Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room

4.4
726 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
PLEASE CALL IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO GET THE SEATING YOU ARE HOPING FOR AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMMODATE YOU!

Boone's 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, Boone's also offers its own re-imagined flare to classic seafood plates such as Baked Stuffed Haddock 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 Boones is no longer affiliated with The Rooms Restaurant group. For this reason we can not accept gift cards or other promotions from The Rooms.

Support Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room during COVID-19

Offers

  • Happy Hour! $1 Oysters!

    Dec 9, 2020 - May 31, 2021

    Enjoy our Happy Hour everyday from 2pm-5pm! In addition to the star of the show, our $1 Oysters, we offer $5 items including Mussels, Calamari, Steamed Buns, and more! To wash it all down, we have $5 Shipyard draft, $5 Prosecco, and $5 glasses of wine. Cheers

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 726 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service

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vipPatrickC
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Adam was a great host! Classic New England restaurant by the water with good food and great service. Skip the specialty cocktails and order some local beers. Cheers.

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Kjmoore
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The atmosphere was nice and the service was good, however the food was just average. Not on par with restaurants in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve always had a good meal at Boone’s, but haven’t had brunch until now! Great food and good prices. We will be back.

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vipFinReview
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and it was great! Super clean and the tables are spread out.

The popovers for brunch benny's are just amazing. I couldn't eat it all, but I had the crab cake benny and wow. There's a little punch of lemon in the crab cakes that pops through the egg and popover which is a refreshing part of the dish. My husband had the eggs and hash and cleaned the entire plate.

There is an outside area with tons of space and space heaters, but it was a bit too cold for us. Great puppy watching spot though. Lots of puppies on the patio.

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Bella
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would recommend it to a friend. Nice atmosphere, great service

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chaos
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ask for adam at the bar - sit back and relax - simply an enjoyable experience

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MelissaP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A good portion of the menu was not available, and became very quickly a consistent throughout our experience that when we asked for something the waitress had to come back and apologize for the restaurant not having it. The waitress was very friendly and accommodating. I would say that overall the food was good, but most likely would not try it again, especially with all the other options in the local area. I would not hold the negative experience I had against the restaurant though, because my party dined on a Monday afternoon after the first nice weekend during covid. Restaurant was just not prepared to replenish from their previous weekend.

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Awed
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was Sunday evening after an extremely busy day and several menu items were sold out. Good for them!! The waitress was tired, but very helpful and overall we had a great experience and the food was wonderful. We shall return on another trip to Portland.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our food was fantastic! Highly recommend! Our waitress was very nice but we had to keep asking her for things she forgot.

We ordered fried Brussel Sprouts which were amazing, a dozen oysters which were great but they gave a minimal amount of cocktail sauce which was annoying, and the baked stuffed lobster with a minimal amount of butter. All I can think of is that the kitchen staff was given a talking to for not over serving condiments.

So service is a 3 stars but food five stars!

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DestinyG
New England
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious and our waitress was great, only problem was that our brunch took 45 min to get to our table. Would visit again.

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vipLhdnyc
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic time! Stuffed lobster is great for sharing. Brussels sprouts were great. Oysters are legendary.

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McSc
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really warm ambiance. Fire places, low lighting, quiet. Perfect for date night or if you just want some awesome oysters.

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vipBuddy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was pretty decent but they brought the appetizers and the main courses out at the same time. As a result, it was not a relaxing experience.

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TrevorC
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Happy Hour, so good. Amazing food, value and service. Excellent waiter.

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BenD
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serve was Awesome! Feel bad I forget his name! Oysters were phenomenal with zero shell dust!

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vipkrna
New England
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! The outdoor igloo was clutch during a March snow squall!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Elise, was fantastic, super sweet and helpful, we loved our meals and the ambiance was nice and cozy. Would definitely recommend and will be going back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waited for over an hour for food -

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Had a nor’easter lobster roll which was clearly made from frozen lobster as it had no taste. Disappointing to sat the least.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food, pleasant atmosphere!

DC
DeborahC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor seating was great! Chowder was excellent!

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Rainy
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a reservation, seated immediately. The food is always excellent. Clam chowder, seafood Newberg, fish sandwich and great wine. Staff and service are excellent. One meal was under the Maine Restaurant Week menu and we brought the cheesecake with blueberry sauce home. Great food!

