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Skippers in Greenport

coll | Jun 19, 2005 03:28 PM

I know I've mentioned this restaurant a few times, but we ate there again last night and my husband insists I post again, since we enjoyed our meal so much.
The decor leaves something to be desired, but the owner told us he is planning on opening up the front to a deck, which might make it a little too perfect! Right now, it's a little dingy, not in a dirty way though, just old fashioned. It's a lot bigger inside than it looks.
They always seem to have Veal Oscar on the special board. I got it last time and thought it was sublime, but sometimes I'm too easy to please. So my husband ordered it last night and is still talking about it! The veal was so thin, so tender, tons of asparagus and lots of crab. I got "Broiled Fisherman's Platter" that promised lobster tail, scallops and shrimp, and expected the usual puny amounts of each for $25. I'll tell you, there was an entire Maine lobster tail (could have been from a 2 pounder), shrimps that were at least 16/20 or larger, and delicious sauteed scallops: we both shared and there was plenty to go around. The waitress, like everyone else who works there, was our best friend: she told ME she would substitute double veggies when I hesitated at pototo choice, guessed I was trying to be lo-carb, they are the nicest people. The dessert was just OK (Kahlua choc cake, obviously bought from outside) but there was a nice selection of specialty coffees to choose from.
Anyway, I know a lot of people pass by there on their way to the Orient Ferry or whatever, and just need to alert you to give it a try someday. Even if you just sit at the bar and get something from the bar menu, it's a lot better than you'd expect. This is one of these instances where, I hate to share this info, but on the other hand, I want them to be there forever (I think they've been around since the 60s, if not longer). And I can't wait until the open front thing becomes a reality.

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