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“Amazing”
Review of Sturbridge Seafood

Sturbridge Seafood
Ranked #2 of 66 Restaurants in Sturbridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $44
Cuisines: Seafood, Grill
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Sturbridge Seafood is offers a variety of creatively prepared dishes from sea and land featuring the freshest seafood the area has to offer. Our menu changes almost daily to reflect what is available. From award-winning chowder to shared plates to entrees there is something for everyone. We have 14 taps of craft and American brews, over 20 wines by the glass and artisan as well as classic cocktails that change with the whim of our bar staff. We are excited to add our unique culinary perspective to the Sturbridge, MA restaurant scene!
Reviewed January 20, 2014

We recently tried Sturbridge Seafood for my husband's birthday after it was recommended by a friend. It did not disappoint. Our appetizers were very good size, and tasty. His clam chowder was good, and different. My salad was served in a parmesan bowl, very good. As an entree, he got the tuna, which he said was cooked just right and delicious. Our daughter got the steak dish, which was flavorful and cooked as ordered. I got the shrimp pesto risotto, and could not say enough good things about it. Nice mixture of veggies in the risotto, and cooked just right. Dessert was good also. The cookie sundae looked huge, which daughter finished with no problem. Hubby and I got the creme brulee, served in individual spoons, nice presentation, by did not seem like enough. Much more though would have put our tummies over the top. A great dining experience, but arrive early, place is small and becomes full fast. Will be going again!

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Been driving by for several months wondering if it was a fish market. Checked with Tripadvisor and saw restaurant reviews. Finally stopped in today for lunch. We were surprised by menu. Not typical fried and baked items usually seen. Appears to be as many non fish items as fish/seafood. After ordering drinks, wife decided on Roasted Shrimp(?appetizer) and I ordered the Crabcake BLT, one of the daily specials. Both were top notch and not like anything we have had before. Cinnamon Oatmeal Cupcake also excellent. Jayme was a great server.

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1  Thank ToxeyRon
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Supberb calamari app. Chop salad was generous in size and very tasty. Fried scallops very good.
The shrimp over penne was also very good.

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1  Thank Tom D
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

I had read a newspaper review of this establishment..then forgot about it. The building in which the restaurant is unimpressive, and if you tend to judge a book by it's cover, you will pass by this place. You'll notice the Pizza sign (another restaurant sharing the building) and perhaps comment on the seafood sign, but not be enticed to stop.
A mistake.
We were leaving Yankee Spirits, which shares the entrance drive off of Route 20 westbound, and thought about food. I remembered the Seafood Sign and said "let's give it a try".
3:30 on a Sunday afternoon. We were the only ones in the restaurant. A small well designed room. Tables, a few booth style areas and a long bar, the top made from a collage of wine cases. Bright, subtle decor with a focal point being a large crab sculpture on the main wall.
We chose seats at the comfortable bar and were handed an array of menus. Once sorted we realized there was an extensive wine and drink selection. Extensive. For a small place this menu was HUGE!
We made a selection from the chalk board drink special menu and looked over the single sheet lunch menu. A nice selection but limited . We selected fish and chips and shared a bowl of clam chowder.
The chowder arrived promptly and was hot! So often one can get a cup of lukewarm or nuke warm chowder. The chowder is thick, but not with a flour thickened flavor. A smoky bacon taste, succulent clams and potatoes, hint of onion and a sprinkle of paprika...a nice start to the meal.
Our fish and chips arrived with sides of tartar, ketchup and a malt vinegar aioli sauce...... the plate held two pieces of "captains cut" (thick) , moist, flaky white, FRESH fish encased in a perfectly crisp, not greasy, thin layer of breading. A small bed of peppery fresh cut fries were a nice contrast to the subtle flavors of the fish, not overpowering the plate nor palate.
Prices are reasonable for the quality of food. Emphasis is placed on freshness, and presentation. Attentive service, hot food, clean and bright setting..........a welcome surprise in the often over processed just don't care dining out world.
Our server/bartender was perfect. She was attentive yet not over bearing. She was friendly and respectful. She made sure our meal was to our satisfaction. She attended to detail and truly knew the products represented. Her smile and upbeat laughter enhanced our experience, and added Sturbridge Seafood on our list of places to "definitely try again".

The location just does not do this place justice. Sharing the office style white sided building with a pizza place lessens the aesthetic value. Being on the Westbound side of a split Main road presents the challenge of one way traffic, or a required effort further for a U turn .
Make that effort. This place is worth it.

and perhaps someday the owner will be able to venture further, with staff, decor and design into a better suited building.

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1  Thank AmyGust
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

I was there a few weeks ago for lunch and plan to go back, very pleased with everything. We both had excellent fish and chips and price was reasonable. Service was good, no complaints.

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1  Thank Ginger P
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