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“Thistle Inn”

The Thistle Inn Restaurant
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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 July 27, 2014

As we were sitting at the dory bar enjoying our cocktails prior to dinner, a couple next to us asked my opinion of a good restaurant in town. "Positively, the Thistle Inn." The fare is consistantly delicious both from the dinner and bar menus. I enjoy the coziness of the bar as well as the dining room. On warm evenings, we have dined outside under the white lit trees. My favorite restaurant!

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Thank Ann F
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

My partner has simple tastes and would have liked to see a simple burger on the menu instead of picking around all the bits not to her liking. I, on the other hand, found the fare to be delicious and perfectly prepared. The service,while pleasant enough, was painfully slow. 1 dinner & 2 breakfasts with the same painfully slow service. Go, eat,enjoy, but DON'T be in a hurry to be getting somewhere.

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

While it was slighly cool, we opted to eat outside on their terrace and the waitress kindly provided a blanket for my knees. Inside is great for winter, but also cosy on a chilly summer night. The caprese salad with heirloom tomatoes and burrata was very good, although the accompanying lettuce could have used a bit more vinegar and oil. The Statler chicken with basi mashed potaotes (how could you go wrong with this combo) was perfectly done. My spouse had their lobster on puff pastry with brandy sauce (a perennial favorite) followed by the haddock. We then sampled the creme brulee which was appropriately warm and creamy. This is consistenlty some of the best food in Boothbay!

1  Thank Bi-coaster
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

One of the best places to eat with the food consistently very good and a great wine selection.
On hot evenings the outside dining is well shaded and cool.

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1  Thank Russell J
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

They have chilli to die for, and their wine selection is phenomenal. The staff is incredibly welcoming, and they have a very homy feeling.

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1  Thank Jessica M
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