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“Great atmosphere, great services, special food!!”

The Thistle Inn Restaurant
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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 March 12, 2010

Always a pleasure to visit the Thistle Inn. Pubby atmosphere, affordable food and a great bar! Bartenders Anya and Lisa are the best!! Pay them a visit when you're in the area and we guarantee you'll want to go back again and again.

J & P

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Reviewed October 6, 2009

Last August we spent our holiday in new England and we stayed in inn hotel 3 night and we had a 3 dinner in the restaurant. The food was very good!
incredible taste sensations. It's the best restaurant I stay in all my life!!!

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Thank Ciuffy
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Reviewed September 6, 2009

The Thistle Inn is one of the best restaurants in town. It is a beautiful old building and the dining room and bar have a very cozy, pub-like, upscale atmosphere. The best thing about the Thistle, however, is their daily happy hour. From 5-6 every evening, the pub menu and ALL the drinks are half off! Great food from oysters to tuna tartar to burgers and pizza are all half off and delicious. The bartenders are great and friendly and you're sure to have a great time and become a regular.

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1  Thank embely
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Reviewed August 2, 2009

Our party of six had dinner on their balcony with was very lovely. The waiter was perfect, attentive but unobtrusive. We ordered a wide variety of food and everyone was very pleased with their dishes. Most popular at our table; the lazy lobster, also the chicken was deemed terrific, my tuna was really good. The salads were great. Our youngest member finished up with a peanut butter mousse cake; even that was was very good! I thought that the restaurant gave very good value. Next time; it's either the lazy lobster or the paella for me!

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2  Thank karmamama
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Reviewed October 1, 2008

We went to the Thistle Inn over Labor day weekend. I had called for reservations weeks in advance and had asked for 7:30 and was told only 8. So we took 8.
We got there and were seated on the deck and there were 3 other parties that were getting there checks. Not sure why we were not able to get in earlier.
Proceeded to order. When we finally got our food it was luke warm, we received no bread, and the waitress came back when we were just about finished to see how everything was. She then never came back. We had to take our bill to the bartender inside. They are lucky we were honest, as we could have easily left the restaurant without paying. Needless to say, this was the first time I have never tipped a server.
We will never go back to the Thistle Inn.

4  Thank LJR
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