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Sep 25, 2013 09:46 AM

Halloween weekend in Plymouth, MA

We will spending the weekend at a hotel in downtown Plymouth for halloween weekend. Any rec's for good ethnic or seafood places would be greatly appreciated. Also, any local halloween activity tips are also needed.

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    1. re: foodieX2

      Really? The food's okay I guess, especially as compared to the other choices in Plymouth, But unless I can sit outside on the deck, I find the room tacky and cheesy. Banquet chairs, cheap furnishings, and yard sale ticky-tack decor all would greatly benefit from a Robert Irvine cheap ass make over.

    2. Help, hours are counting down. I am told we will be going to a Sam Diegos and Crabby Shack? Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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      1. re: drewinmrblhd

        The best suggestion anyone could give you is avoid Sam Diego's. Do you like mediocre Mexican-ish chain restaurants who serve everything loaded with cheap cheese and canned refrieds? Well, those places are 10x better than Sam's. Cabby Shack gets a generous 3 stars (out of 5) on Yelp. That should tell you all you need to know. I'd skip that too and maybe try Blue Eyed Crab instead. (Not a huge fan myself but several here like it.)

        Cafe Strega is okay for basic Italian, but can be spotty. There's precious little good chow in Plymouth proper. Woods Seafood is a pretty good clam' shack/fish market right on the pier downtown. No frills though. Order at the counter and bring to a table overlooking the water. Rye Tavern is quite good, but you'll have to drive 10 minutes south to get there. It's in the Pinehills development. Fifteen minutes north in Kingston is the best in the area, by far, Solstice in Kingston.

        1. re: CapeCodGuy

          We had a really nice meal at Nix's restaurant. For appetizers, we had the mussels and the shrimp skewers, both were excellent. I had the scallops over risotto and my partner had the fish tacos, both plates were fantastic. I was a bit surprised by how tasty the fish tacos were. She could barely finish the enormous portion and the fish was very fresh.

          We tried to get into the Blue Eyed Crab as the menu was so tempting but they had a 45 minute wait. I so wanted to try their conch fritters.

          The worst meal of the weekend and perhaps of my adult life was at Percy's Place on Main Street. We were treated like I imagine inmates are treated at the nearby prison. The food and service was so bad, we left two plates of barely touched food. We over heard a table at the hotel bar discussing that they had a very similar meal there on Friday and found the waitress to be rude and unprofessional. I am guessing we had the same waitress on our visit. Our bartender at the hotel informed us that their other locations are much better and the Plymouth one is known to locals as a "do not go" establishment.

          olstice is on our list for our next visit in the spring.

          Overall, a great mini vacation!

          1. re: drewinmrblhd

            Thanks for the report! I noticed Nix driving through the center of town today. This was formerly a Weatherdeck Seafood location iirc. Glad to hear it was good. Plymouth needs some decent chow.

            edit: just checked Yelp, and although I take the opinions there with a TON of salt generally, the recent reviews for Nix were horrid, mostly 1 star. Any other Hounds have their own experiences to report?