Restaurants & Bars 3

Wimpy's, Osterville

seaville | Nov 11, 200907:15 AM

Went to dinner at Wimpy's on main Street in Osterville Tuesday night.

The good:
We chose to sit in the tavern and it was busy for a November night on the Cape. And not just busy early. We left about 8.00 pm and the tables seemed a little less than half occupied.

We shared a very good calamari appetizer with a spicy/sweet sauce rather than the marinara, which was also offered. The calamari was perfectly fried, sweet and crisp. The sauce seemed to be bottled Thai sweet chili sauce, doctored to give it a bit more heat and tang. I cook with quite a bit of this type of sauce at home and was happy to have it used this way.

Pickled Beets!

We enjoyed the molten chocolate cake we shared for for dessert.

The service was pleasant and efficient. The food came surprisingly quickly. We sat for a very relaxing two hours and never felt rushed or ignored.

The bad:

Did my swordfish arrive in the kitchen frozen in a box? It was dry and flavorless. The lemon caper sauce was drab and added nothing to the dish. I ordered white rice but got jasmine rice, which was on the menu as a component of another entree. I was given a choice of potatoes or white rice. Should I have double checked to make sure I was not getting jasmine rice?

My DC ordered the stuffed seafood sampler. She liked it, especially the scallops. But, she said, "Too much stuffing! Way too much!" Even though I didn't taste it, it sure did look like overkill.

Disappointed. I had better memories of the place.

It does reinforce a rule I try to follow:

If a restaurant has sandwiches on the dinner menu, don't order dinner, order a sandwich.

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