Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room

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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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.

Specials

Three Course $30 Menu

Enjoy a selection of three courses for $30, including Boone's famous baked stuffed lobster. Visit our website for more details.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 16, 2020

Ends: February 17, 2119

Availability: Sun-Thu 11:30AM-8:00PM

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CM
New England
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

GS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

MW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.

t
New England
75 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience highly recommend. Owner very friendly staff was great

OT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous restaurant, excellent ambiance, service, food and overall experience! Can't wait to go back!

N
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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.

CB
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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.

SP
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meals were excellent and the service was very good. Tables were a little close together.

KR
New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

j
New England
28 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

SB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindsay was great as always. One of the main reasons we come to Boones!

JM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal and will definitely be back! Staff was super friendly and wonderful!

BA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

i
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food and service were terrible

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Delicious, but a bit overpriced for the portion size! Would go back and be more careful about what I order

PF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was fantastic and the food was so good!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

LR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Ownership is going through a divorce and tough times so things have gone downhill at all the rooms.

OT
New England
182 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

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.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice waterfront restaurant it as usual - lobster prices very high. Quality was very good. Oysters were delicious!

MC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

TF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

NB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to a lot of seafood joints in my day but this one topped them all! The food was amazing! Highly recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellant. Best burger ever. Asked for it warm rare and there were no questions. Seldom happens in Maine restaurants.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Jerry was our waiter and was fantastic!

LD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a lunch reservation and on a cold, windy day we were thrilled to be seated near the fireplace!!! Food and service were excellent!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Dinner with friends. It was very loud, so hard to hear the waiter. He was fine but new and didn’t know everything on the menu. Cold draft from the door wasn’t too pleasant. Dessert was good.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very cold and the aircon was blowing at us! Got us sick! Food was ok but nothing for a second time!

AF
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a Saturday night a colleague and I enjoyed a delicious dinner over relaxed conversation about our shared work and friendship. For three hours we sat and enjoyed ourselves, without any harassment or even slight pressure from the staff to hurry up and free up the table. We'd reserved on Open Table, and our table was ready when we got there.

MC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience4

We were a party of 6. 4 of us ordered oysters and we had just gotten them when our dinner was brought. We asked them to take it away so that we could finish our oysters. When they brought it back, most of our dinners were cold. My husband's scampi was very bland and unseasoned. My son in law's steak was cold to the touch. The vegetables on my daughter in law's plate were cold. My son ordered a Caesar Salad and was told the anchovies were an upcharge (which makes no sense in a Caesar Salad. For the prce we paid we all were extremely disappointed and will not return.

LS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The stuffed lobster is amazing. It is a bit pricey but one of the best seafood dishes I have had. It is stuffed with lobster meat, scallops and haddock - very little filler. Would definitely recommend the restaurant and the dish.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Met up with my parents who rarely get to come to Portland and they LOVED it!

JP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was not a loud / overly busy night but noise level can be problem @ Boone’s

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops special was delicious!

N
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Restaurant needs to update online menu. Online menu shows Beef Wellington, but it was not on the actual menu when we arrived. A hanger steak is no substitute. Even the steak and frites would have been a better choice than the hanger steak. As a non-seafood eater, menu needs a few more choices. My dining partner quite enjoyed the Raw Bar Platter.

j
New England
29 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly, accommodating and really good tasting food