on August 10, 2012
Lovers of fried foods (and who isn’t) and in particular fried seafood will probably feel clam-happy at George’s Surf & Turf in the small community of Uxbridge, Massachusetts.Located right on the forested Uxbridge Road this little unassuming looking dive offers pretty good road-side fare at reasonable prices in a no-frills environment. Only outside seating is available with covered picnic tables on both the street-side and woods-side of the establishment. In the evenings one can opt for car-hop service (sans roller-skates) by leaving your car lights on in the parking lot.George’s specializes in deep-fried Surf such as: Shrimps, Scallops (Bay and Sea), Clams (Whole and Strip) and Haddock. For the truly ravenous, a combination platter with all of the above plus Fries and Coleslaw is also on the menu. Other seafood options include Clam-Chowder, Lobster Rolls and Fish Sandwiches.On the Turf side diners can choose from Burgers (Regular and Vegetarian), Dogs and Chicken Fingers.For our group of 3 adults and 2 kids we ordered a variety of fried foods by the ½ pint: Bay Scallops, Whole Clams and Shrimps which were all served with Cocktail and Tartar Sauce, as well as Chicken Fingers and Fries. The Bay Scallops, while sweet in taste, were a little greasy and the batter had a hard time adhering to their slippery smooth surfaces. All the other items tasted great, were fresh and fried perfectly crispy.For the kids a little picketed play area with some toys, a sand-box and a play-house is located at the edge of the woods, but I have no idea how often these are cleaned and sanitized. Have the kids use it only after eating and keep wet wipes handy.George’s Surf & Turf is a good place to stop after a day at Southwick’s Zoo, which is located just 10 minutes drive to the South.
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