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Anna’s Harborside Grille Plymouth 5th year Anniversary

Congratulations to Anna’s Harborside Grille for celebrating 5 years in business! With restaurant closing so often it is nice to see one that is lasting as long as this one.

Here is some of the Swampie Buzz

I know I have written about Anna’s Harborside in Plymouth before, but they truly have the best food and service around. Their fish tacos are to die for and their outdoor patio is perfect in the summer! Be sure to check them out!

Went to Anna’s Harborside in Plymouth again (our go to restaurant). We tried their special appetizer this evening: the Wild Game Sampler – Venison and Wild Board sausage with blueberry marmalade, chorizo aioli, crostinis and sliced kasseri cheese.
This is one of the best things I have ever had in my dining experiences. Honestly, it was that good. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend checking Anna’s out before this sampler is gone.

Lunch today at a favorite Plymouth waterfront spot, Anna’s Harborside. We miss the outdoor patio, but hold on, summer is coming. So, it was a high top table inside, not my DH favorite, but comfy enough. And, when the food arrives, it immediately focuses attention in the plate, not the location.
I had the fish tacos, three tacos filled with haddock, veggies and sauce. The dish came with sweet potato fries, another favorite. DH is rather set his ways these days and looks to order the same thing he did last time he was here. That’s been going on for quite a while at Anna’s where the roast beef sandwich is always his choice. Of course, he has leftovers too. Today, we used an online voucher but Annas is a place we go whether or not we have a voucher. Service there is top notch, too!

First time customers & certainly won’t be the last. Super small place that relies on outdoor square footage to accommodate the masses in their high season. We had 7 pm reservations for four & were seated just before 7:30, as they had ‘lingerers’. The place is small, so what can you do? It was clear the hostess & someone I assumed was a manager, were uncomfortable due to the delay & apologized for the inconvenience. I checked their menu in advance & was aware that this eatery also specializes in Greek food, which again, I don’t fancy. Our table ordered buffalo chicken nachos, steak tips (medium), baked scallops, chicken santorini & herb chicken. Sides were mashed, roasted red bliss taters & a mixed veg of carrots, green beans & red peppers. The nachos platter was large & amply covered in spicy chicken & plenty of cheese, tomatoes & onions. Nice start to the meal. My steak tips were cooked perfectly, tender & tasty & you needed no butter or salt on the mashed. My husband loved his scallops, which had a light dusting of crumb & butter topping. Our friends enjoyed their chicken dishes & 3 out of 4 of us brought food home. No dessert to be had last night, but I did order two of their caramel eggnog cocktails, which were great. Service was good & we’ll definitely go back; with reservations (or at an off time to sit at the bar) & also want to visit their outdoor area. If you’ve yet to go, add it to your list!


Anna’s Harborside in Plymouth was the setting for another wonderful lunch. The roast beef sandwich, as pictured, was compressed a bit to cut in in half, otherwise DH couldn’t handle it. It was topped with BLT and cheese. And, half of it came home for another meal. One of my favorites was on the special menu, lamb wrap, so I couldn’t resist. With a smudge of the Greek dressing (it’s so good that I would welcome a bit more) along with tomatoes, lettuce and onion, it is sooooo good! I had sweet potato fries and he had regular fries. And, we had a a Living Social voucher to eat at one of our favorite places! Service by Jill was excellent!

Anna’s Harborside Grill

145 Water St
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Plymouth 400 Food Truck Pop Up July 2017

Plymouth 400 will be hosting a Food Truck POP-UP on Friday July 14th 6 to 9pm.

This one is being held inside the Cordage Park Marina as a part of the Bass & Blue Tournament weekend. Buying a ticket to this unique event will get you access to multiple Food Trucks so you have a unique and large selection of choices from a variety of cuisines.

Your ticket includes UNLIMITED tastings in our BEER & Foodies- Restaurant Survey Earn Amazon gift card and more  WINE GARDEN. There will also be a Professional DJ spinning current and classic tunes.

