While on vacation this week on Nantasket beach (where my father grew up) my family and I decided to try Hull, MA's newest addition, the Sea Dog Brew Pub. I first heard about the Sea Dog Brew Pub via the website Thrillist and soon after via a Twitter friend, Hidden Boston. The restaurant is part of the Sea Dog Brewing Company family, which is based in Maine.
The Hull location is right on the A Street pier with a fantastic view of the water. We arrived right at sunset:
The restaurant itself feels very open with windows on every wall, a large bar in the center and tables scattered around the bar. There is also counter seating along the windows. While we didn't sit on the outdoor deck, that is the prime spot in this location.
The menu is typical bar food with an emphasis on seafood and fried goodies. The beer menu offers all the Sea Dog favorites. I ordered the blueberry wheat, which came with fresh blueberries floating in the glass.
For an appetizer we tried the oven roasted nachos which were a generous portion topped with fresh veggies and extra jalapeños. Heaping bowls of salsa and guacamole came on the side. I highly recommend this as a starter. It was a huge crowd pleaser.
I planned to order a veggie burger for dinner but the young, inexperienced waitress told me they were out of veggie burgers (have you heard of the grocery store?). I asked what she would suggest I order instead and she sheepishly answered, "Um, salad?" So I did order the house salad.
Those of us who ordered salad for dinner found our meals arriving as appetizers instead of entrees. Not cool. When the rest of the meals arrived we finally dug in.
While the service at the Sea Dog was sub-par, the location can't be beat and the bar food is quite tasty. Having the Sea Dog brews available on tap in the sleepy beach town of Hull is definite a plus.
The Sea Dog Brew Pub is great for watching a game, having drinks while the sun sets or for a big family dinner. If you buy a mug, appetizers are half price on Monday!