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Tugboat Inn Restaurant

80 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1770
+1 207-633-4434
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“haddock” (22 reviews)
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08:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups
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80 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1770
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Reviews (380)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice seaside restaurant with great view of the harbor. Very friendly and attentive waitstaff. Had dinner 2 nights and the food was excellent, fresh and hot! Clam chowder was very good as was the haddock and the seafood Alfredo was wonderful! Very generous servings...More

Thank stateuniv66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here on our 3rd night in town. I had to order a lobster roll before we left , I wasn't disappointed. The other entree was haddock which was very good also. The desserts were good as well 🍓 rhubarb and key lime...More

Thank Pauline B
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are probably a lot of other better places but we were tired so we decided to stay here. It's a really cute place. It's in the tugboat (expanded). Was not really crowded- always a sign to me that everyone else is "elsewhere" at a...More

Thank coach4774
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner included with our stay at the Tugboat Inn. I was skeptical that it would be good. Figured you know par quality when dinner comes with your room. I was surprisingly surprised. Service was very good and the dinner hit the spot. The...More

Thank mcscottpupstl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our table had four different dishes and we were all very happy with the food. I can absolutely vouch for the Scallops Monhegan, Grilled salmon, Haddock Monhegan, and the Strip Steak. No appetizers needed as the portion size where more than enough.

Thank marthaa119
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was very very clean, spacious, right on the water do we walked to anyplace we wanted to go! Highly recommend staying here, the location is perfect

Thank Jannine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is just plain average. Nice views but nothing to distinguish this restaurant. I a man somewhat of a foodie and I a man sorry to say, we wasted a dining experience by dining here. They told use the lobster was a 1 1/4...More

Thank BVI_my_favorite
BSS59, General Manager at Tugboat Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Folks, Thank you very much for your review. We pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location, but are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We know that we cannot be all things to all people, but we do our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a pleasant first experience at the Tugboat Inn Restaurant on a recent Friday evening. This is a large restaurant just a short walk from the center of town. The dining room has a commanding review of the harbor which lends to a pleasant,...More

Thank Drivingmissmary
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Had a wonderful lunch here. My husband said the chowder was excellent. The salad was great with fresh greens not iceberg. My Reuben was nicely done and great portions. The waitress was friendly and the service was excellent. Try it!

Thank Stephanie J
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Good food, fresh lobster, boiled, sautéed , and bis. Coffee ok. Simple continental breakfast. Service friendly, and quick. Food and service great

Thank Okhobieman
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Are you open for business as of the end of February?
25 February 2016|
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Response from Zwerbach | Reviewed this property |
we were there in October therefore I do not know about February. Better give them a call or look for another place, we were not satisfied with their service and food was just average.
Is it open daily now, or has the season not yet begun??
25 February 2016|
Response from BSS59 | Property representative |
Thank you for checking - our Inn opens for the season on Friday, April 22. Our Restaurant opens the following Friday, April 29.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1770
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-4434
  • E-mail
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