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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” (262 reviews)
“seafood risotto” (71 reviews)
“hanger steak” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM Hours
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 2 days ago

We were there yesterday with some friends for a late lunch. We had a reservation for the group. When we were seated, it was at a long narrow very uncomfortable table with bar stools, that was squeezed into an area so small that it was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HereAtLast
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped on for drinks and apps before Gardens Aglow. Great cosmos - best I've ever had. And apps aren't just the usual - they have some great choices.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I went to Boathouse Bistro last night after visiting Gardens Aglow and we had a fabulous dinner! The waitress provided excellent service to our group of 16 and the food was outstanding. The seafood stew was heaping with fish, including a generous...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Celticmood
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Love this restaurant, all sorts of seafood . We found something for everybody , one of my favorite places to relax is the rooftop. Definitely come back again!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank herbpr
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This bistro was a great surprise. The chef (Karen) European trained, makes great risottos. The seafood risotto and pork risotto were wonderful. We enjoyed it so much that we drove back through Boothbay just to return for another meal.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JohnColo
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We took a weekend away in September after a busy, working summer. The Boathouse was lovely. We sat outside and it wasn’t too busy. The service was great and our food was amazing. One item that stood out was the lobster risotto. Don’t miss it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DeirdreMary07
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

The best Haddock during 9 day tour of Maine. Excellent grilled chicken with fettucine. Excellent service - very responsive to our wants. Wish we had eaten there again. Excellent value for what we paid. Will go back if in area.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bulldawg
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This place must be the local magnet for foodies because of the extensive and diverse menu of innovative-sounding dishes. It's clearly quite popular and lively (maybe too lively), but our experience was a mixed one. I called the restaurant several times in the days before...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank walkingit13
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

My daughter & I started out with an appetizer & had the lobster dinner. Highly recommended!! Our waitress was Awesome.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sharondegrave
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We absolutely LOVED this restaurant! After spending big money on a lackluster meal at another restaurant in Boothbay, we stumbled upon Boathouse Bistro and we really wished we had found this earlier. We ordered cocktails and they were fresh and delicious, and the tapas were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank brittanysI6841TR
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Restaurant Details

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