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88 Grandview Avenue

Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

Toll-Free: 800-553-0289

Front Desk: 207-633-4152

Dining

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.

Fished, Farmed & Gathered

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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.

Whiteclover

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Whiteclover dining room

Classic Charm. Warm Service. Shimmering Ocean Views.

Reservations: 

To best serve you, reservations are suggested. Please call 207-633-4152. 

For parties of 9 or more guests, please call ahead.

Dress Code:

Spruce Point Inn asks that guests refrain from wearing pool wear or athletic wear to Whiteclover.

Children:

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.

Pier to plate, meadow to fork.

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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.”

Dinner Menu

Starts & Shares

colossal shrimp

roasted garlic, arugula, grit fritter, green chili

burrata

truffle honey, mint charred sourdough

venison carpaccio

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 

gem ceaser

parmesan tuille, traditional dressing

field greens

pickled blueberries, carrot curls, shallots, blueberry vinaigrette

root salad

heirloom carrots, beets, radish, celeriac, sweet onion vinaigrette

chowder

pinkham’s clams, house bacon, spi herbs

popcorn bisque

lobster cream, corn, capsaicin infusion

Maine Events

scallops

seared, asparagus tips, black truffle risotto

lobster

grilled, charred onion, red potato, herbed corn

sole

pea puree, burnt butter sauce, new carrots

squid ink pasta

roasted octopus, sauce romesco, chives

steak delmonico

boneless, foraged oyster mushroom, sauce bordelaise, downeast potatoes

flat iron steak

asparagus, bearnaise sauce, grilled sweet potato

ravioli

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.

lobster plate

The Salty Stag

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Legendary Good Fun 

Eat, Drink & Be Merry

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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.

Salty Stag dining room

LIGHT FARE

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    

FANCY TOAST  

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  

SIDEWAYS

BISCUTS & GRAVY | 6

SMOKED HAM | 4 

APPLEWOOD BACON | 3 

PORK SAUSAGE | 3 

2 EGGS COOKED ANYWAY | 4 

All Day Menu

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SHAREABLES 

 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   

 

HANDS   

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   

 

MEALS  

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 

 

FLATBREADS 

MARGHERITA     fresh mozzarella, tomato  15    

HUNTER’S     sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, smoked mozzarella  17    

BAYSIDE     shrimp, smoked bacon, herb cream  16    

 

ENHANCEMENTS   

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  

 

DESSERTS   

BLUEBERRY PIE | 8 

BANANA SPLIT | 18 

DAILY ASSORTED ICE CREAMS | 5 

The Myth, The Legend.

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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.

Grandview Deck

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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.

Grandview Deck view

Private Dining

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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.

Marshmology

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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.