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Review of Shelter Harbor Inn

Shelter Harbor Inn
Ranked #93 of 147 Restaurants in Westerly
Price range: US$12 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Historic Shelter Harbor Inn was originally a 200 acre farm built around 1810. In 1911, the farmstead was purchased by a musician and established as a colony for musicians called Musiccolony. Over the years the farmhouse, barn & carriage house gradually transitioned into what is now a charming New England inn located in a serene setting of beautiful gardens and stone walls. The 24 guest room inn and restaurant offers comfort, relaxation, and good food in a warm and inviting atmosphere and is only minutes from local area attractions and our private beach in Weekapaug. Using only the freshest of season ingredients and a variety of cuisines, our chefs take pride in creating the inn's menus. The restored farmhouse boasts a tavern with a full service bar, several dining areas with fireplaces, a cozy library, private rooms, patios, and decks. Guests may enjoy good food and drink whether sitting by a fire, dining outside, or lounging by the rooftop hot tub.
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This used to be a wonderful spot. The bar area to the right was always a place where people could drop in and have a great experience. I hope someone can bring the place back to the way it used to be which was a dependable restaurant with great food and service

2  Thank Brodie401
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Both the breakfast and dinner were excellent. Since it was the off season there was plenty of seating, no wait and quick service.

Thank Flyklr
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

We are so very sad about what has happened to the Shelter Harbor Inn. We have been going here for 13 years. We would stay in a wonderfully appointed room and eat the most delicious breakfast and go to the beach using the shuttle provided by the inn.

Now it is a mere shadow of its former self. The breakfast menu was 4items without any fresh fruit or the wonderfully locally baked goods they used to serve. It took an hour to get oatmeal. There were only two tables to be served. We realized the kitchen that once bustled with sounds and activity was silent. The wait staff was missing. Those there did not speak english.

One day we returned from the beach, entered the main house to inquire about dinner and could not find anyone in the entire building. Literally, no one in the diningroom, kitchen, front desk, not a guest not a sound. Creepy! There was a number to call if we needed assistance after hours. At 6pm tried the number and it was disconnected.

Learned after leaving the Inn that while we were there they were being foreclosed upon by the bank and in 7 days they were going on the auction block.

We are so sad! We had made this a special spot on a summer break.
It is gone.

Please I hope someone buys the Inn and keeps its historic charm and resurrects the Kitchen to its former self serving locally grown and baked foods.

Jim D. Thanks for the memories. Wish you well in your retirement.

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1  Thank His2ryTraveler
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Sadly there's not one positive comment I can make about our dining experience at this restaurant. I felt badly for our friends who recommended it, as it was a reunion of friends meeting uo together after several years. We arrived at 6.45 and admittedly didn't order our food until 7.20. But at 9.05pm we still did not have our entrees. Waitstaff were not trained at all, and empty glasses and used plates piled up on the table. Worse than that - the food was inedible. Steak at $30 was thin, tasteless, well done (med rare was asked for) and covered with a heavy brown, again, tasteless sauce. No hint of crab could be tasted in the crab cakes. I understand this used to be a fine hotel and restaurant. Not sure whether it now has new owners, but what it doesn't have - is a qualified chef!

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4  Thank Finedongal
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The Inn is reopened after necessary renovations from water damage this winter and they have hired a new chef. Give them a try because it seems like things are turning around there and the location and ambiance is wonderful.

Thank 02807chick
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