Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room

4.4
675 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 ACCOMODATE YOU!

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 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 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.

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

Experiences

  • 3 for $33

    $33.00 per person

    Dec 4, 2020 - Apr 30, 2021

    Our 3 Course feature menu is back! In addition to an appetizer and dessert, this menu consists of Chef Owen's favorite entree dishes for $33. Available Monday through Saturday 11:30-Close and Sunday 2:30-Close. Pro tip: come between 2pm and 5pm to also feast on our $1 Oysters. Available for dine-in only.

Offers

  • Happy Hour! $1 Oysters!

    Dec 9, 2020 - May 31, 2021

    Sun - Sat 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    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 675 people are saying
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Becca537
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was hands down the best seafood I have ever had. If you are not a seafood fan there are only a few options for you to eat. Very little variety with their signature cocktails.

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vipRobertoA
Cancun
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Muy buen lugar para sentirse local, la langosta de la casa “boones” muy buena y no te complica mucho. Buena carta de vinos.

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MelissaL
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh food that can’t be beat. The staff was friendly and helpful, and it made the meal a great experience. We also appreciated that they were taking the new compliance rules seriously, and we felt safe and comfortable while dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third time here and it was amazing. Food drinks staff all wonderful. Thank you so much. Visiting from Florida

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TravelingFoodie
New England
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, enjoyed the atmosphere. Menu had choices even if you don’t want seafood.

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vipMaineMom
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to safely sit outside and enjoy happy hour!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt courteous greeting. Waitress was super cool and attentive. Food was on point. We all agreed that the Fish sandwich, burger and chicken sandwich were excellent. The fireplace and cozy interior added to an awesome experience. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Boone’s! We celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday there. Staff were so friendly and accommodating! They gave us a really nice table for the occasion, and we had Ethan as our server. We both loved our meals! We got a popover to split which was yummy with the blueberry jam. I got the 3 course dinner with the half baked lobster which was outstanding. My boyfriend got salmon and said it was one of the best plates he got out. Thank you Boone’s and staff on making our night special!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and good food!

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sas68
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the appetizers and dessert, dinner was good. Great vibe. Beautifully decorated, lighting, fireplace and cozy lounge area. The tables were well separated due to Covid. Would love to go back someday to enjoy the bar and cozy fireplace area.

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L84sky
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner at one of our fav places to eat in Portland!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good happy food, a little expensive

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vipJeremyM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weeks ago I had made a reservation here for 645pm but moved it up last minute to 4pm since I was done with my walk and getting cold and hungry. Once I was seated (at a six person table) I realized that it was still happy hour for another hour. Needless to say that fact influenced my ordering decisions 😂 $1 oysters that are usually $3.95 each? Ok I'll try oysters for the first time, gimme five of them. Some of the best calamari I've ever had and another new experience of steamed buns filled with shrimp. Delightful!

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scottc
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great room, great service and great food. How can you go wrong.

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Sailgirlv
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The stuffed lobster and lobster roll were so good! We had the 3 course special and had clam chowder and Caesar, both awesome! The creme brûlée and blondie were also lovely. Our server did a great job, and the restaurant is decorated beautifully for the holidays!
A wonderful evening!

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Ekennerly
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Boones, we've been there a dozen or so times. Very good

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Mainetraveler
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Very disappointing. Happy hour..3 out of 4 appetizers were out. The service was terrible.server took an order and never came back.somebody else brought the food and a check at the end. Not recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Such amazing food and service. Adam was the best!!

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ShawnW
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food and Service!! We will definitely go back and recommend it to friends and family.

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SeanB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

When you advertise yourself as the birthplace of baked stuffed lobster.............you should probably have that in stock! It was a Sunday night in November and there was no one else in the restaurant but they had run out of the stuffing mix they use for the dish. Absolutely ridiculous. Also, I get that it was a slow night but come on guys, you might as well as told us you were closed when we walked in.

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vipMindyM
New England
49 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

friendly, good food, comfortable environment and a large wonderful wood burning fireplace.

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vipHadAverageHopes
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolute worst brunch spot ever. They have a small brunch menu to start with (understandable given the times) but the Eggs Benedict options are all served on popovers-- sounds great until you get them and realize they are old and tough. There was a green mold spore on mine so was clearly many days old. They were gracious abotu it when I showed the server, and the manager came over to apologize and took it off the bill but the ingredients in question didn't instill any trust that a do-over would yield a better result. We're definitely not going back.

