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Tackle Box

Georgetown is home to some pretty fancy establishments: Cafe Bonaparte, Clyde’s, The Apple Store…

Tackle Box goes against the grain when it comes to the elite area.

Picnic benches, buoys and nets decorate the two floor seafood restaurant.  The meals come in plastic baskets just like a mom and pop lobster shack you’d find in Maine.

I ate upstairs on a Monday night around 8 and the top floor was completely empty. Better service, I say! Tackle Box has a good selection of drinks and happy hours throughout the week. They post some of their deals via Twitter.  They are known for their Potomac Tea which was named the Best Martini of 2011. By who, I don’t know. Also, it’s only April so I don’t know why we’re jumping the gun here and assuming they will have the best martini for the next eight months. Let’s just assume that it’s that good!

Some of the food selections at Tackle Box include lobster rolls, fish tacos, fried scallops, tilapia, macaroni and cheese and oysters. Some of the meals come with fries or you can order a side separately. I munched on the hush puppies that were far from impressive. They were mealy and dry. Don’t recommend.

The sweet potato fries are a different story.

They take actual sweet potatoes and fry them so each bite is like you’re taking a chomp out of the potato itself.

The lobster roll, for $19, doesn’t skimp on the lobster but I can’t say the same for the mayonnaise.

The fish tacos (2 for $8, 3 for $11) come with tilapia, but  per request they may be able to switch up the fish. I was happy with the tilapia that had chipotle sauce, pico de gallo, cabbage and sour cream.

If you’re planning on going to Tackle Box, I’d recommend the fish tacos. The chipotle sauce is not too spicy, but it adds enough of a kick to the tilapia. You may find some hits and misses along the way, but Tackle Box manages to get a few things right. What’s more, you can feel better about going there when you read their mission statement:

  “We use our purchasing power as a restaurant to support suppliers who are using habitat-friendly fishing gear, supporting their local fishing communities and are consistently looking to improve their practices.”


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Lobster Shack at Two Lights

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve been back from Maine, but I couldn’t leave out a post about the Lobster Shack at Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth, ME. I especially couldn’t leave it out since my pictures from the place still have me craving the food (not to brag). With a gorgeous view and an extensive seafood menu it was the epitome of the perfect lobster shack.

During my hour visit, there was a continuous line. We had to wait about twenty minutes for our number to be called for some fried clams and lobster rolls. The outdoor seating and 70 degree weather made the wait seem much shorter.

The second I opened the doors to get into the shack there is a employee asking what you want eat.

Luckily there was a menu outside the shack so there was no need to feel frazzled upon entering.

Even with all the food listed above, the “homemade desserts” portion seems a little vague. Walk inside and you’ll instantly get a look at their tempting (and gigantic) sugary treats.

I somehow managed to pass on the dessert, although as I stare at that picture I’m regretting my decision. Nonetheless, I should look back on the delicious food that was had during my visit to Two Lights.

Fresh lobster and fried clams were placed alongside homemade coleslaw and crinkle fries. When looking for seafood in a picturesque setting it doesn’t get much better than Two Lights.


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