Dining at Spruce Point Inn is a showcase of the flavors and imagination one rightly expects of one of the top resorts in the Northeast. Celebrate a special occasion or a quiet reconnection, far from the distractions of daily routines, in the casual elegance of Whiteclover. Joyfully toast the sunset of a perfect day with friends or family in in the warm hearth of the resort, The Salty Stag. The dining options here are designed to seize the moment and feed the soul, delightfully elevating your oceanside getaway.
Greet the sunrise with a fresh cup of coffee and a homemade blueberry muffin from the comfort of your porch or balcony, linger over lobster rolls underneath a tranquil blue sky on the Grandview Deck, or savor the results of culinary imaginations inspired by fresh-caught seafood, sustainably raised local livestock and fresh herbs clipped in the garden right outside the kitchen door. There’s always plenty of time for a playful craft cocktail, locally brewed beer or perfect glass of wine from our cellars. Here you’ll find a menu curated by local knowledge, incomparable skill and the love of food that turns simple touches into unforgettable delights.
Food & Wine Magazine came up with the idea of “Collaboration Nation” to describe chefs working with customers, vendors and each other to bring the best flavors and experiences to those who love food. Here at Spruce Point Inn in Boothbay Harbor, our chefs have operated on these principles from the beginning, sourcing the locally fished, farmed and harvested ingredients from the best seasonal farms and producers in Maine. They then prepare the menu with cooking techniques that preserve the foods’ integrity, flavor and nutrition.
Classic Charm. Warm Service. Shimmering Ocean Views.
To best serve you, reservations are suggested. Please call 207-633-4152.
For parties of 9 or more guests, please call ahead.
Spruce Point Inn asks that guests refrain from wearing pool wear or athletic wear to Whiteclover.
Age 8 years and above are welcomed to dine at Whiteclover with their families. We ask that children also adhere to the dress code.
As always, from July 4 to Labor Day, if you’d prefer an ‘adults-only’ dinner, we welcome your children aged 5 to 12 for “Kids’ Night Out” in the Lighthouse Recreation Hall, where they enjoy a movie, games and pizza under the supervision of the Camp Lighthouse educational staff. See Activities page for more details.
Menu items and prices are subject to change without notice.
At Whiteclover, our signature restaurant, we celebrate the simple, the honest and the local. We celebrate quiet moments and laughter-filled hours. Newly-forged marriages and reborn kinships. Small gestures that cause just a ripple. And grand ones that will never be forgotten.
A love of what surrounds us is Whiteclover’s inspiration—the ocean depths, the farm fields tilled by generations, signature flavors like lobsters and blueberries made wondrous in the hands of chefs, bakers and local purveyors preserving authentic foods.
Seasonal menus seize the best of the hour to craft culinary “oceanside memories made in Maine.”
Starts & Shares
roasted garlic, arugula, grit fritter, green chili
truffle honey, mint charred sourdough
venison, shishito peppers, watermelon radish
sea bass crudo
harbor weed, cucumber, cured egg yolk, olive oil, garden herbs
salt cod cake
black garlic, marmalade, pea tendrils
oysters half shell (6)
carbonated mignonette, scotch bonnet, horseradish
Salads & Soups
parmesan tuille, traditional dressing
pickled blueberries, carrot curls, shallots, blueberry vinaigrette
heirloom carrots, beets, radish, celeriac, sweet onion vinaigrette
pinkham’s clams, house bacon, spi herbs
lobster cream, corn, capsaicin infusion
seared, asparagus tips, black truffle risotto
grilled, charred onion, red potato, herbed corn
pea puree, burnt butter sauce, new carrots
squid ink pasta
roasted octopus, sauce romesco, chives
boneless, foraged oyster mushroom, sauce bordelaise, downeast potatoes
flat iron steak
asparagus, bearnaise sauce, grilled sweet potato
kale, pine nuts, basil
We are proud to partner with the following Maine farms and producers:
Morning Dew Farm, Bowden Egg Farm, Boothbay Craft Brewery, Cellardoor Winery, Split Rock Distilling, Glidden Point Oysters, Pemaquid Mussel Farms, North Spore Mushrooms, Hootenanny Bread, Ebenecook Oysters, Backyard Farms, Olivia’s Garden, Tarbox Farm, Bradbury Mountain Berry Farm, Coastal Root Bitters, Pineland Farms, Maine Craft Distilling, Coffee By Design.
