Took my father here to lunch because we wanted seafood and because the Schooner (formerly the Muddy Rudder) was closed for renovations. If you are familiar with seafood restaurants in Maine, at least the ones that I went to when I was growing up, you'll know that seafood is usually served deep fried. My father ordered deep fried clams. I ordered the broiled combo (haddock and scallops), which was a big mistake. Thankfully, it didn't come loaded with butter/margarine, but it came with no seasonings whatsoever. It tasted like it had just been put in a microwave. The staff said that the dish is essentially poached under the broiler to prevent the fish/seafood from drying out. It's possible that only the elderly would choose broiled fish and seafood here, but the management is very mistaken to think that the elderly do not like seasonings. By contrast, the blueberry pie was delicious, as it was chock full of blueberries (twice the amount that I had expected). The blueberries were small (wild?). It was not too sweet. If the management can get its act together and actually ensure that seasonings as added to the seafood, it is a restaurant worth going trying. At the very least, try the pies.
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