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Beach House Restaurant

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

beach house 1If for some unknown reason this review was limited to just nine words, it would be sufficient to describe the Beach House Restaurant — the view is delightful and the food is delicious.

Luckily, I have another 300 words allotted to describing this pleasant restaurant on the grounds of Morgan’s Swan River Marina. There’s seating inside and on a comfortable screened-in deck, but see if the friendly staff will seat you outdoors so you can watch the boats and hear the ducks that both glide along the scenic Swan River.

Start your meal with raw, baked, or fried strips of clams, or Manhattan clam chowder. If it’s a blustery day, Capt’n Morgan’s shipwrecked chili made with chicken may hit the spot. Or choose fried calamari and “Maryland style” crab puffs for the table, as the hungry boaters who arrived just after us did. I’d recommend the deep fried corn fritters served with creamy horseradish sauce. They were crispy and could barely contain the flavorful corn.

Enjoy a garden or Caesar salad, which can be topped with grilled chicken, shrimp, or tuna steak, or dig into the Captain’s salad of greens, gorgonzola, toasted walnuts, bacon, red onion, and roasted red pepper with a light citrus vinaigrette.

Entrées include tuna steak, boneless sirloin steak, fried shrimp, and pastas. If you’re in a seafood mood, select from the pasta in a blush cream sauce laced with clams, shrimp, calamari, and mussels, the fish and chips, or the lobster roll. There’s also a menu for kids ages 12 and under.

We were in a casual mood and opted for burgers. Capt’n Morgan’s beef burger was cooked as ordered, and the kale veggie burgers were customized for a vegan (hold the mayo, add some mushrooms) and a vegetarian (keep the mayo and add some cheese). The accompanying French or sweet potato fries had the perfect snap.

Looking for an opportunity to linger and savor more of the view? Stay for dessert — temptations include chocolate cake, carrot cake, and cheesecake. (Say “yes” to the whipped cream and chocolate sauce.)

Transient docking is available at the marina for restaurant patrons on a first-come, first-served basis. The dock can accommodate boats up to 32 feet. Beach House Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner through the early fall.

Beach House Restaurant

363 Grove Avenue




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