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Harborside Restaurant [Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken Salad]

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Food in the Fox was out of town the Fox Valley this weekend in Manitowoc. It was decided on that Harborside Restaurant was going to be the lunch spot for the day. The place was a bit off the beaten path, but if you turned your head at just the right time, you can see the sign to the supper club establishment just a stone throw away from the harbor.

Al Capone Doesn’t Follow The Rules

Walking in, I noticed the ceiling were rather low and the place was definitely more of a supper club type of place. There was a large bar right inside the main entrance and a somewhat small dining room off to the right of it. There was also memorabilia from the first have of the 1900′s covering the walls, include a sign that said no cigar smoking with a picture of Al Capone smoking a cigar directly below it. There were also large red candle holder centerpieces on the tables, which were heavy as a brick. They could easily be used as a weapon or anchor. 

Tequila Lime Chicken

The menu was filled with a variety of fish and other delicious looking entrees and sandwiches. The prices were a little steep, but I guess that’s what we get for going to a supper club. I decided on the Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken Salad after looking through the menu a few times. This included chicken breast skewers marinated in a blend of fresh lime juice, splash of tequila and fresh cilantro, char-grilled and served on a bed of mixed greens, red onion, tomato, cucumber and fried crisp tortilla strips, served with your choice of dressing. 

Overall, the salad, was well a salad, but the chicken, WOW! It had a nice zest of lime and tequila and was very tender. It also came on a skewer, which was a nice touch. The salad came it at right around $11. Not terrible, but I have had better salad for half the cost. Will I be back? Possibly. 

 -M

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Location:

Harborside Restaurant
701 York Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220


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Harborside Restaurant [Haddock Sandwich]

Harborside Restaurant Haddock Sandwich

Once again, Food in the Fox was not in the Fox. Yesterday’s adventure brought us into Manitowoc for lunch. We opted to give Harborside Restaurant a try, which is located on York Street just across the road from the Wisconsin Maritime Museum (home of the USS Cobia WWII-era submarine). 

A Traditional Fish Sandwich

I don’t remember the last time I had a fish sandwich. Well, at least not from a restaurant. That might be the reason I was craving fish as we pulled up to the Harborside. That and the fact that everything other than the sandwiches were priced significantly out of what I would consider the lunch time range. The haddock sandwich was 6 ounces of breaded haddock lightly fried and served on a toasted hoagie roll with lettuce, pickles, lemon, and tartar sauce on the side. The price for the sandwich came in at $9.99, compared to the entrees where easily pushing the $15.00+ territory. 

I’m not going out on too much of a limb saying that the “6 ounces” figured was probably a shade low. There was a pretty substantial chunk of fish on the hoagie roll, which was perfectly soft and flaky after having just barely touched the grill top to warm it up. The roll may have been the highlight of the meal. The fish itself was well done and not overcooked nor was it ‘squishy’ but it wasn’t over-flavorful. The pickles were sour rather than sweet (I prefer sweet) and there’s not much that can be said about the lettuce, lemon wedge, and the tartar sauce.

The haddock sandwich also came with a small garden salad as a starter. There were a variety of dressings available, but I opted for raspberry vinaigrette. It was significantly thicker than the vinaigrette dressings I’ve had at various other venues but tasted good enough.

Good, but “Grocery Store” Taste 

Overall, everything kind of struck me as “grocery store” quality and taste. It was all very much like something I would make after a quick trip through the aisles at Wal-Mart. The service was friendly and prompt and the atmosphere inside the Harborside is nice. It also has a great location if you happen to be touring the USS Cobia. Just hop across the street and you are there. 

- T

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Location:

Harborside Restaurant
701 York Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220


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The Remedy Pub & Eatery [Sesame Tuna Salad]

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Food in the Fox took a road trip today. Straight east is where we ventured and after a short drive ended up in Two Rivers. With the end destination being Point Beach State Park, we decided to grab a bite to eat before heading to the park. Driving through Two Rivers, there were a few places to choose from, including  the ‘Grumpy Grape’ which was unfortunately closed. We drove past The Remedy on the Washington Street and decided to give it a shot.

Old Building, Great Service

Walking in, there were a few other people scattered throughout the restaurant. I immediately loved the environment. They had high ceilings and great lighting throughout the old building. There was also an upstairs, which had tables setup for a large group and the old wooden stairs creaked, which just added to the charm of the somewhat large restaurant in historic downtown Two Rivers. The waitress was extremely friendly and was very attentive from the moment we walked in until leaving. 

The menu was pretty interesting. Having eaten at so many family style restaurants lately, it was nice to see some different items on the menu. After the traumatic experience of Wisconsin Brusetta a few weeks back, it was time to do brushetta right. This stuff rocked! The balsamic vinegar was sweeter than normal and the flat bread was a nice change up from typical French bread. My only complaint here was that for 4 small pieces it came in at $6.99.  For lunch I went with the Sesame Tuna Salad which was Sesame crusted Ahi Tuna seared and lightly coated with a sweet chili glaze served on a salad of mixed greens, cucumbers, carrots and tomatoes. This was delicious. The carrots in the salad tasted like they were just grated up and the Tuna was cooked to perfection. The sweet chili glaze was the prefect amount of sweetness to go with the tuna.

Overall=Awesome

Overall, the place won me over. Great food, good service, awesome atmosphere and all at a reasonable price. I did have a stomach ache after leaving the place, but I think the bar popcorn I ate may have been sitting in the popcorn popper for a few days. I look forward to going back!

-M

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Location:

The Remedy Pub & Eatery
1513 Washington Street
Two Rivers, WI 54241


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