I've never felt compelled to ding a restaurant on TripAdvisor before. I promise you I'm not a picky foodie who scoffs at diner food! I just think the All Seasons Restaurant is a poor value and thought you should know.
When I saw the menu, I thought the dinner entrees were about 3 to 5 dollars overpriced, but what the heck, we had a good recommendation for the place, and paying a little extra money doesn't hurt if you get a good meal. Problem is, we didn't get a good meal.
First, the good: The service was fine, portions were adequate, and the interior of the place is nice. My son and I did OK, I guess - he liked his turkey dinner, and my seafood chowder was good enough. The chicken that came with my wife's stir-fry chicken tasted good. We liked the "poutined" fries that we split as an appetizer.
The bad: The BLT I got along with my chowder had the stingiest portion of really thin bacon I've ever seen. The cranberry sauce that came with my son's turkey dinner was like what you get from a can (no problem there), but contained in two tiny plastic tubs (like the jellies they put out for breakfast). Come on, for 15 bucks you couldn't crack open a can and put a generous slice or two on the plate? The vegetables my wife got with her "stir-fry" chicken were mushy, and the chicken (though tasty) was obviously a cooked breast that had been sliced up; if that dish was actually stir-fried, I'll eat my hat! The worst though, was my daughter's chicken parmigiana. The meat sauce was awful - all you could taste was green peppers. It tasted like they started with tomato sauce and added a can of Manwich (sloppy joe mix) to it. Really, any old jar of Ragu from the supermarket would have been fine (though for the price, you'd expect better).
The total with tax, for four people: about 84 bucks (plus tip - our server was OK). I think that's 15 to 20 dollars more than it should have been if the food had been just good but not great. For the meal that we were served, that bill was a crime.
So that's my story and I'm sticking to it. In my opinion, you would be wise to spend your food dollars elsewhere when you're visiting Sussex.
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