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“Why do potentially great restaurants allow kids to run the show?”
Review of King's Fish House

King's Fish House
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

We decided to give Kings Fish House another try for a special occasion last week. Pretty simple, table for two on a weeknight. Almost didn't wait: there were clearly dozens of open tables, yet the young girl at the desk insisted we wait 20 minutes in the very cold foyer (hey, she was even wearing her winter coat). That tiny foyer was also jammed with unruly children with inattentive parents and grandparents, apparently fresh from the mall. Kind of felt like waiting at the McDonalds playland in Alaska, not like fine dining. If this was designed to get us to the bar, well, it didn't work and pretty much started our experience with weirdness. Once seated, our waitress was efficient and helpful and clearly better at her job. We started with martinis, which were pricey but well crafted. Shared a small salad and cup of chowder, both decent. Lauren really liked the thin but generous swordfish picatta. Laura's (5) grilled scallops were well prepared but spare for the price. What we love about this place: old school, East Coast atmosphere. Healthy menu, with sin-a-little options if you want that. Complimentary (for the birthday) and yummy key lime pie. On a good night, a nice fine dining option. Here's what doesn't work: so little care for comfort of the guests, so little control of what should be a fine dining environment, and a price/value relationship that's just off. Either reduce the prices by a few bucks and BE Red Lobster ...or make the experience more like a strong seafood house (i.e., Walt's Wharf or others in your price range).

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Reviewed December 20, 2012

Lacksadaisical staff, very slow bringing the food not good quality food.. Very disappointed in the food..most of the food was served barely warm...food presentation average at best. My husband ordered fish and chips and I had a bite ugh, so greasey and too much batter,barely could see fish...may be a good place for drinks..We won't be going back, too many other places to choose from. They weren't even busy and couldn't get it right, and can't imagine if they were busy what they would do....Don't bother...

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Thank Sophia S
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Oysters and attentive staff in the Bar area. We were able to watch sportsa nd enjoy each other without going far.

Thank seasunsounds
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

we stopped in for a snack and a tap beer - the crab cakes were very tastey and the service friendly - just off of main street, it's a cozy place to relax and enjoy the day!

Thank Annette H
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

The food for the price is just okay. The Red Lobster is much better. The service is marginal. Don't go hungry on in a hurry. Went once won't go back.

Thank Lincam
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