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May 23, 2005
Don’t expect atmospheric dining, it isn’t romantic or classy. It is one step up from the seafood shacks we have along the shore in Connecticut. It looked more like the local fast-food joint than a good seafood restaurant. How deceiving looks can be.
There is an extensive menu on overhead signs. It is overwhelming for a first timer. We had to step back to read all the signs and let people pass us and place their orders. We finally decided on the calamari special and broiled scallop dinner. You have the choice of one starch, baked potatoes, rice pilaf or French fries, and coleslaw. They serve beer, so Al ordered a Michelob Ultra, and I got an iced tea. Our feast cost us $21.79. You pay and are given a number and told to take a seat. Make sure you stop and pick up your silverware, napkins, and condiments.
While we were waiting for our number to be called, I scooped out the tables around us. There were lots of seniors and families--mostly locals by the look of them. Plenty of nautical décor and a giant lobster set the mood. The tables have green Formica tops, and so do the booths. The staff is constantly out among the tables, keeping things neat and clean. I was very impressed with the cleanliness of not only the restaurant but the restroom as well.
After a short wait, our number is called, and Al went to get our food. It is served on cardboard plates. The scallops were divine--so delicate and fresh, with crispy and very spicy crumbs on top. The scallops were so good, they even overcame the overwhelming flavor of the crumbs. The calamari was excellent--tender with a slightly too-heavy coating, no elastic bands here. The baked potato was cooked perfectly and served with butter and sour cream. The coleslaw was extra good--very crunchy with lots of celery seeds. The only weak spot was very pedestrian French fries.
There is a glass atrium with seating, as well as outdoor dining in the warmer weather. Seafood Sam’s offers a lot of bang for your buck. The Hooligans ate dinner at the hotel. There is a lot to be said for peace and quiet too. To check out their menu and get at $2 coupon for their shirt or hat, go to
From journal Cape Cod with the Hooligans
May 9, 2005
You can get a sandwich or a platter. We had the seafood platter, which was good. The place was busy for off-season.
This is a good restaurant for you if you are looking for good food at a reasonable price and don't mind the cafeteria-type setting.
From journal Cape Cod Off-Season
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
April 24, 2005
This is counter service, and then there are tables to eat at, or you can take it to go. Lunch specials are great, between $5-$10, and are the perfect size. This place is so busy that the food is always fresh. I love the clam strips and popcorn shrimp. It's a great place to get something fast!
From journal Cape Cod Restaurants