Since Brighthouse cable dropped Showtime this week causing me to miss some of the final season of Dexter (yeah I’m not sure why they are called “Bright” house…dimly lit decision indeed)…I decided now was the perfect time if any to try out a local favorite called Dexter’s. It’s a quaint little restaurant promising a unique menu and great drink specials…I’m in.
The relaxed atmosphere caters to everyone young and old, which I find to be quite cool. Live music in the evenings and a pretty inviting bar space. The place seems to rock right away.
A couple of Rum Runners were a delicious fruity start to a meal along with blue crab dip and calamari. The crab dip was just ok for me. It had a very olivey taste. I like olives, but in moderation. The calamari, however, was fantastic. Crispy and flavorful…not too chewy. Served with 2 dipping sauces (one a classic cocktail and the other a sweet and savory mustard-like mixture) it was pretty perfect.
On to the entrées. My choice was Yuengling Battered Fish and Chips with shoestring French fries. His was Chicken Schnitzel with potatoes. I had not had fish and chips in a few years. These were crispy, deliciously battered with the Yuengling beer and perfectly cooked to melt in your mouth. Fries were a perfect accompaniment.
The chicken schnitzel was a very large piece of chicken that was very flavorful. I only had a small taste but my cheat buddy thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact, we liked Dexter’s so much that we went back the very next night (healthier choices of course) 😉.
Dexters is quickly becoming a favorite of mine for the great food, cool vibe and fun live music. It should work as a substitute until Brighthouse gets it together and fixes our channel line up!