The Boathouse Bistro, Tapas Bar & Restaurant
Outside dining at The Boat House Bistro, Boothbay Harbor Maine


12 The By-Way, Boothbay Harbor. Maine 04538


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Join us for a refreshing alternative to typical coastal fare.

Holiday Season Hours:

Serving Lunch & Dinner
Saturday and Sunday
11:30 - 8:30 pm

Serving Dinner
Wednesday - Monday
4 pm - 8:30 pm

Closed Tuesday

Boathouse Bistro Holiday Menu


Oysters on the ½ Shell Fresh from the Damariscotta River ~ 3.5 each (Minimum order of 3)
Chef’s Baked Oyster of the Day ~ 4.5 each (Minimum order of 3)
Shrimp & Grits Shrimp, bacon, peppers, garlic, scallions, white wine, Cajun seasoning, Gruyere cheese grits ~ 15
BBQ Shrimp & Roasted Corn Salsa Grilled large shrimp, orange chipotle BBQ sauce, roasted corn salsa ~ 15
Bluefin Carpaccio Blackened extra-rare and chilled Bluefin tuna, seaweed salad, cucumber wasabi sauce ~ 18
Scallops & Mushrooms Pan-seared scallops, roasted mushrooms, goat cheese sauce, truffle oil ~ 18
Scallops & Maine Blueberry Sauce Pan-seared scallops, spicy blueberry sauce, homemade Maine potato chip ~ 18
Firecracker Chicken Breaded and deep-fried chicken, Bistro firecracker sauce, pickled carrots, blue cheese dressing ~ 12
Bistro Wings Chef Karin offers a different wing feature daily! Ask your server what today’s wing creation is ~ 12
Crispy Gnocchi – Pan-fried gnocchi, mushrooms, onion, garlic, fresh herbs, Parmesan cheese, arugula, truffle oil ~ 15
Polenta & Mushrooms – Cheesy pan-fried polenta, creamy mushroom sauce, crumbled goat cheese ~ 15
Warm Pretzel Served with beer cheese dipping sauce and whole grain mustard ~ 10
Honey Garlic Tofu Seared tofu bites, honey garlic tamari sauce, seaweed salad and pickled carrots ~ 12


Chowder of the Day Cup~8 Bowl~12
Soup of the Day Cup & Bowl ~ Market
Garden Mixed greens, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peppers, balsamic dressing ~ 10 6
Caesar Romaine hearts, Caesar dressing, croutons, Parmesan cheese ~ 12 8
Arugula Salad Arugula, roasted mushrooms, caramelized onions, blue cheese crumbles, balsamic dressing ~ 15
Mexican Salad Chopped romaine, spicy ranch dressing, roasted corn salsa, fried tortilla strips ~ 15


For an additional charge add any of the following to the above listed salads!
Chicken 10
Shrimp 12
Scallops 14
Haddock 10
Catch of the Day ~ Market
Chilled Maine Lobster Meat ~ Market


~ Served with fries
Hot Lobster Roll Butter poached Maine Lobster meat served in an over-sized buttered and grilled brioche roll ~ Market
Traditional Maine Lobster Roll Lobster, celery, mayonnaise, buttered and grilled brioche New England style roll ~ Market
Haddock Sandwich Served fried or blackened on a bulky roll with lettuce, tomato, and a side of chipotle aioli ~ 16
Haddock Reuben Blackened or fried haddock, Swiss cheese, slaw and spicy thousand island, served on grilled rye ~ 17
Catch Sandwich Served grilled or blackened on a bulky roll with lettuce, tomato, and chipotle aioli ~ Market
Pastrami Sandwich Pastrami, Swiss cheese, mustard, and caramelized onions on grilled rye bread ~ 18
Blackened Chicken Pesto Sandwich Blacken chicken, roasted red pepper, pesto sauce, Swiss cheese, brioche bun ~ 16
Chicken Parmesan Grilled breast of chicken, spicy tomato sauce, Parmesan, tomato, arugula on grilled sourdough ~ 16
Chicken Burrito Fried chicken strips, sweet and spicy chili sauce, cheddar jack cheese, corn salsa, grilled flour tortilla ~ 16
BBQ Pork Burrito Grilled pork tenderloin, BBQ sauce, pineapple salsa and a grilled flour tortilla ~ 17
Crispy Tofu Burrito Golden brown tofu, pickled carrots, pineapple salsa, tamari agave glaze, grilled flour tortilla ~ 16
Bistro Grilled Cheese Cheddar, Swiss, American, bacon, tomato, and arugula on grilled sourdough ~ 15
Steak House Burger 8 oz Lean ground beef patty grilled to perfection and served of a brioche bun ~ 14


for an additional $2 each:
Cheddar Swiss American Blue Cheese Goat Cheese Bacon Sautéed Onions Sautéed Mushrooms


