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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods


Thatcher’s Pub at 35 Foden Road in South Portland, Maine, is a Maine-owned restaurant with additional locations in Gorham, Westbrook, and Windham. The Foden Road facility is large, with a seating capacity of 250.


 The large dining area is flanked on one side by a full bar, has a piano close to the entrance, and a stage where either a band or a DJ provides music on the weekends. There are 5 huge screens on the wall and a Wii; Thatcher’s is obviously about food and fun.



The menu is extensive and includes, appetizers like potato skins, or bacon wrapped scallops, burgers, sandwiches, and full meals. There are also salads and wraps for when you want something lighter. The bar stocks a wide assortment of local and nationally brewed beers, wines, and your favorite mixed drinks. For those with a limited budget, a $6.99 meal special is available each day.


When we visited, Hubby went for the meatloaf special. This included a slice of delicious meatloaf topped with beef gravy, with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. All of that was only $6.99 and the serving was generous, too. The lightly seasoned meatloaf tasted homemade and the mashed potatoes were real—no instant potatoes used here!


I ordered the Taco Salad in an edible bowl and was treated to a huge puffed taco shell bowl lined with fresh, crispy lettuce and filled with a robust red kidney bean chili, topped with chopped tomatoes, diced onions, and shredded cheddar cheese. A small container of salsa and another of sour cream were served on the side. The price was $8.99, and the serving was more than I could finish. The dish was spiced just right: Hot to the taste, but not so much so as to cause one to break into a sweat and reach frantically for a cold drink.

According to their website, they will host parties and functions and have special group platters of appetizers, salads, pizza, or lasagna priced from $25 to $80, depending on your selection and the size of your group. With the large screens on the walls, I could see this Pub as a great place to have your Super Bowl Playoffs party, or watch the NBA Playoffs!

Note:  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  We paid full price for our meals. The opinions expressed are mine alone.

EVA

18 comments:

She Writes said...

That salad and taco bowl look DELICIOUS!

River said...

Mmmmm....meatloaf. I haven't made meatloaf since last winter. Now we're moving into autumn (fall), maybe it's time to get cooking. I have a great recipe! Especially for the gravy.

Brian Miller said...

oh the taco salad looks great! love those big poofy shells...food an fun sounds good to me...a piano...hmm...wonder if they ever do dualing pianos love them too...

Retiredandcrazy said...

Reserve me a table Eva, I'll be there. BTW is that snow?

Tam said...

I shouldn't have read this post. I'm on a diet and now I'm really, really hungry!! Meatloaf is one of my favorites - yum!

Kristina P. said...

Save me one of those taco salads!

BLOGitse said...

Taco salad, yummy!

Clipped Wings said...

The veggies with meatloaf looked like fresh picked. I love places like that.

tsonodablog said...

I'll be dreaming about that Taco bowl. Looks so yummy....

Elenka said...

MY GOD, your salad looks like something I would love!! Anything to do with bread is ok with me.
I've never been there either. I don't know what I do with my time!

EmptyNester said...

I've just got to move to Maine!

Eva Gallant said...

RetiredandCrazy: Yes, that is snow!

Tam: Sorry about that!

Blogitse: that it was!

ClippedWings: They were good!

Terri: It was a dream come true!

injaynesworld said...

I should never visit you when I'm hungry. ;)

Life with Kaishon said...

I could go for that taco salad right this second.

Lazarus said...

Very yummy-looking food Eva, nice review!

Pat said...

Even though I'm not a meatloaf type of girl, it looked pretty good! And that taco salad - wow-whee! That's huge!

gaelikaa said...

Very large helpings; just what I like.

Unknown Mami said...

The edible bowl looks pretty cool. Just imagine, if all my bowls were edible, I'd never have to do dishes.