HOME > Chowhound > New Jersey >
Are you making a specialty food? Tell us about it
TELL US

Seafood at John Henry's Trenton, NJ

g
gbean Jan 8, 2009 12:01 PM

I had an incredible diver scallop special there for lunch once. Anyone been there lately for seafood? Was thinking about taking someone there for b'day dinner.

  1. t
    TomDel Jan 9, 2009 01:06 AM

    I’ve been going there for years. I think they do the simple things best, i.e., broiled or fried fish, broiled lobster, etc. I think they have a special on lobsters on Tuesday’s. I particularly enjoy their “Oysters Casino” as an appetizer. See http://www.johnhenrysseafood.com/inde... .

    7 Replies
    1. re: TomDel
      g
      gbean Jan 9, 2009 08:20 AM

      I didn't see anything abt Tues specials on lobster on the website...maybe it's a secret! The seafood is always fresh in your opinion? That's my main concern--I was hoping that's the case since they do have a seafood shop. Thanks for your input.

      1. re: gbean
        t
        TomDel Jan 9, 2009 10:47 AM

        Go to the website and click on "Dinner Menu". It's at the top of that page.

        1. re: TomDel
          g
          gbean Jan 12, 2009 08:42 AM

          Oh, I didn't see that at the top. Can't go on Tues but plan on doing that sometime soon...it's a good deal. Craving a good fresh piece of fish which is not really abundant in this area but we're going to go later this wk I hope!

          1. re: TomDel
            g
            gbean Jan 20, 2009 05:55 AM

            We went last Thurs. Service was great, nice atmosphere, bread, salad (w/ creamy blue ch. which was like a vinaigrette w/ blue cheese blended in...so good, extra cost). We ordered broiled flounder in lemon, wine butter which was very good. And broiled scallops which, although a plentiful portion, were horribly overdone. I would have sent them back but the waiter had already asked if everything was alright and my dinner partner had said yes(to the flounder). It wasn't busy so, really there was no excuse for the rubbery scallops. Maybe a different chef than the day I had those wonderful diver scallops? The vegetable medley and potatoes that were served w/ both entrees were lovely.

            1. re: gbean
              njfoodies Jan 23, 2009 07:12 AM

              I heard a RUMOR from a friend a while back that they were moving out of the 'Burg. Any truth to that?

              1. re: njfoodies
                g
                gbean Jan 23, 2009 09:18 AM

                I hadn't heard about, but a lot of restaurants in that area have moved. Not many left.

                1. re: gbean
                  shabbystorm Jun 9, 2009 01:16 PM

                  As of a few weeks ago they were still there in Trenton, still very good, old school, lots of butter!

      Show Hidden Posts