I've eaten at Tim's a couple of times now and both times the meals were very good. It's a little strange the way they deliver your food because if you order fried or broiled, it takes a bit longer to come out. For example, the first time I went to Tim's it was with a party of five. We ordered cocktails and beers along with appetizers and entrees. There was a combination of fired and steamed. The steamed food came out first, even before the appetizers, and not just a little bit ahead of the fried stuff and appetizers, but a good ten minutes ahead. When we asked about why it was taking so long for the other food we were told there are two different kitchens, one for steamed and another for everything else. I, like most diners, prefer to have my appetizers before the meal comes out and when I am dining with multiple other people, I would expect our entrees to come out at about the same time.
The second time I dined there was with just one other person. We both ordered a beer and appetizers and both ordered crab legs as the entree. Again the crab legs came out a good 10 minutes before the appetizers. The waiter had recommended the clams casino which we ordered and it was disappointing appearing to be a couple of tough clams, with a glob of cheese on top.
With each visit, the entrees were of good quality, hot, prepared well and presented well other than the timing issue. The first time I had ordered a seafood platter that ws so large it came out on two plates and had six or seven different kinds of seafood on it. Other people in my party raved over their entrees as well.
The prices are kind of high and compare to fine dining, however Tim's is not fine dining. It is a seafood house that serves fresh, well prepared seafood. But don't go their expecting a well organized meal with appetizers and cocktails ahead of the meal and all meals served at the same time because after two visits myself, it is obvious that is not going to happen. One other quick thing, I am a hush puppy lover and like to have hush puppies with any seafood meal, fried or steamed, and was told on my second visit that they don't serve them as a side, only with certain meals and to me, that just sucks.
Tim's has a good assortment of beers to choose from and a nice list of specialty cocktails. Their menu is wide and varied, with evey kind of seafood entree you could think of. It all appears to be fresh and prepared well, but the timing and organization are lacking.
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