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vipNina
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing oysters and stuffed crab. We topped it off with a great French white vino and the bread pudding. I wish I could do it all over again, but alas was just visiting Portland! I’d go back again in a heartbeat! Service was great - fast and very friendly!

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Terry
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We felt a little rushed but I think that was due to COVID rules in place. Always love Boone's for drinks and appetizers, the food was good!

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vipGreggB
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was a great time and the atmosphere was vibrant with a sea port New England theme.

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DijonK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out of town, and heard of this place. We enjoyed dinner here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
73 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat when we are in Portland.

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vipLorraineA
San Diego
74 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boone’s is such a staple to Commercial street. Amazing, fresh seafood. The oysters, baked stuffed lobster & blueberry cobbler are created in old school Maine fashion. The fireplace friendly staff & fantastic food is a must. They even found an amazing port wine to pair with my creme brûlée - amazing!

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BobB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, from the hostess, to our waitress, to the chef/cook they were awesome. The food was excellent, stuffed haddock is to die for, and the fireplace was a nice touch as well. Overall great place with a great staff.

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IrisO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time visiting Maine and, with only two hours to do so, I was determined to have a lobster roll before I left. Boone's really delivered. Fresh lobster with warm butter tucked into a fresh roll? Yes, please! The fries were perfectly crisped and well-seasoned and I enjoyed it all with an Allagash White. The service was courteous and kind, the location was comfy without being pretentious. I wish I had more time to explore their menu and when I get the chance to return to ME they will be a first stop.

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HeidiS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The menu was very limited. The server said they were transitioning to a new menu the following day and the listed items were all they "had left." It felt like we were being served left-overs. The food was mediocre and maybe thats why they only had these items left.
On a positive note, the ambiance with a warming fireplace was very welcoming on the chilly, rainy evening we were there. The server was attentive to all our needs.

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dcadventuress
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall great restaurant. My main complaint is that our main course came out lukewarm, and our dessert, a creme brûlée, which was meant to be warm on top but cold within was also very cold overall when we received it.

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ThomasG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food service atmosphere price was higher then other restaurants but worth the stop

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vipJleibo
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We had to leave as the kitchen staff all had their masks around their necks and it was just not respectful of the time we are in. How could we feel comfortable eating their food!!

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Erin
New England
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinners were delicious - everything felt very well taken care of. Great experience.

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LeslieS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great time in Portland and at Boone’s. We originally had reservations for 6pm, but traveling with hungry kids, Boone’s was flexible and was able to get us in a bit earlier. The service was great. The oysters were FABULOUS! My husband and I were very happy with our lobster rolls and my daughter loved their macaroni and cheese. The only thing that was a bit off was the over charred burger my son had. But seriously, the fries made up for the over done burger.

If you’re looking for a view, maybe ask for a table upstairs, because otherwise, you don’t see too much. But overall, great spot with great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Waiter said I don’t really care, to everything we asked. The seafood Newburgh Was over a pop over that was a lump of dough. The Newburgh sauce was flavorful, and had A skimpy amount of seafood. I didn’t think the portion was large enough for the price that was paid. ($33) Two scallops one piece of haddock two small pieces of lobster meat. There was no shrimp. The flank steak meal was extremely tough. We should’ve sent it back but for some reason we didn’t, because the waiter just didn’t care. While we were eating we notice the kitchen would put plates ready to serve, on the counter the wait staff would go over and touch the food without gloves. Then wipe their hands on a towel. Then when they needed to wipe spilled food on a plate they would use the same towel they just wiped their hands on to clean the plate, before serving the meal. This is disgusting at any time, especially during Covid it’s more so. I do not recommend eating at this establishment. Mediocre overpriced food and unhealthy hygiene practices.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding

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OhioFoodie
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Very disappointed in the food. The shrimp/fish appeared to be previous frozen, unthinkable for restaurants on the Maine coast. My wife’s steak was ordered medium and came raw on the inside and still cold. Peering into the kitchen, the cook had his mask under his chin. Sad that we wasted one of our precious dinner choices while in Maine on this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is just fantastic.
Met the owners.
Legitimately the BEST SALMON I HAVE EVER HAD.
Only wish it were in Wisconsin.

FAQs

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 4.4 stars by 675 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.