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48 Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 207-633-5839
00:00 - 00:00
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

We loved Kaler's -- the fresh lobster was delicious and the price was very reasonable. We also had fried lobster here and scallops, and everything was delicious. Kaler's is right in the heart of Boothbay Harbor and we walked here from the house we were renting.

Thank Fayebird
SF Bay Area
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186 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Kaler's has a very friendly staff in a casual waterfront restaurant with some water view tables and a back deck with four picnic tables worth waiting for. As we waited to get an outside table, people kept passing and saying " be sure to order the lobster". Unfortunately, we weren't very hungry and had the chef's soup of the day,... More 

Thank janiewall
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

My wife had at least 12 crab legs and they were cooked to perfection (Iknow because I had to help her out). I had the fried lobster which was out of this world. Prices are very reasonable and the service is excellent.

Thank Packidge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

We checked this place out for lunch while in Boothbay Harbor, and we were glad we did. The wait staff and owner were very friendly and helpful and the food was good and not very expensive. My husband and I both had the fried oysters with onion rings and were not disappointed. The portions were huge (left some oysters on... More 

Thank Margaret N
Blackpool. Lancashire
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295 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

We went here on the recommendation of a local seaman. The service was slow and perfunctory. Our server didn't even clear the plates away. The food was OK, but took thirty minutes to arrive, and not one word of apology or explanation (it was not busy, so no excuse) The food was acceptable but not only average. The lobster pie... More 

Thank Carole W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Clam Chowder and lobster roll to die for had a wonderful meal here with my aunt and her friend we loved it.

Thank michaeldab
Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Not fancy, not grand, not bad. I had the "non-Maine" lobster roll ... hot with butter. It was tasty but probably not as good as some of the more famous ones.

Thank Spoonball
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Like everything else in boothbay harbor, this is closed for the season. However, when open, the location on the water , the service and the atmosphere are great. There is a fun bar area. They had a lobster special when we're there...maybe an end of the season thing. But the price was right and the food and service were great.

Thank Ann P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Went here after whale watching for a quick bite. The chowder and stew was really good but only warm at best, same with the other appetizers we ordered. The server kind of disappeared on us for awhile which was disappointing. Possibly go here again, not sure.

Thank MMillion12
Yarmouth, Maine
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

After a day sightseeing on a boat what better and more convenient place to visit than Kaler's right at the top of the dock near Pier 8. Their fish chowders are wonderful as is their seafood dishes for lunch or dinner. One note - they started offering a Lobster Corn Chowder and are not appropriately labeling it as being 'Southwestern'... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-5839

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