Thursday, October 20, 2011

Inn at Bay Pointe, Quincy, MA

Last weekend my mother came down to visit us on Saturday.  We had plans to take our girls to see the latest presentation at the Randall T. Boyd Jr. Planetarium in Weymouth that afternoon, and since it was such a nice day, decided to ad in a late lunch/early dinner as well.  We had wanted to try something new, so we decided on a restaurant in Quincy that we had been hearing about for a while and had been wanting to try -- Inn at Bay Pointe.

I had first read about this restaurant from Hidden Boston, and if ever there was a hidden restaurant it would be this one!  It is buried at the end of a dead end residential street Quincy, in a parking lot of a marina.  Luckily, mu husband drives past this street on his way to work every day and had driven down it before, otherwise I may not have found the restaurant!  The owners have, however, placed a large sign on the corner of the street indicating that they are there, so if you do go, keep a lookout for that sign.

We walked and and immediately my husband and I commented that we both liked the look and feel of the restaurant.  It isn't super modern looking or fancy, but it just gave off a comfortable vibe, with nice large windows overlooking the water, and a nice large bar that would be great to check out at some other point (when we were without kids!).  There is also an outdoor seating area on the water that would be a nice place  to have lunch or dinner in the warmer weather.

The menu has a nice mix of seafood, burgers and sandwiches, as well as other classic American dishes.  I ordered the Vegetarian Melt.  It was very good, made with sliced Portabello mushrooms, roasted red peppers, Bermuda onion, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, grilled, almost panini style.  It came with fries, which I normally try to avoid, but these were good as well.  Crispy and not greasy at all.  My mother ordered the Sheppard's Pie, which came in a very large portion.  She proclaimed it "delicious;"  one of the better Sheppard's pies she has eaten.  Paul got a Reuben Burger, which he said was perfectly fine.  Not outstanding  but a good burger nonetheless.  Ellie ordered the Shrimp Scampi special, which to my eye wasn't really scampi, as it came with more of a tomato based sauce instead of the garlic sauce a traditional scampi has.  She ate all of the shrimp, but left the pasta.  My youngest ordered pasta from the kid's menu, and ate the entire plate, which was a good sized child's portion.

All and all, we were pleased with Inn at Bay Point.  I would love to go back soon to try more of the seafood offerings there, and I am told the weekend brunch is excellent.  Give this place a try, if you can find it!

The girls pose on the anchor outside of Inn at Bay Pointe.

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