OH YEAH! there will also be an Oyster Bar Courtesy of Plymouth Rock Oysters!
Buying a ticket to this event also helps support the Plymouth 400 organization, more information on their mission can be found on their site www.plymouth400inc.org

Beer and Wine Garden List:
Mayflower Brewing Company
Castle Island Brewing
Independent Fermentations
Otter Creek Brewing
Long Trail Brewing
Cape Cod Beer
Plymouth Bay Winery
Variety Selection from Pioppis Package Store

Tickets are $20

Cordage Marina
Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth, MA 02360

New England Food Festival 2016 in Plymouth MA

The  New England Food Festival will be held Saturday, November 19th  11-4pm on the Plymouth Waterfront near Plymouth Rock.  The food festival is part of American’s Hometown thanskgiving weekend!! New England Food Festival 2016 in Plymouth MA

Adults: $12.00
Children under 12: $7.00 Children under 5: FREE!

The New England Food Festival features the very best soups, chowders, desserts, party foods, entrees and décor in the region.

Last year 2,300 eager attendees lined up at historic Plymouth Rock to enter the New England Food Festival. Celebrity judges and the people vote on which restaurant entry is the best in a variety of different categories. The New England Food Festival offers winning chefs valuable prizes as well as the prestige that comes with being awarded a winner. Attendees are guaranteed a culinary experience like no other in New England!

Alden Park
BBC Cedarville
Blue Blinds Bakery
Boston Burger Company
Cabby Shack
Café Create a Cake
Dillon’s Local
Elixir Confections
Fork in the Road
Full Sail
Guilty Bakery
Hill’s Home Market
Mamma Mia’s
Rye Tavern
Southshore BBQ Man
Coca Cola of Cape Cod
Cabot Creamery
Cape Cod Chips
Ocean Spray Crasins
Table Talk Pie’s


South Shore Food & Wine Expo 2017 in Plymouth MA

The South Shore Food & Wine Expo will be held on Saturday January 21st 12-9pm at Plymoth  Memorial Hall. South Shore Food & Wine Expo 2017 in Plymouth MA

The Grand Tasting, The VIP Area, Chef cooking and sampling paired foods and more! The 2017 South Shore Food & Wine Expo is ready to amaze you! Read on to find out more about what you can see and do at this year’s show.


Featuring more wineries pouring over hundreds of wines unlike other Expos food is INCLUDED in your ticket price. This is the perfect place to learn about your favorite wines and food or to make new discoveries. What do I get for my admission?

Ability to taste as many wines as you would like
Food samples from New England’s best Chefs INCLUDED
Access to some of the latest and greatest products on Vendor Row

The VIP Experience

This exclusive lounge features small production, super premium red and white wines from around the world. Paired with great food from some of New England’s best restaurants, the VIP Experience offers discerning wine enthusiasts with a more intimate setting to sip savor and socialize all to the music of some excellent live Singer Songwriters.

Get discount tickets through Goldstar starting at $36

Afternoon and evening wine sessions available

If you’re looking to make a night of it and play it safe downtown Plymouth has two hotels within walking distance of Memorial Hall and Court Street
Check out Hotel 1620 at Plymouth Harbor and Bradford Inn and Suites


Plymouth Memorial Hall
83 Court St, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360

RooBar Plymouth Restaurant Closing

Sad news from RooBar in Plymouth closing they announced it on their facebook page roobar

We are writing to you today with sad news. We have decided that today. Saturday October 1, 2016, will be RooBar’s last day of business. This was a decision that was among one of the hardest decisions we have ever had to make.

For almost 5 years, we have had the privilege of getting to serve and know many of you. It is because of you that we were able to go as far as we did, and we cannot express how much we love and appreciate your support. We would like to thank so many people, including the management at Cordage Park for being nothing but supportive in this decision, our family and friends for their never ending support, and of course, our patrons, for allowing us to continue for as long as we have. We will miss each and everyone of you.
We will be open at Cafe Roo in the Pinehills everyday and hope to see you there. There will be no change in anything to do with Cafe Roo and it will be business as usual.
We are sure there will be many questions and we will do our best to answer them in time. Right now, we need this time for our family as we transition from RooBar.
We hope you all can come in tonight and see us before we close.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the last 5 years

If you have a gift card, they will honor it at the  Cafe Roo.

