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“Good, But Not Yet Great”

Mooncussers Tavern Inn & Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 28 Restaurants in Harwich Port
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $36
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Our oysters were very good and nicely presented. Unfortunately hubs found a big piece of shell in his lobster salad. My scallops were very good, but the risotto upon which they rested was a little undercooked. Service was efficient and pleasant. Live music on Friday eveng was nice. Dirty Martini should have more than two olives.

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MooncussersTavern, Owner at Mooncussers Tavern Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2012

Unfortunate that a piece of shell was overlooked, our sincere apologies.

Must say surprised to read about the risotto though. It is one of our most liked, and positively commented on dish, that we serve. Cooking is often a subjective.

Please next time ask you waitress, or management to correct the problem, which we would more than happy to do. Same if you wish for more olives served with your martini.

Cheers,
Patrick Wiseman
President/Owner
mooncusserstavern.com

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

We went to this restaurant as we had seen it has been recently opened and received uniformly good reviews.
On arrival, only two tables were occupied and one of the couples had clearly finished their meal.
Even so, we had to wait a while for the waitress to come to take an order for drinks.
I knocked my knife and fork to the floor when she was at the table but she didn't offer to replace them.
After the starter we were told to keep our knives and forks. This wasn't issue as we've been to other restaurants which do this, but on a night when the restaurant was empty? However, the couple who arrived and occupied the next table and were known to staff were given new cutlery after their starter!
We don't like hurried service but on a quiet night we would expect more attention. A new restaurant on a quiet night should be making the effort to ensure staff send diners away with the desire to recommend it to others, but the indifference was overwhelming.
The food was adequate and good for the price, but without improvement at front of house the restaurant will struggle.

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MooncussersTavern, Owner at Mooncussers Tavern Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2012

We are fortunate to have a loyal following at the Tavern, but all our patrons do get the same attention, yet I apologize if service was not as good as expected on the night you were our guests.

We are constantly trying to improve, and have recently hired a great new, experienced waitstaff, as several of our staff members have moved on to new adventures.

Cheers,
Patrick Wiseman
President/Owner
mooncusserstavern.com

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Small menu, but something for everyone. Beef, fish, chicken, pork. lobster roll. Choice of homemade fries 3 different ways! Good drinks, yummy desserts. This is an old establishment that now has 5 B&B rooms upstairs, an event room to the left with a small bar area and the Tavern eatery/pub to the right. It is intimate, no t alot of tables, but can seat 6-8 at tables put together. Went on a Saturday, no reservation and was seated at the last free table. I believe that they do take reservations though. It was noisy but not overly loud. TV at bar. All tables surround the bar area. Friendly waitstaff. Will go again. Try it. Off the beaten path but close to RT.28 Harwich down the street from Star Market (same side).

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Found this place via TripAdvisor feedback and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The menu was wonderfully unique and the food was tasty.

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Reviewed September 21, 2012

My impression is this is an up and comming restaurant. Love the tappas. The fries covered in bernaise sauce is my favorite, but inconsistant. One time they were to die for and the next not as good. The bartender is one of the owners and was welcoming and happy to share their plans for the future of the restaurant. Great martinis, although I would love to see a bigger selection of fun martinis. This place is a local favorite of mine.

Thank Jennifer M
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