Top 10 restaurants in Boothbay, United States

April 14, 2018 Kelli Reichel

Boothbay is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. The population was 3,120 at the 2010 census. It includes the villages of East Boothbay and Trevett. The Boothbay region is a center of summer tourist activity, and a significant part of its population does not live there year-round. Five shipyards are located in the town, the largest of which is Washburn & Doughty.
Things to do in Boothbay

1. Downeast Ice Cream

1 By Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1867 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Late Night, Drinks +1 207-633-3016
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 567 reviews

Downeast Ice Cream

Reviewed By easyriderNh - nh

We were in BoothBay Harbor over Columbus Day weekend, having dinner at McSeagull's when a lovely couple sat down at the bar next to us and said Hello, asked us where we were from. People are always so friendly. We mentioned that we were going to Downeast Ice Cream for our dessert for a delicious hot fudge sundae with the best coffee ice cream after dinner and they said "so sorry, we own the ice cream shoppe and we just ran out of ice cream for the season, closed a few minutes ago". We didn't get our sweet treat that night, but it was such a pleasure to meet the lovely couple that own the shoppe and are responsible for the great friendly staff who work there, the wonderful atmosphere when you walk through the open door and the BEST homemade hot fudge sauce made by the very sweet lady who owns the shoppe.
We will look forward to our first sundae in the 2018 season and hopefully see the owners there next summer. Happy Winter season off.....you both deserve a break.

2. Karen's Hideaway

716 Wiscasset Rd, Boothbay, ME 04537-4632 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +1 207-633-0831
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 155 reviews

Karen's Hideaway

Reviewed By sanders s - lawton, MI

I have written 7 reviews of myself and my wife's stay in Boothbay Harbor and I am saving this review for last. THIS IS THE BEST SEAFOOD I HAVE EVER EATEN, NO JOKE! We love out of the way places as we find them to usually be the best. Karen's is a stone cold example of that at it's very best. This is the real deal Maine seafood prepared simply in a simple location. A dump to the uninitiated bet a true gem in what people who care about what they serve can be. If you need to sit in a restaurant with stuffed fish and lobster on the wall to make it real then this is not for you. (Well actually this place is for everyone no matter your previously held opinions). Large portions of very high quality ingredient seafood. Lobster rolls, crab rolls, great pineapple slaw, and more fries than you can eat for two people $45! You pay that much at some places for one quarter that. A MUST HAVE IS DEEP FRIED LOBSTER!!! I cannot say enough!!! Do yourself a favor; change your life; EAT AT KAREN'S HIDEAWAY!!!

3. Bet's Famous Fish Fry

Route 27, Off The Town Square, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04537 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 209 reviews

Bet's Famous Fish Fry

Reviewed By Maude1017

Again, Trip Advisor won out! We ordered a full order of the friend haddock and fries to share. ($18)...with our cold bottled water from the vending machine out back.. Lots of delicious tarter sauce and some cocktail sauce made our shared meal the absolute best!!! very very casual and clean and delicious while sitting on the picnic benches to the left and rear of Bet's Fry shack. Parking was where we could find it. THE BEST!!!!

4. Red Cup Coffee House

29 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1982 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch +1 207-350-4228
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 230 reviews

Red Cup Coffee House

Reviewed By David H - Levittown, Pennsylvania

I wanted a hot cup of coffee, so I went in and was not disappointed. There were a few brews to choose from and the staff was real nice.

5. Shannon's Unshelled

11 Granary Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1866 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood Lunch +1 207-446-4921
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 303 reviews

Shannon's Unshelled

Locally owned and operated, Shannon's Unshelled delivers a traditional lobster roll on-the-go. Conveniently located at 11 Granary Way, in the heart of downtown Boothbay Harbor, we greatly value our customer's satisfaction by providing a fresh, quality lobster roll at an affordable price! Customers are sure to enjoy the stunning ocean view atmosphere, friendly service, and the tight knit community of Boothbay Harbor Maine.

Reviewed By Nuevodive - Southport, Connecticut

Just plain exceptional.
They don't mess around here! These hard working ladies make it happen & we were the happy recipients! The lobster chowder was outrageously flavorful, rich yet not fatty, full of flavor, w lots of sweet lobster as the star. Their lobster roll was what a lobster roll should be, but unfortunately we rarely get. The ratio of lobster vs roll is important. If all you want is lobster, then order just lobster. Same with clam chowder; if all you want are potatoes, order a potato. Same for clam fritters; if all you want are clams, get clams. You feelin' me here? It's about ratio, texture, flavor, portion. A gargantuan lobster roll isn't what I'm after. I want fresh sweet warm lobster drizzled with butter & nestled between a fresh buttered (appropriate) roll w a slight grilled crunch that I can hold w/out it all falling out. It's harmony of components yet where the lobster shines. Shannon's has nailed that for me (and apparently the rest of you)! Thank you ladies for serving impeccable food with a smile and fair price. BRAVO!

6. East Boothbay General Store

255 Ocean Point Rd, East Boothbay, Boothbay, ME 04544-6006 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks SGD 4 - SGD 20 +1 207-633-7800
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 160 reviews

East Boothbay General Store

Great house made sandwiches, pizza, selection of beers and wine; eat in on small porch or take away for a picnic.

Reviewed By Maude1017

We were staying at the Chapel in East Boothbay and the General Store was a GO TO when necessary and a lifesaver for quick lunches, breakfasts and coffee cream! plus great chocolate Chip cookies to go! Service was good as all sandwiches were made to order. We got sandwiches and salads for quick meals...

7. Wannawaf

31 Granary Way, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1866 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 207-315-2029
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

Wannawaf

Belgian waffles, hot dogs, ice cream. Delicious

Reviewed By Natasha P

Um, three words: HOT WAFFLE SUNDAES!
Definitely a must stop if you are in Boothbay Harbor! Icecream and food options are available.

I ordered their "Christmas in July" special which was a hot waffle with peppermint stick icecream topped with hot fudge and Oreos!

Best icecream I've ever had :) can't wait to go back!

8. Ports of Italy

47 Commercial St, Across from Kaler, parking is on the back of the restaurant, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1826 Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks, Late Night SGD 12 - SGD 46 +1 207-633-1011
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Ports of Italy

Come and explore the cuisine of the Ports of Italy from our cozy restaurant on the waterfront in Boothbay Harbor.

Reviewed By Rich and Pam R - New Hampshire USA

Homemade everything. Expensive but then so is everything in this tourist town. Went with a party of six. Everyone ordered something different and everyone loved their food. The decor isn't snazzy so the money must go into the food. If you like Italian food, you'll like this place.

9. Bet's Fish Fry

Highway 27, Boothbay, ME Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
88%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 99 reviews

Bet's Fish Fry

Reviewed By bluebirds77 - Boston, Massachusetts

Bet makes a good fried haddock for a good price. My only complaint is that we have tried to eat there a few times when she was supposed to be open only to get there to find it closed. Disappointing when you plan around eating somewhere and then it doesn't happen.

10. Sarah's Scoops

206 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1838 Takeout American +1 207-633-2967
Excellent
76%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 54 reviews

Sarah's Scoops

Reviewed By atraveler006 - Atlanta, Georgia

This ice cream stand serves a wide variety of ice creams and frozen delights. Gifford ice cream is simply the best and the ice cream stand has friendly, helpful staff. There are picnic tables available for those wanting them. A definite place to visit and enjoy!

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