every year we try to go for the 3 day victorian dinner during the christmas holidays.This has become one of those tourist traps with bad food. every year they run out of food though for the charles dickens festival. after 3 years of us going for tasty short ribs and all three times having them say they have bought more than enough at the time of the weeks before reservation and even when asked 1 hour before when we checked in. we waited longer than nonreservation people for our table. mmm.was assured they would not run out of short ribs or goose. we never had the goose as it always had run out. this time they ran out of Goose, short ribs etc etc. just like last year. they seem to not learn or change and not care. the cheddar cheese recipe from the 16 c was velveeta cheese, no kidding. The ham they had run out of but they served pork chops instead and never said a word. historic food my foot.. just terrible management and the food really was horrible this time. I will not return even though i love the charm of the town, the costumes. the normal menu is bad food but for 3 days they have a special menu and served in the past good short ribs. not worth it. so disappointing as we travelled 2.5 hours to eat on saturday and they had little food even though we had asked for reserved items and offered to prepay. mind u they had more of the pm and sunday to serve people. also, they gave us a bad table and not the one we requested but we did get it changed. the waitress was nice but it was so bad, awful really. the food, the management. we felt awful to have to deal with this at all and actually felt like jerks around the holidays in a small town where the locals are used to shoddy situation and accept it even tho they are overrun by tourists during the festival. altho we heard every local knows it is bad and were advised to go elsewhere we did not listen. however, they are presenting themselves as otherwise. really we left 2 times and the proprietor said, we found a goose for u that u reserved. well, it was a piece of goose my husband thinks was leftovers and tasteless and the fresh ham etc was pork chops and white colored. I love history and love port jefferson but never again even with the gift certificate we got for the debacle. The prix fixe for this.... 30 dollars. what a joke. we knew to not go that route and so glad we did not. main courses like 19 for bland food.
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