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Margaret's in Fairhaven

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Margaret's in Fairhaven

CapeCodGuy | Sep 27, 2010 03:17 PM

My DW and I found ourselves driving through Acushnet stopping at the various orchards this weekend and I decided to take the extra 15 minutes and head over to Main Street in Fairhaven. It had been several years since I had the pleasure to eat at Margaret's and I'm glad to be a able to report it's still a hidden gem that gives you AMAZING value for your dining dollar. We were there for lunch and we started with a "cup" of clam chowder. It's actually a small bowl, and was a delicious non-thickened, briney and creamy base loaded with chopped clam, fresh thyme, and red bliss potatoes. Definately a product of a skilled hand. I had the oven roasted Halibut with linguica, tomatoes, onion, and rice with a outstanding fish stock and a touch of a citrus beurre blance. Fresh as can be and perfectly prepared for only $8.95. My DW had the fried local sea scallops ($12.95), which given the number of scallop dishes on the menu, were exceedingly fresh and sweet and tender. It came with decent fries, a nice house made slaw, and a terrific homemade tartar sauce. We both loved the complimentary house made focaccia bread that was loaded with carmelized onion. Total bill including two sodas was $29 pre tip. The two rooms are small, but bright, airy and cheerful. It's not unusual to find a wait and no reservations are available. If you should get there and there's a line.....wait....it's worth it.

Here's a not entirely accurate menu: http://www.projo.com/yourlife/menus/m...

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