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The Thistle Inn Restaurant

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55 Oak St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1818
+1 207-633-3541
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17:00 - 22:00
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Nashua, NH
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

Whether you choose to eat in the restaurant or in their Dory Pub, you will be blown away by the everything-atmosphere, attentive wait staff, incredible food-the whole package in the heart of Boothbay Harbor. You must treat yourself to a relaxing dinner experience you won't forget!

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Bangor, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

The first night we elected to dine in the pub where Paula enjoyed fish and chips; four large pieces of fresh cod and some amazing fries. I had a cheese burger which was topped with tiny, thin Tabasco flavored onion rings. The burger was perfectly prepared, although so thick I had to squish it to get it into my mouth.... More 

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Manhattan
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

A jewel of a place to enjoy an excellent gourmet dinner. wonderful New England ambiance. great history in this place. love the place. Dinner was excellent, tasty and well price. i will recommended to all my friends.

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Atlanta, GA
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

I took a group of photographers to the Thistle Inn restaurant because one of our people has celiac disease. The Thistle is known for having gluten free options and they did not disappoint in that regard. Once we were seated in the dining room we were treated to excellent friendly service and delicious food. I would definitely eat there again.... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

We moved to Boothbay Harbor a year ago from New York after more than 40 years visiting in Maine in the summers. We've had a wonderful time discovering the town out of season and have met many wonderful people who run the local businesses. This year, after a winter away, we've come "home" to enjoy the early days before the... More 

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine, United States
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

If you have a special gent or lady you want to impress, You may you may want to wine and dine them. So you know 'The Thistle Inn' is truly the best. The air so romantic, the ambers do glow, But it's the food served there nightly that is the tops Better said, the very best of the rest!

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Buckingham, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

We came to Boothbay Harbor in Septempber 2014 and wanted a nice dinner. Very nice atmosphere, great service and the food was amazing! My husband had the Lazy Lobster-perfectly cooked lobster in a butter sauce accompanied by risotto and asparagus. I had the 30 day House Aged Filet Mignon. Cooked perfectly!! We would definitely recommend coming here and we would... More 

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North Oaks, Mn.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

We went to our favorite restaurant last night with my visiting sister and brother in law from the Boston area. We live here and I think they come more for the trip to the Thistle, than to see us(I'm just saying) we had the best meal ever. My sister had the pub style steak, I had the braised beef, brother... More 

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East Boothbay, Maine, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

Slow time of the year may well be the best for this time honored, hidden gem in Boothbay Harbor. Ask to see the new and evolving wine list and you will be astounded at the high end quality, and the new desserts are the best kept secrets in town. The service is outstanding, starting with the wonderful Hostess..

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

atmoshere,service, excellent menu.Always place this on our place to go for dinner.It is away from the crowds yet a short walk from the harbor. You have to try this at least one time

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Oak St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1818
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-3541
Description
The Thistle Inn is the perfect mix of fine cuisine and casual fare. We use only the freshest ingredients and everything is home made, including salad dressings, fresh baked breads and desserts. The best way to describe our food is an eclectic mix of American cuisine with a hint of international flavors. We let the availability of local produce and seafood influence the menu.

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