Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room
Boones Fish House and Oyster Room, located on historic Custom House Wharf in the Old Port, is a premiere destination for the freshest local sourced fish as well as oysters. With all the historic trappings of a classic New England seafood establishment, Boones also offers its own re-imagined flare to classic seafood plates such as Seafood Newburg or Fish and Chips. Our Baked Stuffed Lobster, as featured on the Travel Channel is the original recipe that was created by the founder, Alexander Boone, in 1898.
Enjoy our decks in warm weather, or cozy up to the fireplace in the winter months. The rustic atmosphere is sure to please at any time of the year.
As of June 1, 2018 Boone's is no longer affiliated with The Rooms Restaurant group. For this reason we can not accept gift cards or other promotions from The Rooms.
wood grilled George's Bank scallops with herb risotto, broccolini and beurre blanc
Baked Stuffed Haddock
lobster and scallop stuffing, bread crumbs, beurre blanc, farm vegetable
Classic Lobster Roll
fresh Maine lobster, lemon mayo, shredded iceberg, fries
The service was surprisingly great- it’s usually less than great, but our server this time was super attentive and outgoing. The complaint was with the food, we both asked for a burger and tuna medium rare, both of which came medium-medium well. We didn’t say anything to the server because we were halfway through when we realized and I was super hungry (didn’t want a replacement or any compensation), but I’d make a point to pay attention and say something next time.
Service was great, food was not as good as prior visits.
Absolutely one of the best meals! The top level deck was charming and the staff was attentive and helpful. My mother enjoyed her birthday (which they included a candle on her dessert without prompting) and during the COVID environment - it was clear they were caring for both customers and employees. Recommendation - order TWO of the scallops and bacon!
The staff was very nice and friendly. The food was good but they had run out of 3 different items and it was only 6:30.
Great location, fantastic food, and excellent service.
We appreciated the 'Mocktails'; it is great to have a non-alcoholic option besides soda and coffee. Clam chowder was amazing. Service and welcome exceptional. The only thing I could have wished for was a lobster pick for demolishing my baked stuffed lobster. Very, very nice restaurant. Did I mention the chowder?!
Not sure what’s happened here. The prices have risen, the good quality and assortment has shrunk, and there is an emphasis now on big plates of fried food We have eaten here frequently in the past, and first became concerned when they remove the ability to chose a fish on a list of fresh catches and have it prepared to your liking with sides of your choice. We won’t be coming back. On our latest visit, we tried to find something on the more protein-y side and went with the cioppino. It had a few shellfish, stringy and overcooked lobster, and a small piece of haddock in what can best be described as as Hunt’s tomato sauce. Cioppino, of course, isn’t a few pieces of fish concealed by tomato sauce. The $16 plain old margaritas? Seriously?
The lobster was amazing. Cooked perfectly! Clarified butter with the candle warmer was great. Waitress was friendly and very helpful. Dessert was also awesome! Great experience would definitely return.
We had a great experience. We went to dinner with our three tired kids. Our server was excellent. He was friendly but not familiar. Helpful but never pressured us to make a decision. Knowledgeable but not snooty. He never seemed put out by our questions or requests. He was honestly the best server I have ever had. Our food was delicious - even the veggies. Everything came out hot. Our desserts were also delicious. I'm normally a chocolate lover but I went with the blueberry cobbler and it was amazing. We also had the chocolate molten cake and the blondie (without the sunday). Everyone loved their food. Everyone loved our server (my kids are all shy but they all told my husband and me that we should give him a good tip). Nothing I could suggest to improve. A++. Highly Recommend!
We had reservations to Boones for brunch. We arrived on time for our reservation and sat at the table for about 25 minutes before we even saw a server. We ordered our drinks which also took forever. Somebody kept coming over to refill our waters but we were not able to order through them. After sitting for an hour and only getting one drink we ended up going and asking if we could cash out. We left and went elsewhere. Also it was very cold in the restaurant. I think their only source of heat was a fire.
While the food and service were wonderful ...it was absolutely freezing in the restaurant. People around us had jackets and gloves on and there was a portable heater in the bathroom with freezing cold water when you washed your hands.
Food wasn’t great, waitress wasn’t especially friendly or polite.
Great experience highly recommend. Owner very friendly staff was great
Our server Tyson was amazing! So kind and attentive. The food was good but not great. We would try again probably but not any time soon.
