If looking out over Newburyport Harbor from Stripers Grill's waterfront deck gives you a craving for fresh seafood, then you have to come to the right place. The menu brims with fresh catches, from appetizers of fried cherry-pepper calamari to entrees that include seafood casserole, pan-seared duck, and Stripers steak tips. Lobster fans will be torn between a shore-style low boil with 1.25 pounds of meat, corn, and red potatoes, and Stripers colossal lobster roll served on an oversized bun. Those who prefer turf to surf can order one of the steak or pasta dishes. Regardless of their selection, all guests enjoy soup and a sprawling salad bar, which accompany each entree for no additional charge.
Chef Chad Finn doesn't do all his work inside the kitchen?he can often be found consulting mushroom hunters and fishermen at the market to find the freshest ingredients for his ode to the sea. Although the restaurant boasts the trappings of a genteel seaside pub?with its dark wood bar, wainscoting, and pair of armchairs framing curtained windows?the menu shows off Finn?s wide-ranging palate by adding Asian and Latin-American touches to many New England classics. Wasabi cream graces lump-meat crab cakes, coconut curry adds richness to sea scallops, and a touch of chipotle shows up in fish chowder, oysters, and salmon. The chefs also sear delicacies such as line-caught baby back ribs and beef tenderloin.
For seafood and barbecue that's earned the attention?and praises?of Phantom Gourmet and TV Diner with Billy Costa, hungry locals need look no further than Lobster Q. Servers dole out cool pints of local craft beer and baskets of sweet potato fries to complement steamed crab, pulled pork, ribs, and grilled fish entr?es. And, of course, lobster: steamed whole, baked into pies, stuffed into rolls, or hidden in ravioli, lobster is the centerpiece of the restaurant's broad menu. Lobster Q also uses its dual emphasis on seafood and barbecue as an artistic opportunity for kids, awarding a free meal to children who draw the best versions of the chimerically delicious Lobster Pig.
Hometown Seafoods' founder, Gene Marshall, uses 40 years in the seafood industry to craft a varietal menu of piscine delicacies. For private-dwelling mastication, take-home entrees—including fresh-baked haddock ($14.99/lb.) and a Cajun-inspired seafood jambalaya ($10.99/lb.)—team up with sides such as rice pilaf or fresh-made stuffed potatoes to feed offspring or the housecats who’ve taken them hostage. Within the restaurant's confines, appetizers such as land-and-sea-melding, bacon-wrapped scallops stir up appetites ($14.99/lb.) before boats of fried Maryland crab cakes ($8.95) navigate mouth-waters alongside fresh fried clams ($12.95). Grilled salmon showcases its diversity, offering itself as a beef-rivaling burger ($6.95) or full dinner replete with fresh veggies and rice pilaf ($11.95). Soups and chowders, including a local New England clam, provide creamy sustenance ($2.95–$9.95), and sandwiches such as lobster salad ($13.95–$18.95) and crabmeat ($8.95–$15.95) take up residence inside bready borders.
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