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Tugboat Inn Restaurant

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80 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1770
08:00 - 21:00
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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The flavors you'll taste from their selections are pure heaven to your taste buds! This "total foodie" was in absolute heaven dining here for lunch with my sweet Hubby! The Apple Cheddar Salad with Maple Cider-Vinaigrette tastes like everything was just picked from an organic garden literally seconds ago....such a clean flavorful forkful with awesome Maine apples, the best sharp... More 

Thank Donna S
Wheaton, Illinois
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

On a recent trip to this area we enjoyed lunch twice in their bright and airy dining room. One of our favorite spots for lobster rolls.

Thank Wheatontravelers
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We chose the Tugboat for dinner for the last night of our time in Boothbay Harbor and were not disappointed. The lobster bisque was the best we had ever had. We also enjoyed the crab dip, sautéed lobster, and local blueberry pie for dessert. Every bit was scrumptious and the service was perfect.

Thank Mandy M
Wimberley, Texas
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The dinner was great but took too long. Not enough wait staff. As the season comes to a close in October, fewer restaurants are open in Boothbay so the ones open are crowded. Make reservations!

Thank texascinzia
Meredith, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Lots of seafood choices on the menu. My wife had the lobster and it was outstanding. My choice was the seafood newburg, lots of lobster scallops and shrimp.

Thank bill1024
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Food was good service friendly. They needed another server on to expedite. Yet they were very efficient for the full house. Food was good. Nothing to rave about. They do make a good drink

Thank Marian M
Kent, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Enjoyed a lovely meal in a lively restaurant. The service was excellent and the food delicious... also managed to get a local bottle of wine which went down a treat.

Thank Philip1061
Rabun Gap, Georgia
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Had breakfast and dinner here twice and all meals were excellent. Highly recommend both the hotel and Restaurant

Thank josephrdrexler
Weedville, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had the crab roll, lobster bisque and scallops. It was excellent. It over looks the harbor. Good prices.

Thank Kaye S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The Tugboat Inn has the best food in the world! The rolls melt in your mouth and the atmosphere is the best! Get there at 5:30 when they open to get a seat by the window overlooking the harbor. We had fried seafood called Harbor Sampler that was awesome. The vegetables were really good! We will eat here again tomorrow... More 

Thank Robyn M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1770
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: 12076334434

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?