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Monday, May 22, 2007

Exceptional Views, Basic Food at The Tides, Nahant

We took advantage of the nice spring weather a couple of weeks back by heading up to The Tides in Nahant for dinner. I used to go to The Tides quite often growing up, as I had family in nearby Lynn and neighbors who had a summer home in Nahant itself, but it had been ages since I had eaten there, so we decided that it was time to try this restaurant again.

photo of The Tides, Nahant, Massachusetts For those of you who have never been to The Tides, it is housed in a spot that can only be described as magnificent. Located at the end of the causeway connecting Nahant to Lynn, The Tides has sweeping views of the coastline as well as an unforgettable view of the Boston skyline as you pull into the parking lot. Indeed, there are few restaurants so close to Boston that are located in such a scenic spot. And The Tides has an outdoor seating area for those warm summer nights when you can watch the sun set over a bite to eat and a drink.

After soaking in the views, we headed into The Tides and grabbed a table that had some limited views of Nahant Beach. We started off with chicken quesadillas for an appetizer. They are all right, though not quite cooked enough and a bit on the bland side. We followed the appetizer with a lobster pizza (something they have had there for a long time) and a plate of mussels steamed in beer. The lobster itself was delicious, but the pizza that it was on was a bit runny and soggy, with tomato sauce that had little taste. The mussels were decent enough, though they were lukewarm.

I had been hoping for a better meal at The Tides, but I am willing to give it another chance, perhaps ordering (as someone had suggested on another forum) simpler meals such as burgers, steak tips, or fried clams. In fact, a burger and a beer at The Tides might be a good option, especially on a nice night when we can sit outside and enjoy those incredible views that The Tides has.

If you want the address for The Tides, here it is: The Tides, 2 Wilson Road, Nahant, MA 01908. The phone number is (781) 593-7500.

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