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November 12, 2003
You will be welcomed by the sound of live music as you enter the front door. The décor was typical of Cape Cod, with a fishing theme, buoys, sea prints, and fishing lanterns. There is a piano player in the lounge, and when we arrived, our hostess immediately seated us at a booth right near the piano. Unfortunately, she forgot to ask if we minded being choked by smoke, because you can still smoke in a restaurant lounge in MA, unlike smoke-free CT. She wasn’t too happy with us, but nevertheless, we were moved to the dining room. I will get it off my chest right here and say our waitress never seemed too happy with us either - I don’t know, maybe she was just tired, but I really hate feeling like an imposition when I eat out. We had to wait longer than the number of diners warranted, and she never asked if we liked our food or needed anything, just took the order and dropped the food. Okay, now to the bright side: the food is good here.
The menu is large and varied. You can choose from steamed mussels with wine and garlic, prime rib, crab legs, barbecue ribs, swordfish, and lots more. I had blackened sirloin steak with coleslaw in place of the baked potato, and Cindy had clam chowder and seafood casserole. The steak was very tender and perfectly cooked. The Cajun spices gave the steak some extra punch, and the coleslaw was crisp and tasty. Cindy’s chowder was thick with potatoes and chunks of clam. The seafood casserole was wonderful, with shrimp, scallops, scrod, and lobster in a light butter sauce covered with crumbs. The only weak spot was the salad - it was pedestrian, with only the one lone cherry tomato to break up the boring green, and the Caesar dressing I got was wimpy and too thin.
Dessert did get my attention, though; they had fresh strawberries with whipped cream. Plain, but oh so satisfying. Cindy had cheesecake, which was heavy and rich, exactly what you would want. Don’t order the coffee here - it was horrible. A weaker, more insipid brew I have never tasted. I was actually grateful not to be offered a second cup. I enjoyed my meal here, and the piano player was good. I was disappointed with the service, and the coffee needs work. I would give them another try before writing them off.
From journal November on the Cape
June 4, 2003
From journal Getaway on Cape Cod
April 30, 2002
Service was fast and efficient.
There's a gift shop attached and the restaurant is family and kid friendly.
From journal Cape Cod in the Springtime