Finally the moment of truth had arrived. I wasn't the only on who had been looking forward to some fresh lobster from the coast all weekend. Most of our training group had been talking about it all week long. Our Sunday trip to Cape Cod made that happen. Mattakese Wharf was another restaurant we found on the internet while searching for locations that would be the best options for good seafood. Once again, we scored big time from doing a little research.
Here was another restaurant that sat on a bay that was home to several pleasure boats. Not so many yachts at this location though. Also not quite as scenic as the one we saw in Rhode Island. But still gorgeous view nonetheless. In fact, it was also home to the whale watching boat that departed daily to take people on tours. That was definitely something I wanted to do but didn't have time to. It meant dedicating at least 5 hours of your time which would have meant cutting out a lot of other sightseeing. It's definitely a bucket list item though.
Once again I made sure to get the clam chowder. No way I was going to pass up another opportunity to get some real clam chowder on the coast. Turned out to be another wise decision. Theirs tasted just as amazing as the one I had at Trafford. I only wish I would have went with the bowl size instead of the cup. Unlike Trafford, there really was a big difference between their cup and bowl. All that cup size did was make me angry that I didn't get a bigger fill.
They offered their lobster in the option of either baked or broiled. It seemed to me it would taste good either way. However, when they informed me the difference was that baked meant they did the hard work for us by already cracking it open, my choice was made. I wasn't trying to have lobster juice flying everywhere. And I wasn't trying to wear one of those goofy bibs they brought out either. Plus, the broiled version came with scallops.
Interesting thing about the drinks at that spot. Their bloody mary's came in the same Samuel Adams type glass that we got free at Doyle's due to our brewery visit. I couldn't tell you what was in bloody mary if you paid me, but theirs sure did look good. I'm not even talking about the alcohol part either. They came with a HUGE jumbo shrimp cradling the top of the glass. It almost made me want to order alcohol just for that scrimp. Fortunately, someone in our group that did order one didn't do scrimp so I was still able to get one.
So how was the lobster? So good that I had to include a picture of it instead of the restaurant. There wasn't a single thing on my plate that wasn't delicious. Even the breaded crust in the lobster was off the chain. But that lobster meat itself was incredible. It made the lobster at Red Lobster (the only thing I had to compare it to up to that point) seem like it was reheated seafood. It was just how I imagined real seafood should taste. It was the type of juicy flavorful sensation that only comes from fresh seafood located in the same region. Meals like that made me want to never leave the northeast.