The 'Basket' in the name Sea Basket used to refer to the amount of food you'd get for a reasonable price - But in a recent visit for lunch the portion size and the cost were both a dissapointment.
The value is not there. I felt like I paid 'Tourist' Prices.
I had a combo Haddock & Scallop dinner with a cup of Haddock Chowder. I had asked if the Chowder was 'thick' and told that it was - what came instead was not thick at all - a spoon would NOT stand upright in it without falling over - that is my thickness test.
The fish and scallops were well done and tasty but I only got 4 scallops and 3 very small finger sized pieces of fish in the 'dinner' - hardly the 'basket' portion (for which the restaurant name used to refer) that I am used to. The amount of food looked big when I got the order but it was because of a cleverly placed [filler] big biscuit in the middle of the dish under the fish and french fries that made the amount look big.
My GF had the combo dinner and the vegie chowder / soup and while it was all tasty and fresh her portions, once the biscuit was extracted from her plate, was also very small.
The food was very hot and fresh - a plus. I liked the serve yourself ketchup and tarter sauce.
In the end we both agreed the value was simply not there, we felt if the check had been exactly half that we would still of felt the price would have been more on par with what you would expect. Instead at the higher [tourist] price we paid we decided this would be our last visit as there are a bounty of other seafood restaurants in Maine that serve the same thing but for a lot less.
It's unfortunate that these folks have clearly not done their homework with respect to pricing or buying smart and agressively looking for ways to keep costs down so as not to penalize their customers with high prices.
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