Restaurants & Bars

Review of Dolphin Chowderhouse and Marina in South Harspwell

Jmalin | Aug 26, 200911:23 PM

If you are willing to enjoy a bit of exploration, this place is really amazing. It's a bit out of the way and the small roads the route takes you make you wonder if you are going in the right direction but the only thing better than the feeling of success finding it is their amazing chowder. The service was wonderful: attentive, knowledgeable, and quick. The decor was fantastic: simple, clean and beautiful. The restaurant looks right onto the Marina and with its large glass panel windows even seats at the back of the house can share the splendid view. The other diners all seemed to be either locals or people docking their boat in the Marina. (All of them, no doubt, were sea-faring folk. I thought it was an obvious sign of good seafood.) The food was delicious: their specialty chowder was a perfect balance of creamy, oily and meaty soup. I found a 3 inch long piece of haddock on my spoon which, in a 4 inch tall cup of soup, is a real feat. Unfortunately my main dish, a daily special, was less than incredible. Lesson learned: Stick with what they are known for. I hope to return soon to try their "famous" Lobster Stew!

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