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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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“tapas” (256 reviews)
“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 5 August 2018 via mobile

Started with order of wings. Perfectly done, nice spicey flavor, not overly spicey. Main course was seafood risotto, large portion two of us split it, and had plenty. The dish was fantastic, great flavor. Menu is a little pricey but it is downtown Boothbay.

Thank Gerald M
Reviewed 2 August 2018

On a tip from our Innkeeper, we had lunch at Boathouse. They have a very extensive tapas menu from which I chose the Lobster Cocktail, beet salad and scallops with orange mascarpone crema. All were yummy but the Lobster Cocktail stood out in the crowd....More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This place is good and the chowder delicious. Staff very friendly and food fresh. Little busy to park but worth.

Thank Rose M
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Love the sangria and the tapas. They have a a great kid menu too. Had the beet tartare, miso scallops, orange and mascarpone scallops and chicken wings. All were excellent. Can't beat the view from the top deck. See you next year!

Thank MaineMOM2
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Food at the Boathouse Bistro was excellent. Fresh and delicious, many, many choices. GF was no problem as they had everything on the menu well marked. Seafood dishes with Risotto were out of this world. Eat on the top floor outside to have great views...More

Thank dgsny2018
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We liked that this was a tapas restaurant as that let us try several different things. Some we liked more than others, but they were all good. The grilled tuna meal was excellent. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. My wife and...More

Thank Garry M
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Loved our visit here. Sat out on the top deck and ate as the sun went down. Superb view over the harbour and the food was great.

Thank Masterspeed
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Smoked duck with corn cakes, lobster bisque, Manchurian cauliflower, tofu and peppers were all fantastic. Great flavors. Great mix of foods. We recommend All these dishes. Enjoy

Thank hillbills
Reviewed 26 July 2018

My husband & I had 4 great tapas items and a pitcher of sangria. Our waiter was awesome and the atmosphere on the top level was great!

Thank Reshia W
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We dined as a [party of 6 and every one of us loved our meals. Prices are what I would consider mid range. Considering how busy the restaurant was (we went on a Saturday for lunch) the presentation and quality of the meals was much...More

Thank BradyWanderer
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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