Four of us went for lunch today. Because it was snowing and there were several local Christmas celebrations planned later in the day, the place was fairly empty. Which is not always the case. We were quickly seated right in front of a window overlooking the water. The server was very attentive, giving us the specials and then patient that we were all dithering about our choices. Drinks: I had water, hard to screw up but is has happened. Husband, iced tea. Brother-in-law had a tequila sunrise that looked like tequila and grenadine, very little orange juice. Sister, a Bloody Mary which was on the menu as "Mary and the Boys". A humongous concoction of citron vodka, spiced tomato juice, 2 types of olives, 2 really giant shrimp and a celery salt, pepper rim with lemons....skip the appetizer, have this!
For appetizers, we were all very happy with out choices. Sister and husband, had the very, very good clam chowder. Excellent, but not the very classic New England stuff. There were cubes of carrots and a hint of sherry, but yum, yum, yum, just try it. I had the fried calamari, very light slightly spicy, perfect. Brother-in-law had shrimp cocktail....again, hard to screw up. But he did comment that his shrimp were a bit smaller than what came on the Bloody Mary! True.
Entrees: Sister followed her bowl of chowder with the fried tomato and bacon salad. It looked amazing, and they did not skimp on the bacon for sure! Husband had a fried oyster sandwich with a side of coleslaw which he said was wonderful but would have been better without the bun. He said the oysters were so delicate that the bun kind of overwhelmed them. He would have been happier with just the fried oysters. Brother-in-law and I both orders the fish tacos. I had the California fish tacos which were more like a burrito served with taco chips, he ordered Surf tacos that were like soft tacos served with rice. Both had bits of fried fish, cabbage and guacamole. I think he liked his, as he it the all. Mine were Good, but I have had better, much better.
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