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What to get at Majestic Cafe?

Hi all, I'll be going to the Majestic Friday for dinner, and as I've never been I have no idea what to get. Is there anything special you'd recommend, or more importantly anything to avoid? Thanks!

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  1. One of the traditions they've carried over is the availability of "old fashioned" layer cakes for dessert. Save room. Whatever variety is available, order a slice and just say YUM.

    1. If you like strong fish, the roasted sardines are excellent. Crab cakes are solid; meatloaf as well. The roast chicken was a little dry.

      Whatever you choose, start the meal off with a good cocktail like a Sidecar. If you don't do liquor, the Limeaid is excellent and particularly refreshing with the weather we're having.

      1. I never hear much talk about The Majestic but me and a fellow Chowhounder (Chowhoundian?) are going to be making the loooooong trek (sarcasm folks!) out to Old Town tomorrow night for a feast at this old time restaurant.

        Any recent recommendations? I have been interested by the meatloaf because I'm a fan of anyone who can do meatloaf well...any other recommendations?

        8 Replies
        1. re: Elyssa

          Chowhoundress, please!

          I love their "Sunday dinner" menu - what a clever idea.

          1. re: Jeserf

            A bunch of my friends are planning on doing it when they put up their winter Sunday menus (hopefully something will really strike our fancy come January).

            1. re: Elyssa

              actually, the november one sounds great - turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce. then again, moms is always better

          2. re: Elyssa

            I liked the sardines a lot. The fried green tomatoes were the best I've ever had. Don't order the dessert shake and cookies, it's far too much after a meal

            1. re: Dakota Guy

              But it was perfect for our two daughters to share! And they loved the variety of the cookies and thought the shake was the perfect accompaniment.

              iowagirl

              1. re: Dakota Guy

                Well my plan might be to skip an appetizer and get dessert instead since I've heard their cakes etc are mighty tasty.

                1. re: Elyssa

                  Their cakes are good! I can't really remember what I had and it changes all the time so it wouldn't do you much good, but they have very good layer cakes. And now if they ever did a Smith Island cake then I would just move in... I had one of those recently and it takes Southern Layer Cake to a whole new extreme.

                  1. re: Elyssa

                    Their crabcake appetizer was QUITE yummy. Definitely a hard choice between that and the cakes...