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Whales Tale

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
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125 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2221
+1 207-633-6644
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's one of the only places open in the early season, we've been a few times in the past and have never had any negative things to say. This time we were immediately met with the smell of cigarettes upon opening the door. We stayed and had our lunch and honestly the quality of the food didn't matter, nor the... More 

Thank Tori W
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very homey, friendly place. Remember "Cheers Bar". Well that what this is. The food is fantastic and there Happy Hour is awesome. Main restaurant is beautiful with great views.

Thank Julie G
Hampton, UK
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We had a good evening here but the food was just OK. I didn't get the impression that the food was freshly prepared.

Thank Hampt0n
Sandpoint, Idaho
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We set out from our hotel looking for a restaurant, and I made a mistake and went to this place instead of where I intended. I'm not sorry though. The food was good, the prices were fairly reasonable, the view was nice and the service good. The only problem was the person who seated us told me I might want... More 

Thank Kam M
Keene, New Hampshire
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the music of Boogie2shooz. Many regulars there who obviously do as well. Soup was very good (seafood chowder). Service is very friendly but untrained, rest of meal average. Lovely view.

Thank nred
Keene, New Hampshire
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92 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Place where regular locals meet for nice music and drinks. The soups are good and the staff is friendly, but needs someone to train them better.

Thank martyr2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Just dropped in for a bowl of clam chowder. Friend had the seafood chowder. Both were excellent and worthy of high praise! Sat outside on deck with great view of all the goings-on in the harbor. Beautiful spot and good chowders.

Thank mungie2014
Portland, Maine
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

It may be difficult to find but well worth the search. Located just beyond the big yellow fisherman's statue at Brown's Wharf, you'll find a driveway that leads down to this gem. A perfect spot to sit on patio to see the sunsets over Boothbay Harbor. The food is wonderful especially the clam chowder and the award winning seafood chowder.... More 

Thank kewo13
syracuse, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2016

clam & seafood chowder were excellent & salad bar for $5 very good too, crab cakes OK, good biscuit w/chowder, salad items all very fresh

Thank Joyce F
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Everything was absolutely excellent! Ali, our server, was splendid. We will definitely return in the future!

Thank Cheri N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2221
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-6644

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?