Quarterdeck Still Alive With Lots Of Flavor

The Quarterdeck on a ship is the raised deck behind the main mast on a sailing ship. It is traditionally where the Captain commanded his vessel and where most ceremonies took place. For over 40 years The Quarterdeck Restaurant on 164 Main Street in Falmouth has been serving up some of the best food on Cape Cod. It's hard to tell from just outer appearances but the chef here has his finger on the pulse of new food trends and blending flavors is an art he has mastered, Much of the interior wood has been salvaged from the MacDougall’s Boatyard in Falmouth Harbor and the interior has been designed to give you the feeling of being below deck on a sailing vessel. For years I have driven by this fine restaurant and took it for granted, thinking it was just a pub with the usual food choices. But it wasn't until I made my visit that I totally got hooked from the wood, some of which dates back to the 1600's that gave me the feeling of being aboard a sailing vessel to the tantilizing presentation of the food, which opened my taste buds to new flavors. Their menu offers an inventive selections of cocktails and food choices sure to please just about every weary traveler.The Clam Chowder is a must with a creamy flavorful goodness that has a gentle herby back note that leaves you wanting more. A stuffed Quahog is a must choice if you know me in my travels to find the best, and this one proved to be an awesome contender with again an ever so lightly blend of herbs, quahogs and breadcrumbs. My non seafood friend ordered a Grilled Chicken Panni with tomatoes,lettuce and cheese that was perfect blend.of flavors and freshness. Our seafood expert Sue ordered a Blackened Swordfish with a Tequila Glaze and Pineapple Salsa with rice and green beans. I am not a Swordfish lover but the preparation and taste were awesome and made me wished that I had ordered that. My dish was equally impressive as I had ordered the Citrus Coconut Baked Scallops with a Gremolada Sauce ( a herb condiment classically made of lemon zest, garlic, parsley and anchovy) with mashed potaoes and green beans. It was flavors that I have never thought of combining and cooked to perfection. The whole dining experience left me with a flood of ideas and creations that I could try. The Chef here is truely amazing and I will be returning often to sample more of his creations. They may be over 40 years in business but The Quaterdeck knows how to deliver an awesome dining experience and they have kept with the times and food trends. Check on the highlighted words for a link to check out their menu. Thanks for an Awesome Dining Experience!!!

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