If you have purchased a Groupon, groupon will refund

The Swampie buzz was never really positive more neutral

Dinner at RooBar. First let me say that the waitress, Karen, was wonderful. Nice atmosphere. Tasty food. But we do need to talk about the prices. Both the wife and I had Scallop Saltimboca. Big mound of mashed potatoes (nothing special), a few sliced veggies and 5, count them, 5 scallops. They were not the big ones. Check the picture and find them. Each meal was $25. Luckily we had a groupon for 1/2 off. At $12.50 per plate they were fairly priced. Our daughter had a chicken pot pie. Again, tasty but nothing special. Somewhere in the $20 range. Yeah, I know it’s in Cordage Park in Plymouth but to my mind they were overpriced.
I would advise to go on Wednesday for 1/2 price pizza, during happy hour for bar apps or get a groupon.
Otherwise, one and done.

Had lunch/dinner at the Roo Bar in Plymouth. Overall an ok experience. Chicken marsala and a Roo Burger were had,all were good. They do pour a good glass of wine.

ey We went there once and were told we would have to leave our table by a certain time ( I forget the time) it was about an hour and a half after we were seated, because they needed our table for reservations. Needless to say we ate, got out of there and never went back!

We wish them the best of success at Cafe Roo

Café Roo serves breakfast and lunch, sourcing ingredients locally where possible, including Speedwell Coffee Roasters (Plymouth), Zeppy’s Bagel Boy Bagels (Lawrence), and more. The menu includes items like short rib hash, eggs Benedict, stuffed French toast, assorted pastries, coffee cake, and banana bread. There are also salads and assorted sandwiches, as well as parfaits and fruit smoothies.  The cafe is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Mayflower Mayhem Thanksgiving Feast 2016 in Plymouth MA

From the Alumni cast of Medieval Manor, please welcome Mayflower Mayhem coming to Hotel 1620 at Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth  Thurday  November . 17th and  Friday November 18th! Mayflower Mayhem Thanksgiving Feast 2016 in Plymouth MA

Mayflower Mayhem is a comedic show which follows the “mis-adventures” of some fictitious, not-so Puritan Pilgrims in their wild and unpredictable journey across the Atlantic to the ‘New World’. The dinner show, complete with a Thanksgiving feast, features a “Captain” and his merry band of cohorts, while providing comedy, music, improv, and audience participation. Although not affiliated with Medieval Manor, Mayflower Mayhem’s cast consists entirely of alumni who became inspired to create a new dinner theater production of their own.

Captain’s   Quarters
Interested in court side seats as close to the action as possible? Consider the Captain’s Quarters for your party. Seats are priced at $65.00 (+tax) each and can be sat in parties up to 8. Ticket price includes approx. 2 hour show and four course meal.
Captain’s Quarters seats also put you right in the sight line for audience participation bits and are recommended if you want your party guests to be “on deck” for crazy stage antics.

General Admission
General amission is $56.00 (+tax) each and can be booked in parties of any size. Ticket price includes approx. 2 hour show and four course meal. Buy tickets online 

Where to dine in Plymouth 42° North Restaurant & Lounge

42° North Restaurant & Lounge in Plymouth   aims to be the destination spot for the freshest local and exotic seafood, perfectly grilled steaks and a creatively executed menu. The menu features an array of both fish and beef dishes as well as a wide selection of pasta, chicken, soups and salads.   42 degrees  North   is owned by the  South Shore restaurateur Kevin Hynes and the Hynes Restaurant Group which includes Stiockholders in Weymouth,  The Inn at Bay Pointe in Quincy and soon to open in Weymouth Precinct 10 

For seafood lovers, the chef offers the “42° North Fish Market Menu”, a separate selection above and beyond the normal daily menus, that boasts a variety of fresh fish that can be prepared to your specifications.

The seafood offered on any given day depends on seasonality and availability and will change on a daily basis depending on what the fishermen can supply, just like an actual fish market. The emphasis at 42° North is on freshness and quality and providing sizeable portions at reasonable prices. This has been our mission over the past 30 years encompassing our 10 different South Shore restaurants. This, our newest establishment, seeks to keep you coming back for more through providing great value in a classy yet beachy and fun atmosphere. Peruse our menus and photo gallery here on our website and do not hesitate to call us if we may assist you in any way.

