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The Flume (Mashpee, Cape Cod) disappoints

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The Flume (Mashpee, Cape Cod) disappoints

Alan Divack | Sep 10, 2000 05:47 PM

We had dinner at the Flume when we were on Cape Cod a few weeks ago and were very dissappointed; esp. sad since it had been one of our favorite places, though we haven't been back in a few years. The place serves classic new england fare, it just wasn't up to its former self (except for the desserts).

The soups were good, but not hot enough. We had clam chownder. lobster bisque, and fish chowder. They were nice in that they were not flour thickened, but opur waitress seemed too harried to take them back to the kitchen to heat them up a bit more.

The only main dish that was really good was the swordfish fish and chips, which was very nicely fried. the Flume uses a biscuit-y batter which is generally very good, but the other fried fish -- clams, oysters and smelts, was not hot enough and tasted a bit tired. Worst of all were the clams, which was basically a very small pile of debris, and no juicy clams. The fries were also out of the freezer.

Desserts -- apple brwon betty, indian pudding, and grape nuts custard, were excellent and classic, though they couldn't redeem the rest of the meal.

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