Harborside 1901 Bar & Grill

4.4
69 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Harborside 1901 Bar & Grill is one of Boothbay’s new hidden gems. Located in the heart of the town right at the beginning of Footbridge. That is where it gets 1901 from the year the bridge was built. The restaurant offers spectacular waterfront dining and unparalleled views of Boothbay Harbor.
Harborside’s philosophy is to blend simplicity with the very best fresh ingredients in a menu that is prepared daily. Harborside uses products of the highest quality that are prepared and presented in a unique way, while creating a warm, welcoming local environment that results in a truly memorable dining experience.
Our contemporary seafood, steak and sushi combined menu is prepared from the finest seasonal, organic and sustainable ingredients that come directly from local farmers and day boat fishermen whenever possible. Our Chefs continually works on challenging himself and his staff to ensure that a visit to this restaurant is always a refreshing and memorable experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 69 people are saying
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vipTomM
Charleston
47 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lobster tacos and surprisingly good sushi. Nice views of the water and super speedy staff. Good energy.

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MaureenC
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The shrimp/crab appetizer was amazing and the salmon was very good.

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NinaG
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place ! Good delicious !! Terrific people/service great attitude ! It is our new “regular” place ! Cannot wait to go again. Black bean tacos with shrimp excellent ! Halibut special amazing for dinner !

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BobM
New England
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Some of the best sushi we’ve had. My husband had the lamb chops and they were grilled just right. Will definitely return.

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JudiW
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went out of their way to accommodate us! We had an unusual situation with seven people coming in for appetizers and drinks and only about 45 minutes to do it. I was able to make a reservation and give our order ahead of time so we could relax and enjoy our time. Everyone was gracious, the food was delicious, yummy drinks and exceptional service. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service

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vipSTEPHANIEA
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a good experience here! Our server was great and the food was pretty good! Took a star off for the menu items that were not available that we asked for but what we did try was all very good. We had a shrimp tempura roll, whole lobster, lobster fettuccine and the filet mignon. Would go back!

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Edward
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent Caesar and Ossobucco and risotto. A very pleasant experience and waitstaff. Inside could use a little updating.

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Newagen
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Had reservations for many days. We were looking forward to Sushi. We were seated and handed menus that included Sushi. When it was time to order we were told Sushi was not available. We should have been told either before or immediately upon arrival. Very disappointing.....

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Mark
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good restaurant. Food was excellent. Only issue was lack of social distancing and lack of masks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic! Food was amazing!

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ArtD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great varied menus from sushi to seafood and land based foods also. Nicely prepared and super service

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Bill
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

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vipJSASUALUM
Jacksonville
295 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice setting on the waterfront of Boothbay Harbor for lunch.
The lobster rolls were fresh and falvorful.

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vipAndreaO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

$12 cup of chowder had amazing taste but was luke warm , I got the snapper .. was over cooked (rubbery) and mother got the filet which had good flavor but was not very hot .

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AnnalisaS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this new place. The salmon lovers sushi is my favorite thing I’ve eaten all summer in BBH. There is so much salmon, not too much rice. I’m allergic to shellfish so I haven’t tried a lot of the other dishes but they also look great. Also we had the same great waitress both times we went here.

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BigEater
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful chef/owner who has managed to find enough help to continue to have decent service. From sushi to salmon and a salad, all four of us were more than pleased with our meals. It was a warmer than normal Boothbay evening so I found a frozen cocktail called a Long Hot Summer. I highly recommend it.

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DotN
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

It was awful! We went specifically for sushi, having heard great reviews. Sushi chef was out so we had to order from the menu. 1 shared app, 1 drink, 1 salad, 1 entree each came to $180. Food was mediocre at best. Sorry, but never again.

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Kelly
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Sea Bass was way overcooked and very thin and dry. Filet overcooked and cold. Expensive for food that wasn't good.

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JohnK
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. All the wait staff were very welcoming. We had a wonderful time.

JM
JoannaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service! Highly recommend . We loved it all

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KimN
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and cocktails! Welcoming atmosphere!!!

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vipAguest2017
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not great food at all soups were awful. Salad fair. They tried to make it up by giving us a desert. Flour free chocolate cake. That was actually really good. But I’m not a dessert eater. I wanted a good meal. Unfortunately they missed the ball. Sorry

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was outstanding- run by real restauranteurs. Highly recommend.

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vipmstoehr112
Pittsburgh
32 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant
Wonderful food and great service

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Spencerzf
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service. Attentive wait staff.

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vipdinerwithawhiner
New England
23 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food. A bit crowded. Great service.

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CathyH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Very disappointed in service. We had to ask for utensils. No bread offered. The 3 of us had dinner. My husband and I finished dinner and asked for boxes and our daughter’s hamburger wasn’t even brought to table yet.The food was good. Sushi menu not available as that chef had day off.

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DinerJ
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was OK. Wine was pretty bad (we had 3 different types) and it took about 35 minutes for food and 30 minutes for dessert. They're probably still recovering from COVID in lots of ways but it wasn't what we hoped for from reading the reviews.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. Highly recommended.

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LauradH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely fantastic. Our group had everything from eggplant to sushi.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem just off of the Footbridge in Boothbay Harbor.

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FoodLover
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Harborside 1901 does not disappoint!! The lobster sushi was amazing!! It’s the best sushi I have ever had. There’s a good wine list and craft cocktails too. The service is very good. It’s a fun spot.

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KevinA
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location and the food was outstanding! Had the lobster crab cake and lobster fettuccini. Delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The lobster bisque was not as expected. A dark, turmeric color, not pale pink, with very little lobster. The salad was yummy. I got the watermelon, strawberry & fig topped with the perfectly cooked piece of salmon.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner! Will return again to get the seafood tower.

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King
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Front desk great. Service subpar. Food better 1 minute away. Would avoid

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi was really fresh and so good. We had reservations so we were seated right away. Service was great as was everything we ordered. I would defiantly go again.

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vipNandC
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Crab lobster cakes were mostly filler. Clam chowder was decent but bacon overpowered clams. Oyster Rockefeller was a standout.

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Harborside 1901 Bar & Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

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