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Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room

) #173 of 456 Restaurants in Portland ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
86 Commercial St, on Custom House Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4705
+1 207-774-5725
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  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible11%
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86 Commercial St, on Custom House Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4705
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I recently went to Boone's fish house and oyster room to celebrate a birthday. The wait was long without a reservation but the setting was enjoyable to wait for our table. We sat on the deck on a lovely summer evening. We skipped the appetizer...More

Thank Joyfullyinme
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate on the outside deck of this restaurant. The view of the water is blocked by a fence with flowers on top which would have annoyed me but it also blocked the foot traffic of everyone walking past who were headed to the other...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Been to Boones before, not going back. Place was filled with smoke from their wood fired grill which had a hood that does absolutely nothing. Eyes were burning the whole night, wait staff said it gets that way when they use it to cook. This...More

Thank Charles F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great spot, friendly hostess, waiter was lacking greatly and food was OK. Lobster roll was mundane and the meat was room temp on the roll. The fish in the fish taco was good. The chowder was nothing special off the coast of Maine. It lacked...More

Thank Curlybrowndog
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Boyfriend chipped his tooth on an oyster shell in his fried oyster po boy. They accidentally didn't shuck the whole shell and he chipped his tooth and nearly swallowed it. When we told the management (Shannon), we were met with sass and attitude, and after...More

1  Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in this place for a lunch and the experience was terrible. The local fish - catch of the day - was very bad - no taste at all, really bad. My son also order another fish - same experience. My wife tried the...More

Thank Jonatas R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh oysters, giant shrimp and delicious lobster salad. Friendly service service. On the water. Nice patio.

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The chef knows his stuff. Delicately prepared and flavored blackened fish, but the distinctive treat was the lobster potato hash. One a nice summer evening, the outdoor seating was very pleasant, while the indoor seating area looked warm and comfortable when the weather is rougher....More

Thank WhitfieldObserver
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like lobster and outside seating then give this place a try. The service is fine and the lobster is cooked properly. Boone's has occupied this spot for years and is predictable. Walk the waterfront.

Thank James H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I see many negative reviews but my husband and I had a very good dining experience at Boone's over the holiday weekend. First, I called ahead to see if we could bring our dog and while they don't normally take reservations, the person I spoke...More

Thank Brett L
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Commercial St, on Custom House Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4705 (Formerly Boone's Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-5725
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From the creator of Portland’s “Rooms” restaurants - Seafood on the Wharf. Boone’s Fish House and Oyster Room is a historic restaurant located on the Portland, ME waterfront. Just steps from Portland’s Old Port, Boone’s combines a perfect seaside location with the freshest local seafood for an unforgettable dining experience.The original Boone’s was established in 1898 and ran continuously until 2006. Now fully restored, and re-imagined, it boasts 2 beautiful decks, upstairs and down, serving steamed Maine lobster, wood-grilled fish & fried clams seven days a week. Upstairs holds the Oyster Room, with the ability to hold private functions of up to 150 guests and serving a raw bar and wood-fired flatbreads. Harding Lee Smith is Chef & owner with Bryan Dame as the Executive Chef and Sean Doherty as Chef de Cuisine of the Oyster Room.Discover a far-reaching array of seafood, much displayed on ice for your choosing. Pick your own lobster and, on the menu, you’ll find an extensive selection of local seafood like Maine oysters, Maine clams and fresh fish entrees. Watch the boats bring in the day’s catch while you enjoy the oyster bar or crack into a steaming hot lobster with sweet, drawn butter. For an authentic taste of Portland, the New England clam chowder or a famous lobster roll will get you started!Boone’s offers the real Maine dining experience just as it did when it originally opened. Boone’s combines a modern, rustic atmosphere with the best seafood in Portland. The spacious yet cozy dining room makes Boone’s an ideal destination for enjoying a seafood dinner with your whole family, sharing an intimate meal on a special occasion, or hosting a gathering or small event. While you’re visiting Portland, make Boone’s your first choice for enjoying a fresh Maine seafood dinner in a convenient, indoor/outdoor, and waterfront setting.
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