The only other resto open for the season that we could find was the museum's, and for a while, our table of six were the Dockside's only customers. Like in the other reviews, the server was great. We were going to share our chowders when she offered us individual bowls for nothing extra--how very thoughtful, our being the only customers notwithstanding.
But the chowder, oh the chowder, was something. It had a bit of everything in it--fish (cheap pollock, though), lobster, scallops--but it didn't look or taste like chowder at all! It seemed to be a bland version of the Southeast Asian coconut soup called "laksa." Seriously, didn't know what to think of it--either someone botched their chowder in the kitchen for want of milk and cream, or this was an outrageously bold five-star attempt at recreating chowder in an exotic incarnation. If the latter, a sprinkling of sambal shrimp would've made it famous.
The rest of it was meh--boatloads of fries (we even tried the sweet potato kind) floating whatever deepfried fish, shrimp, or scallop was ordered. The complimentary bread first served was lukewarm, bleah.
The potato jackets weren't bad, topped with mozzarella and other cheeses, and some at our table had it for the first time.
The wall-to-wall murals of Lunenburg past was interesting, as was the decor.
Despite the cold November windchill, the harbour view more than made up for it.
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