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Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room

86 Commercial St, on Custom House Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4705
+1 207-774-5725
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible12%
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“seafood newburg” (10 reviews)
“bread basket” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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86 Commercial St, on Custom House Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4705
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’ve been here twice- the food does not disappoint! One of my favorite parts of both meals was the bread basket😆 lol The biscuits I had the first time were the BEST I’ve ever had... so when I returned a few months later I was...More

Thank Lisaradz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location on the water - even in the evening it's very scenic. Service was great but unfortunately the food didn't live up to the great ratings we'd scene. Food was still good just not great. Lobster mac & cheese and fish and chips were...More

Thank GeorgiaLucy41
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going to Boone's for several years now and they are one of my favorite places in Portland to dine, as well as to plan events at. I work for a large company in the Southern Maine area and recently we had a...More

Thank MEmeehaul
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Was looking for a place to get a good lobster roll and we noticed many locals going in here. They have a downstairs inside and outside along with an upstairs deck. Got the clam chowder only to fine that it had more clam then broth...More

Thank mocpgc
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Awesome service. She was cool when we explained we just wanted plain lobster rolls, no frills (the menu all had "twists") and they were perfect: Buttered, griddled, extra-wide brioche buns, overflowing with knuckle and chicken lobster claw meat. No frills. Perfection. Both the clam chowder...More

Thank Bona Fide B
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The young women at reception were more than gracious and seated us outside under a heat lamp . Our server was very good and knowledgable. The menu was a bit what I call shee-shee but don't let that throw you. The food was quite good...More

Thank mbmathome
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Most people will order lobster rolls--they have several versions--and my friends enjoyed them. But I wasn't that hungry and ordered the fish chowder. It was AMAZING. Big chunks of fish, thick but not pasty. Absolutely delicious.

Thank NRPNewJersey
Reviewed 13 October 2017

While the best part of the experience was sitting out on the upstairs deck, it was a good meal. Portions were reasonable, food was tasty though average, and no real issues. Service was not the best, our wait person had a large table that was...More

Thank UncleChuck
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We had read the reviews and weren't really sure, but we liked the menu options and wanted to sit outside. We would definitely agree that the smoky inside would not be conducive to an enjoyable dinner, but the outside deck was great. We were greeted...More

1  Thank Judith S
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We visited this restaurant when we were on a boat tour of Maine. We were looking for a place that had good seafood and was close to our hotel. Well, this turned out not to be the place. We had check out a few others...More

2  Thank Joe P
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Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Commercial St, on Custom House Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4705 (Formerly Boone's Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-5725
  • E-mail
From the creator of Portland’s “Rooms” restaurants - Seafood on the Wharf. Boone’s Fish House and Oyster Room is a historic restaurant located on the Portland, ME waterfront. Just steps from Portland’s Old Port, Boone’s combines a perfect seaside location with the freshest local seafood for an unforgettable dining experience.The original Boone’s was established in 1898 and ran continuously until 2006. Now fully restored, and re-imagined, it boasts 2 beautiful decks, upstairs and down, serving steamed Maine lobster, wood-grilled fish & fried clams seven days a week. Upstairs holds the Oyster Room, with the ability to hold private functions of up to 150 guests and serving a raw bar and wood-fired flatbreads. Harding Lee Smith is Chef & owner with Bryan Dame as the Executive Chef and Sean Doherty as Chef de Cuisine of the Oyster Room.Discover a far-reaching array of seafood, much displayed on ice for your choosing. Pick your own lobster and, on the menu, you’ll find an extensive selection of local seafood like Maine oysters, Maine clams and fresh fish entrees. Watch the boats bring in the day’s catch while you enjoy the oyster bar or crack into a steaming hot lobster with sweet, drawn butter. For an authentic taste of Portland, the New England clam chowder or a famous lobster roll will get you started!Boone’s offers the real Maine dining experience just as it did when it originally opened. Boone’s combines a modern, rustic atmosphere with the best seafood in Portland. The spacious yet cozy dining room makes Boone’s an ideal destination for enjoying a seafood dinner with your whole family, sharing an intimate meal on a special occasion, or hosting a gathering or small event. While you’re visiting Portland, make Boone’s your first choice for enjoying a fresh Maine seafood dinner in a convenient, indoor/outdoor, and waterfront setting.
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