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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” (227 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 yesterday

My senior mom and wife and I had a wonderful dinner of clam chowder, seafood stew and perfectly prepared sides of spinach and brussel sprouts. The service was superb too.

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived at 2:15 pm and climbed the stairs to the 3rd floor requesting one of the 2 available tables. We were offered a seat at the bar with our back to the view and told those tables were set aside for 3-4 people. There...More

Thank luannezb
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is one of our favorite go to's in Boothbay Harbor. Besides the top deck seating overlooking the harbor, the service is great. Tonight, I had the scrumptious "seafood stew" which has haddock, shrimp, scallops and lobster in a light tomato broth perfectly seasoned...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We've had some very hit and miss meals in Boothbay Harbor, and decided to try the tapas at the Bistro. We started with excellent drinks - a Hendricks gin Cosmo and a flavorful home-make blueberry pomegranate sangria. After consulting with the server, we ordered a...More

Thank GregF
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many delicious things on their menu. There is a tapas menu with a good number of choices that allow for a smaller meal like salad and scallops.

Thank 138kathleenl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking around Boothbay Harbor and decided to eat here cause of the cool sky deck. Great views of the harbor, wide open on the top with table seating and a bar that seats maybe 20. There appears to be three levels to this restaurant and...More

Thank Ali R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for tapas once in and reviewing the menu the tapas did not reflect any I had had in Spain. One of the tapas was humus with nan bread ( nan bread being Indian food). The chef came out about 4 times in a very...More

Thank travellerY3298RJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent, made to order. The prices were comparable for a resort town. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was awesome. Will definitely return if we're up that way again.

Thank Carole D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at the Boathouse twice when we visited Boothbay Harbor. They have a menu with a lot of variety. All the meals were very good, and worth another visit.

Thank RDCape
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by Captain Mike on the cool and damp trip back from Monhegan Island, this place is the best. We had Italian Seafood Stew that was out of this world. Lots of whitefish, half a lobster, 4 mussels, lots of shrimp and scallops and a...More

Thank Glenntherestranteur
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • 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
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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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