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Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

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12 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1868
+1 207-633-0400
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11:00 - 01:00
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Boothbay, Maine
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a delightful dinner just after Christmas and the quality was great, just like mid-summer. It was a slower night and the owner/manager did a professional job serving while his Austrian wife was chef. He knows his wines and recommended a robust red to pair with our flank steak which as in a pepper sauce. We'll hurry back in... More 

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Freeport, Maine
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are plenty of options here, but in my opinion the Risotto is the way to go! There are quite a few options as well as a nightly special. You can get seafood on it, which is key being in Boothbay by the water. The portions are huge and filling so plan accordingly!

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Thank Megan S
South Paris, Maine
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for new years eve, hung at the bar. Bartender was very nice. Nice atmosphere. Karaoke started around 10 and went till 2. Had the chilli and it was good and a good size.

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Sanford, ME
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185 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

After n evening visiting the Botanical Gardens SN DuPont advice of our hotel, we stopped by this local haunt and were quite surprised with the good food. We only had a couple of appetizers but both the apple scallops and the spicy chicken quesadilla were excellent. Reasonably priced and good service! Will be back.

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Orlando
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128 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

While we enjoyed our dinner here, the atmosphere wasn't what we expected of a "tapas bistro." This was a rambling two-story house (not on the water) with a bar and screened-in porch upstairs. Like everything else in Boothbay Harbor, it felt a bit run-down. The food was good, though. We first tried a lobster cocktail with mango foam, a delightful... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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304 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The Boathouse Bistro is one of my favorite restaurants in Maine! They have a nice patio overlooking the water and shops in Boothbay Harbor. Every single dish on the menu is spectacular! They also happen to serve the most delicious Lobster Mac n Cheese that I've ever had! That is not a compliment to be thrown around lightly! The menu... More 

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Russia, Ohio
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Asked at our hotel of a good place to find seafood and the Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge and Restaurant was suggested. So glad we went. They did ask us if we wanted to sit upstairs and we replied yes. They might be difficult for some people but we were fine with it. The haddock was very good and my husbands... More 

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Washington DC
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221 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had come from a food tour of Portland ME and we weren't expecting to find anyplace this good. Friends of ours in Bath mentioned the Boathouse and urged us to go. We did.....on two consecutive nights while we were in Boothbay. Here's the important information you need to have a great time. Location and where to sit: Go early... More 

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Boothbay, Maine
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We ate and drank local brews on the upper outside deck. The food was great the staff was friendly and efficient. We had a wonderful and enjoyable time

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you visit Boothbay Harbor, don't miss this restaurant. Their seafood Risotto is THE BEST anywhere. They have an extensive menu; great service, and in the summer you can sit on the third-story deck and see over the bay. We eat there almost every night while in Boothbay Harbor.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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

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