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Tugboat Inn Restaurant

80 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1770
+1 207-633-4434
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster bisque” (44 reviews)
“haddock” (33 reviews)
“seafood” (35 reviews)
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
80 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1770
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Ate there on three occasions recently. Food is excellent regardless of what was ordered. Came to the table in a timely manner. Decor is nautical in theme and tasteful. Got the impression from one waitress that she was having a tough time "putting up" with...More

Thank gypsy2424
Reviewed 1 week ago

Boothsbay harbour is very busyat all times of the year, so parking is a problem. Not however, if you decide to eat here as they have there own parking area. Thats the only Reason we went to this restaurant. However, we are glad that we...More

Thank Stozzer1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steak ordered well done and came rare. Sent back and when returned, may have been medium rare. Seafood pasta dish was great. Bread was very good but not offered refill. Drinks not refilled without asking waitress. Three waitresses and ours seemed most stressed and overwhelming...More

Thank wfrain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Tugboat Inn for 2 nights. Decided to give the restaurant a try. It was highly recommended by the woman at the check-in desk. The dinners was pretty good. I had the scallops and my wife had a seafood combo. Scallops, lobster,...More

Thank jsmales24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Each of us had a different menu item, which made sharing awesome. The lobster roll was excellant, they made it for me without the mayonnaise, I was so happy. My husband and bother had the Fried Clam Platter and they said the were the Best...More

Thank GaGirl_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a nice view of harbor activities. Good selection of fresh fish and lobster from local waters.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We werre 15 minutes early before they opened but the staff let us in we sat at the bar til they had tables set up..our dinner was wonderful we had the lobster and clam chowder..which if your in Maine its a must..great dinner wonderful staff

Thank Nina993
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by promptu...I was in love immediately. Great views, wonderful ambiance. Food is outstanding. Quick service. Friendly staff. Reasonable, fair pricing.

Thank Villageidiot58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a delightful evening here with friends from near and far. Lobster, swordfish, mussels, steamed clams, and other dishes were outstanding. Service was courteous and professional. The panoramic view of harbor and islands is spectacular no matter what the weather or time of day or...More

Thank MarinaKirsch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fast, friendly service. Delicious food, hot and tasty. Only downside the restaurant was extremely warm. They opened the front door and a cat came in and roamed the dining room. Not a fan of that!

Thank irishlad917
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8 August 2018|
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Response from Kathryn D | Reviewed this property |
I think so. When were there last month we were served by a jovial white-haired man who was excellent. He did say he was a teacher who had worked there every summer for decades so it is probably the same guy.
25 February 2016|
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Response from Zwerbach | Reviewed this property |
we were there in October therefore I do not know about February. Better give them a call or look for another place, we were not satisfied with their service and food was just average.
25 February 2016|
Response from BSS59 | Property representative |
Thank you for checking - our Inn opens for the season on Friday, April 22. Our Restaurant opens the following Friday, April 29.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 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: +1 207-633-4434
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