I had been to the Bee Hive Tavern several years ago and absolutely loved the fun décor, great food and service so I recently went back with my husband on what was a rare "free" Saturday for us. This was over an hour's drive for us so we planned on taking our time while eating, which was no trouble at all because the waitress was admittedly new and ended up not putting in our order right away because some other staff member had distracted her with other duties. Thankfully our clam chowder came out first and quickly or we would have been rather upset about this due to the long drive. The white chowder was very good with nice big pieces of clams. One issue I had was that I ordered the special house secret fruit juice blend, forgetting that grapefruit juice could potentially interact with one of my medications, and the waitress was unable to tell me whether or not the juice had grapefruit juice in it at all - basically because she wasn't allowed to know the ingredients and made it clear that the restaurant wouldn't let ANYONE know. I let my husband drink it instead of letting it go to waste. My husband had the fried clams with sweet potato fries and thought the clams were pretty good but the sweet potato fries (which cost extra and were supposed to come with a special dipping sauce that we ended up having to request) were overcooked and sliced too thinly. I had the lobster pie with veggies and French fries and couldn't have been happier. The "lobster pie" was literally just big beautiful chunks of lobster swimming in butter with a few breadcrumbs baked on top and it was magnificent. The veggies were good, not overcooked/mushy. The fries I could have made a meal of all by themselves, they were SO good! For dessert my husband ordered the cherry crisp and was unimpressed and I ordered the Schneeball (vanilla ice cream coated in a layer of sweetened coconut and drizzled with raspberry sauce) and was just as in love with it this time as I was the first time I had it several years ago. The décor was definitely "pub" style and not as much "bee" theme as I remember from my prior visit but comfortable and well lit during a Saturday afternoon. Overall I feel like this is a pretty good restaurant that could likely use better customer service but the food makes up for it if you order the right dishes.
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