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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” (230 reviews)
“risotto” (109 reviews)
“lobster crepes” (16 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 5 days ago

I have been to Boathouse Bistro in the summer and now in the winter. We totally enjoyed our meal and service. Although it was Boothbays big holiday weekend and they were very busy, they did their best to give us great service.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small place on a road that is more like an alley in the heart of the tourist area. They have a sit down restaurant downstairs and a cocktail bar/grill upstairs. 35 seats including ten bar, upstairs.Same menu both levels. The service, food...More

Thank SigEpGov
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fast and friendly service from Marjorie! Risotto is the best I’ve ever had! My husband and I were happy we stopped in.

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Came here in Nov. 2016....location temporarily altered....however, the risotto is the best there is.....I wish they would bring back the warm spinach salad,,,,,,did not see it on the menu this year 2017......It was awesome !!!

Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We've visited several times but this is my first review. I've always thought there was a very pleasant atmosphere, food is super delicious and very well priced, with great selection. I've sat in each of the floors and they all offer something slightly different to...More

Thank MissJely
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We'd say this was the best dinner of our vacation! Mid October and many of the restaurants are closed, so there was a nice crowd here even early in the evening. We sat on the 2nd floor on the deck with a view of the...More

Thank GrnOlive
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Nice view of the harbor. Casual. We came here twice. Their lobster sandwich special was tasty. I would come back.

Thank jae806
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

A lucky find with many of Booth Bay's restaurants closed for the season. The vibe, the location, and menu choices were great. Every one of the four of us were extremely satisfied with our choices, and after tasting all of them, I declared anything with...More

Thank Ariagne
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We skipped this place our first night because we were hungry and didn’t feel like working through a tapas experience. Kind of a big mistake on our part because the Boathouse is a lot more than just tapas we found when we went back another...More

Thank steelsss
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We went for dinner to have lobster thermidor and found this restaurant. The lobster tasted exact what we expected, with a good glas of white wine, the evening eas settled. As finishing touch we had a grand desert. The serving personnel is very friendly. As...More

Thank chrisgeldof
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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