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China By The Sea

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96 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1760
+1 207-633-4449
11:00 - 21:00
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Pearl River, New York
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We read the reviews ahead of time and they weren't great, but we tried it anyway. The portions were big, but nothing to write home about!

Thank Jan C
Guam, Mariana Islands
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326 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Second time to eat here and like before, we left very satisfied. The portions are really huge and expect to take some left over home. They serve authentic Chinese food.

Thank Anna M
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
1 review
Reviewed 16 December 2016

I live very local to this restaurant and having moved to B.B.H during the summer, thought it was great to have a Chinese restaurant nearby. How wrong can I be!!? Having tried various poo po po platters only to find the pork dry and old, the Rangoon's are lacking in filling and resemble simple squares folded into a triangle. Last... More 

Thank davidjmunroe1
Topsham, Maine
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

My wife and I ate at the China By the Sea on Saturday night before viewing the Gardens Aglow exhibit at the Botanical Gardens. Lines at the garden were long, so we decided to eat before our garden tour. We arrived around 5:30 and were immediately seated. We had a great meal (more later), then left around 6:30. The restaurant... More 

Thank Mark M
Newark, Delaware
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious food. Large amount. Friendly staff. Fast service. Close to hotels. I definitely recommend this place.

Thank 1Bonnie
Davidson, NC
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I arrived at the restaurant ready to order take out. I noticed that there were a few servers gather around the hostess stand chatting. I waited and waited. Finally, a server walked by and asked if I wanted to order. I ordered the shrimp and scallops and asked if I could order brown rice. No brown rice was available. My... More 

1 Thank tpcotter
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Recommended by our innkeeper because we wanted something different than seafood. Spring rolls were delicious. I had the red curry and while it was good, it lacked spice. My husband had the pork Lo mein and really enjoyed it. Definitely recommend if you want a break from seafood.

Thank BRFence
1 review
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I have lived in Boothbay my whole life and have been coming here for years. Today while having lunch with family I have never had such a poor waitress. Not only did we have to pass the food out we were never asked for drink refills. We got handed a pitcher of water to fill our own cups. I had... More 

Thank peters1980
Boston, Massachusetts
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183 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Three of us ate here on a Friday night and we had a good time! The waitress was great...funny, friendly and efficient. The food was very good, fresh and plentiful. I recommend this restaurant.

Thank bluebirds77
Guam, Mariana Islands
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326 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Considering it is situated in Boothbay Harbor, a very touristy town, the quality of the food was great and the prices were reasonable.

Thank Anna M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1760
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-4449

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?