If you've been following me for a while, you've probably figured out by now that Hubby and I like to try different eating places. We've been lucky, for the most part, that the restaurants we've visited have been the sources of some delicious lunches and dinners, Because we are both now retired, we try to limit ouselves to one meal out per week, to keep from blowing the budget.
Our luck ran out this week. We chose a place called Susan's Fish and Chips which has year after year been named as one of the number one places for cheap eats in the Maine Sunday Telegram Newspaper Poll. I don't know if we hit it on a bad day, or if our expectations were too high, but we were disappointed.
Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives," it would definitely be in the "dive" catagory. It occupies half of a building that houses a car repair shop, which isn't a problem by itself, but it means the parking lot is often filled with people who are there to have work done on their cars and you are hard pressed to find a space for yours.
The inside has a "warehouse" feel to it. there is a counter with three or four bar stools , and then half a dozen picnic tables for additional seating. There's just a cluttered, chaotic look to the walls, with hand- printed posters scattered about, advertising specials, etc. Had it not been for all the times I had seen this place listed in that newspaper poll as number one or two for cheap eats, I probably would have turned around and left without eating. But, I gave them the benefit of the doubt and went up to the counter and ordered.
Like I said, we may have hit a bad day, but I wouldn't go back again--not with all the choices available in our area. I'm just puzzled by all the positive write-ups I've seen about this little restaurant, that I felt it didn't live up to!