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Where To Dine

Boothbay Harbor is full of spectacular restaurants. Set to the backdrop of Maine’s most beautiful harbor, your dining becomes an extraordinary experience. These establishments not only bring you great food and genuine hospitality, but they also take pride in supporting the Boothbay Harbor Windjammer Days festival. We are proud to share with you our foodie partners.

A beautiful place for you to come with your family and friends and enjoy food made thoughtfully every day. The menu will change weekly and sometimes even daily so we can take advantage of all the local seasonal products available to us here on the coast of Maine. We have designed a beautiful place for you to come with your family and friends and enjoy food made thoughtfully every day. 


Great views of the harbor with both indoor and outdoor dining. Come by boat and tie up out front. Join us for some great food and cocktails and amazing sunsets.


The Thistle Inn has four intimate dining rooms, each unique, creating a charming setting for any occasion throughout the year. Two of the dining rooms have fireplaces that lend to the cozy ambiance during the winter and our large private front porch is a delightful place to dine while enjoying the summer evenings. Our library is also available for receptions or private dinner parties.

Ports of Italy

We select our ingredients daily from a variety of local distributors and growers; providing our customers with the best of the area has to offer in local seafood, meats and vegetables while placing an emphasis on supporting our local community. Our specialties include homemade pasta, homemade ravioli, bread, focaccia and desserts all made daily using free range eggs. We also have an extensive wine list.


The Experience

Your journey to Cabbage Island begins at Pier 6 in picturesque Boothbay Harbor. Here, you will board the Bennie Alice and enjoy a narrated scenic cruise while you take in Maine's breathtaking coastline. As you step off the boat, Bob and Wayne Moore will greet and welcome you to the island. With indoor and outdoor dining options, you will have ample choices on where to sit.

Cabbage Island guests are treated to a traditional Downeast clambake including fish chowder, two lobsters, clams, golden corn on the cob, potato, onion, a hard steamed egg and Maine's finest blueberry cake. We cook our clambakes in traditional fashion - steamed over open fires between thick layers of seaweed and covered with tarpaulins to seal in all the great flavor and natural sweetness. Established in 1956

Our goal is to provide you with the unhurried, pleasant, and casual atmosphere of coastal summer dining. Harbor. Putting recipes of the world into the context of local ingredients, we offer a broad tempting selection of tastes presented with an artful flare. Paired with an unsurpassed view from our roof deck, enjoy lunch, dinner, or a late night snack over an glass of fine wine.


At Harborside Tavern, our house is your house. We want our place to feel like home. Comfy. Cozy. Natural. Because to us, it is. Our heart’s in Boothbay Harbor. We’ve been here for generations. Great Grandad even helped build the footbridge. And now we’re proud to feed the happy folks who cross it. Around here, every little detail has its own story. So stop by for a bite and take in a few of ours.


Open Memorial Weekend to Labor Day, Wannawaf is a sweet little shack of sugar and other treats in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. We stand for all things funny, good, & tasty!


Coastal Prime is Boothbay Harbor Seaside Dining at Its Best. Coastal Prime is Boothbay Harbor’s new restaurant and bar with a picture-perfect blend of sea and sun from all vantage points, our indoor and outdoor dining spaces are perfectly suited for everything from intimate dinners and family gatherings to meetings and celebrations. Enjoy outdoor dinning & Maine’s classic seafood dishes. Whether you’re dining inside or on our spacious deck we invite you to enjoy delicious meals skillfully composed from local sources, traditional Maine ingredients and the freshest seafood, prepared to please you and your guests.

Mine Oyster is a two-storied ocean front restaurant. Our first floor features a drinking bar and a shucking bar. Our second floor is comprised of three large dining rooms and another spacious bar perfect for live music, large gatherings and small celebrations alike. A wrap around waterfront deck is perfect for a leisurely cocktail and an unhurried conversation.


The idea of a true authentic neighborhood brewery and tavern has been a passion of ours since 2005. We realized that ownership and completely authentic relationships are what makes a business run crisply and smoothly. We decided to bring it down to a more personal neighborhood level that would help shape our communities, our country, and hopefully, our world.


Located just outside of the bustling downtown, and perpendicular to the footbridge, Mama Ds is a perfect destination for walkers. Drivers also welcome as we have free parking behind our cafe, and we are dog friendly too!



Located in Boothbay Harbor, Taka is a purveyor of fine Mediterranean dining from the esteemed Chef Rushaune Thompson. Welcome to Taka Mediterranean Bar and Grill, our home located in the heart of Boothbay Harbor, where we invite our guests to celebrate life and share a blend of modern and traditional Mediterranean cuisine. Our goal at Taka is to unify our guest’s cultures and spirits with our own, expressing passion and generosity in the cuisine we share.