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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%
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“tapas” (256 reviews)
“seafood risotto” (65 reviews)
“duck” (26 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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12 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1868
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed dinner on the outside deck, great views of the harbor/lights at night. We started with the thai mussels which were amazing. I had the ny strip steak which is served on a 600 degree stone, huge delicious very tender steak...More

Thank Tiffany333
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place where you can enjoy good food and reasonable drinks-do stay away from the house special concoctions though because I found them to be watered down substitutes for real deal. the food is prepared and delivered with some care although in the...More

Thank catherine b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful menu with extensive gluten free options clearly marked. Vegetarian and vegan options also available. The Caesar salad was really good with super fresh whole hearts of romaine. I really liked the seafood risotto with plenty of lobster, scallops and shrimp. My wife really enjoyed...More

Thank ehg2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you get by the officious person taking reservations and find your way upstairs, everything is great. The tapas selections are interesting, tasty and enough for a light lunch. Service is friendly and relaxed. There's a great view. You can sit outside or near a...More

Thank klimazz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reluctantly climbed three flights of stairs to the rooftop and was pleasantly surprised with beautiful views of Boothbay Harbor. Restaurant needs a deep clean and overall updating but the food is spectacular and our server was outstanding! We had the Tuscan seafood stew which and...More

1  Thank Liz M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t believe the bad reviews, what a great place. Super friendly staff, amazing meals. We keep going back. My wife loved the seafood risotto, and I kept after the lobster bisque. We did go right at the end of the season, so getting a...More

Thank Nathan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We boated to Boothbay and didn’t eat much during the trip, so we’d filled up on happy hour elsewhere. We only had enough appetite for two tapas but they were excellent - shrimp and grits better than almost any version including my BF’s who is...More

Thank Robin W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, if your not opposed to climbing the three flights of stairs to get to the Boathouse Bistro roof-top lounge you'll be really glad you made the effort. The staff is super attentive and friendly. Our bartender was hardworking and hustling to make sure everyone...More

Thank nickarnao
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in Boothbay Harbor Saturday evening and decided to try the Boathouse Bistro for dinner it was nice and cool outside and they have options for dining inside or out on one of their decks. We had a nice table with a good view we...More

Thank InlovewithMaine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always come here every summer and always walk away happy. Tonight we had seafood stew, seafood risotto, ginger mojito and mango cactus. Delicious! Staff are very pleasant as well

Thank Anna M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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