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About Spruce Point Inn - 88 Restaurant

Oceanfront fine dining featuring Chef Flynn’s coastal fusion cuisine.

Soothing marine colors, local artwork, soft lighting and dramatic sunsets create a lovely, refined atmosphere with friendly and attentive service.

Reservations are suggested. Larger parties are limited to 8 guests in 88. For parties of 9 or more guests, we invite you to use our private dining room. Please contact Sonya Dearborn, 207-350-1276, sdearborn@sprucepointinn.com.

Resort Elegant Attire
Ladies: dresses, skirts, dress pants or capris with upscale tops, sweaters or jackets and dress shoes or sandals
Gentlemen: dress trousers and a collared shirt (button up or golf/polo) and dress shoes; ties and jackets are not required
Children: ages 12 and older: same as for Ladies and Gentlemen

88 Grandview Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
6pm to 9pm, daily

Cross Street:
Linekin Road

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 350-1276

Website:
http://www.sprucepointinn.com/88

Entertainment:
Enjoy the lively sounds from our restored player piano - a guest favorite for generations and the childhood piano of Charlotte Druce, resort owner 1957 - 1987.

Parking Details:
Complimentary on site parking

Executive Chef:
Eric Flynn

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Spruce Point Inn - 88 Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.3

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4.5

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4.2

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85% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Brunch (1)
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Disabled Access (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2016

Very nice atmosphere with views of the water. Wait staff were all very friendly and accommodating. Food was a cut above the typical restaurants in the Boothbay area. Little extras like complimentary cocktail and take home muffins make it a very good value.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2016

A fine dining experience with classy ambience. A relief from the wharfside restaurants serving mediocre fare. Having enjoyed much seafood during the week, we opted for a change of pace. Sliced duck breast and pork chop entrees were cooked to perfection. An excellent Caesar salad, too. While the rain obscured what would normally have been a beautiful sunset view, it did not detract from the overall dining experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 10, 2016

Everything was excellent lovely setting and fabulous food, piano music is a nice touch too

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Phenomenal food, atmosphere and service. Very impressed. Can't wait to come back to visit SPI soon!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2016

We typically stay at this inn and eat here every summer but this year, we were not able to stay onsite so drove up for dinner from another location at the beach. My husband unfortunately forgot to bring a pair of slacks and since we were an hour from our place, we had no option for him to change to meet dress requirements (pants!). The host and manager were very understanding and accommodating! The view is amazing and the mood is relaxed and peaceful here. Love the little things like chef's tasting samples and glass of prosecco. The food is amazing and though I usually pass on dessert, I always have it here. Their version of S'mores is out of this world. I had the Halibut for dinner which was delicious. The only thing I could say was that I could have used a starch with my meal. It was Halibut with endive and other greens but could have used a little something more on the plate. Beyond that, it's the best.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2016

I love the Spruce Point Inn and this was my third time eating at 88. The room is beautiful and looks out over the harbor. I recently had the duck breast and my husband had the swordfish. Both dishes were just ok in terms of taste. Presentation was very good and our waiter was wonderful. Price point is on the high side and you do get a good size portion for the price but the flavor just wasn't there for us.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2016

An absolute favorite for elegant cuisine, service, andambiance. muffin as aparting treat is great touch!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 27, 2016

This venue does not fit with the Spruce Point location. Restaurant should have more of a Maine Coast orientation. Tables for two are at a premium. We were first to arrive for dinner, but were not seated at the requested table. Not sure what the requirement is to get a premier table. Just an unpleasant evening at a high price.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2016

Great food, service and wine. My granddaughter who is 15 also loved the food and ambience. We will go back again when we are in Boothbay. I plan on recommending the 88 to my friends and the Blue Spruce Inn.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2016

Extra touches, such as a Prosecco aperitif, amuse bouche, and a muffin to go for the morning! Bordelaise on the filet was the best I've had. Sauce on the swordfish was delish. Would definitely return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 4, 2016

