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Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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Glidden Point Oysters
These‎ local delicacies are revered for their wonderful flavor and ocean freshness.
Chilled Marinated Olives
An assortment of gourmet marinated olives (lemon, orange peel, mint, parsley, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon, white vinegar and extra virgin olive oil) served with grilled bread.
Ceriche Trio
Our catch of the day, shrimp, and scallops marinated in citrus juices and tossed with a medley of tomatoes, cilantro, chilies, avocado, red onion and jalapenos, served as a trio separated by item.
Tomato Bruschetta in a Parmesan Cup
Fresh tomato bruschetta (vine ripe tomato, basil, red onion, olive oil and balsamic vinegar) filled in a homemade parmesan up, topped with mozzarella, served with grilled bread and a balsamic drizzle.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

We've eaten here before many times in the past few years and my husband never got ill. We both ordered the ciopino, which was gluten free, and he had also ordered a plain salad. The food was very good, but he got very sick that...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We recently had supper at the Bistro. It was fun, good waitstaff, tasty food, and friendly place. We would go back again if we were in the area of the town.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Judy and Dick M
Reviewed 6 August 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the Boathouse. We sat at a table right by the water and enjoyed the scene. I had the lobster roll which was good..not the best in Maine. My husband enjoyed a mixed fish platter which he...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank eoc109
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Arrived very hungry for a late lunch at end of July. A great decision to stop here! The tapas are creatively crafted. Faves included the Arugula and Pear Salad, Miso Scallops, Asian Fish Tacos and a tasty glass of Spanish white wine. Decent prices for...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Patrick S
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.

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank F2831QMrosem
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!

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Garry M
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