The world’s oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface, giving seafood the culinary advantage over its nearest rival, Cheez Whiz, which blankets only 12% of the Earth’s surface. Scour the seas with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fresh fish and prepared food at Hometown Seafoods in Andover.
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.