First the good: had an excellent dinner and a gorgeous sunset at the Back Eddy in Westport last night. The highlights were the appetizers. My wife and I shared one of the best chowders I have ever had (clam and corn); it had a very nice smokey flavor and had no thickener in it, excellent. Also delicious were the stuffed clams, hardly any breading and stuffed with clams, choriuzo sausage(sp?), scallion, etc. We then shared fish and chips, the fish was very good though a tad overcooked and the fries were excellent. If you go, go early and get a table outside for the great sunset.
Now the bad: My son is working for the summer nearby Northern Avenue in Boston. I met him for lunch on Friday and we walked over to the Barking Crab for lunch. We arrived and were the first ones seated at our long picnic table outside at about 1:20. Shorthly thereafter the waitress took our order. Subsequently, a party of four and a party of two were seated at our table. We waited about 1/2 hour and when both the party of four and the party of two received their food, we asked the waitress why we hadn't received our food. The waitress, very defensively, said that it wasn't her fault, that there was nothing she could do about it and that "...apparently there was a mix up in the kitchen." We waited a few more minutes, a few more orders came out...but not ours. We then told the hostess we had to leave as it was 2 pm and my son had to get back to work. The good news is that I got my son a lobster roll at James Hook to take back to work.
I e-mailed the General Manager of The Barking Crab to tell he/she about our experience...WHAT A SURPRISE...NO RESPONSE.