Tremendous restaurant, excellent ambiance, service, food and overall experience! Can't wait to go back!
Have eaten here several times. Have always enjoyed it. There was something wrong with the kitchen. My wife and I both got the seafood Newburgh. It tasted as though it were reheated from the prior day. Very little taste at all.We had to ask for bread. It came after the meal was delivered.
Food was really good but service was not so great. Waitress messed up a few things with food that was ordered. She also didn’t really check on us either. Would probably not go out of my way to come here again but it wasn’t awful.
Our meals were excellent and the service was very good. Tables were a little close together.
Was really looking forward to brunch. At 11 am they had no ham, no sausage, no strawberries. Husband ordered chicken and waffle. The waffle was supposed to be pear and bacon, it was not, it was plain. Had to waive to get more coffee. Overall, it was meh
I found this restaurant has a separate fryer for gf items. So I have ordered the fries on more than one occasion. The scallops appetizer is delicious. The scallops were perfectly cooked. Flavors and textures were complimentary in this dish.
The fish sandwich, without bun was my meal selection. Wonderfully cooked as well on grill to avoid cross contamination of gluten.
A party member ordered the swordfish and mashed potatoes with lobster. Thumbs up for swordfish, dense and delicious. Mashed potatoes were good and the lobster was tasty and not rubbery.
We live in Maine, so we go here for overall great tastes, not for the lobster as we have closer to home favorite places for that item.
The lobster always looks great and am confident it is cooked properly.
No desert this visit as we were more than satisfied with our meal. We will be back, for our third visit for next Portland visit.
Lindsay was great as always. One of the main reasons we come to Boones!
Phenomenal and will definitely be back! Staff was super friendly and wonderful!
Fabulous service, food was delicious. They go out of their way to make the guest's experience a good one. The chef made my son a special dish on request for his birthday. It was perfect. The staff are all genuine and attentive. Thanks!
Wonderful place a bit off the trodden path... awesome spot next to the live fire... warm & inviting. Only issue is that this is a pricey venue when it comes to specials. Great staff. Great food.
Food and service were terrible
Delicious, but a bit overpriced for the portion size! Would go back and be more careful about what I order
It’s a beautiful restaurant, and the view is superb. Service was fine, but not great. We had to repeatedly ask for serving spoons for shared dishes, extra plates, and drink refills. The food quality is outstanding but portions are on the smaller side. This is an excellent spot for someone visiting the area or for a very special occasion.
Our service was fantastic and the food was so good!
The only flaw we were 6 people and waiter brought two plates then 10 mins later 2 plates d
Last two another 5 mins so the first d send couples had cold food - and it was a bit cold in the restaurant
Our waiter, Tyson, was fabulous. The food was phenomenal. Loved the atmosphere, especially the cozy fireplace. Would definitely go again next time I’m in the area.
Ownership is going through a divorce and tough times so things have gone downhill at all the rooms.
It was very busy on Christmas Eve, and the server did the best she could (we did wait for a lot of things, and had to ask for a lot of things, lots of reminders for things that were promised) but all in all it was ok. I thought the food was above average, but kind of expected more, especially at the price points (I expect a certain price level for seafood but everything was priced about $5-10 more than what it should have been / was worth). It would be interesting to come back at another time to see if it were different.
Visited for Christmas Eve dinner. Decorations were tasteful and festive, and there was a comforting fire in the beautiful fireplace. The food was absolutely spectacular, and service was great, considering how busy they were. I will definitely be back, hopefully in the summer so I can enjoy the outdoor seating on the deck.
Nice waterfront restaurant it as usual - lobster prices very high. Quality was very good. Oysters were delicious!
Back under new management! Boone's declined over the past year. Service was very poor, especially at the bar. We had nearly stopped coming. However, now the owner is back in the game and taking care of things herself. They have done a 180 and are as good as they ever were. Great place to eat, drink and have a good time.
I’ve been to a lot of seafood joints in my day but this one topped them all! The food was amazing! Highly recommend!
Excellant. Best burger ever. Asked for it warm rare and there were no questions. Seldom happens in Maine restaurants.
Excellent food! Jerry was our waiter and was fantastic!
Made a lunch reservation and on a cold, windy day we were thrilled to be seated near the fireplace!!! Food and service were excellent!
Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 774-5725.
Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room is rated 4.2 stars by 560 OpenTable diners.
Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://boonesfishhouse.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.