Had a wonderful early evening dinner on the first Saturday in September at the Lobster Boat on the west bank of Parker's River in Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Plenty of parking and no wait for a table at 5:30. When I left, the lot was almost full and there was a twenty-minute wait for a table for those coming in the door. There are lots of other choices within walking distance of where Parker's River crosses Mass Highway 28. I've eaten at all of them over the years. This is my favorite. The family-owned, family-operated eatery did not disappoint on this visit. You would do well to give them a try. Would be nice to see you on the Boat when I come back.
We were seated at a back table, not on the river, way in the back; happened while I was parking the car or it would't've happened as there were several tables with better views available; but then, we likely would've missed out on being waited on by Ginny from Lithuanian, who helped make a great dinner greater. Two of us had the soup du jour, vegetable beef, with large chunks of beef, carrots, and potatoes; the large chunks of potatoes made it easy for me to avoid them and their carbs; it came too hot to eat, which patience cures; there is no cure at the table for cold soup. Ginny also brought a mini-loaf of to-die-for bread and softened butter in a butter cup. How good was it? We asked for more. My soup came as an appetizer; the other eater had it later as their meal while we were eating ours.
The other other eater had prime rib, end cut, with a baked potato and veg medley, which morsels of all three they shared with me in exchange for a sea scallop and a lobster claw meat lump from my seafood salad which also included copious shrimp on two organic but inedible skewers. Meant to ask what they are made of? Only a very large left-over chunk of the beef made it into the Styrofoam for the long drive in holiday weekend traffic. My inner economist was not happy that I opted for the blue cheese dressing as it comes with a half buck upcharge. I made the right choice, though, as it was both very blue and very cheesy and with the lowest carb load of any other dressing that it widely available in restaurants. My salad cost $26.45, including the dressing; the prime rib was a nickel less than thirty; and, soup was a nickel less than six.
Decor inside is attractive; there is LOTS of staff who practice teamwork, allowing them to serve large numbers well and quickly. There's a relatively large bar area to help you wait faster if you are not seated immediately. Ask the hostess when you check in if they do anything for vets. I got a cute logo tote because I brought in one of their adds.
It was really nice to meet Ginny and to have her help we three diners get what we wanted to eat and drink the way we wanted it prepared and in the sequence we wanted it. The Cape is very dependent on foreign guest workers like Ginny to help us provide the best services at the best prices possible to our guests in our very short high season. She is one of the best I have met.
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