Fisherman’s Wharf Inn
Oceanside Dining in Boothbay Harbor Maine
Wow. That is all I could say after this great meal at Fisherman’s Wharf Inn on Pier 6 in Boothbay Harbor Maine. Indoor and outdoor dining choices right on the water make this one of the best seats in town. The food is another reason this is a number one choice when visiting Boothbay Harbor. The fact that there were many locals dining there the night we visited testified that this is more than a tourist attraction.
The starting selections of cocktails included a Real Old Fashioned (made with Maker’s Mark small-batch bourbon whiskey), Fisherman’s Punch, Spicy Pineapple Margarita, and most decadent of all a Chocolate Martini. They know how to tend bar at the Wharf, and the best Boothbay Harbor Happy Hour is 3 pm to 6 pm daily.
Appetizer selections were a bit harder as they all seemed so great. We started with Tasso, smoked cheddar and spinach baked stuffed mushroom. Very good, and tasty. The table next to us suggested we also try the batter-dipped Onion Rings. One of several great suggestions from these lovely ladies. The onion rings we delightful. The house-smoked clam and roasted corn chowder caught our eye and we heard it was excellent. The menu offered Sesame Seeded Sushi Tuna, Oysters, Calamari, Lobster Mac & Cheese and much more. Something to try for next time and certainly something for everyone on this extensive menu.
Main course selections at Fisherman’s Wharf were a bit tougher to choose. The menu offers several lobster choices which all sounded wonderful from the traditional boiled lobster, grilled lobster, lazy and fried lobster. Also offered, ocean-fresh oysters, haddock, surf and turf, cioppino, ribs, and chicken. The menu is versatile for all palates. Grilled Marinated North Atlantic Swordfish on a bed of pesto risotto was one of our selections. The swordfish melted in your mouth, and the creamy risotto was equally flavorful and a perfect compliment to the fish.
Fried Jonesport Diver Scallops with Buttermilk mashed potato and grilled asparagus also topped the list. The sea scallops were perfectly cooked and tender, the potatoes were exceptionally creamy and flavorful and the fresh asparagus grilled to crisp perfection. The portions are very generous.
Now for dessert. Okay, the top seller is the house-made blueberry pie, and the second is a hard to find dessert called Indian pudding. For the unfamiliar Indian Pudding is an old-fashioned favorite dessert in northern New England and is served with Maple Syrup and cinnamon ice cream here at Fisherman’s Wharf. We had both – Maine Blueberry Pie and Indian Pudding of course. The pie was made with wild Maine blueberries and was perfect. Flaky crust, tangy, sweet, Maine blueberries.
The Indian pudding was certainly big enough for two to share and was one of the best I have ever had.
The restaurant atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the wait staff attentive and professional. We paced ourselves and were not rushed or hurried in any way. The knowledge about food choices, menu items, and preparation was exceptional. We felt welcomed and pampered. Best of all, the affordable prices and outstanding service in a resort town with fantastic views all add up to an exceptional coastal Maine dining value. One visit to Fisherman’s Wharf at Pier 6 and you also will definitely go there again and again. Please let Fisherman’s Wharf Inn know that they are recommended by MELiving.com. Share Maine restaurant news and reviews. To feature your Maine business, contact us.
Fisherman’s Wharf Inn – Boothbay Harbor ME Dining
Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant & Inn
Pier 6 – 22 Commercial Street
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
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