Beautiful, fine dining experience. Everything perfect, from start to finish.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Service and ambiance are great, only the food does not live up to expectation. The menu is enticing, execution however is lacking, generally over cooked, over salted. Wine list is adequate. As an annoying aside, bar drinks are sub standard, management seems to think the one and one quarter ounce pours at prevailing prices are OK.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2016

The menu was very boring, a typical high end dining with nothing surprising. The linens needed to be ironed if you are requiring the patrons to dress up plus an elegant centre flower arrangements on each table. The front staff was a little standoffish, not exactly friendly. The menu cries for much imagination! The view was fantastic!!! By the way, the main lobby flower arrangement was made with silk flowers which was very uninviting especially for its location being in Maine.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 28, 2016

Food was delisous and uncomplicated sea scallops were perfect. Wild mushroom ravioli was outstanding the sauce was perfect. Waiter was a little distracted for fine dining establishments. I will go back the chief and staff were spot on.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Memories of the inn's setting, staff and impeccable food presentation will keep this stop on our list for future travel in Maine. Lauren was attentive, conversational and on her game.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on June 13, 2016

We were seated at a table with an excellent view of Boothbay Harbor. Server started us off with a complementary Procesco cocktail which was a nice touch. We had the arugala salad and steamed mussel appetizer to start. Both were very good. The mussels were large enough to share. My duck breast was cooked as ordered; moist, tender and delicious. Wine list did provide a sufficient range of choices and I found the pricing to be quite reasonable. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will go back again when visiting the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 29, 2016

Always a great place to eat when here. Our waiter was a little slow but it did not hamper the excellent experience. Great food, great ambiance.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 27, 2016

The duck breast that I had was outstanding - tender, juicy, perfectly done. My wife's had scallops, which she said were very good. The appetizers - I had the chowder and my wife had the house salad were good, but not exceptional. Very nice atmosphere. We were there on a somewhat foggy evening, but I'm guessing the view of the bay would have been enjoyable as well - if we could have seen it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Pork chop was excellent, so was the duck breast. Very good wine list, and impeccable service.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on September 26, 2015

I had dinner with my partner during our 2 night stay at Spruce Point.
We had a beautiful 3 course Lobster meal.
Food and Wine was very good and authentic to the region.
Service was excellent and atmosphere was elegant formal dining but without the stuffiness of some restaurants which you can find.
Loved the relaxed/ formal feel of this lovely old establishment - highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 6, 2015

Sets the standard for excellent food and presentation in the Mid-Coast Area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2015

We were staying a long weekend at this resort, and after a day of traveling, had dinner at the 88 restaurant. We weren't disappointed. We ate early..6:15...I felt a little like we were put in the geriatric section, as at 62, we were 20 years younger than those seated maybe a little too close to us , as we almost felt inclined to join their conversations. Aside from that...the wait staff was excellent...the food was brought at the pace we suggested....the food we ordered was well prepared, and different enough to make it unique, and it was good. We had the lamb, and grouper...The salads were excellent, and the blueberry pie and ice cream?? Delicious. For a more formal dinner...this would be the place.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2015

Really great food, wine, and service! Children welcomed and treated with respect. Our server, Matthew, was fantastic and made the night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on August 17, 2015

This is among the most beautiful waterfront settings in Maine! When you tire of lobster and need a beautiful upscale night out, this is it. Attentive service, traditional and new offerings, morning glory muffins for the next morning.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2015

I've never understood the complaint that fine dining, which is one of my favorite past times, can be pretentious until I had dinner here. 88 presents itself as fine dining, but it is not. Rather, it is like a parody of one, which must lead to the confusion. The cold, awkward reception upon arrival, the wait staff in white coats, the elaborate tableware setting - all seem to be someone's (outdated) idea of what signals a special experience, but whoever created 88 neglected the food (just about everything cooked was overcooked), the service (our waiter had too many tables, presented the chosen bottle of wine to the wrong guest), and the overall ambiance, which felt like a mediocre hotel. I wish we hadn't wasted our evening here.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2015

This is wonderful setting with elegant service. Everything was well prepared and the service was impeccable. Though we rarely travel into this portion of Maine, we will certainly dine at this establishment every time we are in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 25, 2015

