We had a great meal at Jake Rooney's. I had read some poor reviews and was against going but my wife insisted we go. I was very pleasantly surprised and would definitely go back.
First off you absolutely have to try the lobster stew. It's outstanding and worth coming to eat here for this alone. The haddock I had to follow was a lovely piece of fish cooked just right on a delicious base of garlic and butter with tomato. The haddock showed some showed some real skill in the kitchen. Looking around I saw lots of very tasty looking food being served.
Secondly the service could not be faulted. We were asked for a drink order almost immediately and they were ready to take our order whenever we were ready. I timed the food from the minute the order was placed. 5 minutes for the lobster stew and 20 minutes for the main course. Looking around at the busy restaurant I saw others served in a similar time frame. A lot of previous bad reviews had focused on poor service so it looks like they have upper their game.
The menu has a good variety and you will not be stuck for something to choose from. Burgers, pork chops, steak, fried fish, baked fish...it's all here. They had something about cooking at your table with a hot stone as well.
Value is pretty good at Jake's. We thought it pretty reasonable.
So in summary it looks like we will be be back at Jake Rooney's on a regular basis given their performance and oh that lobster stew, to die for!
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