Anything new, interesting and good? walking distance from downtown..
Maddies is open, and the food is a great improvement over the past.
Had the Scallops in topside bar area, and they were nicely seared on both sides. My sister in law had the fish and chips, they had a nice flavor too (I think they were Guiness battered) Onion Rings were decent too.
I actually was quite pleasantly surprised at the quality of the dishes served at our table.
The owner introduced herself, and service was great.
Drinks aren't what they were tho, the cape codder that I had used to just have a hint of pink,and quite the wallop of vodka. Now its mostly red. Oh well.
I do agree the new owners are making a go of it, hats off to them. If you want the old Maddie's drinks then go no further than the Three Cod Tavern on Pleasnat Street in Marblehead. Maddie's old bar manager started his own place and kept the drink sizes and portions. The food is excellent too.
I would not advise anyone to bother going to Jack Tars. The menu has changed for the worse and food is lousy. It used to be a great place but now the menu is so limited.
Shubie's is right at one end of Atlantic Ave. and seemed to have a good wine selection. Not sure how new it is. But I like the prepared foods selections.
Shubie's Liquors & Market Pl
16 Atlantic Ave, Marblehead, MA
Good meal at Maddie's. Food seemed a little better. Fried clams for me and the scallop dish mentioned for Ms 9. Rum Punch still packed a punch but we didn't really drink much. New owner seems very nice. "mixed" crowd of families in the dining room, drinkers in the bar area,, and a few hard cores in the downstairs bar..:)
Jose Duarte of Taranta was "guest cheffing" at Corinthian and we enjoyed the gnocchi.
Good assortment of takeout at Shubies..looks like they upgraded from last summer.
Off for breakfast at the Driftwood..an old favorite.
re: Steve L
J&S is hit or miss these days. The Thai food in the frig can be many days old and does not reheat well. Walk a few feet to cafe Vesuvius, this place has the best sandwiches and pizzas in town. I also would suggest Marblehead Munchies for great sandwiches. Shubies is great but a bit pricey.