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In  Boothbay Harbor, Maine we have a wide variety of high quality restaurants that range from pub fare to fine dining. All Boothbay Harbor restaurants offer a menu featuring local fresh seafood & lobster as well as many other options. Most do not require or take reservations & a simple casual outfit is proper attire.  To further explain the different options we have compiled a list of our favorite restaurants in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.






Boat House Bistro

The Boat House Bistro offers a combination tapas bar and fine dining restaurant in Boothbay Harbor. Internationally inspired entree’s, and classic Maine dishes served in a casual, unhurried atmosphere with a view of the harbor from their rooftop deck. Boat House Bistro has 3 floors of seating & reservation are only taken for their 1st floor dining area.  The Lobster Thermadore is big enough for 2 and remains a guest favorite.



Ports of Italy

For a special occasion or just a memorable meal, Ports of Italy is superb and one of the best Boothbay Harbor restaurants.  Using the freshest local ingredients the Ports of Italy offers the best that the Boothbay Harbor area has to offer in local seafood, meats and vegetables.  Reservations are highly recommended as this is a smaller restaurant.



Harborside Tavern

A great Boothbay Harbor restaurant featuring simple, elegant food in a casual setting — simple, yet refined. Using locally sourced food, Harborside Tavern serves simple, fresh food in an elegant, approachable environment.  Fish Tacos & Lobster Mac n Cheese are 2 of their top dishes, reservations not required or taken.



Shannon’s Unshelled

A guests favorite and the answer to “where is the biggest & best lobster roll in downtown Boothbay Harbor?” Sit outside at Shannon’s Unshelled in a food truck style atmosphere & you will have an amazing fresh lobster roll.



Mine Oyster

With a wide selection of local & fresh oysters & nightly entertainment, Mine Oyster is a very popular Boothbay Harbor restaurant.  Guests love the option to dine outside with a beautiful view of Boothbay Harbor.




McSeagull’s is a classic Boothbay Harbor pub style restaurant offering a variety of seafood dishes in a casual, coastal atmosphere. Diners outside and enjoy a front row view of the Boothbay Harbor Marina on their exterior deck.  A great option to take in a sporting event on their many large screen TV’s.



Kaler’s Crab and Lobster House

Kaler’s Crab and Lobster House is another delicious seafood restaurant in Boothbay Harbor, Maine that specializes in fresh crab and lobster.  A great family restaurant in downtown Boothbay Harbor with a marine life touch tank



Boothbay Lobster Wharf

The Boothbay Lobster Wharf offering a large selection of local seafood and is another great Boothbay Harbor restaurant for lobster. Choose any size lobster you wish and enjoy it while looking at the middle of the harbor in picnic style seating.  



Boothbay Harbor’s Watershed Tavern

Part of the Boothbay Craft Brewery, the Watershed Tavern serves authentic pub fare and is a local favorite. Guests love to take a tour of the brewery.



Carriage House

A Farm to Table Boothbay Harbor restaurant, the Carriage House is a local’s favorite.  Featured items include a  homemade pasta of the day, fresh ground burgers, and seafood chowder. The chef has won awards for his seafood chowders.  A great feature is their mixologist bartender with new drinks using fresh ingredients and putting her own spin on them.  Reservation recommended.



Robinson’s Wharf

A working Lobster Pier & full-service restaurant and pub, with entertainment during happy hour. Take a short 10 minute trip across the bridges to Southport Island to Robinson’s Wharf and enjoy a quiet meal on the ocean.  

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