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Visit Boone’s, a landmark seafood restaurant on Portland Harbor since 1898 — featuring the original baked stuffed lobster, oysters and other local favorites.

From your choice of two outdoor decks, watch boats on the harbor while enjoying a beverage, see lobstermen bring in the daily catch, or just enjoy a sunset cocktail as you breathe in the ocean air. It’s a captivating scene that changes with every tide. That’s the charm — an excursion to Boone’s always has fresh appeal, so come often!

The menu teems with native seafood like fresh Maine lobster steamed over rockweed, fried clams as well as wood-grilled fish and steaks. Then there’s Boone’s signature dish, the baked stuffed lobster. Alexander Boone invented the baked stuffed lobster when he opened Boone’s right here on the Portland Waterfront in 1898. Today we still do it the way he did, stuffed with fresh Maine seafood and a perfect blend of savory seasonings. Our raw bar will delight and tantalize with fresh shucked Maine oysters and drink of your choice.

The entire menu, including daily features, is lovingly prepared by our talented and distinguished kitchen professionals. Boone’s is perfect for a romantic date, business meeting or a family feast. Enjoy fine seafood by the cozy wood-burning fireplace, at one of our bars or outside in the salt air.

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Great
4.2
Based on 1704 reviews
Ahmed Kaptan
Wow! Came here on a Sunday with a big group and was met with fantastic hospitality.Food was fast and delicious. Everything was mouth wateringly fresh. Incredibly flavor and cooked to perfection.The lobster mac&cheese was perfect.The scallops melted in my mouthThe haddock had perfect seasoning and barely a fishy flavor.The clam chowder was a creamy and heavenly start.I'm truly impressed. First restaurant I visited in Portland, and it may become my main spot when visiting again. Highly recommend.Dont forget to pay for parking. I ate a pretty hefty ticket even during the middle of the day on Sunday.. 😶
Dr JoAn Monaco
Jake was out server and he was outstanding. The risotto was delish!! And definitely a double thumbs up on the lobster roll, Brussels sprouts and the mussels!!
Richard Mancine
Great place to go and drink and enjoy fresh oysters. They are super fresh. Also order the mussels in a hard cider and mustard broth. I actually went back again on a different night for more Oysters.Service team was great. Can't wait to go back.
Devin Fahie
What a gem! I'm local at this is my first time here. The atmosphere is absolutely "Maine" and well done. The food, we started with the Pork Belly was presented beautifully, and tasted better then it looks. We are here for lunch, the Ceasar Salad and Chicken Sandwich were also great. Will be taking me wife here now for dinner most certainly. Also love its locally owned.
Vergie Javier
The place is by the water, we had dinner it was cold but the place inside is warm enough.They also have a heater outside for outdoor seating.At this time no one was dining outdoor.The service was timely, food was great.Our server was bubly and attentive.We had muscles, lobster rolls and some cocktail drinks.Cant remember the name.
Queen Moomba
We were seated right away (planned it right) and had an amazing waiter.We obviously got oysters which were fresh and delicious. The scallops? Honey, you want to talk about lip smacking, I almost licked the plate clean. I would kill for that puree again. We also had some other dishes and drank a lot of alcohol after our meal.Good food, phenomenal service, and I can't wait to try the rest of their menu.
tamica johnson
We flew in from Michigan just to eat here! This place is PHENOMENAL! It sits on the water and has the FRESHEST tasting seafood I’ve had since moving from my Maryland hometown! Everything was wonderful! The Clam Chowder tasted like it was just made. The Lobster Roll was $39 and WORTH EVERY PENNY! It had HUGE chunks of lobster on a buttery toasted roll with very light sauce! The Stuffed Lobster was DELICIOUS! We split this between the two of us and was stuffed! The hostess was friendly and the waitress delightful! The entire experience was great! You do have to pay for parking. We paid for two hours and it was $26. We used about 1 1/2 hours to shop, then walked across the street to a souvenir shop to use up the rest of the time. Please if you’re in the area, COME HERE! You will not be disappointed!
Niccole Hill
Great spot to visit in Portland, Maine. I had the tuna tartar, ceasars salad, and a stuff lobster that was so delicious 😋. Polished it off with a lemon drop and 👍🏾👍🏾 up!
Patrick Allen
