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Aug 9, 2007 11:33 AM

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.


              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...