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Tugboat Inn Restaurant

80 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1770
+1 207-633-4434
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
80 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1770
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good choice of seafood .Service was excellent . Good view out to the ocean. Lovely relaxing Sunday dinner.

Thank TheOHareclan
Reviewed 19 February 2018

A nice place to have lunch or dinner with an ocean view. Food is good and good service.Prices are average for the area.

Thank BandS2005
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We went for a late supper at the Tugboat Inn Restaurant after viewing the Gardens Aglow. The waitress was very nice and the service was good. The food was average.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We visited in a busy evening, and understandable, the service was slow, plating was rushed and portions were compromised. Although we felt rushed, but the staff remained friendly, and accommodating. I would love to visit again in better timing so I can order starters and...More

Thank Jade-looking4DaBest
Reviewed 21 November 2017

It's way off-season now so the restaurant was very quiet. Food was excellent. We had seafood chowder, lazy man's lobster (out of its shell and sauted in butter) and apple crisp. Service was friendly and fast. It was so dark we couldn't see the harbor,...More

Thank traveller0508
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Food was great as was the service. Nice selections on menu. We been there repeated times and have been very satisfied over the years. Beautiful views from the dining area.

Thank ddavis2017
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We stayed at the inn and had breakfast there everyday. The selection of offerings was the usual american breakfast fare: healthy options offered were cereal, yogurt, and fruit. Good coffee. We did not have dinner or lunch because we did not stay in town during...More

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

As usual good food at fair price and servers helpful and there when you need them off season but convient town walking

Thank mtngirl23
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Since we were staying at the Tugboat it was natural to try the restaurant and glad that we did. The menu had many choices and of the several things we tried all were excellent. The views out over the harbor were beautiful especially at sunset.

Thank CenTex08
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We ate there on 10/8 and the meal met our expectations. Had a very competent and experienced wait staff. Would eat here again.

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26 February 2016|
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Response from Zwerbach | Reviewed this property |
we were there in October therefore I do not know about February. Better give them a call or look for another place, we were not satisfied with their service and food was just average.
26 February 2016|
Response from BSS59 | Property representative |
Thank you for checking - our Inn opens for the season on Friday, April 22. Our Restaurant opens the following Friday, April 29.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1770
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-4434
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