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“Typical Maine Spot”

Fisherman's Wharf Inn Restaurant
Price range: $9 - $29
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Our dining room is helmed by Award Winning Executive Chef Stephen Richards, the 2014/2015 Maine Lobster Chef of the year. Our menu features reinvented coastal cuisine and focuses on simply prepared items made with the freshest possible local ingredients, making us a top destination in Boothbay Harbor for casual meals and special occasions alike. Dine on authentic upscale fare when you select Fisherman's Wharf Inn for your day or evening on the town. Enjoy freshly caught Maine lobster and fish on the outside deck, savor a grilled-to-order steak in our dining room, or enjoy a hearty sandwich and salad in our intimate pub. Our food is complimented by 16 Draft Beers, Frozen Drink specialties, an international wine list and a fully stocked bar. Spectacular water views are available from every seat in the house.
Syracuse
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“Typical Maine Spot”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

During our recent stay in the Boothbay Harbor area, we had lunch at this spot. Service was very slow and finally the hostess took over our table herself. Lobster was good and came served with the traditional ear of corn. Wine and beer options were acceptable. Pricing fair.

Visited September 2013
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FrontDeskManager_FWI, General Manager at Fisherman's Wharf Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at the Fisherman's Wharf Inn and Restaurant. I am disappointed to hear that service did not meet your expectations, though I am glad to hear you enjoyed the food. We use your feedback to help correct issues at our establishment, so thank you for providing yours. We hope to see you again at the Fisherman's Wharf Inn, but till then, please travel safely and often.

Warmest Regards
Alan P Baldwin
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“Just ok”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We ate in the restaurant for dinner. The food was just ok. Waitstaff was very good. I wanted to be wowed because the setting is great but I just wasn't.

Visited September 2013
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FrontDeskManager_FWI, General Manager at Fisherman's Wharf Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at the Fisherman's Wharf Inn and Restaurant. I am very happy to hear that your service was outstanding, as the waitstaff takes great pride in their work. I am sorry to hear that your dining experience did not meet your full expectation, but I am certainly hopeful that you will return to give us another chance. Till your next visit, please travel safely and often.

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Alan P Baldwin
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Friendship, Maine
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“Beautiful view with some good food to boot!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I was last here for an anniversary lunch. I came for the Lobster Salad plate that had been eliminated from the menu. Sad as it was not only a favorite but excellent. I have had some other things there that I like though!! My husband is quite smitten with their fried clams and he says they are NOT greasy. I have also never had poor service either. If you are a people watcher, this is a great place. You can watch the entire harbor from most seats. The other nice thing is they have valet parking and parking in Boothbay Harbor can be a pain in high summer.!

  • Visited June 2013
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FrontDeskManager_FWI, General Manager at Fisherman's Wharf Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your summer's visit with us at the Fisherman's Wharf Inn & Restaurant. I am happy to hear your enjoyed the view- it is certainly one of the finest in the harbor- and the valet parking is certainly convenient. I will see what we can do about getting your lobster salad back on the menu, and we will keep making delicious fried clams for your husband. Thank you again and we hope to see you for another visit next summer. Till then, travel safely and often.

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Alan P Baldwin
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“Beautiful Inn on the Harbor”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

We had lunch at the Fisherman's Wharf Inn on Boothbay Harbor, in the mid-coast area of Maine. This traditional seafarers' inn has a large restaurant on the ground floor, located at the end of Commercial Street, directly on the water with great views of the busy harbor with it's many sailboats and yatchs. The menu naturally features a large variety of seafood. I had the lobster roll and my complanion ordered the 11/4 lb soft shell lobster at the terrific price of $12.99, including corn on the cob and cold slaw. The lobster roll was delicious and the lobster was declard to be "excellent". All accompanied by a generous sized glasses of Pinot Grigio - a repast fit for the Kings!

Prompt and friendly service made our visit a real pleasure.

  • Visited August 2013
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FrontDeskManager_FWI, General Manager at Fisherman's Wharf Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your summer's visit to the Fisherman's Wharf Inn & Restaurant. Your kind words are truly appreciated, and will assist others in making their travel and dining decisions. We have run that particular lobster promotion for two years now, with great reception; we appreciate the hard work our local lobster fisherman do, and enjoy being able to share it with our customers at a great price. We hope you will consider making Fisherman's Wharf a part of your Maine summer tradition.

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Alan P Baldwin
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Scarborough, Maine
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“Poor service - greasy food”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Fisherman's Wharf seemed like the perfect place to eat when we pulled into Boothbay Harbor. The view was perfect - but the food was very disappointing. Not sure how a restaurant in Maine on the water survives when they serve fish that is so overcooked and drenched in greasy batter.....extremely disappointed. The service was also disappointing. We will not return.

  • Visited August 2013
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FrontDeskManager_FWI, General Manager at Fisherman's Wharf Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on your recent visit. I am sorely disappointed and very sorry to hear that your experience failed to meet your expectations. An though you say you will never return, I truly hope for a second chance, so that we may show you the best of what we do. Till that day, please travel safely and often.

Warmest Regards
Alan P Baldwin
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