JC
JimC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Maine Restaurant Week & both wife & I’s birthday month

CR
CodyR
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

All the food was great. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in a Sunday morning en route home from a ski trip. Had an amazing Bloody Mary loaded with goodies - oyster for me, and lobster claw for my husband! We each got a lobster roll, which was delicious as well. Our bartender Ethan was so friendly and service was exceptional. $100 (before tip) seemed a bit high for 2 lobster rolls and 2 bloody Mary’s, but overall we were definitely happy we stopped in.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

they were so busy - we didn’t get served for over 1 hour. Arrived at 7:30 and didn’t get our first course until 9pm.

CS
vipCarolynS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best blackened salmon I ever had!

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vipGinaZ
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Really nice people, super nice people. But the service was slow, food not memorable, appetizers arrived without napkins or utensils. Had to ask. Caesar salad wet, no flavor hardly any dressing lots of crazy breadcrumbs on top (?). I think this place would be great for happy hour and maybe some appetizers. They had a cool igloo like situation outside for the cold. Looked really fun. As I said super nice people, but we probably won’t be back

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vipSrabbit
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

It was freezing inside the restaurant because they were seating people outside and would leave the door open. It also seemed chaotic with everyone running around - it seemed under staff but Paul our server was awesome.

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PreetiS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service, the food and the ambience! Such a lovely experience!

LD
LawrenceD
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Noise level was terrible. It was difficult to have a conversion because of the table next to us with 6 men talking at the same time. The food was excellent but the timing was too long between courses.

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vipSH207
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for Maine Restaurant Week because Boone's has long been a favorite of ours. We considered eating outside in one of their sheltered/heated options, but decided to eat inside in the main dining room. We felt very comfortable with their adherence to Covid-19 precautions - everyone in face coverings, good distance between tables and parties, etc.

The food was excellent. I enjoyed the MRW menu and had ceasar salad, blackened salmon, and the lava cake. My spouse had a popover and the filet mignon. Everything was cooked perfectly and we enjoyed our evening.

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vippepsilover
New England
33 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Located on a wharf in Portland, Boone's has great ambience for those who, like us, enjoy a casual atmosphere with fabulous food. Popovers are on the menu, what more can I say? The homemade blueberry jam that they serve with them is truly amazing and I wish they would sell it in big jars. Met the owner because we had a new server who was a bit slow and she came over to check on us. My drink was very late in arriving and the owner (wish I knew her name) came over and brought it to me with an apology and she paid for it. All of our food was fantastic and we can't wait to come back to ME to stop by! Highly recommend!!!

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BD22
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Oysters were delightful.. breakfast was standard.. great selection of Mimosas and bloody Mary's.. and service was spectacular.. (thanks Ethan) great overall experience!

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Keeper
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent, service is friendly and not overbearing but prompt. Great value in an excellent location!

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BD22
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Services was phenomenal.. kind, funny, and prompt. Great mimosa and bloody Mary selection and oysters are delicious!

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bruceg
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My 4th or 5th time at boone's, this time on an enclosed outside deck. Again the food was tasty and service attentive, quick, and friendly.

RH
vipRobyH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Really nice place, great service, a little heavy on the price but enjoyed the experience.

JA
JAMENG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I'm not too sure what to say here, I don't ever leave reviews for restaurants but me and my girlfriends experience was for sure a one a kind. We made reservations at Boones Fish House & Oyster Room for our 7 year anniversary at 3 pm SPECIFICALLY because we were excited to try their 5$ Proseccos & appetizers, and 1.25$ oysters. To start off our dinner experience, we had to wait over 10 minutes for a RESERVED table. We didn't really care to much about that to be honest though. We sat down & browsed through our menus & were ready to order after 5 minutes. Our server was very polite & took our first order of drinks, a dozen oysters, and an order of calamari. When she brought out our first set of drinks she took down the rest of our order. Our oysters came out but we never received our calamari until asking about them once our entrees had already been served. We then had to wait over 20 minutes for our second round of drinks that we had to ask for twice. Then to top it off our bill didn't include ANY of the happy hour specials. We had to mention it to our server then she corrected it PARTIALLY. She gave us 5$ proseccos, 5$ mussels, & never discounted the calamari like it is advertised on their happy hour menu. We felt like we had already asked twice for everything so we just paid our bill & went on our way. The one star is simply due to their food being good but we can't even understand how & why the service was the why it was. My girlfriend & I have both worked in the restaurant business & the service was not acceptable. Water wasn't refilled once, forgotten appetizer, reminded twice for drinks, & never fully compensated for the happy hour deals. Very sad experience for our anniversary :/

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You can order delivery directly from Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room using the Order Online button. Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 774-5725.

Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room is rated 4.4 stars by 726 OpenTable diners.

Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://boonesfishhouse.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.