Spent a couple nites in Hyannis and didn't overdo the fried food and lobster rolls like I thought (and hoped) I would. Got a martini at the Roobar on Main St. and while they have quite a variety, there are no prices and I was shocked to get charged $12. That's Bristol Lounge prices. My friend's whiskey sour was only $5.50 and we got a couple appetizers to munch on. Decent quesadillas w/ chorizo and a very nice, good sized crab cake w/ good greens (both $9). Wed. had been kinda crappy out and the town was dead. Thurs. was a different story with long weekends starting and the sun coming out. Got a fried scallop plate at Baxter's in the Harbor which was good for $11.95. Big scallops, very lightly fried (almost too lightly), handcut fries much better than your usual side at seafood shacks and good cole slaw. The weekly street fair was bustling and after wandering around and buying some stuff at their good record store on Main St., I sat at the bar at the Eclectic Cafe to try another martini. They had my favorite, mango, at $9. While drinking it some folks started chatting and invited me to join them there for dinner, so instead of a quick lobster roll, I got more scallops. These were very nice, sauteed sea scallops with wild mushrooms in a nice sauce and whipped potato. Everyone else got the cod or halibut florentine special and raved about it. Nice basket of bread w/ olive oil. Had a bit of a cheese plate and one raw oyster to start but saved room for the main course ($25). We split a tropical cheesecake type dessert which was fine. Very cute place.
Finally got my lobster roll when I went over to Martha's Vineyard on Fri. Someone said Coop de Ville right where the ferry drops you off had the best and $15 wasn't bad for a roll w/ fries. Too bad they totally under-buttered and overgrilled the hot dog roll and the filling was a little dried out. A good amount, bits of celery, the right amount of mayo, but I think it had been sitting around for too long. Got a homemade donut at the little bakery by the post office and a good iced coffee from Mocha Mott's, or Mott Mocha. Was curious about ice cream at Mad Martha's but there was no way I was paying $4.50 for a small. Sheesh, I thought Boston prices were crazy.