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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods

Is it seafood you crave?  Then southern Maine is the place to visit.  We have lots of wonderful places to get a great seafood meal. Hubby and I visited one of these recently.


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.



 I'm not big on sauces, I like my fish like I like my vodka gimlet--straight up!  So I orddered the smaller serving of haddock, broiled in butter and topped with a slice of lemon.  I chose for my side dishes coleslaw and the house potato chips. 


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!
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30 comments:

Haddock said...

Like the ambiance here.

Brian Miller said...

very nice...if i am ever in your neck of the woods i will definitely look it up...love me some seafood.

Debbie said...

Oh Newicks is the best of the best here in southern Maine! You can't beat it....boy did that make my mouth water for some nice buttery haddock! That's THE way to eat it! I think we eat alike but we definitely don't drink alike!:)

Miss Footloose said...

Here I'm sitting reading about this scrumptious food and I haven't even had my breakfast yet.

I'm going to find a recipe for that seafood chowder and make it -- not for breakfast, although I've eaten any manner of foods strange to me for breakfast in my travels: noodle soup, fried rice, smoked fish, manakeesh aka "Palestinian pizza." I actually just mentioned that last one in my latest post here:

http://tinyurl.com/yc3xrhr

Now I'm going to find me some food because I am really hungry

natalee said...

if im in maine... im goin!!

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Hot damn, that looks good! I love seafood! I'm waiting for the Gulf shrimp prices to come down b/c they are still very high right now. Once they get below $5 or $4 per pound, we are loading up our freezer!! Glad you found a great place to eat!

gayle said...

Oh my goodness...I was hungry before and now I am starving after seeing all that yummy food!! Don't get seafood much because my husband is alergic to it!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Now I want seafood for supper. Or lunch : ) Or even breakfast. What a great review!

Marla said...

Now I want seafood.

The Retired One said...

Looks divine, Eva! So much for your hubby's "low salt" diet,right? ha
We are going to Florida in about a week to welcome our new grandbaby into the world and on my "to do" list is to eat some seafood, definitely some fresh shrimp!

DJan said...

Eva, you will laugh, but when I was sitting here reading your post this morning, as I reached the end my stomach growled! I guess I'd better go have breakfast. I always order salmon at those places, and that's what I would have had.

Steven Anthony said...

Yummers, that looks like a place I would love;)

BONNIE K said...

Looks wonderful.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Everything sounds so delicious! Definitely my kind of place!

Jen said...

WOW! Great pictures and a perfect write up. I am not a big "FISH" eater, but that did look yummy!

From the Kitchen said...

Oh I would love to sit down to that meal right now! I'm going to jot down the name of the restaurant as we'll be visiting our son and daughter-in-love in Mass. soon. I'm looking forward to exploring more of New England while they're there.

Best,
Bonnie

Eva Gallant said...

Debbie: okay, what do you drink?

Steven: If you like fresh seafood,you'd be in heaven!

Jen: Every bit as good as it looked!

Bonnie: This part of Maine has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the country!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Good undercover shots! I always like to take 'em so nobody sees! Dick adores chowder. I need to start adding the disclaimer to my posts too!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Oh my, you've got me so hungry right now. I've gotta go eat something.

Mary said...

Nothing like a great food place. It looks fab.
Mary

Jeanie said...

Boy, that looks way better than the stir-fried veggies I have planned for tonight. I would love a bowl of that chowder. Sigh!

Smokey said...

Living on the beautiful Gulf Coast I am a die-hard seafood lover. My mouth is watering just looking at your photos. Love to try the chowder one day - that is not a regular down here. Now Shrimp and oysters, and fish, some of the best in the world.

Blackberry Jam Cafe said...

Looks ever so good! If I ever get up your way, I'll call you to meet me here for lunch!
Susan

Unknown Mami said...

I'm pretty certain I would love this place. I'm a huge fan of seafood.

Laura said...

Ok - Im drooling

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Oh my! I am so jealous of that lobster!! We have no lobster in these hot waters down south. Maybe someday I'll get up that way and have some of that!!

Eva Gallant said...

Smokey: I'm not a chowder fan, but my husband loves it.

Mary: It's surely a good one!

Eva Gallant said...

Laura: Hope you covered your keyboard first! lol

mub said...

I'm drooling just thinking about that chowder!

The Redhead Riter said...

Yummy! Looks really delicious and a fun place to eat. I love seafood!