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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (223 reviews)
“risotto” (97 reviews)
“thai mussels” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1868
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just an amazing menu. Chef is European trained. Everything we had was incredible. Done to perfection. Three levels. Two with outside water views. Waitstaff very friendly and helpful.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a marvelous meal at Boathouse Bistro. The service was excellent and the food superb. The view was great. Food that I had that was delicious: beet and avocado salad with balsamic vinaigrette Indian chicken salad Lamb chops Sangria

Thank Reenerbeener
Reviewed 3 days ago

Try to eat outside on a nice day on the second or third level with a view of the harbor. The food is great-something for everyone from salads and sandwiches, tapas to full meals. The haddock griller was great, as was the fettucini with mushrooms...More

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a good experience here last year but the food was marginal at best this time. Must say first though, the wait staff were welcoming & provided good service. Our "thing" is to try New England Chowdah when visiting most restaurants in Maine. Today's...More

Thank vweagley
Reviewed 5 days ago

good seafood, especially liked the fried clams, and halibut. friendly service and a close walk to the Shore Path

Thank Wayne F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Restaurant has several levels with inside and outside options. We had just come in from the whale watching cruise and decided to sit inside on the first level. Nice view but the upper levels have much better views. Service was very good. Lots of choices...More

Thank paul60ii
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful restaurant with great views of the harbor and delicious food. They have the traditional Maine lobster related dishes, but also a pretty extensive vegetarian and vegan menu. The top deck is great when the weather is good. We tried the thermidor lobster and the...More

Thank Mauricio B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food and view if you get a seat on one of their decks. Servers also seemed to be the bartenders and had a lot of tables to tend to. They did an amazing job due to the circumstances. Great meal.

1  Thank tmartin314
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate tonight at the Boathouse Bistro. Amazing meal. Ordered several different tapas. What a treat. Each dish was like nothing I've tasted before. Common items like chicken wings and coconut shrimp came alive with new and unexpected flavors. Nothing was out balance or overpowering. Magnificent...More

Thank BevoLives
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly enjoyed another visit to this funky but clever restaurant in Boothbay Harbor. Service was quite nice, thank you Leah!! We shared a Steakhouse burger which was perfectly cooked and enjoyed a couple of cold brews. We will keep coming back to this place and...More

Thank Daniel G
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Restaurant Details

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