Located between the national chains Olive Garden and Bugaboo Creek, just around the corner from the Maine Mall, this small New England Chain has retaurants in Concord and Dover, New Hampshire, as well as the one pictured above in South Portland. The flagship store in Dover has been around since 1948. This site is new, but up until two years ago there had been a Newicks on Broadway in South Portland for 32 years. A popular eatery with the locals, it was sorely missed when the corporation closed it's doors in an effort to reorganize the corporation.
This newly opened place has all the flavor and great taste of it's predecessor and it's sister stores in a more modern and accessable venue. The building is newer and much more pleasant than the Broadway location. Hubby opted to start with the seafood chowder, a bubbly, hot concoction overflowing with chunks of potato, haddock, scallops and shrimp.
He followed that with the Baked Seafood Medley; scallops, haddock, and shrimp and a Neuberg sauce, topped with bread crumbs and accompanied by mashed potato and coleslaw.
Both meals were delicious! There were lots of other choices, too, including lobster pie, baked stuffed lobster, salmon, swordfish, chicken, steak and various burgers and sandwiches. The was a tantalizing peanut butter pie on the menu, but our hunger was satisfied with our dinners and the hot fresh yeast rolls served with them.
The restaurant is spacious, but is divided into a number of dining areas to give it a cozier feel. The decor consisted of nautical flags, oars, and lobster buoys.
There also was a large bar. I apologize that the picture doesn't do it justice. It gives the impression that I'd been imbibing before snapping the photo, but I really hadn't. Honest!
If you make it to Southern Maine, and it's seafood you desire, this could be the place to feed the need!
Note: I was in no way compensated for this review--I even paid for our dinners. I just wanted to share the info with you!