Well, I went to Mary's after staying away for a while. Contrary to my previous posts, raving about Pearl and condemning Mary's, I now did a complete turn around. Mary's is warmer, more congenial. Mary's has more creative dishes. Mary's has more choices. The seared scallops with chickpea tagine, and Fayeh yogurt and Harissa, was a fantastic, flavorful, zesty dish and perfect for warming your bones when there's a chill in the air. You won't find anything like this at Pearl. I think the New England Clam Chowder is about equal at both , I also think the lobster rolls are pretty similar. The lemon pudding at Mary's was quite amazing.
I apologize for a past post where I disagreed with Kathryn, and said Pearl was way better. I must have had an off day there, when there was only one fish, one kind of oyster and they were out of many dishes. This week, was a whole different experience.. I love Mary's Fish Camp.