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Bet's Famous Fish Fry

Route 27, Off The Town Square, Boothbay Harbor, ME 4538
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried fish” (31 reviews)
“fries” (86 reviews)
“tartare” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
Route 27, Off The Town Square, Boothbay Harbor, ME 4538
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again, Trip Advisor won out! We ordered a full order of the friend haddock and fries to share. ($18)...with our cold bottled water from the vending machine out back.. Lots of delicious tarter sauce and some cocktail sauce made our shared meal the absolute best!!!...More

Thank Maude1017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fish and fries are terrific. Be sure to only order a 1/2 portion as believe me that is all you will need.

Thank Marian B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bet's is a local institution and rightly so. Fish (haddock) and chips are super. Beware that portions are huge so a half order may fit the bill. You can't go wrong here.

Thank Carroll C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like fried fish, this is awesome. I got a fish sandwich and there is not way I could have eaten it all. The fish is lightly battered and not greasy at all. Casual place with picnic tables that is always packed. Really great...More

Thank LuvBnBs_8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start by saying 1/2 fish and chips is enough for 2 adults to share. Their portions are double of what regular places offer. The fish was fried perfectly and had enough flavor I don't have to use either the tartar or dill sauce,...More

Thank tokee116
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best Fish ever!! We were told the portions were large. They are huge. We got one whole order & one half order to feed 4 adults. We were totally satisfied. The staff working there were very nice. I just wished we could have...More

Thank carol f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got 2 half portions but could have easily shared one half portion! The fish was fried but not heavy, a nice coating with good fries. Fun outdoor seating. Great place. Much more "soul" than most of Boothbay which seemed very touristy.

Thank 425lynn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Bet's every year on our annual trip to Maine. We always plan our trip around a visit for lunch. My husband and I share a 1/2 order of fish and fries and it's more than enough food. The the food is always hot...More

Thank Pitty L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outdoor seating only, and only serves fried haddock and fries, but oh, so tasty! It's a place the locals like just as much as the tourists.

Thank CampKew
Reviewed 15 August 2017

All of the positive reviews are exactly what I would write, so GO! This is an interesting set up with just a few offerings. They are prepared quickly. We split a half order of fried fish and a Whoopie pie. Plenty of food! We wanted...More

Thank Frugal-Teacher
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Doug D
9 September 2016|
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Response from Patricia K | Reviewed this property |
Live in Boothbay Harbor and think she closed before Columbus Day.
Ronald L
1 July 2016|
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Response from Maine-e-yak_007 | Reviewed this property |
We were there as late as 7:00 PM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route 27, Off The Town Square, Boothbay Harbor, ME 4538
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
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