Superb service and ambiance. menu has potential to be improved.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2015

I was looking forward to a special lobster dinner from this fabulous resort in Maine and was disappointed when I received a very small lobster for the price. I told the waitress, but she was unable to do anything about it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2015

We chose to have dinner at 88 Restaurant for our Anniversary. After being seated, it was probably 15 minutes before water was poured and the menus were delivered. We then promptly were served a complimentary cocktail and our hopes for a special evening went up. The server said that she would be right back with some bread. Over the next 15 minutes, we requested bread 3 times from another server (we never saw the first one again). We had to request butter to go with our bread twice. Poor service continued. I ordered the scallops, which were brought to the table cold. My husband had a tasteless, vegetarian entree. We would definitely not recommend this restaurant to friends.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2015

We had a wonderful evening with friends. The food and service were perfect as usual. We particularly enjoy the ambiance and sunsets. A lot of attention is given to detail at Spruce Point. We appreciate and notice all the touches that make it a dining experience -- not just dinner out. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on June 12, 2015

It was our 50th anniversary dinner and celebration with only our immediate family. We had a perfectly located table for six , set beautifully, which gave us gorgeous views and enough privacy. All in all, we all had a very memorable time but not without a couple of problems. One main course was totally incorrect, leaving us to politely wait until the correct entree was served to one of my daughters. To their credit, the correct dinner was served in an acceptable time frame and, without us complaining directly to the Food and Service manager, that particular entree was deducted from our bill. Lastly we ordered three glasses of wine with our main course which never arrived; thus I cancelled the order as we had finished our entree.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2014

The restaurant was closing the next day so we were expecting a limited menu. It was a pleasant surprise to find a wide variety. The service was excellent. Overall.....could not be more pleased with our choice.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2014

Celebrating our 30th anniversary in Boothbay Harbor, Maine Columbus Day weekend, 2014, my wife and I decided to try the 88 Restaurant at the Spruce Point Inn. We very much appreciated being seated at a table with a magnificent view overlooking the water at sunset. The food was simply outstanding, from the Arugula & Asparagus and Grilled Romaine Wedge Salads, to the Pan Seared Scallops and Halibut Entrees. We were amazed at the quality of service and attention to detail provided by the waitstaff. It was truly a memorable event, and we recommend this restaurant to couples who want to experience a truly romantic dinner or families that want great food and service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2014

We read the reviews and were undecided. Earlier in the day, the host showed us where we would be sitting that evening....the best table for 2 in the house! So, we went. Everything was good. I found the staff to be charming and attentive. I didn't expect them to know EVERYTHING about the wine list. We know what we like, so we ordered it. We received a couple gratis items, also. The only reason I gave the food a 4star rating is because my scallops were a little too salty. Other than that, the portions were good sized, not foo-foo with decorative drizzle around the plate. We would definitely go again.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 22, 2014

We had a perfectly fine dinner. Service was wonderful, food was great. The only downside was being sat next to a very chatty couple who were talking to everyone within hearing distance. They were very nice but I didn't take my wife out on our anniversary so we could be sat next in the chatty corner.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 18, 2014

Beautiful restaurant with great view in the right place in Maine

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2014

excellent food, service and ambiance! The staff was amazing...friendly but professional!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2014

Food was disappointing as well as the menu selections.

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 11, 2014

Second visit in 15 years. Engaged to wife #2 here the first time. Wife # 3 was excited to try it and it is a wonderful, romantic, attentive and expensive restaurant. Ask for the Alcove for the view. I will come back again when in Maine.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2014

Our evening began in a beautiful setting, a welcoming champagne toast. Our dinners arrived, beautiful presentation, delicious. The problem is that we had a very distracted waiter. He actually told us he was distracted because of the other bigger table full of drinking diners.....more tip opportunity was our guess. We ordered our desserts, the Creme Brûlée trio and blueberry pie. The pie filling was very dry and the brûlée was liquid in the 1st cup. The waiter was shown and he whisked the plate away only to retrurn to say they were out of brûlée. We would have liked to try the other 2 of the trio but couldn't.

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