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Boston Restaurant Blog -- July, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Seafood at Schooner's Restaurant, Hull

There is a restaurant at Nantasket Beach in Hull that I have probably driven by hundreds of times, but have never thought of going to. Perhaps it is the slightly tacky, whitewashed storefront that made me believe it might be a rough place, or maybe it is the fact that there are so many other restaurants to go to in both Hull and Hingham. Whatever the reason, it took a long time for me to get to Schooner's Restaurant, and after going there a couple of weeks ago, I can say that it's not a bad place, in my opinion, but I'm not entirely sure it is worth heading back to in the immediate future.

photo of Schooner's Restaurant, Hull, MA We were a bit surprised upon stepping into Schooner's that the place is more family-friendly than anything else, with not a hint of trouble to the place. (Again, first impressions don't always ring true.) The servers were friendly and talkative, and everyone in the restaurant seemed to be having a good time. There were a number of items on the menu that piqued our interest, and we finally settled on one of the specials (baked barramundi over rice pilaf) and one of the regular dishes on the menu (seafood stew). The barramundi was a mild whitefish that had a nice taste, though a fairly large part of it was so tough that it was nearly impossible to cut into. Still, it was a nice dish, and I enjoyed trying a fish that I had never had before. The seafood stew was not as good, as it was stuffed full of overcooked pasta and a limp, overcooked vegetable that may have been leeks, though it was very difficult to tell. The shellfish in the stew was tasty, but not enough to save this dish.

All in all, I thought that Schooner's was kind of a neat little place; an old-school family-friendly seafood restaurant in one of the last stretches of honky-tonk left in Hull. But our meals were ultimately underwhelming, and while I'm willing to give the place another chance, it will be very tough to drive past the Hingham Lobster Pound or Jake's Seafood Restaurant on the way down there.

If you would like the address for Schooner's, here it is: Schooner's Restaurant, 157 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA, 02045. Phone: (781) 925-5200.

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kcphullgirl said:
Love it! Kids love it too!
Posted on 1/9/10
ad said:
Fishermans platter!!!! The best I've ever had!!!
Posted on 3/28/10
Nantasket Beach said:
Schooners has the best Clam Chowder around. Best Fishermans Platter, and the BEST BREAKFAST on the BEACH ....yes SAT & SUN this is the place to eat breakfast. GREAT Food, Great Service, Good Prices.
Posted on 7/31/11

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