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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (204 reviews)
“risotto” (92 reviews)
“thai mussels” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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12 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1868
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A surprising wide variety of food, excellent quality, generous portions and very nice staff made our night a very pleasant family reunion! The steamed lobster was amazing, the New York strip steak on the stone excellent! Thank you!

Thank Alessandra M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got a bunch of tapas, pricey and small portions so be prepared. They were all awesome tho. I recommend adding whatever the chefs risotto of the day is because it's inexpensive and the portion is big. Lamb chops (we got two orders) baked oysters...More

Thank danthemaninboston617
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Did dinner there. Extensive menu of seafood, steaks and more. Tapas choices or full meals. Atmosphere is very casual. First floor area for more quiet dinner or deck and second floor seating for groups and taken like feel. Food was great. Pasta and seared scallops...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Now is a great time to eat at this place. They just knocked down the bowling alley across the street, so now you can have a beautiful view of the harbor without climbing up a million stairs to the top to get a harbor view...More

Thank middleboro
Reviewed 1 week ago

great food and view, our friends had suggested it, great Tapas, great Western view on the harbor!!!!!!!!!

Thank marciab695
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for cocktails and a couple of tapas toward closing time. Food was very tasty without being pretentious, portions were generous for what I think of as "tapas". Cocktails were good but not amazing (that might just have been the ones we picked, though).

Thank Shawn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As others have stated, not a lot is open in Boothbay in the winter for those who have the wallet or desire to eat out more often. That may be changing as Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor continue to offer more off-season activities and lodging. With...More

Thank Asquam
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Creative menu but still has some good classic dishes. The locals are friendly and fun! Monday nights they host Trivia Night...get there by 6:00pm and you could win a good prize. But even if you don't go for the trivia, the food a prize worthy...More

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 3 April 2017

My husband and I both had haddock topped w/prosciutto served with broccoli and rice. Very good! A lot of locals come here and it has a nice bar upstairs with a great atmosphere.

Thank jet408
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Dined downstairs, good location & a pleasant atmosphere. Food was good, a little more than I like to spend typically, but most food in the area is a little pricey.

Thank rachelbeyea3
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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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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