Saturday, March 24, 2007

Eating at Spud's - great food at a nice price

Peter and Ann decided to treat me to a dinner at Spud's, in Rowley, south of Newburyport. Rowley is one of the charming old New England towns, scattered by the coastline north of Boston.

Overall Score: BBBB- (3,6 points)
Spud's would not be the place to eat, if you want to enjoy fine dining and wines in a romantic setting. If you, however, lower your expectations, it is not a bad place to eat. My review is based on that. But If I could choose again, I would have eaten at a place with more character.

Location: BB+
It was relatively easy to find, as it was close to by the main road leading into Rowley, but you need to have a car to get there. Sadly Spud's was located outside this beautiful old town, by a mall. Locationwise, it was hardly a perfect place for a romantic dinner.

Interior: BBB+
The interior of Spud's reminded me of a combination of McDonalds and a good old american diner, wooden tables and leather / plastic benches. No formal table setting, no plates, no forks or knives, and no glasses.

Price: BBBB
Spud's menu was interesting and the prices are very reasonable. Buffalo Chicken with Bleu cheese Alfredo penne for $10,99? Steak tips & Crab Pie for $16,99, sounded mouthwateringly tempting. I wanted to hire more stomach space and taste them all, but sadly I had to choose, and I ordered the Cape Cod chicken at $9,99. And it was worth its price to the last (lacking) penny!

Service: BBBB
Professional service and we did not have to wait long for food or drinks.

Adress: 255 Newburyport Tpke, Rowley, MA 01969-2008
Phone: 1-978-948-7551

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