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Mine Oyster

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16 Wharf St Ste 1, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2502
+1 207-633-6616
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Westborough, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Decent food and good service. Average prices for pub style food. Lots of selections and of course Oysters. Good for families and fine for kids.

Thank John B
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288 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is a very nice restaurant. I started with the small Caesar with shrimp, the salad was good but the shrimp were great, fresh, char-broiled, just excellent. The fish and chips were excellent as were the fries. Alas, the fried lobster was only good - it wasn't bad but it was bland. This was the only off food that I... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is the place to go for oysters. Fresh, well presented, and what a variety! We were not particularly enticed by the rest of the menu, but my husband and I loved going for happy hour (2$ for a particular kind of oyster - I think it was Glidden Point?) and the staff is generally very engaging - especially on... More 

Thank Amanda K
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Yum yum yum it was so good I had no better food in Maine. Several dishes you don't usually find like wood grilled lobster and Maine potato skins were excellent.

Thank Minecrafters
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Arrived in Boothbay Harbor after nine o'clock on a Sunday night and didn't expect to find a good restaurant open. I was pleasantly surprised. My wife had six good oysters from the selection of 14 local varieties and a half-order of great fish & chips. I had rare yellowfin tuna, wood grilled with an excellent smoky ratatouille garnish. They have... More 

Thank David M
Davidson, North Carolina
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is my second time at Mine Oyster. It's worth going for the fresh oysters, or just have a drink and appetizer outside on one of the decks to enjoy the harbor views. But dinner choices are mostly mediocre, with better seafood entrees at other restaurants. The interior is rather dark, dingy and kind of dirty. During full tourist season,... More 

Thank Andi M
Freeport, Maine, United States
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Sushi was so-so and the head sushi chef was not working the afternoon of our visit so the menu was limited. When we walked in on a slow afternoon, the host brought us to one of their outdoor seating areas, but clearly the B list area. After a quick scout on our own we requested to move out front where... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Large restaurant, outdoor seating, live music, just the kind of menu you'd want for dinner - from appetizers, seafood and steak! Excellent bar and service - ate here twice on the weekend we were here and enjoyed it each time.

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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We attended a work function and experienced the buffet. The dinner was average but the blueberry pie was amazing. I would go back to try it again. The view is over looking the harbor and is a must see.

Thank Mainer0
New York City, New York
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241 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We stopped by for some oysters - $30 for a dozen. Our server kindly chose 6 from a possible 14 local offerings - 2 of each. We sat at a counter upstairs overlooking the harbor and enjoyed the whole experience.

Thank john w

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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
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Wharf St Ste 1, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2502
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-6616

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