We've been zipping down to Jake's Restaurant and Fish Market in Hull for years but we hadn't brought one of our dogs with us until recently. Our plan was to get some take-out and sit on one of the small stone benches they provide for folks waiting for tables on busy weekends.
I went in and asked the hostess if we could order take-out and if she had a menu I could bring outside to Ed so he could make his selection. I explained that we had our dog with us and would eat on one of their parking lot benches.
Her response was that we were welcome to eat on the patio if we didn't mind sharing one of the servers from inside. While the day had turned out perfect, the forecast had been for rain, so they had closed the patio for the day.
We didn't mind at all and set ourselves up at the corner table,
with this fantastic view!
I had a lobster roll on a grilled bun with fries and a bit of lemon and drawn butter on the side.
Ed opted for their Mediterranean Salad topped with grilled scallops. Check this menu for all the choices you have on top of a selection of salads.
And, as I noted in our post on Lobster Rolls vs Lobster Salad Rolls, Jake's does it right.
They have Jake's Original Lobster Roll. This is described on the menu as:
"Our classic! A full 1/4lb. of freshly picked lobster meat on a traditional hotdog bun (toasted with butter upon request), served with mayo on the side"
And, they have a Lobster Salad Sandwich:
"Freshly picked lobster mixed with our herb mayo & topped with sliced Hass avocado, lettuce & tomato, served on our toasted brioche roll"
The woman serving our lunch could not have been nicer, despite the fact that she had to leave her station inside and come out to the patio for one table. But, perhaps this great hospitality all around paid off because soon we were not alone out there.
If you take a ride to Jake's bring a cooler. The seafood market side of the business will have you taking home the makings of a second meal.
Thanks for the great hopitality Jake's, we'll be back soon!
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2014 Penny & Ed Cherubino