Harborside 1901 Bar & Grill

4.5
44 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 44 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.6
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4.2
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipmstoehr112
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant
Wonderful food and great service

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Spencerzf
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service. Attentive wait staff.

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vipdinerwithawhiner
New England
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food. A bit crowded. Great service.

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CathyH
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LauradH
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
9 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
6 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and waitress and host was extremely accommodating for our family of 5 - baby and two toddlers. We felt very comfortable and enjoyed our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Very good setting for a casual meal….waitstaff attentive, food done to perfection- I had filet mignon …. Wife had chicken piccata which she shared and very flavorful….a bit noisy but view of harbor makes up for it! Recommend this restaurant as our experience overall was very good!

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JAWS
New England
30 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready, as soon as we got there. The service was fantastic, as was the food. The food arrived just at the right time, and it was cooked perfectly. One of the best Lobster dishes ever. Waiter was very polite and very professional, with a wonderful personality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These guys have done an incredible job. Excellent variety, and everything we had (in 3 separate meals on vacation) was delicious. We can’t wait to come back!

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viptrhart
Columbus
105 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time dining at the 1801. We were seated promptly upon arrival and April was very friendly and on top everything the whole evening. The restaurant was on the loud side and very busy but gave most customers a very nice view of the harbor. I had the Tuna Tartar for an appetizer and it was delicious. My wife had the Ribeye, she said it was chewy but had a good flavor. Her sides were very very good. I had the Scallops Risotto and I really enjoyed it. We will most definitely dine there again on future trips to the Boothbay Region!

Special thanks to April!

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vipyummers
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly caring staff. Food was delicious. We day tripped from Portland area & will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from apps, entrees desserts and craft cocktails just outstanding. High marks on sushi as well. Service was terrific too !! Best meal in Boothbay and have been visiting for over 20 years.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot. Service is excellent and food is fresh and delicious

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TrevorS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had a family dinner here. It was great to be on the water in boothbay. Felt the prices were steep for the food. My pasta was undercooked and so was some else’s in our group.

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FoodLover
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally fantastic food! The service, ambiance and owners are very attentive! The food is beyond excellent!! We will back!

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Carol
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

April, our server was the best! Food and drinks were excellent. My new favorite!!

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BarbaraD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was mediocre. They were out of lobster bisque. No lobster rolls. Noisy. No bread brought to the table.

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KJP14
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

First if you live in a city you will have already experience high price entrees…the ambiance doesn’t warrant the prices nor does the food… it’s so loud I was getting a headache… it’s a must skip in booth bay…
No taste in the sushi… and the Calamari app portion was so tiny…
Husband said steak was good but not $40 worth.. and yes we have spent up to $60 + on steaks. You almost feel you are getting ripped off as a tourist in BB.

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AshleeC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, but the portions were so small for the price point. Recommend the Avocado dream appetizer and the sea scallop risotto.

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Jazzz
Savannah
37 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outstanding branzino with Brussel sprouts. Friendly staff. We recommend.

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vipFoodiePilgrim
New England
42 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My wife's salmon was great, but the vegetables were weirdly acidic and the sticky rice was like leather. My sushi was good. The dessert was good. I had an excellent daiquiri, but that was only after a number of other options were ruled out due to lack of ingredients or poor quality ingredients. The bartender was very smart and skilled, working with a mediocre bar. Our meal service was exemplary.

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RaymondA
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good was good but somewhat pricey for the portions served. Nice location.

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vipAnne
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the most amazing lobster and crab cakes, plus the sushi was the best! We had the lobster sushi roll and the crazy ocean roll. So good!!

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DeeK
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food and creative cocktails.
Owners go out of their way to ensure you are completely satisfied.
A menu to satisfy all from light bites and sushi to full entrees.
Will definitely return!

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Jmdskyline
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Service was good. Pricey but worth it

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BostonBlackie
New England
50 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My wife and I decided to go to Harborside because it was the only Open Table restaurant listed for downtown Boothbay Harbor. We found the menu short for regular seafood entrees. We assume this was because half the menu was devoted to sushi type meals. The highlight of our meal was the service which was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whole lobster was amazing!! Great service and all food was amazing

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JulieB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly staff. Avocado and crab appetizer was excellent.we will return.

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Scotty1230
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Drinks and food were excellent. I was there before peak season so the sushi and fish of the day weren't available which was a little disappointing but overall the staff and atmosphere were great.

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Harborside 1901 Bar & Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

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.