Last night headed to Essex to have drinks on the beach (Crane's Beach) and then some dinner. As we drove up noticed the lines of people and cars very long at Farnhams; drove a little further and the the lines were humungous at Woodmans; as we headed towards Cranes we stopped to put our name in at the Village Restaurant (good thing because the wait was 1 hr- 1 1/2 hrs). Had our drinks and cheese on the beach at Crane's then came back and were seated within 5 minutes at about 8 pm. Four of us split a small order of onion rings which turned out to be a perfect size because we just wanted a taste. The onion rings were excellent, no grease, very light batter and large rings. I had the fried Fisherman's Platter, it was the very best Fisherman's Platter I have had in recent memory. As is usually the case, it came with Shrimp, Scallops, Clams and I believe, Haddock and just like the onion rings the batter was very light and greasefree, it was delicious! Everyone else also proclaimed their dinners delicious. This spot doesn't get a whole lot of "play" on this board, but it should!