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$15 for $30 Worth of Upscale Pub Cuisine
Sea Dog Steak & Ale has crafted a seasonally inspired menu of pub food that also thrives on seafood, with entrees such as baked shrimp stuffed with basil butter, green beans, and creamed corn ($17.95). Even the casual burger is refined with gourmet ingredients: chefs mix burger patties of ground beef, short rib, and brisket, overloading them with applewood-smoked bacon and root-beer barbecue sauce ($11.95). The dessert menu features housemade cheesecake or cookies and milk ($5.95). Though alcohol is not included in this deal, customers can purchase drinks at the normal price. The menu pairs nicely with 10 house-brewed beers. On the top of the chef's recommended list is uniting the 8-ounce filet mignon ($22.95) with a chilled glass of the Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter.
Sea Dog Steak & Ale
Sea Dog Steak & Ale's menu catalogs hearty pub food and a deep well of beer. Every item on the menu pairs almost perfectly with one of the pub's 10 locally crafted brews served on tap, whether it's the milky Sea Dog Stout and the marinated grilled steak tips, the malty Winter Ale to wash down the chorizo-crusted haddock, or the crisp flavor of the Raspberry Wheat Ale as a palate cleanser after dinner. Sea Dog's chefs also grill 8-ounce filets mignons, which are as heavy as Willy Wonka minus his candy weight. The patties of seven specialty burgers blend ground beef, short rib, chuck, and brisket, all piled with toppings ranging from balsamic-marinated onions to root-beer barbecue sauce.
The alehouse's nightly crowd adds to the convivial ambiance of the pub by sharing drinks on its outdoor patio or in its rustic wood-paneled, chocolate- and almond-colored dining room. Frequent visitors can join the wine or mug clubs, which toss in benefits such as personalized mugs, T-shirts, and a spiritual connection with America's most famous beer drinker: Benjamin Franlin, the inventor of both mugs and T-shirts.