Legendary Good Fun
At The Salty Stag, we celebrate the spirit that animates the legend, assembling to feast and toast: to life, to love, and to the pursuit of joyfulness.
Whether sharing a farm table breakfast before a day on the water, a hand crafted cocktail, brew or wine the color of the sunset, or the familiar joy of a wedding party convened around the bar, our guests are invited to enjoy. The Salty Stag is the welcoming heart and hearth of the Inn—a cheerful gathering place, drenched in sunshine by day and ambered low-light by night. It is here that our guests convene for delicious sustenance and pleasant whistle wetting. Whether a hearty breakfast before a day on the water or a hand-crafted nightcap – and everything in between – the Stag is relaxed, fun, and pleasing. Always.
Larger parties are limited to 8 guests. For parties of 9 or more guests, we invite you to use our private dining room. Please call 207-633-4152.
The Salty Stag is family friendly with a casual dress code.
Breakfast is served daily from 8am to 11am. Our all day menu is available until 8pm Sunday-Thursday and until 9pm Friday and Saturday.
Menu items subject to change without notice.
NATURAL LOW-FAT YOGURT* sun-dried cranberries, granola, blueberries 8
ASSORTED CEREALS bananas or berries 8
SAILOR’S PORRDIGE* steel-cut oats, farro, blueberries 8
FRUIT PLATE* fresh, seasonal 10
BAGEL cream cheese, butter, jam 4
PASTRY BASKET fresh pastries, butter, jam 10
BIRCHER MUESLI* creamed oats, nuts, local honey 9
TOASTED rye, wheat, white, sourdough or biscuits, butter, jam 3
EGGS & HASH
2 EGGS ANY STYLE* ham, breakfast potatoes, toast 14
SPI OMELET* mushrooms, bacon, cheddar, potatoes 14
LOBSTER BENEDICT tomato, asparagus, poached eggs, hollandaise MP
FARMHOUSE BAKED EGGS spinach, bacon, goat cheese, butter crust 14
BRISKET HASH* corned beef, potatoes, fried eggs, toast 16
CRAB TOAST lump crab, citrus aioli, garden herbs 22
AVOCADO TOAST lemon infused oil, arugula, cumin, sea salt, fried egg 14
GARDEN TOAST vine ripe tomato, feta, olive oil, basil 13
WAFFLES & CAKES
HOT CAKES maine blueberries, blueberry syrup 14
BUTTERMILK WAFFLES walnut praline, maple syrup, whipped butter 15
CAMPFIRE TOAST french toast, graham, chocolate, marshmallow 14
BISCUTS & GRAVY | 6
SMOKED HAM | 4
APPLEWOOD BACON | 3
PORK SAUSAGE | 3
2 EGGS COOKED ANYWAY | 4
OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL* six locally sourced oysters, lemon mignonette 24
TRUFFLE FRIES* house fries, black truffle, herbed parmesan 12
LOBSTER MAC & CHEESE hand-picked maine lobster, aged cheddar, conchiglie pasta MP
HOUSE PICKLED VEGETABLE chef’s daily selection 6
SOUP & SALAD
NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER CUP 7 | BOWL 10
CHEF’S SELECTION CUP 8 | BOWL 11
SPI SIGNATURE SALAD* chevre, shallots, champagne vinaigrette 11
CAESAR shaved aged parmesan, garlic breadcrumbs, caesar dressing 12
LOBSTER ROLL chilled with mayo, leaf lettuce, split-top bun MP
LOBSTER TACOS corn tortilla, cilantro aioli, cilantro, lime MP
FISH TACOS* corn tortilla, grilled whitefish, pico de gallo 16
FISH SANDWICH fried haddock, coleslaw, brioche 17
BURGER two patties seared, potato bun, gouda, mayo 16
PLANT BURGER swiss, mushrooms, baby spinach, potato bun 17
GRILLED CHICKEN mustard, peppers, tomato, hoagie roll 16
CORNED BEEF ON RYE aged swiss, horseradish mustard, kraut 16
FISH & CHIPS beer battered haddock, coleslaw, malted tartare sauce 24
