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Jan 18, 2008 02:01 PM

Oyster Cabin in Uxbridge - what is it now?

Anyone know what the new name is of the Ye Olde Oyster Cabin in Uxbridge MA? I heard it's reopened but can't find any info online. TIA!

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    1. re: uncle rico

      You're sure of this? A friend of a friend said she had dinner there last week and enjoyed it. She's a local, so I'd be surprised if she was mistaken.

      1. re: JaneRI

        It's true, Jane. It has been closed for maybe six months. After they closed, the Oyster Cabin sign up front was removed, and a small hand-made "For Lease" sign was attached to the large frame. Just a week ago, the "For Lease" sign went away, so a new tenant/owner may be on the way. Local rumors are not too Hound-friendly, though: Club 99 or Olive Garden. But those are only rumors.

        1. re: dogloverv2

          Let's pray those rumors are untrue!

          I had my friend call her friend.....yeah, she's a local but a bit ditzy.....her reply? "Did I say Oyster Cabin? Sorry I meant Cock n' Kettle!"

            1. re: JaneRI

              It IS funny, because the Cocke 'n' Kettle has been closed since last June. I've heard that the new owner of the Oyster Cabin owns Mom's in the North end of Uxbridge. Good luck to them; the area needs something decent.

            2. re: dogloverv2

              yes those are rumors. no chain is opening this. an independent restaurant owner will be reopening it. Back to a family oriented restaurant with everything from hamburgers to fillet mignon, seafood, italian ect... and affordable nothing like it was recently.

        2. the oyster cabin should be open in about 3 weeks pending all approvals and sign off by the tooown. the new name is "IronStones Tavern"

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          1. re: msbee

            oops not open yet, more damage than expected on the inside, which needs to be fixed. plus the digging of a new well and other things that need to be updated. it is being worked on and will still be reopening.

            1. re: msbee

              Don't even bother....

              Finally, after driving by almost every day the doors are open! I couldn't wait to go but told my wife we should wait a couple of months and let the kinks get worked out. Well it's Easter Eve and we were hungry and decided to forgo the couple of month wait.

              We entered Ironstones and the OOC charm was replaced but still retained some of the OOC familiarity. We had to “wait to be seated” and we did wait… Finally got greeted and seated. Our waitress took our drink order while we looked over the menu. The dinner menu was varied salads, sandwiches, wrap, burgers and comfort food (chicken pot pie, meatloaf, Sheppard’s pie, American Chop Suey).

              My wife was craving Eggplant Parm, luckily for her it was one of the specials. I settled for the Virginian (basically a ham sandwich with lettuce, tomato & mayo). We put the order in and my wife’s salad shortly followed. It was a basic side salad, lettuce, tomato & cucumber, nothing to write home about.

              After about a 25 minute wait the entrees finally arrived. I literally had to pick my wife’s jaw off the floor. It was a pile of spaghetti (not linguini or penne) with 2 cheese covered slices of eggplant (the size of silver dollar pancakes). She was beside herself. My Virginian arrived and I was taken back to my grammer school days. Ham sandwich was on Wonder Bread and the tomato was green… In Ironstones defense, my wife said that the Eggplant was delicious (she asked me to try, but if I did there’d be none left for her) and the Ham in the sandwich was above average.

              When our waitress inquired about our meal my wife explained that the dish should have been called spaghetti with eggplant. That way the person ordering it would realize that meal was pasta with a taste of eggplant, not the other way around. At that time my wife also assured Our waitress the eggplant was delicious just not the main part of the dish. She took our comment to the chef and did tell us she expected that they would give her more eggplant but no such luck.

              To my wife’s way of thinking it’s like ordering prime rib w/ two sides and when it come to the table you have a mound or mashed potatoes and 2 bites or prime rib, wouldn’t you think the dish be called mashed potatoes and prime rib?

              The wait service was average, the serve time was very poor and pricing was affordable.
              If you’re in the mood for American/pub fare drive on by Ironstones and go to Gator’s Pub.

              1. re: MarkRI

                Good God, I've been waiting all this time for a restaurant that has shepards pie and american chop suey on the menu? That's why I moved out of my mother's house!

              2. Drove by yesterday and the place is up for sale.... Be nice if the Cabin re-opened....