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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Supermarket
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“Basic groceries, fresh produce, fruits, meat and seafood counter; breads, prepared food plus deli; bottled water, beer, wine and hard liquor; frozen foods, and of course: most any basic Standard American Diet products sold as 'food:' aka products to sabotage one's health!”
  • 10 locals recommend
City
“The town is so pretty at Christmas time. White lights everywhere and fun festival activities abound.”
  • 16 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Seafood Restaurant
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“Huge menu, good food. Live Music often. Closest thing to nightlife in Boothbay”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Part restaurant/ part bar. Good for families during the day. The menu is pretty diverse and includes sushi. Excellent drink menu and live music venue in the evenings. Has a nice wrap around porch situated over the water on the second floor.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing food! Everything from burgers to steaks to weinersnitchel. Excellent beer and wine list. Sometimes they have live music on the first floor. In the summer they have a fantastic roof deck that overlooks the harbor. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great chef, food. Converted house so rooms are cozy, intimate, inviting. Dory bar is unique. Outdoor porch dining in summer. Downtown & very popular, worth the wait. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“The park has a beautiful view of the water. Take a quick dip in the ocean (water is cold), sunbath on the lawn or go kayaking (bring your own). You can also bring lunch/dinner as there are picnic tables provided. Nice quiet place to spend the day.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Worth the 20 minute drive to Boothbay Harbor. This spot is no secret for excellent Italian food.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Opera House
“They have a great selection of live entertainment each season and a bar if you;d like a cocktail.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Travel Agency
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Waterfront, casual, family oriented, good value, family owned and operated for decades. Mrs Kaler is often the Hostess, oldest son is head cook!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Quality coffee, teas and light food items, locally owned and operated -- seasonally only.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“Has beer, wine and liquor and major staples. Sunscreen, vitamins, hats, towels, you hame it!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Great clothes and then across the street, Logan's has housewares and also gifts.”
  • 1 local recommends
Other Great Outdoors
“18 Granary Way, Boothbay Harbor | kayakboothbay.com | 8:30am–9:00pm In a state known for the richness of its coastline, the Boothbay Region stands out as one of the best destinations for sea kayaking, with water ranging from the open seas to calm, protected rivers. The Harbor is also home to three historic lighthouses and many public islands that can be yours for an afternoon of exploring or peaceful picnicking. Whether it be on a guided tour, in one of their rental boats or if you simply want to drop by the shop for an idea on where to paddle on your own, the staff of Tidal Transit will happily get you set up to make the most out of your vacation. Stand up paddleboards and bicycles also available for rent.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cinema
“Take a break on a rainy night and go see a new movie. Across the street from the Hannaford grocery store. ”
  • 3 locals recommend