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48 Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 207-633-5839
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster pie” (31 reviews)
“crab legs” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (47 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
48 Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lynn and I and friends recently had dinner at Kaler's Crab and Lobster House. This is a large, friendly restaurant. We visited twice. On our first dinner Lynn and I shared a fried shrimp and calamari appetizer (Wow, just $7.95). I ordered a dark beer,...More

Thank Radiohutch
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu was not to my expectations. The lobster pie was just not what I thought it should be. The day I was there it was quite noisy. Our waitress was always rushing around and not as attentive as I thought she should be.

Thank hands34639
Sam K, Manager at Kaler's, responded to this review

It's unfortunate that you had that experience last year. I invite you to come back this season as we open today at 11:30.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute Place. Staff was very friendly. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We had everything from cheeseburgers to fried clams and no one was disappointed. Good kids menu as well

Thank rhopper276
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We went here because it was busy , probably because other places had closed for the season. There was plenty of choice and my party of 4 had different dishes 2 had seafood and 2 had chicken dishes. We were all pretty disappointed, a lack...More

1  Thank alibar89
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Being from Massachusetts Happy Hour does not exist at all (of course we here know of its existence). I went in to Kaler's one afternoon around July 4th with my father. The service was great, and the bartender (I'm kicking myself for forgetting his name)...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I recently took a trip to Boothbay. We had eaten at Kaler's about 8 years ago and we thought it was great. On this trip we found it to be as good as before. I had fried clams and they were terrific....More

Thank Jetone392
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Good food all around. Great for lobster. Been enjoying this restaurant for the past 5 years. Hope to continue Next year.

Thank RSOrr
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Simple down home decor. Great service. Seating inside or outside. One of the best values in town for a lobster dinner. I'm a summer local and go back here again and again.

Thank SovereignSage
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We have eaten here a few times and it is consistently good. The wait staff is efficient and friendly. I usually order the fried shrimp which is plentiful and cooked just right.

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Went here out of convenience but I will be back... Food is good, I had a pair of lobsters, service was fast and friendly. They also have a happy hour bar.

Thank rhc742
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you closed for winter and if so when will you re-open, I'm hungry..
25 March 2017|
Response from Sam K | Property representative |
Hello, It is to cold here and there is still snow on the ground. Boothbay Harbor always said they rolled up the sidewalks in the winter, and they haven't put them back down yet. We will open the third week in May! Thanks for... More
Dog friendly?
30 July 2016|
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Response from Seajay p | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very dog friendly!
hi do you know if they have hardshell lobster in september and is can you see the water from the dinning area. thank you
7 May 2015|
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Response from scorpio6737 | Reviewed this property |
Hi not sure on the lobster (sorry) but yes you can get seating with a view.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-5839
  • E-mail