Lonfellow's Wayside Inn is simply enchanting. The many fire-placed common areas and dining rooms are magical, with some exhibited as authentically appointed spaces. It is fun to explore the nooks and crannies and to imagine the place in the middle of the 19th century when Longfellow was a visitor.
The Prix-fixe dinner menu offers three choices, however none are seafood or vegetarian; pot roast, chicken pie, or turkey. The turkey was very good, but needed to be sent back to be reheated.The food is ample and portions generous, though overall there is wiggle room for improvement. The bread basket at dinner, for example, offers breakfast muffins. It is surprising that this place still uses Styrofoam boxes for doggie bags, though the leftover food is wrapped in tinfoil inside the Styrofoam box! Surprisingly, the professionalism of the wait-staff does not seem commensurate with the merit of the Inn itself.
It will be interesting to try the Wayside Inn again, for lunch, dinner, or even an overnight. The place is too precious not to return. Probably the rumored "spirits" there think so, too!