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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods


Grill 233 is a restaurant at 233 Route 1, in Yarmouth, Maine.  


It is actually larger than it looks from the outside, where it sits nestled among some trees with a footbridge through the wood to the motel next door, inviting travelers to venture over for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.


There's a lovely dining room with white table-cloth-covered tables,  some booths, and lots of windows to make things bright on a sunny day.


Then there's a separate area with booths only, for a more intimate setting.


Or if it's your desire to belly-up to the bar for your eats, there is a full bar with a dozen stools for that purpose as well.

On  a rare excursion with a girlfriend, sans Mr. Eva, we chose to stop here because even though it was well past the usual lunch time, there were still several cars in the parking lot.  I took that to mean that the food was probably palatable.


My friend ordered the haddock sandwich with hand-cut sweet potato fires, served with a crisp dill pickle and a side of tarter sauce.  The flaky haddock fillet was ensconced in a hearty ciabatta roll and topped with fresh tomato slices and lettuce.
She enjoyed the haddock, but especially raved about the sweet potato fries!


I chose the "Herbie" burger which consisted of a 1/2 lb. Angus beef patty, topped with wood-smoked bacon and Cheddar cheese.  Instead of sweet potato fries, I went for the traditional hand-cut fries.  There were a side of bbq sauce to spread on the burger and another crispy dill pickle on the plate as well.  (The fries were delicious, and I confess I downed a few before I remembered to take a photo!)

Our meal was very enjoyable, the service was excellent, and I would definitely stop by again.   The menu was varied, and I'd love to try some of the other selections in the future.

Grill 233 has a nice website.  Click here to pay them a visit and check out the various menu choices!

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Once again, I received no compensation for this review, we paid for our meals and the opinions expressed are mine only.

EVA

18 comments:

Al Penwasser said...

Okay, I actually lived in Yarmouth (Juniper East apartments). Although, that was in 1995 so this place may not have existed back then. But, it looks great.

Vodka Logic said...

I love ciabatta bread, yummm... the plate certainly looks great.

I have a cousin with a restaurant up in the Portland area, I'll have to get the name and have you stop by... :)

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I gotta tell you, my husband is a Vermonter, born and bread.....spent his life in New England....he loves places like the ones you go to....and that haddock sandwich? He'd find it divine!

Retiredandcrazy said...

I love American Diners Eva. But it's hard to eat all that food!!

Brian Miller said...

mmm...i probably would have gone with the burger...and maybe the sweet potato fries...they are surprisingly good...

Tara R. said...

You find all these wonderful diners that serve HUGE plates of food. The fish sandwich and sweet potato fries sounds incredible.

That Janie Girl said...

Yum! That looks good, and what a cool place!

Keetha Broyles said...

I wanna go.

I think I need a Northern East Coast vacation.

Joann Mannix said...

I love your restaurant posts. You have a wonderful way of describing the food, the place, the ambience. One of these days, I have to get up to your state. It looks like a charming place.

AudreyO said...

My daughter loves sweet potato fries. We have very few places here that actually serve them.

SisterMerryHellish said...

Great! Now I want a haddock sandwich! This is payback for the Chinese food, isn't it?

Eva Gallant said...

SMH: You are so right...it is payback for the Chinese food you had me craving!

Jen said...

Home town diners are hard to beat!!
The portions are big, but sometimes you do have choices. Good job, Eva...

Kristina P. said...

You find some great home cooking places!

Carol Wyer said...

I have suddenly decided that my cheese sandwich is really uninteresting-what time is the next flight to the States I need a 'herbi' burger

tsonodablog said...

Why did I read this mid-afternoon? Now I'm hungry and it ain't gonna wait for supper! LOL

Eva Gallant said...

Jen: Thanks.

Carol: Your Herbie burger is waiting!

Terri: Well, sounds like a snack is in order!

Unknown Mami said...

I have a thing for sweet potato fries. They can be so unbelievably good.