Stunning plates of food render awkward silences obsolete, allowing diners to gaze at the table without feeling like they have to tell an anecdote about their favorite salt shaker. Focus on the food with this Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of Italian-American cuisine at Station 885 in Plymouth.
Situated on the site of the original Chesapeake freight house, Station 885 trundles taste buds into an epicurean flavorscape demarcated by a dinner menu that fuses the culinary traditions of Italian and American cuisine. Stone-fired thin and regular pizza crusts cradle nine specialty topping medleys, including the pomodoro’s robust panoply of olive oil, parmesan, red pepper seeds, and five Italian cheeses ($9.99). After being harvested from Lake Superior’s underwater grocery store, broiled whitefish simmers in a sun-dried cherry brandy cream sauce ($16.99), while Cajun scallop pasta ($18.99) spotlights noodles from Plymouth’s own Mama Mucci’s. Midday diners peruse a similar lunch menu brimming with salads, pan pizzas, and sandwiches, providing power lunchers an appetizing respite from executive-level thumb wars. In addition to a variety of Pepsi products, juices, and bottled waters, Station 885 offers several smoothies ($3.99) and shakes ($4.49), including a classic made with Hershey's chocolate.
Crackling flames from a brick fireplace and decorative wicker man pair with golden wall sconces to illuminate Station 885’s two-tiered dining room, which sits beneath vaulted ceilings sustained by burnished wood beams and exposed brick walls.
For almost 30 years, the Costanza family has chaperoned a troop of juicy steaks and steaming pasta dishes through Station 885's warren of dining rooms, fireplaces, and the long, burnished-wood bar. Thick, broiled filet mignon enriched with andouille sausage and shrimp represent the menu's hearty steak-house-style fare, which is offset by stone-fired pizzas, and gluten-free and wheat pastas. Diners can cozy up in the fireplace dining room or twirl up a spiral staircase to a dining area above the bar. Throughout the restaurant, bowl-shaped art-deco lamps cast pools of light over the tables, recalling the site's origins as the Chesapeake freight house with its utilitarian elegance and penchant for trains.