Fries 5   •   Sweet Fries 6   •   Potato, Rice, or Vegetable of the Day 5


Lobster Risotto Butter poached Maine lobster meat served atop risotto of the day ~ Market
Seafood Risotto A medley of lobster, shrimp and scallops are sautéed with extra virgin olive oil, garlic and shallots, served atop risotto of the day ~ Market
Scallop Risotto Pan-seared scallops, mushroom risotto, arugula, and truffle oil ~ 32
Spicy Shrimp Risotto Large shrimp are sautéed with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, peppers, onions, scallions, and Cajun seasonings, served atop risotto of the day ~ 29
Haddock Risotto Pan-seared haddock, sun-dried tomato basil risotto, balsamic drizzle ~ 26
Chicken Risotto Blackened chicken served atop three cheese risotto with caramelized onions and corn salsa ~ 22
Pork Risotto Brown sugar and bourbon glazed pork tenderloin served atop risotto of the day with crumbled blue cheese ~ 26
Veggie Risotto An array of fresh vegetables served atop risotto of the day with grilled tofu ~ 21
Risotto of the Day A different creation daily! ~ 18


Maine Lobster Alfredo Butter poached lobster is served over fettucine with creamy Alfredo sauce and Parmesan cheese ~ Market
Seafood Scampi Lobster, shrimp and scallops are sautéed in extra virgin olive with butter, garlic, fresh herbs, and lemon, served over fettuccine with Parmesan cheese ~ Market
Scallops & Mushroom Alfredo Pan-seared scallops served atop fettuccine with roasted mushroom alfredo sauce ~ 32
Chicken Alfredo Grilled breast of chicken atop fettuccine with classic Alfredo sauce ~ 22
Pasta Primavera Fettuccine pasta is topped with sautéed mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, peppers, and garlic, finished with Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs ~ 16
Fettuccine & Spicy Ala Vodka Sauce Fettuccine pasta is topped with spicy ala vodka sauce and Parmesan cheese ~ 16


Add any of the following grilled or blackened toppers for an additional charge:
Chicken 10
Shrimp 12
Scallops 14
Haddock 10
Catch ~ Market
Maine Lobster Meat ~ Market


Served with Chef’s Choice of starch and vegetable of the day unless otherwise specified
Maine Lobster Steamed 1½ lb. Maine Lobster available Thursday through Sunday and while supplies last ~ Market
Haddock & Prosciutto Pan-seared haddock topped with creamy corn sauce and crispy prosciutto ~ 26
Catch Feature Chef Karin prepares something unforgettable daily, ask your server about today’s catch feature ~ Market
Steak of the Day We feature a different steak and sauce creation daily! Ask your server for today’s feature ~ Market
Baby Back Ribs Braised with fruit juices until falling off the bone tender, finished on the grill with homemade BBQ sauce Full Rack ~ 32 • ½ Rack ~ 24
Hunter Schnitzel Thinly pounded pork tenderloin served in a bacon and mushroom cream sauce ~ 26
Pork & Grits Brown sugar and bourbon glazed grilled pork tenderloin served with creamy and cheesy bacon grits ~ 26
Honey Garlic Chicken Grilled chicken breast sauced with honey garlic tamari sauce and topped with pickled carrots ~ 22
Gnocchi & Prosciutto Pan-fried crispy gnocchi, creamy alfredo, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil ~ 21
Mediterranean Polenta Crispy polenta served with sautéed mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, garlic, peppers, fresh herbs and an extra virgin olive oil drizzle ~ 21
Firecracker Tofu Golden brown fried tofu is served smothered in sweet and spicy chili sauce, served with rice and vegetable of the day ~ 21


Served with your choice of 2 of the following: Fries Rice Potato of the day Vegetable of the day Slaw
Choose one of the following seafood selections either deep-fried, grilled, or blackened!
Haddock 21
Shrimp 24
Scallops 28
Catch of the Day ~ Market
Chicken Breast 18

* Consuming raw or under cooked meats, poultry, fish, seafood, shellfish, oysters or eggs may increase your risk of food born illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

