It was a father and son dinner last night at Tackle Box, both of us getting the Maine Meal ($13). Guess which meal was the father’s, and which one was the 13-year-old son’s?
1) Fried Clam Strips with Fried Hush Puppies, Mac and Cheese, and Tartar Sauce
2) Grilled Calamari with Grilled Portobello Mushroom, Grilled Squash, and Lemon-Garlic Aioli
Everything on both plates was great, except for the mac and cheese which was flavorless. In particular, the portobello and the squash were terrific sides. The amount of seafood was downright amazing, and I was positively stuffed after my calamari. No blueberry pie this time around!
Remember that Tackle Box is opening a second branch in Cleveland Park, scheduled for sometime this winter. Also that they now serve (mostly bad) beer and wine, but I did find a Long Hammer IPA (Red Hook Brewery) in the cooler.
I was surprised to see, on the bottom of the receipt, that Tackle Box serves breakfast every day from 7 AM – 11 AM; their advertised opening time is 11. I called them this morning, and they do not serve breakfast.