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Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

) #4 of 42 Restaurants in Boothbay Harbor ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
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” (216 reviews)
“risotto” (94 reviews)
“thai mussels” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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12 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1868
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a 3 level restaurant. The upper levels have harbor views but we couldn't access the upper levels due to physical limitations. The food was OK and too expensive. Service average.

Thank RuthMett
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While the ambiance on the 1st and 2nd floor was not ideal, the fantastic food and 3rd level deck/patio made up for it two-fold!!! Night one, prosciutto wrapped haddock, delightful!! Afternoon on day two was a beautiful, sunny day! Great drinks on the 3rd floor...More

Thank Terriharmon
Reviewed 4 days ago

Boothbay Harbor has a lot of tourist restaurants in a small, walkable area. The Boathouse Bistro was recommended to us for a late lunch both by our hotel and a fairly good rating on TripAdvisor. It turned out that this wasn't quite the best choice...More

Thank Dalefarkas
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was great sitting in top deck one night, next day in middle tier it was not as great service. Food was good, a little pricy, but can't really beat atmosphere, right in the nice harbor.

Thank JEFF O
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

All of the main dishes we had (duck, lobster thermador and veggie risotto) were overcooked/left under the heat lamps too long and mediocre-tasting at best. The cauliflower and scallop starters were decent. The cocktail list has no prices and the drinks we got had barely...More

Thank Urbanomad888
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not sure it's wheelchair accessible which is a downer, but it you can climb stairs to the top, the view is spectacular and the food is also spectacular. You can order tapas, small plates of hot and cold tapas, seafood or meat, or veggies. Or,...More

Thank ah_bah
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped in this restaurant based on its TripAdvisor reviews. The family's review of the food was a bit mixed. We REALLY enjoyed the tuna tapas special, as well as the Maine maple scallops, the shrimp and grits, and the scallops with pineapple salsa, but...More

Thank LisaM313
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Third floor roof deck is a lovely change of pace! It isn't the most stunning view is a telephone pole and wires to contend with but it's still outdoors and atop the world. I can only review the tapas which is a fun way to...More

Thank DeeBelcher
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to just have appetizers and cocktails so we stumbled upon Boathouse Bistro. It's a block off the water but it has 3 levels of decks. Water views are better up top. There's a little bar up on top too. We ordered calamari. It...More

Thank Queen-Traveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the harbor view and don't miss the Glidden Point oysters! Enjoying shared tapas is a great way to indulge in many dishes. We especially liked the Burrata peach compote and the Asian mixed greens.

Thank Dianne K
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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