Operation dinner out.

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We took a drive out to Harpswell for a waterfront meal the other night.

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To a great restaurant at one of our favorite locations.

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Dolphin Marina.

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It’s an out of the way place…

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With wrap around coastal scenery.

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Unfortunately it was Saturday night, the tourists were thick and the wait for an outdoor or water view table was over an hour. And if you’ve ever gone out to dinner with my husband, you know that means forgoing the views and eating at the bar.

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I was disappointed, but a few Honey Gin Slippers later?

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Life was good.

Dolphin is famous for their epic blueberry muffins which are served with every meal.

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Luckily my other half didn’t eat his and I had it for breakfast the next morning.

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Dinner started with garlic and white wine mussels for hubby.

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And a lovely lemony Caesar salad for me.

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The husbands Parmesan crusted haddock was tasty but surprisingly thin.

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But my pan seared scallops with basil cream sauce and asparagus on homemade pasta was stellar.

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So if you’re ever in the area, drop in.

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But go off season…. when you can get decent seating and enjoy a better view than the bartender and a row of empty bottles.

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(Extra points for anyone who can name the movie from which I pilfered my post title.)

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34 thoughts on “Operation dinner out.”

  1. Looks like a wonderful meal! My late husband had no patience to wait for a table either. He’d drive 10 minutes to another restaurant rather than wait 10 minutes for a table. 🤷‍♀️ Is elderflower liqueur having a moment? I see it popping up everywhere! Your drink makes me want to go out and buy some!

    Deb

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  2. Tourists, they ruin everything. So, did you hear about the giant rubber duck that went missing from a town in Maine? I saw it on the news feed and thought it was funny, especially since it’s a giant rubber duck named Joy, and that it was in Maine.

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  3. Gosh that’s lovely! What a view! And of course, I want to eat what you ate, although I think I would go with the citrus margarita today — fits my mood.
    I remember Robert Redford but not which movie, cause Robert Redford. *checks comments* ah, yes, okay, that makes sense, mmhm

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    1. Trivia tidbit – my MIL picked Robert Redford up once.
      Let me explain that. His car broke down and he was stranded on the side of the road in rural Connecticut. She had two of her daughters in the car and they were totally star struck.

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  4. No bonus points for me, but I’ll say this: though it’s a bummer you can’t eat lobster, it’s great that you can have scallops. I adore scallops. I call them “the fillet mignon of the sea.” Or wait, maybe I call it “the beef tenderloin of the sea.” In any case, it’s a really tender, swanky cut of beef… of the sea.

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