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“Seafood Wellington - don't do it!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Swan River Seafood

Swan River Seafood
5 Lower County Road, Dennis Port, MA 02639-1845
(508) 394-4466
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Ranked #25 of 39 Restaurants in Dennis Port
Price range: $9 - $19
Cuisines: Oyster Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Inverness
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180 reviews 180 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Seafood Wellington - don't do it!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I'm afraid this place is grim. I don't often have bad meals so this seafood wellington came as a bit of a shock to the system.

Seafood Welllington sounded an odd but possibly interesting choice. However it was in fact disgusting heavy mess of melted cream cheese mixed in with scallop, lobster, and shrimp. The wellington was surrounded with a cheese sauce which had to have come from a packet. Imagine the sort of cheap sauce you get on some macaroni and you get the picture. Throw in some cold baked potatoes and now you really get the picture. I thought this meal was a crime against taste!
The crab cakes were OK but certainly not great.

Service was OK.

The view out the window is very nice. The actual restaurant is functional but not really cosy, romantic or anything.

I'm afraid I will never eat here again. Might have been a bad choice on my part but the wellington should not be on the menu.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Got take out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Ordered the fried seafood platter, and the lobster roll. Both were so big, that my husband and I (both big eaters), could not finish, and both were GREAT. Really close to the Lighthouse Inn, and truly, very good. Next time, we want to try to eat in the restaurant.

Visited August 2012
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Golden, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Tasty Fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a good restaurant to go to with the family, as they have several large tables (we were seated at a round one, making conversation easy) and the place is big enough to get seated pretty easily. Our server was clearly inexperienced, but her sweet personality made up for that. I had the honey/almond encrusted cod which was delicious. Other party members had a seafood combo, burgers, chicken, and a kids' macaroni and cheese. All were happy with their choices. The clam chowder, though, was terrible with big, soggy chunks of potato and not enough clams. The restaurant also has outdoor seating with a nice view of Swan River. This can also be seen from inside the restaurant as there are big windows running the length of the room. There is a separate lounge/bar area that looks inviting and comfortable.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“great for takeout lobsters”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

i do highly recommend this place for takeout if you are staying nearby and want cooked lobster. really good and no mess in your rental. we ate in the restaurant tonight for the third time in as many years, and it still lives up to the reviews-- salads are as boring as possible and made well in advance and served in ice cold bowls (yuck, cold singular grape tomato and tasteless single slice of cuke). we ordered pasta and burgers tonight and were pleasantly surprised. pasta with chicken and broccoli was devoured, and burger was cooked perfectly (asked for rare and it was rare but not raw). service was perfectly fine for a monday night, no crowds and no Claude.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
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49 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We have been to Swan River before because they are very good with allergies. Once again we were not disappointed. The wait staff was very attentive and plenty of parking out front. Nice view out to ocean/river. There is a large selection of seafood which is what it is all about during the summer. Only thing needing improvement is the salads. They are plain, plain, plain. With just a little effort the presentation could be so much better.
Great for families, and has has large bar where a lot of locals seemed to be enjoying themselves.
Great fish market right in parking lot as well.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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