I wanted seafood. While touring the Maine coast, I have been overdosing on as much fresh seafood as I can possibly eat. Where I come from in Nashville, fresh seafood means catfish.. AND I won't touch it...
So.... traveling the coast of Maine on a photography tour, I was told I HAD to see Camden, Maine only because it's so picturesque. I arrived at sundown, and drove around hunting for a couple of restaurants, only to find they were gone.. and then, trying to find an economical hotel room was another adventure... But I happened onto the Waterfront and actually found a parking spot.
So I moseyed in on a Monday night to find the place completely filled up with people... Monday night.. after the tourists left. I was bewildered as to why this place was soooooooo crowded..
Found out from my dear waitress, Blakley that they were having some kind of memorial going on for a local fisherman.
So I sat in the bar and ordered a glass of white wine, checked out the menu.. I couldn't read it because it was so dark in the bar, had to use my cell phone to read the menu.
Explained to Blakely that if I ate anything with flour in it, I would have to be rushed to the hospital..
she was so good at taking care of me.
My first course was a bowl of lobster stew.
It was NOTHING like the Freeport Chowder House's lobster stew, but it was adequate.
I'm not sure if it was milk or cream used as the base.
Very little lobster chunks, but lots of the "mush" out of the lobster body.. I prefer the chunks of lobster meat.
It was tasty.. Not as rich as the Freeport Chowder House's lobster stew, but it sufficed for what I was looking for.
2nd course was the Titanic salad - same price as TGIF's iceberg wedge and bacon and bleu cheese..
Someone was a little skimpy with the salad dressing, but I was too tired to ask for more.
I just ate and left it at that...
3rd course was baked haddock with red potato mashed potatoes and cole slaw..
There was some kind of corn salsa with wayyyyy too much pimento in it.. so I brushed it aside.
Haddock was over cooked. Every time I tried to fork a bite, it would disintegrate. Proof, it was overcooked...
But still, it was decent, once you pushed all that pimento off the fish filet.
All in all, I would have to say food quality was about a 3.
Service was awesome.. Blakely took good care of me.
so.. salad, bowl of soup, 2 glasses of house wine and a plate of baked haddock with tax came to:
$64.20 for one person.
They are no more expensive than all the other restaurants I have tried, while traveling along the Maine coast... But I've had better food in little tiny places along my route.
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