Boothbay Harbor is one of the most popular vacation spots on the coast of Maine. The charming village has galleries and artist’s studios to visit, parks and gardens to explore, lighthouse and museum tours, and some of the best cuisine in New England. The dish that vacationers search far and wide to find the best in Maine is lobster. Here’s where to find the best lobster meals in Boothbay Harbor.
Linekin Bay Resort
One of the foremost restaurants in Boothbay Harbor is The Deck Bar & Grill at Linekin Bay Resort on the waterfront. The restaurant offers a relaxing ambiance and lovely views of the Bay. Dishes are meticulously created using seasonal ingredients and unique twists on traditional menu items. Favorites are Seafood Newburg, Serrano Ham & Cheese Croquettes, and of course, fresh lobster. Happy Hour is from 4 – 6 pm and specials include Margarita Monday, Wine Wednesday, and Sangria Sunday.
Boat House Bistro
The Boat House Bistro is a Tapas Bar and Restaurant that offers a unique alternative to traditional Maine cuisine with Tapas-style dining and classic seafood dishes including steamed lobster. The Boat House Bistro is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, and daily Happy Hour.
Robinson’s Wharf is the location for Tug’s Pub & Seafood Market, a long-time favorite seafood restaurant in Southport, just outside of Boothbay Harbor. Lobster dinners, rolls, and Stuffed Haddock with Lobster Newburg are only a few of the menu items. Tug’s Pub features Happy Hour and has live music on weekends.
The Lobster Dock
The Lobster Dock is the place to go for a quick lunch or break while walking around town. The seafood sandwiches and rolls feature lobster, oysters, clams, haddock, or shrimp. The chowder and lobster stew are exceptional. The Lobster Dock features twin or larger lobsters that are up to three pounds. Beer and wine are served, and a children’s menu is available. Finish off your lobster dinner with fresh Maine Blueberry Pie.
Each of the restaurants in Boothbay Harbor features lobster dishes, and all are a little different. A tour of Coastal Maine and restaurants that serve succulent lobster are a must for a weekend or extended vacation.