The once-private Boothbay Country Club now welcomes the general public to send shots sailing through invigorating ocean breezes that sweep through its verdant acreage. Hilltop vistas, stately pines, and foliage that emblazons the autumnal landscape in bursts of color make playing the course a distinctly Maine experience, marked by the nautical titles of each hole and carts with caddie stowaways. Golfers of all skill levels can play the course from one of the four sets of tees, with the course extending to 6,356 yards from the farthest Gold tees. The par 4 eighth hole—known as Widow's Walk and also the hardest-rated hole—presents beautiful vistas and difficult hazards, with two creeks meandering across the fairway and multiple sand traps guarding the peanut-shaped green. In closing their round on the 18th hole, titled Fiddler’s Green, players have a final shot at birdie, requiring them to avoid the rocky creek that cuts between the split fairway and hit an uphill shot into a green that sells part of its fringe to shag-carpet purists. Course at a Glance: * Par 71 * Four sets of tees * 6,356 yards from the back tees
T The Thistle Inn Tavern & Grill offers the perfect mix of fine cuisine and casual fare, with a focus on local ingredients from our region's farmers and fishermen. Six guest rooms are remodeled with modern conveniences while retaining period details. Overnight guests are invited to enjoy our delicious breakfast.
Lemongrass is the brainchild of a couple that has come together from opposite ends of the globe. Alan Hoang moved from Vietnam to Maine when he was 15, and Gillian Watt traveled from Scotland to the Midwest. They met in Maine, fell in love, and had their daughter Fiona. Having achieved a happy family, Alan sought to enact his dream: opening a Vietnamese restaurant. After snagging time-tested recipes from his mom and older sister, he started Lemongrass in May 2012.
Lemongrass’s menu evokes the flavors of traditional Vietnam with homemade pho, vermicelli noodles, and vietnamese crepes, which are made with rice flour and mung beans and served with a choice of fillings, mint, and nuoc mam. Entrees experiment with uncommon flavors, mixing pork, chicken, shrimp, or beef with crispy vegetables and coating it all under a fine layer of lemon, sweet-and-sour, or coconut-peanut sauces.
The connoisseurs at MacNab's Premium Tea stock more than 65 different tea varietals for every sipping occasion, from black tea for the morning to holiday blends specially concocted to repel Santa Claus's advances on Christmas Eve. At the shop, teas are divided into eight categories, ranging from black or oolong to green or earl grey. The staff also blends its own brews, such as Murray Tavern, which is based on a tea found singing karaoke in a 1700s gathering house.
The spicy aroma of curries and noodles crafted from locally sourced, organic ingredients emanates from the three-story home that houses Thai Paradise. Chefs at the family-owned-and-operated restaurant impart special focus to its dishes cooked with fresh seafood, such as pineapple fried rice with scallops, pad thai with lobster, or yellow curry with tofu sculpted into the shape of a kraken. The hardwood-floored dining room hosts noodle-twirling guests at glossy tables, and prismatic wall art and verdant plants watch enviously from their hooks and pots.
Every single seat at Davis Island Grill has a view of the Sheepscot River. It’s quite a feat considering how big the restaurant is, and it's also a testament to how owners John Smigielski and Mark McGuy incorporate the surrounding scenery into both the restaurant’s layout and its food. Chefs prepare local produce and freshly caught local seafood to create seasonal menus that celebrate Maine cuisine. Menus typically include the signature steamed, crab-stuffed lobster, as well as tender steaks, grilled swordfish, and Angry Orchard applewood-smoked barbecue ribs. Chefs also craft meaty sandwiches that pair up nicely with the bar's selection of local microbrews.
On select nights, a corner of the bar gets converted into a stage, where Davis Island Grill hosts live entertainment and bands comprised entirely of lobsters.