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Tackle Box In Georgetown

DCgourmet | | Jun 25, 2008 08:19 AM

Well as Flavor Flave of Public Enemy said, "DON'T BELIEVE THA HYPE". The Tackle Box is a "rip-off." My wife and I have enjoyed our family's Martha's Vineyard cottage in Oak Bluffs, Mass. for years. As a little boy, I can remember the lobster rolls (all the way back to 1965). Today, the best lobster rolls are at John's Fish Market and Sandy's Fish & Chips in Vineyard Haven (on State Road). So when my wife told me about the Tackle Box in Georgetown DC, I got really excited. Well, on June 24, 2008 around 10pm my wife and I took the our standard sized dachshund (Cousteau) with us. I went inside and ordered two (2) lobster rolls, two (2) orders of cole slaw, and two (2) orders of fries (while my wife and the four-legged poocher/chowhound waited outside). The total price came to $63 and change. I'm thinking "gosh daggit" (you all know what I really said), that's really expensive. But if it tastes half as good as the lobster rolls in Martha's Vineyard we will be straight. Well we get home and I realize that the New England style hot dog bun which is holding in the lobster salad is stale and hard as a rock. The lobster salad is mediocore at best, no celery, and not creamy. For the money we spent, I gave those lobster rolls a grade of D(minus). Oh, by the way, I don't know about you guys, but I am a huge fan of cole slaw. The cabbage was not fully cooked and it was old with a slightly brown color. This place sucks! (Big Time). I could open up a better place than these people and run them out of business, just by applying good customer quality ingredients and excellent customer service and food quality processes. THE TACKLE BOX SMELLS LIKE FISH, THROW IT BACK. Go to Martha's Vineyard instead. Just my family's humble opinion.

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