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“Nice Rustic atmosphere”
Review of The Whitman House

The Whitman House
Ranked #7 of 10 Restaurants in North Truro
Price range: US$0 - US$26
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Nice atmosphere , great salad and bread before the meal. The homemade blue cheese dressing was to die for. Had a nice bottle of wine with a nice steak dinner. Service was great too.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Food was good. Not 5 star and definitely pricey. T he wait staff is stretched so thin that customer service suffers

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Was with a tour group. Had the Lobster with all the fixings. First was a Clam Chowder,second was a salad, the main course was Lobster and mussels. Last course was a apple cake.
The food was very good, although I prefer my Lobster either BBQ or steamed.

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Thank OntheGoBrooklyn_NY
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy a relatively plain New England cooking, then this is the place to go! The flavors are simple, plain, not encumbered by the complexities of spices and creative chefs who know how to make a meal zing. No, this is a place where creativity and gastronomical ingenuity do not abide. The food is plain, simple, at times overcooked, and seemingly unseasoned. We stumbled on this restaurant last year after reading a Trip Adviser review and it was exactly what we craved. After a 30 year absence from New England, it brought back all the memories of meals we had when we lived here, from the tangy orange-colored cheddar cheese spread with breadsticks (probably the best tasting thing we had) to the simple unadorned broiled fish fillets.

Craving that same nostalgic experience, we returned at 7:45 the Friday after Labor Day. Noticing a parked tour bus, we wondered about the wait but no, we were immediately seated among all the other white-haired Baby Boomers in the main dining room; there was no sign of any kind of crowd. After about 10 minutes, the hostess (whom we later came to learn is the owner) returned with some water and the aforementioned cheese spread. It was another 15 minutes before anyone came by to ask if we wanted a drink despite the waiter-bartender-grandson of the owner chatting up the table of four next to us. Once he did arrive (after most of the dining room paid their bill and left), our waiter said we "better order because the kitchen closed at 8:30." Never apologizing, he did say he didn't know we were his table because a waitress went home early.

My wife ordered the Land & Sea--baked stuffed shrimp and fillet mignon, neither of which were satisfying. The rubbery shrimp were buried in a swamp of breadcrumbs and grease and although not overdone, the filet was tough, lacking salt and any seasoning. I wanted the stuffed filet of sole as the Fisherman's Catch only to be told sole was no longer available so I went with the other option- scrod baked in olive oil and breadcrumbs. That's exactly what it is. Both meals came with that well-known crunchless broccoli-cauliflower medley reminiscent of a mother who overcooks vegetables.

So, if you are yearning for that nostalgic experience of childhood in New England with a group of retirees and plenty of opportunity to sit with a glass of water, breadsticks and tangy orange cheddar cheese spread, then by all means this is the place to go. But be sure you get there before the kitchen closes at 8:30.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Their speciality is stripped bass with a lot of other local seafood. Always great service in family owned and operated setting. We have dined here every summer's visit to Cape Cod since 1973. I intend on continuing that tradition for as long as we visit the Cape.

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