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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sundays in My Neck of the Woods


The Salty Dog Restaurant and Pub is located at 166 Narragansett Street in Gorham, Maine.  One side of the building is the home of a full bar and the kitchen, 

while on the other side of the building is the dining room with a dozen or so tables covered with black table cloths and surrounded by red leather chairs.  The colors work well against the neutral painted walls.  


When we stopped for an early dinner, the bar was pretty busy, but there were only two other tables occupied in the dining area.  One dollar beers were the special that night, which explained the busy bar!

A wide selection of pub foods with the chef's twist were available.  Appetizers included waffle fries topped with beef and chipotle sauce, or grilled cheese, bacon, and tomato triangles with dipping sauce.


Mr. Eva wanted a club sandwich on wheat bread with ham, tomato, lettuce and bacon, served with what appeared to be seasoned fresh-cut fries and a pickle wedge.


I decided to be a little more daring and try the Honky Tonk Burger.  This turned out to be a generous, well-cooked hamburger patty smothered with a mess of melted Swiss cheese topped with two beer-battered onion rings, a dollop of chipotle mayo and a tangy BBQ sauce on a better-than-average bun.  It was amazing.  The cheese was runny and delicious, and I managed to down the sandwich somehow without wearing home!  It, too, was accompanied by the yummy seasoned fresh-cut fries and a crispy pickle wedge.

We happened on this place by accident; I had never seen or heard of it, but we enjoyed our meal and will likely visit again!

Note:  I was not compensated in any way for this review; we paid for our dinners and the opinions expressed are ours only.
EVA

15 comments:

Sue said...

That burger looks like a winner to me!

=)

River said...

Snap! I had a burger for dinner too. One of my home made ones. Totally yummy.

Brian Miller said...

oh man...this sounds like a great place...the waffle fries would be a def try...and the burger....

Tara R. said...

I love dining at pubs, especially ones that offer their own micro brews. The food is usually better than typical chain restaurants too. That club sandwich looks great and the burger sounds delicious.

Jen said...

Fantastic find. The food looked very eatable! It is great that you go to these restaurants/pubs and give us a preview of the place and the menu too...thanks.

David Allen Waters said...

I think any place called the salty dog would be a place I would want to visit, visions of pirates and bar maids dance in my head :) the food looked awesome, yet again I leave your sunday post in search of food, lol ;)

Kristina P. said...

I could really go for a nice, big, juicy burger right now.

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

I would do participate in the Electric Slide just for a taste of that Honkey Tonk burger.

tsonodablog said...

Oh my, that Honky Tonk burger sounds so dang good. I'm making Shake n Bake pork tonight, with scalloped potatoes. Yes, I'm lazy.
Hope your holiday weekend is going nicely!

Reeni said...

Everything sounds spectacular! Especially the burger!

Kelley said...

I know about Honky Tonks! I'm from Texas! Even I haven't had a Honky Tonk burger yet. I like this little feature. Fun!

Damon said...

I saw those dishes and then I got hungry. I'm thinking whether to go cook something to eat: /
amazing post
I love your blog
+follow

Eva Gallant said...

Jen: I'm happy you enjoy my restaurant reviews.

Terri: Shake and Bake Pork sounds pretty good about now!

Damon: Thanks for visiting! Hurry back!

Pat said...

With a name like The Salty Dog, it just HAD to be good! Both sandwiches sounded good, but I'm more prone to a good juicy hamburger!

Unknown Mami said...

What a happy accident!