Check out where Swampies dine out on the Plymouth Waterfront 

Here is the  Swampie  buzz of   42° North Restaurant

The cauliflower appetizer at 42 Degrees North in Plymouth is one of the best new wave of offerings I’ve tasted. Yes, it goes beyond the Brussel sprouts with bacon and other dishes. The kicked up cauliflower is so full of flavor it reminded us of General Gau chicken, but so much better.
The restaurant and patio were both doing a brisk business for a Wednesday night. My daughter and I ran in for a bite to eat on our way to the Priscilla Beach Theater (review will be on sister site, but see whatever production you can’t the PBT. It’s wonderful.)
Sorry got off topic.
We split the cauliflower topped with, among other things, scallions and sprinkled with red pepper flakes and also split a salad of greens, cheese, walnuts and pears. But realized as we ate, the pears were missing. Not to worry, the gal behind the bar (the only seat where we could grab a quick bite) was taken back by the omission and had sliced pear delivered to us promptly. It made the salad.
Service was top notch. She even brought beverage refills automatically. And the cauliflower will call my name very soon, I’m sure, though I don’t need any enticement to go to 42 Degrees North or any of its sister restaurants for that matter.

Celebrated our wedding anniversary at 42 degrees north in Manomet last night. I finally splurged on the baked stuffed lobster. It was worth every penny! I’m pretty sure it was the best meal I’ve ever eaten! Hubby had the short ribs which melted in his mouth. We had a wonderful waitress, Christine, who made us feel very special! Best restaurant around by far!

My girlfriend and I went out for our weekly lunch to day at 42 degrees in Manomet. We both had the mix grille steak tip s chicken and shrimp, rice and grilled zucchini. Everything was great. Matt was our waiter and was very good. The bloody was the best I have had in along time!!!!

Just wanted to say thanks for the suggestions about lunch in Plymouth. We ended up choosing 42 Degrees North in Plymouth.42degrees1
We were not disappointed! This place was really good. Nice atmosphere and decor, pleasant staff and great food at reasonable prices for lunch. Between $10-15 for the lunch menu.
We got the braised short rib sandwich, fish tacos (was one of 3 lunch specials) , fried mac n cheese app, and my grandparents both got the fish and chips. Everyone was extremely happy with their meal. But omg, that braised rib sandwich was sublime. I literally didn’t put it down after the first bite. It’s definitely a place to check out. We will be back again.

My friend and I went for our weekly lunch. We went to 42 degrees North in Plymouth on rte 3a. It was one of the best meals my friend and I have had for lunch. We both had the grilled plate and it was cooked perfect. It had steak tips, sirloin steak , shrimp and chicken. It had a spicy rice and grilled zucchini. Also bread with oil and dip. I have enough for another meal and it was only $15.00. The drinks were very good and the bartender and waitress were top shelf. I don’t take picture because I can’t stand to see people on their cell phones while they are trying to eat. I guess I am out of the loop!!!!

Went to 42 degrees north in plymouth with my mother and sister it was delicious as always 42degrees2we started with the mussels in white wine no picture as we dug right in we always get them and the were perfect as usual! My sister got a crock of there french onion soup and the appetizer eggplant napoleon as her meal they both were very good only gripe was she found two pieces of onion skin in the soup. My mother got the stalter chicken with mushroom bacon risotto and spinach it was delicious. I got the beef short ribs with root vegetables and mashed potatoes they were melt in your mouth tender. We go there often and always leave full and happy drinks were yummy as well my mother had her tried and true bacardi and diet I got a red sangria and Moscow mule my sister had a specialty drink and a Moscow mule if you haven’t been yet you need to try it!

We ended up going to 42 Degrees North tonight. It was phenomenal!! We got lucky with 2 seats at the outdoor bar and our bartender was awesome!! The drinks, food and service were 12002905_10153140000879856_4824076722907453701_nincredible!!! We shared the antipasto board for an app and both got 2 lb baked stuffed lobsters. There were 4 claws, shrimp and scallops and the entire tail in the lobsters. I couldn’t even touch my sides. Enough of everything left over for tomorrow nights dinner. We’ll definitely be going back!!