Bistro Drink Menu

House Wines
9 Glass • 27 Carafe (Liter)
Estrella ~ Chardonnay & Cabernet, Alverdi ~ Pinot Grigio

Premium Wines on Tap
Glass • Carafe (Liter)
Always first glass fresh at the perfect temperature
1) Bellafina Prosecco ~ Italy ~ 10 • France ~ 12/36
2) J Vineyards Pinot Gris ~ 32
3) Sabine Rose ~ Provence ~ 12/36
4) Liberty School Chardonnay ~ California ~ 12/36
5) Starborough Sauvignon Blanc ~ Marlborough, New Zealand ~ 10/36
6) Dry Creek Vineyard Chenin Blanc ~ 10/32
7) Liberty School Cabernet ~ California ~ 12/36
8) Pacific Standard Pinot Noir ~ California ~ 12/36

By the Bottle or Glass
Chardonnay ~ California
Prosecco ~ Italy
Ame du Vin
Rose ~ Cotes de Provence, France
Nik Weis, St. Urbans
HOF ~ Mosel, Germany
Josh Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon ~ California
Clos Du Bois
Merlot ~ California
“Vista Flores”, Malbec ~ Argentina

Bottle Only
Chardonnay ~ Russian River Valley, California
Chenin Blanc ~ Stellenbosch, South Africa
Pinot Noir ~ Oregon
Pinot Noir ~ Russian River, California
J Lohr
“Hill Top”, Cabernet ~ Paso Robles, California
Silver Oak
Cabernet ~ Napa Valley
Merlot ~ Napa Valley ~ California
Old Ghost
Zinfandel ~ Lodi, California

Maine Beer on Tap
Thirsty Botanist IPA
Boothbay Craft Brewery ~ 7.5
Ken Brown, Brown Ale
Boothbay Craft Brewery ~ 7.5
Allagash White
Allagash Brewing Company ~ 7
Ishmael Copper Ale
Rising Tide Brewery ~ 7
Thresher Lager
Thresher Brewing Company ~ 7
Portland Pale Ale
Lone Pine Brewing Company ~ 7

Bottle Beer
Budweiser ~ 4.25
Bud Light ~ 4.25
Coors Light ~ 4.25
Miller Light ~ 4.25
Michelob Ultra ~ 4.25
PBR ~ 3.75
Sam’s Boston Lager ~ 5.50
Heineken ~ 5.50
Corona ~ 5.50
Guinness ~ 5.50
Twisted Tea ~ 5.50
Heineken 00 (Non-Alcoholic) ~ 5

Cider & Hard Seltzer
Downeast Unfiltered Cider ~ 6
Press Pomegranate Hard Seltzer ~ 6.50

Cranky Mule
Tito’s Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Ginger Beer
Boathouse Paloma
Milagro Silver Tequila, Elder’s Grapefruit, grapefruit and cranberry juice
Winter Parka
Maker’s Mark Bourbon, House-made Spiced Agave Syrup and cranberry juice
Holly Jolly Martini
Tanqueray Gin, Campari, Sloe Gin, House-made Agave Syrup
Drummer Boy
Don Q Silver Rum, House-made Agave syrup, Orange Juice, Grenadine, Club Soda



The Boat House Bistro, Boothbay Harbor Maine

Welcome to the Boat House Bistro!

We are glad to welcome you not only into our restaurant but into our family.  We here at the Bistro have been working together, most of us, for over 15 years. We are proud of our three unique dining rooms and bars.  The 1st floor dining room and bar is our winter home for locals and guests from away alike. it's cozy, intimate and talk to your neighbor kind of tavern.  During the summer it’s the coolest place around on a hot day being one of the only air-conditioned dining rooms in town.  The second floor has a bar and newly renovated patio room with unprecedented views of our working harbor.  The third floor is an open-air deck and bar with even wider water views and the thrill of dining outside. The Bistro, as we call it, cuisine is a not to be missed experience for food and drink.

Our Austrian Chef and co-owner Karin Guerin bring our guests her worldly cuisine that will leave you with an I-can’t-wait-to-come-back experience every time. Featuring local Maine seafood, steaks and produce, our farm to table concept has offerings that range from our numerous Tapas to Chef Karin’s renowned Risottos. We have a huge selection of gluten free, Vegan and vegetarian creations. These are not after thoughts as they are on many menus; these items are designed to pack the same wallop as any other dish on our menu. Please join us, drink some wine, share our views and eat our memorable food.  We look forward to greeting you soon!

 Join us for a refreshing alternative to typical coastal fare.

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