Cape Cod Mommies recently had the great opprtunity to visit Lindsey's Restaurant in Wareham. Emily and Amy were graciously given a tour of the facility by the owner and a sampling of their tasty meals!
We will be trying to feature local establishments in an on going series called: Eating Right While Eating Out!
Below both Emily and Amy have compiled their thoughts to share with our readers. Thank you to Cheri and to the staff at Lindsey's for a wonderful dining and foodie experience! ENJOY!
I was personally thrilled with the experience. A family operation, when you visit them, you also become a part of their family. The owner is warm and welcoming, as is the ENTIRE staff! Open for lunch and dinner, the staff's day begins early as they prepare everything themselves and from scratch (except the french fries). The owner, Cheri, is a firm believer in keeping all the extra additives out of the food as it isn't beneficial to adults or children. This is no small job in today's society to make everything in a restaurant from scratch-kudos to the staff for making the operation smooth and seamless.
The kitchen was filled with aroma's of home cooking. Watching the pastry chef and Chef Arthur bustle around preparing the day's delight's was truly an eye opening experience.
The restaurant itself is separated into multiple sections, which is great for sound distribution. The 50's Diner section is perfect for when you bring out your children because they can be occupied by watching a bustling kitchen plus it is louder in there so if your child is being unusually loud, then there is no reason to feel embarassed. There is pretty large bar with seating completely surrounding it, complete with comfy chairs, a fireplace, and tv's, perfect for date nights! As an added bonus, they even have changing tables in both the women's and men's room! Finally a restaurant that gets it! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Emily and I were able to sample a few of the local favorites and they definitely did not disappoint. We filled our bellies and then some. Because they use local produce, products and tay away from processed ingredients, we didn't feel overly full after.
I really enjoyed my experience at Lindsey's and highly recommend it to everyone! It is well worth the drive over the bridge to enjoy such a great meal. In fact next time we go for dinner, we will be packing the Tiny Toddler's pj's, so after he has had his fill of grilled chicken tenders and a Hoodsie we can drive back and make an easy transition to bed!
In my house, trips to Wareham are for the sole purpose of hitting Wareham Crossing or the big box hardware store on Cranberry Highway. After my son was born, timing these trips around naps and meals became quite the logistical challenge. What a nice surprise it was to recently discover Lindsey’s Restaurant. I had the opportunity to meet with the owner, Cheri Lindsey, and tour the kitchen. The décor has recently been updated, with pictures of the cranberry harvest decorating the walls and complimenting the new carpets, chairs and booths.
The majority of the menu offerings are scratch-made on the premises daily. As we toured the kitchen Chef Arthur was busy marinating the chicken tenders as several large pots bubbled away on the stove. We passed a large roasting oven stuffed full of pot roast, and cleared the way as the pastry chef, Joni, pulled a large tray of bread pudding out of another oven.
The menu is extensive making it difficult to decide what to order. For those of you not already familiar with their award-winning seafood bisque, you are missing out on a cup of deliciousness. The wide selection of menu items is impressive, since almost all of it is made fresh daily. For the health-conscious there are salad and grilled entrée options to choose from (some gluten free entrees too), but the real heart of this restaurant is comfort food. These are the kind of meals that remind me of traveling to my grandmother’s house for Saturday supper at 3 pm. The next time you find yourself in need of a family-friendly dining establishment and want something other than the numerous fast food chain establishments lining Cranberry Highway, consider dining at Lindsey’s Family Restaurant.
I had the luxury of touring the restaurant without my son in tow. However the following weekend we decided to stop in for a late lunch after a shopping trip. Dining out with my toddler is a rare occurrence, and trying to keep him strapped in a high chair after being strapped in the car and multiple shopping carts can be a recipe for major meltdown. Therefore we often sacrifice food quality for an establishment that will tolerate a toddler’s shouting protests, food messes and the otherwise embarrassing behavior that I am typically inclined to restrict to our kitchen table. The dining area in Lindsey’s is divided into multiple sections. Adults can choose to sit at tables in the bar area and families can choose from either the traditional booth and table section of the restaurant or the area facing the open kitchen, decorated to look like a 50’s diner with chrome accented booths and stools. Acoustically the numerous sections help to isolate the noise, not only from those made by restless toddlers, but from the other diners.
Tucked away in a cabinet at the entrance are a bunch of books that you can borrow to keep young children entertained while you wait for your food. This is a nice change from
the standard paper placemat and crayons that many chains pass out. The kids menu has quite a bit of options to choose from including kid favorites like hamburgers, grilled cheese and chicken tenders as well as turkey or pasta dinners. It was nice to order the chicken tenders knowing they were prepared that day and could be ordered grilled instead of fried.
Since my grandmother no longer cooks and lives over four hours away, Lindsey’s Restaurant is a good surrogate. After a busy afternoon of shopping with a toddler in tow, it is a treat to stop into Lindsey’s for a meal that not only reminds me of my grandmother, but doesn’t end with the expectation that I will be rolling up my sleeves to wash all the dishes.
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