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disappointing Alewife Summer Shack Experience (long)

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disappointing Alewife Summer Shack Experience (long)

eLizard (f/k/a Lizard) | Feb 23, 2006 03:00 PM

Went on Monday (after the Bugs Bunny Film Festival at Brattle Street Theater) and was "wicked" disappointed.

We started with 2# steamers which were good but gritty. I actually had black residue on my fingers after eating them.

DH had the fried chicken dinner. One piece was bloody which was immediately replaced. Potato salad was unbelievably bland.

I had the lobster roll which had a lot of non-lobster filler in it. Lobster was tough. Bun was good. Fries were cold. Cole slaw was delicious but limp.

Stepdaughter had the cod "Jasper style" which is apparently restaurant speak for soggy parmasan crust. I think it had some unspectacular tomatoes on top and some broccoli on the side. She was not thrilled.

2 soft serve cones were good. Chocolate pudding was a misnomer. It should have been called chocolate frosting.

With three sodas, tax and tip it was a C note. I could have gotten better at Belisle Seafood and/or Royal Seafood in Eastie or elswhere for half the price. I paid twice that for an extremely similar meal at B&G recently (w/o the fried chicken, but with oysters, salad, lobster roll, cod with leeks and prosecco) and it was worth every penny.

The service was so-so. I always felt like I was looking for the waitress. And the lobster prices on the board were exhorbitant (I rarely order lobster out for several reasons, but this was ridiculous!). Looks like I got sucked into a tourist trap. I suppose I should be wary of any operation that has outposts in the airport and Mohican Sun. But I had been before, and was not so let down. I won't be returning anytime soon.

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