Being a weekend we included our men in today’s adventure. Looking for outdoor seating on a beautiful day we went to Plymouth, and had seen good reviews on 42 Degrees N. We hadn’t thought about whether it was on the water (it wasn’t) but they DID have lobster roll on the menu. 3 out of 4 of us ordered it. Ok, SO FAR- THE BEST! Grilled hotdog roll, small amount of mayo and celery- not quite undetectable, thin chives/a seasoning or herb, not quite sure but GREAT flavor. Little bit juicy, tender, felt much fancier yet true to itself than the others that now in comparison felt more “fast food” or “take out”. Of course In fairness, having a fun summer cocktail with it may have helped give it an edge- we did say in a previous post that atmosphere may sway our opinion. Haylee our waitress was great, and dealt well with our silly selves- good for you Haylee!! All in all our rolls were fabulous, only thing that could make it more perfect would be being oceanfront- ok, well Ruth may have liked less claw but overlooked that because of flavor. A side note, appetizer calamari was decent, beet salad with pistachio and goat cheese lovely, dessert decent, company excellent as always!

Open Year Round, Daily for Lunch & Dinner

11:30am-4:00pm, Daily

4:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday-Thursday
4:00pm-11:00pm, Friday & Saturday

Open late every night

t 690 State Road, Manomet, (plymouth)  MA 02360

Bacon & Beer Jamboree! 2016 in Plymouth MA

Bacon & Beer Jamboree! will be held on Saturday October 22nd   5-8  at Pilgrim Memorial  in Plymouth MA. Bacon & Beer Jamboree! 2016 in Plymouth MA

Is there anything better than Bacon and Beer? Well actually yes there is! Add awesome live music and you have a full fledged Jamboree!

Come get down with us and over 60 Different Fall Style Beers and Ciders including Oktoberfests, Pumpkin Beers, Fall Ciders and more! Unlimited Tastings!

Bacon yes Bacon from some of the areas formost Bacon pros in the world. Yes the world. The Bacon foods are included in your ticket price as well.

Two AMAZING live bands – Whiskey Burn will be opeing for Dalton and the Sherriffs!

Tickets are $38 plus a online ordering fee
Plymouth Memorial Hall
83 Court St, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360

HopFest & Food Truck 2016 on Plymouth Waterfront

The 2nd annual Plymouth  HopFest will be held on  Friday August 19th   6-9pm at  Memorial Hall right in downtown Plymouth. There are MANY upsides to this including Plymouth’s epic downtown just steps away.HopFest & Food Truck 2016 on Plymouth Waterfront

This year over 70 different beers with unlimited sampling AND we are INCLUDING FOOD with your ticket price. Over 15 Chefs including some with world class recognition will offer up food paired along with the beers at certain tables as you make the rounds. We have brought in many new breweries and a some of the favorites are back from last year as well.


Fear not the Food Trucks will be back as well to supplement your hunger if need be. We have two AWESOME bands playing full sets starting with Funktapuss and closing out with Aldous Collins Band!

All attendees will get a commerative tasting glass to use and bring home with them.

Tickets are $50    and can be bought online

Plymouth 400 Seafood Smackdown 2016

The seafood smackdown has been cancelled due to the rain  

Plymouth 400 will host the second annual  Seafood  Smackdown cooking competition on Sunday  July 10th 12-4pm   at Pilgrim Memorial State Park. (Plymouth Rock)

Plymouth 400 Seafood Smackdown 2016
We’re pleased to announce that this year, we’ll be joined by the United States Coast Guard Band for the event, who will perform a FREE family-friendly concert in the park!

The Seafood Smackdown will begin at 12PM. Two contestants will face off in Foodzilla on Wheels, a full-service 40′ kitchen on wheels, to create the best stuffed quahog they can!

Then, at 2pm, the United States Coast Guard Band, the premier band representing the United States Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security, will perform a concert that people of all ages will enjoy!   The concert will still happen at Memorial Hall in Plymouth 

Plymouth 400’s INNOVATION STATION will have educational and eco-friendly activities for children, and food will be available for purchase from Foodzilla on Wheels

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Plymouth Rock
79 Water St., Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360