We stopped in for lunch on our way to our anniversary getaway. I should have known to just walk away when I had such a difficult time at the counter. I asked is everything you have written on the board? I was told yes. My husband was sure that he had seen chowder, but there was no mention of it. I then asked what do people have in all the bowls. I was told chowder and that it wasn't on the board. So we ordered a bowl of chowder, a chicken sandwich and two lemonades. She came back and said there was no chicken sandwich, but there was smoked turkey. I said sure. Then I asked how the desserts work as I saw three whole blueberry pies in the case and I was wondering if any were sold by the slice. She had to ask around first, but we were finally told that yes we could buy pie by the slice and I ordered two slices. Our bill came to $35 before tip. I was surprised to find out that the chowder not written on the board was $15 for a bowl. We then took our seat. I liked the pictures on the wall with many of them depicting images from France.
The first thing to arrive was our pie. It was not plated in a nice way, but instead mine seemed kind of thrown on the plate. Then we waited for our mains. The chowder wasn't hot and the bite I tried was very fishy. The bread and butter that came with it was good though. My sandwich came next, but no napkin for me, my husband got a napkin though so we shared. My sandwich had potato chips on the side. This would have been a nice touch if my plate wasn't covered in the crumbs from the bottom of a bag! The sandwich was just OK. Turkey, lettuce, tomato and mayo. I think that a nice pesto spread would have really livened it up. I added some potato chip crumbs to the sandwich for a little something. The bread was good. As for the pie the crust was tough, so much so that I had a hard time cutting a piece with my fork. And the blueberries had too much of a thickening agent added. I would lift up a forkful and the glob wouldn't even fall off my fork when held upside down. The lemonades were good, sweet, but good. If we could do it over again we would have gone back to the Foc'sle across the street. Very disappointed.
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