We were taken to dinner at the Smithville Inn by friends from Waretown. One of our friends did not want to go there as a result of a bad experience previously but we convinced her to give it another chance, plus it was a new place for us to try. We got there at about 4:30pm, made reservations for 6:00 and did a quick tour of the adjacent village.
We showed up at 6:00 to find out they had no table for us, and it would be after 6:30 by the time we got seated. The bar was empty and no people waiting. Our waitress, whose demeanor appeared to be more suited to working in a diner, responded to our comment about the late seating by advising us that we should expect in any good restaurant to wait at least half and hour for a seat. (!) This was to be the beginning of a dreadful experience that only progressed down hill from there.
In short, after being rushed to order, the waitress delivered two orders of shrimp and salmon instead of grouper. As these were returned, this left the two expectant grouper people watching the others finish their entrees. When the grouper arrived, one was fine however the other piece of fish was spoiled and inedible. (!) The manager stepped in and suggested that an order of crabcakes could be quickly put together and offered to pay for the two mishandled orders.
The crabcakes were better than Mrs. Paul's but nothing to write home about. The one grouper was good, the other was served spoiled, and the prime rib was fair overall. The service was not by anyone's standards what you would expect in a decent place. The manager took the two entrees off the bill but we are sure the couple who brought us will never return.
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