Downriggers. They too serve local and fresh ingredients, and being right off the harbor, they are hard to miss (ignore the fact that hubby and I walked all the way around the town only to end up steps away from our original location...sigh...)
There were so many great seafood starters to choose from, but I settled on a cup of the chowder that hubby and I could share. New England style, it was creamy and rich. Fresh clams from across the island filled the bowl to it's brim, and the buttery soup warmed my belly. It wasn't as thick as I like my chowder, but pretty close.
For lunch, hubs ordered the halibut fish and chips - he couldn't resist the fresh halibut versus the cod option (though I'm sure the cod was also fresh.) A generous portion of tempura battered fish was piled high on fries which were crisp and seasoned well, but the fish was the star of this plate. Though the batter was golden fried to perfection, he striped most of it all just to get to the halibut. This halibut was fantastic - cooked well for sure. Hubs even said he wished he hadn't gotten it fried, and that he could have eaten more of it (and I concur!)
I ordered these beautiful boys....
Don't they make you drool?
It was a great lunch - perfect way to welcome us to the island before heading out to a winery for the afternoon.
What is your favorite type of seafood to enjoy and what one word would you use to describe it?