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“Good for New Englander's”

New England Eatery & Pub
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: New England Eatery & Pub is a family owned and operated establishment. For over 25 years, we have taken pride in serving only fresh New England Seafood. Specializing in Ipswich Clams, Deep Sea Scallops, Fresh Haddock and Fresh Cod and Maine Lobster. Our menu offers a fresh variety of sandwiches, salads, and entrees that incude seafood from New England as well as Florida. We have combinded our Northern traditions with our southern roots to provide our guests with a menu that appeals to customers all along the east coast. We offer inside and outside dining, and have 2 full liqour bars. We also cater to large parties and groups, in our back banquet/dining room.
Vero Beach, Florida
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Good for New Englander's”
Reviewed June 8, 2012

We were curious about this place as many have given it a good review. We went with another couple who are orig. from New England and enjoy those offerings. After our experience, we would suggest you only go to this restaurant if you like the fried seafoods of New England. We did not feel the rest of the menu would be worth the trip.

We had an order of onion rings for the table which were excellent. One person ordered the whole Maine lobster, which was prepared well and tasted as it should. Price was good at $19.95 and dinner included 2 sides. They ordered fries and coleslaw. One person ordered the fried clams platter which came heaped full of fried clams, french fries, and onion rings. A lot of fried food but again tasty if that was what you wanted. Rolls for the table were the white, spongey, tasteless kind.

My husband and I ordered seafood dishes served in a garlic/butter/wine sauce over pasta. He had mussels and shrimp while I had mussels and scallops. The mussels were a bit overcooked, shrimp and scallops were fine. Serving (amt. of seafood) was decent. Pasta was cooked okay-not mushy. The issue was the sauce-nothing but a big soup plate of oil/butter. It was so bad we could not finish the pasta as it was swimming in it. And we were not interested in dipping a roll into it. Dish came with a piece of garlic bread, which was good by itself. Price for this was $17.00 and came with a side salad, made up of mostly iceberg.

With one glass of wine, one soda, and a tip, we spent about $52.00. We had to drive about 30 minutes to get to the place and the place is very simple, very casual; shorts and flip flops. Service was very adequate. Nice fellow. We would not go back as we feel it doesn't offer food we enjoy.

  • Visited June 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Don't order something bad, or else....”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

We were promptly seated, service was reasonably good, then we ordered our dinners.

It's a dive bar, but supposedly the food is good.

Everything was going well. It was a party of five, two of us ordered the lobster bisque.

It was absolutely terrible, had about 50% of heavy cream too much in the recipe. Tasted like drinking a cup or raw cream. We each had one spoonful and stopped.

We asked the the server to swap out for a bowl of New England clam chowder and he promptly said, well you already tried it, so I can't take it back. If you had not tried any, then I could have taken it back. (And one wonders, what they would have done with it if we had not tried it, I guess that's their criteria to dump it back into their pot).

So I asked the server how would we have known it was bad without trying it, to which he replied, you should have asked for a sample.

I said fine, then please take it off our bill. He said, I can't, it is against our policy.

We promptly stood up, paid for what had been served and left.

The wonderful thing is we found a wonderful Italian restaurant, DeAngelo's as a result (separate review for that).

So everything works out for a reason I guess.

  • Visited June 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
“The place for great seafood”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

We went twice in two days to enjoy fried shrimp and scallops. They are fresh, big, juicy, lightly breaded, and perfectly cooked. The side of steamed veggies was fresh and delicious, as was the cole slaw. Margaritas? Si! Very good and properly mixed. The ambiance is very casual--you have your choice of the screened porch or the dark bar area--but the food is superb and the service prompt, polite, and friendly. It looks like a biker bar, but my 86-year-old-mother and I were completely happy here. Go!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Janeite
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Louisville
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“love it”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

we went for an early dinner and once again it was great. Granted it was fried food but it was great. we sat on the covered deck, had a couple of $!.50 beers and had a great dinner

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank dc8Louisville
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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“OMG Amazing food”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

Lobster roll worth driving for and we do. Everything we have eaten there is great, even the wings "in a seafood reastaurant". can't go wrong with any order

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Kim C
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