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Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room

86 Commercial St, on Custom House Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4705
+1 207-774-5725
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (69 reviews)
“seafood newburg” (10 reviews)
“bread basket” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 Commercial St, on Custom House Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4705
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Most people will order lobster rolls--they have several versions--and my friends enjoyed them. But I wasn't that hungry and ordered the fish chowder. It was AMAZING. Big chunks of fish, thick but not pasty. Absolutely delicious.

Thank NRPNewJersey
Reviewed 5 days ago

While the best part of the experience was sitting out on the upstairs deck, it was a good meal. Portions were reasonable, food was tasty though average, and no real issues. Service was not the best, our wait person had a large table that was...More

Thank UncleChuck
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had read the reviews and weren't really sure, but we liked the menu options and wanted to sit outside. We would definitely agree that the smoky inside would not be conducive to an enjoyable dinner, but the outside deck was great. We were greeted...More

1  Thank Judith S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant when we were on a boat tour of Maine. We were looking for a place that had good seafood and was close to our hotel. Well, this turned out not to be the place. We had check out a few others...More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard about Boone's from people on a tour and decided to give them a try. It was a very pleasant surprise. We wanted to try the oysters from the Maine area but they were all so expensive so we went to happy hour where...More

Thank Mary Ann M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived about 2pm on Sep-25th, checked-in and received a pager. Sat at the bar, asked bartender if we could order drinks (there were six of us, all sitting at the bar, plenty of seats). Bartender said she "couldn't help us now, she was in the...More

Thank Vic2911
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent seafood, good service, outdoor dining without any frills. Plastic glasses for drinks was a bit of a disappointment but that maybe a local law/regulation given where it is situated.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met some friends here for lunch. I tried the fried scallop BLT served on a lightly toasted Brioche roll and came with fresh coleslaw. It may be the best sandwich of any kind that I have ever eaten. I'm gonna try to duplicate this sandwich...More

Thank greyjman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fried oysters are very good and were presented with flair. The gentleman Maitre d’ was a helpful and hospitable greeter! The young lady who took my reservation had put us on the upstairs level by my request...then we found out upon our arrival it...More

Thank DavidAugust
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after could not get service at lobster co and dry dock. But was very happy. Good service and food. Nice atmosphere. Calm music. Oysters were pricey but really good! Chowder was good and fish tacos were awesome! Would go again!

Thank jz31280
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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