We decided to try this establishment based on the recommendation of a local woman I met on my last trip to coastal NH. Slightly better than a lobster pound in looks and atmosphere, but overall, we had a enjoyable meal & dining experience. My husband didn't like the expansive dining area, he said, "the huge space made him feel lost inside the room". Personally I was impressed, I didn't expect it to be that large & open inside and I thought it was pretty amazing. It was night dining in early December, so we didn't see much in the way of scenery down by the river that everyone has mentioned. The food was fresh & priced as expected. The staff seemed laid back but attentive enough, I am sure this is their slow season. Again, my husband was not as impressed as I was, but I am writing this review not him, haha! He tends to be much more critical than I. We ordered one of four types of Oysters available at that time of the year and it was by far, the largest Oyster I have ever seen! (Incidently, my husband did agree with me on that subject) . I really should have saved one of the shells.... a half dozen oysters filled an entire serving tray, it was one of those "Wow" moments. Our lobsters were sweet & probably some of the best I have had to date. I know with seafood, it depends on the time of the year it is caught, I don't pretend to know the season for all seafood but this must have been a good time for these lobsters, they were delicious! If you are looking for a fancy atmosphere and or classy dining you won't find it here. There is a small giftshop and I believe a place to come in & buy fresh seafood to take home & cook. I like the idea that a local establishment has been operating in the area for many years and has generations of family members still working in the business. I like to support that kind of business everywhere I travel. You come here for the variety and freshness of the seafood, not the interior. I have no complaints and will be back again.....just have to see & taste those monster sized Oysters again!
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