by Mary Dickinson
November 21, 2003
The dining room (located in back) had a fire crackling in the big stone fireplace and we were seated next to a window overlooking the fishing boats. I really appreciate fresh lobster so I inquired about the market price listed on the menu for Lazy Man’s Lobster Casserole (it’s taken out of the shell for you). $28. I decided to try it. It was perfect. Served with a butter-crumb topping it was tender and sweet. An excellent apple chutney was served with it. The waitress offered to show me the live lobster before cooking it but I declined. I decided to save my appetite for the lobster so I barely touched the delicious baked potatoes and steamed broccoli that came with it.
My husband ordered the fried seafood combo, $17.95. It included clam strips, shrimp, scallops and fish. He loved everything except the clam strips. He asked me to try one. I thought it the best I had ever tasted. I asked our waitress how it was prepared. She said the clams were dipped in milk, then flour and fried in vegetable oil.
If I can get him to go back again, I would like to try their baked seafood casserole with shrimp, scallops, scrod, and lobster, or Seafood Newburg, same as above but with mushrooms and in Newburg sauce.
For more information see Gloucester House.
From journal Exploring Cape Ann