Have a Spectacular Meal When You Choose Boathouse Bistro

When you plan a trip here in our summer season, there are so many things to think about, accommodations, activities and restaurants. Luckily for you, here in Boothbay Harbor, we have many fantastic restaurants to choose from. We at Topside Inn love sharing our favorite places to eat with our guests. One in particular we enjoy is Boathouse Bistro. Once you walk in, you will see quickly why it is a hot spot in the summer months. Come and see why you should add Boathouse Bistro to your list of Boothbay Harbor eateries the next time you are here!

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About Boathouse Bistro


As you will see, they have an extensive tapas menu.  Tapas is relatively new to New England, but Boathouse Bistro does the traditional European style of eating justice. Tapas was originally referred as tapa, or lid, in Spanish. After a long day, many in the community would gather at their local taska to have a drink and relax with friends. One common problem they had was flies. These uninvited guests would try and land in their drinks. To prevent this, the owner would place a cracker or slice of bread on top of the drink to protect it.

From there, the concept grew into more ornate bites of food. Over time, you have what we now know as tapas, bites of food.

Boathouse Bistro Menu

When you decide on the Boathouse Bistro, you will see that you have different menus to choose from. It’s wonderful that they have so many options. On the menu, you will find hot, cold, and shellfish tapas. You can also see they have delicious soups, salads, and sandwiches. If you are looking for a more hearty meal, you can check out their risotto dishes as well as they meat and wild game options. If you love seafood, they have Maine lobster and other seafood entrees. Be sure to check out their wine list to see what would pair with what you choose.

Where to Sit at Boathouse Bistro

One of the best parts about a meal at Boathouse Bistro is their location. You can’t beat it. You have three choices when it comes to a place to sit at Boathouse Bistro, first floor dining room, second floor bar area and the third floor roof deck bar and dining. On a cool day, we prefer the bat on the second floor. On a beautiful day, be sure to choose the roof deck. The outside decks give you interesting views of the historic footbridge, inner harbor and the East side. There are plenty of tables as well as an outdoor bar if you just choose drinks.

We hope that after reading about what you can expect at Boathouse Bistro, you will add them to your list of places to eat here in Boothbay Harbor. Anytime you are here, be sure to stay with us at Topside Inn. We have an historic main house and two summer guesthouses with 15 additional rooms for you to choose from, all with spectacular views. Each of our rooms is decorated in a blend of modern and classic styles. Our comfortable beds are topped with luxurious linens to help ensure you have a restful night’s sleep. Ready to plan your next trip to Boothbay Harbor? Contact us today let us help you plan a wonderful trip!

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