Beautiful little spot (loved the heated outdoor patio)! The lobster roll was simply amazing. The happy hour oysters were good in taste, but I wasn't impressed with the size to price ratio for them. Extra attentive staff made the experience enjoyable. For our first time in Portland, I'd definitely recommend this restaurant and would probably come back. 👍😁
Frank B
Great place to sit outside. We had the sea food chowder and it was loaded and delicious.
Kevin Dibb
Everything was fantastic, especially the Brussel sprouts (I'm not a huge veggie fan but I ate the whole plate of these!) and the lobster roll. Our server Molly was the best too!
tonya mack
This was my first time dining at this restaurant. The lobster was great! I also had the lobster risotto... it was a little salty but delicious. We were a party of 7 and ran up a 700.00 bill... I think it was worth it but my bank account thinks otherwise. 🤣🤣
Sophia Xu
Good variety of food options, friendly waiters, and has a view by the waterCan’t go wrong with any dish ordered here! Perfect clam chowder, delicious crispy calamari, fresh lobster, and amazing lobster roll
Juan Luis Ramirez Jr
5 stars for this fine tasty restaurant by the wharf. Delicious Nor' Easter steamed Lobsta Roll with Chips. If I might add, you can combine it with the Down East Hard Cider. Great staff made me feel welcomed the moment I walked through the door. Meghan, my attendant, made the experience so much more enjoyable.
Kara Bou
Boone's was amazing! The food was so good. Worth the price. Hannah was our server and she was fantastic! We even got to sit next to a roaring fire!
Brian Dominguez
All around this is a great place to stop and enjoy a meal, Highly recommend!! Dinner was fantastic, compliments to the chef! Starters we had the scallops and calamari which were DELICIOUS!! We had the baked stuffed lobster, lobster risotto, and the clam chowder, all of which was cooked to perfection!!! Nick was outstanding!! He made great recommendations and took great care of our table!! Thank you again from your Colorado and Texas table!!We ate the calamari before taking a photo and got into the scallops before we took the photo, so you only see 1 of the 4 amazing tasting appetizers!
Cody T
Great ambiance for a nice dinner. Ate here with colleagues, and got the fried calamari, scallops, the lobster ravioli, and the stuffed lobster. All of it was astounding! Our waiter Nick was also very diligent, attentive, and friendly. He even gave us some advice on things we should do, see, and other restaurant option for our stay here!!! Highly recommend.
Jacque
Absolutely amazing food. Great atmosphere. Don't let the harbor like feel detour you from this place. The food is amazing. Everything I had was great. Great for large groups and you can tell the chef takes pride in his creation. Have the clam chowder it was so good.
Feruz Eshonkulov
It was our first time at this interesting place 2 years ago with friends for my birthday, while we were visiting Maine, Portland. The place was crowded and the atmosphere was chic. The employees were very cheerful and friendly, the menu was not boring, the variety of seafood was wide, well, obviously ? but not only. In general, researches of local places and reviews did not disappoint us and we ended up here. I recommend to everyone who will be in Maine, Portland, check this cool place out! Thank you for the memories.
david gutowski
Great seafood restaurant on the water. Its a 2 story restaurant with an outdoor deck upstairs where you sit directly overlooking the harbor. I had seafood Newburg in a popover. It was delicious! My bride had fried haddock which she said was the freshest she ever tasted. They have a nice selection of draft beer. Great restaurant with a great view.
daniel deutsch
Recommended by locals for the seafood fare. I went in a bit early to avoid the dinner time crush. Food was quite good as expected and well presented. The restaurant itself was quiet with a softly lit interior dominated by dark wood tones. An active fireplace provided a nice comforting touch. Oddly, the music selection was '80s and '90s pop which was, I think, disjointed given the surroundings but not jarringly so; maybe it's just because I'm a jazz guy. Staff were polite and professional but a bit impersonal. Prices were as expected given the quality of the food and the reputation of the establishment. Definitely worth a visit.
Martha aka WineDivaa
What a great place! Loved the view, the hospitality was top, the food was amazing and the wine list surprised me. We ordered the Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut, Oysters, Mussels, Fried Haddock and of course Clam Chowder and we loved everything. The servers were very friendly and accommodating. They accommodated our request in within 20 minutes. Definitely a good traditional spot that never disappoints.
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