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Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

12 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1868
+1 207-633-0400
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood risotto” (65 reviews)
“duck” (26 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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12 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1868
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Reviewed today

We have visited the Boathouse twice. Sitting on the deck offers a nice view of Boothbay Harbor and surrounding area. We have found the food to be very good. The menu is large and diverse. Our group of ten had no complaints about any of...More

Thank Travel_on_109
Reviewed today

We were recommended by one of the “locals,” which is always a plus, & it didn’t disappoint. If you’re game, head up the stairs to one of the upper decks to sit outside for an amazing view. The menu has a wonderful selection of seafood,...More

Thank Peanutsyark
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed dinner on the outside deck, great views of the harbor/lights at night. We started with the thai mussels which were amazing. I had the ny strip steak which is served on a 600 degree stone, huge delicious very tender steak...More

Thank Tiffany333
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place where you can enjoy good food and reasonable drinks-do stay away from the house special concoctions though because I found them to be watered down substitutes for real deal. the food is prepared and delivered with some care although in the...More

Thank catherine b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful menu with extensive gluten free options clearly marked. Vegetarian and vegan options also available. The Caesar salad was really good with super fresh whole hearts of romaine. I really liked the seafood risotto with plenty of lobster, scallops and shrimp. My wife really enjoyed...More

Thank ehg2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you get by the officious person taking reservations and find your way upstairs, everything is great. The tapas selections are interesting, tasty and enough for a light lunch. Service is friendly and relaxed. There's a great view. You can sit outside or near a...More

Thank klimazz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reluctantly climbed three flights of stairs to the rooftop and was pleasantly surprised with beautiful views of Boothbay Harbor. Restaurant needs a deep clean and overall updating but the food is spectacular and our server was outstanding! We had the Tuscan seafood stew which and...More

1  Thank Liz M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t believe the bad reviews, what a great place. Super friendly staff, amazing meals. We keep going back. My wife loved the seafood risotto, and I kept after the lobster bisque. We did go right at the end of the season, so getting a...More

Thank Nathan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We boated to Boothbay and didn’t eat much during the trip, so we’d filled up on happy hour elsewhere. We only had enough appetite for two tapas but they were excellent - shrimp and grits better than almost any version including my BF’s who is...More

Thank Robin W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, if your not opposed to climbing the three flights of stairs to get to the Boathouse Bistro roof-top lounge you'll be really glad you made the effort. The staff is super attentive and friendly. Our bartender was hardworking and hustling to make sure everyone...More

Thank nickarnao
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1868
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-0400
  • E-mail
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