Steamers Lobster DockBoothbay Harbor is home to a number of delicious restaurants that range from traditional to excitingly unique. Mostly known for amazingly fresh seafood, Boothbay Harbor restaurants include some of the very best and freshest ingredients in their dishes. To ensure that you and your taste buds don’t miss out on any of these delectable dishes, we have compiled a list of our favorite restaurants in Boothbay Harbor for you.

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The Best Restaurants in Boothbay Harbor, Maine:

The Thistle Inn

Located in a 1960’s sea captain’s home, The Thistle Inn offers a casual bar menu as well as a fine dining experience. Enjoy a meal in the Dory Pub, one of the intimate dining rooms or on the deck under a canopy of trees. The Inn has a popular nightly happy hour with half-priced drinks and appetizers.

Ports of Italy

For those looking for an innovative fusion of traditional and modern, Ports of Italy is one of the best Italian Boothbay Harbor restaurants you can choose. Made with locally grown and distributed ingredients, the food at Ports of Italy is fresh and tasty. Specialties include homemade spaghetti, raviolis, bread, desserts and more!

Harborside Tavern

Enjoy breakfast, seafood, steak and a popular happy hour all at Harborside Tavern. Enjoy casual dining by the water, and many tastes of Maine!

Watershed Tavern

Part of the Boothbay Craft Brewery, the Watershed Tavern serves authentic pub fare, including the best fish & chips in the area, of course using their own ale in the batter. Take a tour of the brewery after lunch or before dinner and enjoy a great meal – you will be glad you did.

Robinson’s Wharf

This working Lobster Pier has a seafood market, full-service restaurant and pub, often featuring a local musician or two during happy hour. At Robinson’s Wharf, you can enjoy fresh steamers and lobster right out on the docks. Fried seafood baskets, burgers and some unexpected creative dishes are waiting for you just across the bridge on Southport Island, well worth the few minute drive.

Boat House Bistro

The Boat House Bistro is one of the best tapas bar and restaurants in Boothbay. Boat House focuses on providing guests with a classic and casual summer coastal dining experience. Dishes are crafted with locally sourced, fresh ingredients, served with an artful flair on their rooftop deck.

Shannon’s Unshelled

It is definitely no secret that Maine lobster is the best of the best, and anyone who has had the lucky chance to try fresh Maine lobster can tell you why! Pay a visit to Shannon’s Unshelled in Boothbay Harbor, where you can find one of the best fresh Maine lobster rolls out there!

Mine Oyster

You can find some of the best oysters and live entertainment at this Boothbay Harbor Raw Bar & Gathering Place! Mine Oyster is the perfect spot to get your fresh Maine seafood fix, while enjoying a gorgeous view right on the water.

Kaler’s Crab and Lobster House

Kaler’s Crab and Lobster House is another delicious seafood restaurant in Boothbay Harbor, Maine that specializes in fresh crab and lobster. Dishes include delicious Haddock, full clams, and more! No matter which dish you choose, your taste buds will thank you.


McSeagull’s is a classic Boothbay restaurant that specializes in seafood dishes and features an exciting coastal atmosphere. Diners have a front row view of the Boothbay Harbor Marina on their expanded deck. Take in the sunshine while enjoying dishes like their Haddock Picatta or the Sesame Tuna.