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Whales Tale

125 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2221
+1 207-633-6644
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible23%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (5 reviews)
“soups” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 15:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
$$ - $$$
125 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2221
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Locals eat here, so you know the food is good. Generous portions. Very good seafood and reasonable prices. Casual atmosphere.

Thank dczahor
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

It's one of the only places open in the early season, we've been a few times in the past and have never had any negative things to say. This time we were immediately met with the smell of cigarettes upon opening the door. We stayed...More

Thank Tori W
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Very homey, friendly place. Remember "Cheers Bar". Well that what this is. The food is fantastic and there Happy Hour is awesome. Main restaurant is beautiful with great views.

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We had a good evening here but the food was just OK. I didn't get the impression that the food was freshly prepared.

Thank Hampt0n
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We set out from our hotel looking for a restaurant, and I made a mistake and went to this place instead of where I intended. I'm not sorry though. The food was good, the prices were fairly reasonable, the view was nice and the service...More

Thank Kam M
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the music of Boogie2shooz. Many regulars there who obviously do as well. Soup was very good (seafood chowder). Service is very friendly but untrained, rest of meal average. Lovely view.

Thank nred
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Place where regular locals meet for nice music and drinks. The soups are good and the staff is friendly, but needs someone to train them better.

Thank martyr2
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Just dropped in for a bowl of clam chowder. Friend had the seafood chowder. Both were excellent and worthy of high praise! Sat outside on deck with great view of all the goings-on in the harbor. Beautiful spot and good chowders.

Thank mungie2014
Reviewed 12 September 2016

It may be difficult to find but well worth the search. Located just beyond the big yellow fisherman's statue at Brown's Wharf, you'll find a driveway that leads down to this gem. A perfect spot to sit on patio to see the sunsets over Boothbay...More

Thank kewo13
Reviewed 11 September 2016

clam & seafood chowder were excellent & salad bar for $5 very good too, crab cakes OK, good biscuit w/chowder, salad items all very fresh

Thank Joyce F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2221
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-6644
  • E-mail
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