after having our group of 7 dine there all I can say is it would be hard to fond any faults with the restaurant. We had a variety of entrees and everyone agreed the meals were fantastic. I enjoyed trying a few of the local beers and my 16 oz steak was incredible. We all loved the old building. It oozed charm!
I can't wait to dine there again!

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Thank ricka..
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Reviewed August 27, 2011

Great historic Inn, attention to detail and great food

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Thank melissahtyler
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

Food was fantastic but we didn't get past the appetizer. Manager's policy in refusing to satisfy a reasonable customer request was very disappointing and ruined what would have been a wonderful experience. Short sighted to say the least. He needs a course in service and hospitality.

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Reviewed August 24, 2011

I took my husband here for his birthday and we had a wonderful dinner. The food was fresh and tasty and the service was perfect!

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Thank Judy M
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

Another enjoyable experience at The Thistle Inn; this time on the patio, a perfect summer evening setting in downtown Boothbay Harbor. The food continues to be the best in town and far beyond the "tourist food" served at most of the other restaurants. If you are anywhere nearby, be sure and make a reservation for an evening of fine dining. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank DiegoPS
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