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Recent visits to The Tap in Haverhill, Pleasantly surprised.

ScubaSteve | Jun 11, 2015 04:29 PM

Just when I thought The Tap's food could continue its downward slide, it didn't.

This is one of my Locals as I have been a fixture here every weekend for many years. While I have always been a Fan of their beers with few exceptions I had all but given up on finding the fare that I was so an ardent advocate for only a few years ago.

My usual weekend day here has been starting with one of their damn great Bloody Marys prepared to order and always garnished lavishly. The one below with lots of great bacon, olives, celery and wedge of a bacon grilled cheese. During many a early afternoon this has been breakfast,

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On a recent visit with The Kid and a friend we all got burgers. They tasted of quality meat cooked to the exact specified degree of doneness. The Boys got fries that were gone in short order while I opted for the cole slaw which I was assured was made in house, perfect, crunchy with just a hint of vinegar in a sparing creamy sauce. Service during this visit was excellent, prompt, professional and sassy.

A later visit at night brought myself and GF back for a Lobster Roll special. At $18 this was a sizable portion of claw, knuckle and tail meat minimally, but properly dressed. I could of eaten three more.

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During this visit we got a whisper that the usual standard Mac and Cheese was being offered as a Special (soon to be a regular offering) with an addition of the same lobster meat so how could we say no? While I am not a Fan of crumb topped Mac and Cheese this ample portion arrived piping hot with a generous portion of lobster. My GF ate as much as she could I tried to finish it off but the remainder ended up coming home. Well Done!

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So it appears that the kitchen at the Tap is now under the control of a Proper Chef and I look forward to see what's next.

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