STEAK FRITES* 12oz strip loin, fries, jus 45
SALMON kidney beans, corn, green pepper, tomato 24
MAINE LOBSTER* corn, potato, drawn butter MP
ROASTED ½ CHICKEN* red potato, pan sauce, carrots, parsnips 25
CARBONARA pancetta, spaghetti, parmesan 24
MARGHERITA fresh mozzarella, tomato 15
HUNTER’S sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, smoked mozzarella 17
BAYSIDE shrimp, smoked bacon, herb cream 16
GRILLED CHICKEN | 6
HOUSE FRIES | 6
SALMON | 10
MARKET VEGETABLES | 6
SIDE SALAD | 6
LOBSTER | MP
FRIED EGG | 2
BACON | 3
AVOCADO | 3
COLESLAW | 4
BLUEBERRY PIE | 8
BANANA SPLIT | 18
DAILY ASSORTED ICE CREAMS | 5
Legend has it that a magnificent stag, heeding heart’s desire, once swam the breadth of Boothbay Harbor. It was here on Spruce Point that he found love with a perfect companion, joyfully making these woods their eternal place of refuge and delight.
Some say the patient and the worthy still catch fleeting glimpses of the legendary stag of Spruce Point —his fur coat still streaked with salt, an enduring reminder to follow one’s heart and rejoice.
One of Maine’s most delightful waterfront settings for lunch. Our Grandview Deck serves classic sandwiches, salads, fresh seafood and regional specialties - complimented perfectly with our signature hand crafted libations. Situated high above the shoreline with panoramic views of the ocean approaches to Boothbay Harbor, our Grandview Deck is a family friendly spot for enjoying blue skies and refreshing sea breezes. Reservations are not required.
Availability is subject to weather and private event rentals. Menu items and pricing subject to change without notice.
Spruce Point Inn features a private dining room for families and groups celebrating special occasions. This room was recently refinished with décor making a nod to our heritage, with warm ambiance and playful artwork. Private and intimate, though large enough to accommodate various arrangements, this room is the perfect choice for groups large or small.
For more information on arranging your private dining experience or event, please contact us at (207) 633-4152. We would be glad to help you create a special evening.
S'mores: The Perfect End, to a Perfect Day
Inn-siders know there are fire rituals at Spruce Point Inn: s’mores parties where kids and grownups (who can tell the difference at a s’mores party?) gather in the shared familiarity of a tribe that’s having fun.
But what other resorts make a trending afterthought, we make a signature opportunity for the ‘oceanside memories made in Maine’ we curate to bring discovery and delight to every corner of Spruce Point.
First, there is the crafting of the fire itself, calling to mind millennia of those who were here before us in these woods, drawn by the light and warmth of a human-made flame. The sight of the fire and the alluring scent of woodsmoke signaled that the time had come to gather, to tell stories and to offer wishes to the spirits.
Here around the firepit at Spruce Point we make s’mores a ritual celebration of our days together, offering a wish to the Salty Stag on a dream-paper tossed to the fire and carried outward to the forest on its smoke. And then we turn to the science of the perfect s’more: the Marshmology of homemade marshmallows built from the secret recipe of our chef, the ideal melting chocolate, the homemade biscuits that provide a solid foundation for assembly – and of course the just-right sticks for the toasting.