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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.
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.
Visions of the Italian coastline flood in through faux archways painted on the walls at Scola’s Restaurant. While waiting for the main meal, guests can nibble on shrimp scampi and eggplant rollotini or settle a bitter arm-wrestling dispute once and for all. The chefs' classic Italian dishes include chicken cacciatore and shrimp piccata. There’s an ample seafood selection, too—steamed lobster, stuffed haddock, and broiled scallops—as well as a few American dishes, including a barbecue steak-tip dinner. Guests can also order up sandwiches such as a fried clam roll or meatball sandwich.
In addition stocking to an international assortment of wine and beer, the bartenders mix up martinis that range from classic cosmopolitans to the Starbucks martini, which combines Starbucks coffee liqueur and Stoli vanilla vodka within a chocolate-rimmed glass.
Today, Victoria Station in Salem is unique—but it wasn't always. In 1970, inspired by the landmark Victoria Station in London, three Cornell Hotel School graduates created a restaurant with English touches, such as a bright-red phone booth and authentic train cars they'd turned into dining cars. They opened up in San Francisco, and the business grew. By the 1980s, there were about 100 Victoria Station locations in the United States and around the world. Johnny Cash did a stint as their spokesman.
But the company filed for bankruptcy in 1986. Its rise and fall is documented in Tom Blake's book Prime Rib and Boxcars: Whatever Happened to Victoria Station? The waterfront Salem location was the very last to open, and it's the only one left.
Today, the restaurant has gone in its own direction, drawing inspiration from both the restaurant's past and its current surroundings. Classic New England cuisine and old steak-house favorites mingle comfortably on the menu. The chefs coat haddock in a seasoned cracker crust to bake and serve with chardonnay and fresh lemon juice, and the slow-roasted prime rib that made the original restaurant famous still has a place on the menu. Diners can also order up house favorites, such as lobster mac 'n' cheese with five-cheese béchamel sauce and cornbread shallot crumbs, or they can opt for an Angus burger.
Vic's Boathouse, a bar and lounge, opened in 2010. There, diners can request a local or craft brew, order a martini, or pick from the pub menu. The bar hosts nightly live entertainment, including open-mic sessions, live musicians, and karaoke, which makes for lively evenings without the expense of hiring a DJ for family dinner.