Treat yourself to the pleasure of casual Downeast Dining and enjoy the panoramic view of Boothbay Harbor's East Side Waterfront. Our seafood is fresh and the atmosphere friendly.
Locally caught lobster is our specialty. Several hundred pounds are stored in our sea water tank. You may select your own from the tank and watch as they are prepared for cooking in our large outdoor pots. We have all sizes of the tasty shellfish, from one to four pounds. To those new to lobster, we will gladly assist on how to best eat them and explain the differences between hard and soft shell.
The flavor of Maine is further captured in our other offerings. Stews and chowders are prepared daily from only the freshest ingredients. The shrimp and scallops we use are caught in the waters of the Boothbay Region. Clams are also supplied by local diggers most every day. Our mussels are grown on a salt water farm in Tenants Harbor. Fish caught in the North Atlantic are supplied to us from Boothbay Fish Dealers. We accept only the freshest available. It is not unusual for us to refuse deliveries that do not meet our quality standards.
Your Dining-by-the-Sea Experience will be complete only when you've tasted our homemade pies and tasty treats. Guaranteed second to none, these delectables will put a pleasurable topping on your meal.
Our open-air dock offers one of the most spectacular views of Boothbay Harbor's boating and fishing activity. The sunsets are unparalleled in this downeast setting. Inside seating is also available with the same great view.
There's always something happening in the harbor. A summer highlight is "Windjammer Days," a two-day celebration marked by the schooner fleet sailing into the harbor. There is a street parade, sprinkled with local flavor, antique boat parade, fireworks, and numerous other events associated with the festivities.
The 4th of July traditionally follows Windjammer Days, and you can view the extraordinary fireworks from our deck. The large congregation of boats that assembles to watch the show is almost as spectacular as the display itself.
The Lobster Dock is built at the former Reed's Shipyard property. This was the site of a bustling shipyard in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many huge three- and four-masted schooners were built here. In later years smaller pleasure boats were constructed. The yard also boasted three marine railways that hauled and maintained boats up to 80 feet. The yard closed its doors in 1978. Today boats are still stored here in the winter, and there is a small marina for summer dockage.
We hope your visit with us is pleasant and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
What makes us unique and sets us apart?
Our lobsters are delivered twice daily by local lobstermen from Boothbay Harbor. We store them in the same sea water, constantly re-circulated from the harbor in which they were just caught hours earlier.