At the recommendation we received at the front desk of a local motel, my spouse and I chose dinner at Pano’s restaurant in Harrisonburg VA one Sunday evening in early March. We read the reviews of others on TripAdvisor and decided, given the caution about crowds on Sunday, to go a little early in the evening, so we arrived around 5:30, saw a nearly full parking lot but were caught off-guard by a nearly empty dining room on entry. It turned out that the car crowd was in the back room for a square-dancing event! The music overflow was tolerable, however, so we sat and ordered. We split a broiled seafood platter that included flounder, scallops, shrimp, and a crab cake, with a baked potato and garden salad on the side; we added a second salad to round out our dinner request. The entrée sounded wonderful, but truth be told, it was underwhelming because the delicate flavors of each item were totally overwhelmed by the spices that for some reason the chef had decided were required. To this reviewer’s palate, the spice mix itself seemed not only unnecessary but was comprised of an incongruent choice of spices if one had to be made – a simple, freshly prepared tartar sauce or cocktail sauce would have been far superior, for example. Service at Pano’s was excellent, but should we be lucky enough to find ourselves in the Harrisonburg area again, we will seek a different establishment for dinner.