You too should dine at Jackie's Too

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            Jackie Bevins’ name was all over Ogunquit. Some of the signs said “Bring Back Bevins.” She was running for the town council where she had served sometime in the past. Jackie has also been serving meals here for 39 years, starting with a small restaurant on Main Street – hence, Jackie’s Too, the Perkins Cove restaurant where we dined.

            Jackie sold her Main Street restaurant, making the “Too” a bit redundant. But I’d say she made a great move, because most of the seats here offer a stunning ocean view, and the restaurant is large with three separate rooms and more tables outside.

            Daniel gave us a warm welcome and led us to a table right next to the ocean. Our server, Karen, has worked here for six years and was attentive and super helpful in getting us through the extensive menu. For an appetizer, I selected one of her recommendations, the Fried Cajun Shrimp ($9.95) – Maine friend shrimp dusted with a nicely spiced Cajun sauce. They were perfectly fried and not at all greasy and both the Cajun and the tartar sauce were really good.

            Half way through the dish, Karen stopped by to see how we were doing and it looked like I hadn’t even started. Yes, portions are large, especially given the very reasonable prices. I do have to confess that I also ate Lin’s second crab cake and brought the rest of my shrimp home.    The entre choice was tough, and I was leaning toward “Jackie’s Favorite” – Gulf shrimp, sea scallops, haddock broiled in lemon butter and topped with seasoned crumbs ($21.95). Seafood Diablo was also on the menu, a dish I love.

            But after lots of deliberation, and with guidance from Karen, I finally chose the Baked Stuffed Haddock ($21.95) topped with shrimp and lobster stuffing. My French fries were perfect, and the veggies were good too. But I focused on the fish, with those tasty toppings, yet still managed to eat less than half of the filet.

            Jackie’s Too is a great location, with great food and great prices. In summary, a great dining experience. While you can drive to the restaurant, it’s also possible to walk the wonderful ocean-side Marginal Way from the downtown area to Perkins Cover – a great way to work up an appetite!


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