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Sep 30, 2008 06:14 PM

Wells, ME (Dining Review)

After a crazy, long summer we finally made it back up to Maine. Met up with some family members we hadn't seen in several months. It was nice despite the downpour of rain. We were all trying to decide on a restaurant to meet at for dinner and went to the locals for a recommendation. They sent us to this little place off the beaten path. Actually, we would have never found it had we not been given explicit directions. Anyways, it was the best! Family style place with picnic tables and benches, but it's cute and comfortable with a view of the marshlands and the harbor.
Absolutely the best scallops I've ever eaten. My daughter and I split the captains plate. Believe me, there was plenty of food for both of us, clams, scallops, shrimp and big chunks of fresh haddock. We started out with the chowders, she had the clam and I had the fish. Mine was outstanding, loaded with fish and a wonderful creamy broth. The clam chowder could have used more clams even though it was tasty. Other members in our party had the crab, clam and shrimp cakes, the jumbo shrimp and the lobster stew. Everyone was quite satisfied and we all concluded that we'd be back next season. They are open for a couple more weeks, so if you're looking for great fried foods, or great chowders. Stop in it's worth the trip.

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  1. This is one of my favorite places in Southern ME. Glad you also enjoyed it!

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    1. re: Science Chick

      I think you are the "local" who told OV, SC!
      Well truth be told, I'm sure I told OV myself last year!


      1. re: Harp00n

        I was waitin' for you to chime in on this one, Harp....! I am a Boston gal, so no local influence in ME...other than this board! I think "our little secret place" is getting known...but I'd rather have them stay in business.....


        1. re: Science Chick

          Touche, Mon Cherie.
          Especially in these hard times for all small businesses.


          1. re: Harp00n

            I'm oh so sure you probably did tell me about this place, but I never rely on old threads. People come and go, but I truly hope these people come back next season and continue to provide such wonderful food. It was definately a great find and I'd recommend it to everyone. I will be trying the bread pudding for sure. We did try the blueberry pie, but it didn't compare to others I've had. Especially, the school house in Scarborough, the best blueberry pie anywhere. Oh well, it's going to be a long, cold winter just waiting to get back up there.

    2. Oh yes! The secret is out.

      1. Darn, wish I'd known about this place before I wasted my money at Jake's.

        1. OK, we went on recommendation of this thread.

          I would say to go to this place for the bread pudding alone, OMG . . . wonderful bread pudding! Crab cakes were very good with a hint of Old Bay. Lobsters were a bit pricy, so decided on a fried haddock and sea scallop dinner. Very good indeed, you can tell they use clean, fresh oil. They were out of the fish chowder, so we didn’t get to try that. Really like this place though (blows Newicks away with regards to food quality). Thank you everyone for spreading the word on this place. They close October 19th this season, so get there fast.

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          1. re: bewley

            That was exactly the first thing I noticed. The oil flavor was so fresh. With it being the end of the season, there's no telling what to expect. But this place was clean and fresh. Even the help was friendly. I'm glad you all enjoyed this place, but maybe we shouldn't tell many more people, I wouldn't want it to get all upscale on us. :-)

            1. re: bewley

              We arrive on the 22nd! Guess we are going to miss them for this season, shoot!