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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%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (228 reviews)
“risotto” (106 reviews)
“lobster crepes” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1868
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We'd say this was the best dinner of our vacation! Mid October and many of the restaurants are closed, so there was a nice crowd here even early in the evening. We sat on the 2nd floor on the deck with a view of the...More

Thank GrnOlive
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice view of the harbor. Casual. We came here twice. Their lobster sandwich special was tasty. I would come back.

Thank jae806
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A lucky find with many of Booth Bay's restaurants closed for the season. The vibe, the location, and menu choices were great. Every one of the four of us were extremely satisfied with our choices, and after tasting all of them, I declared anything with...More

Thank Ariagne
Reviewed 5 days ago

We skipped this place our first night because we were hungry and didn’t feel like working through a tapas experience. Kind of a big mistake on our part because the Boathouse is a lot more than just tapas we found when we went back another...More

Thank steelsss
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner to have lobster thermidor and found this restaurant. The lobster tasted exact what we expected, with a good glas of white wine, the evening eas settled. As finishing touch we had a grand desert. The serving personnel is very friendly. As...More

Thank chrisgeldof
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dishes were very fresh & unique (e.g. Maple syrup blueberry scallop risotto). Clam chowder was delicious.

Thank HollisterRob
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had plans to go to another restaurant but ended up here. So glad we did! The food, drinks, service, ambience, were all top notch. We'll definitely visit this restaurant again!

Thank Jay S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us, tired and cold after watching the sun set at Ocean Point, had a wonderful meal at Boathouse Bistro. The seafood risotto was delicious with creamy risotto and plenty of seafood. The clam chowder was hot and filling.The atmosphere is laid back and...More

Thank Jimbob44
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy but we found seats at the bar. Very hospitable bartender, good menus, beers and wines. Excellent bottle Sancerre. Our friend ate a whole lobster which was larger than usual and delicious. We also enjoyed the sword fish salads and local beers. Locals eating...More

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife rated this two stars: "Mixed up one of our orders; french fries were cold; they were out of some items because the season is winding down ... but our entree was delicious." I think she's overly harsh. Yes, there are going to be...More

Thank StepMorris1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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