I've actually never felt the need to post a negative food review on TA. This place was highly recommended by friends. We stopped at 8:45 on a Saturday night. All the staff was extremely friendly, and service was fast. It's a very plain, down-home kind of place. No problem with that. The food however was the worst fried seafood I have ever been served. We live in New England and have eaten seafood, fried and otherwise, all our lives. This was edible and barely that. Fried seafood is such a simple dish that unless you burn it is hard to ruin. The problem here was the seafood itself. I ordered the combo platter to try a bit of it all. Shrimp, scallops, clam strips, deviled crab and "flounder" (the quote marks are significant). The shrimp was acceptable and tasted OK. It was the tiniest "popcorn" size. The deviled crab was a 3" crab shell stuffed with a mostly bread/onion filling and then deep fried. Hard to tell if there was crab in there. The clam strips were tiny rubbery bits. Bleh. The scallops, my favorite seafood, were small, dry and very chewy - not tasty at all and not the sweet, succulent texture this food should have. The strangest thing was the "flounder". Umm, it's a tender flat ocean fish normally a solid white fillet. I received what appeared to be a whole side of lake fish (perch? Bass? I don't know) with the skin on and deep fried. Yuck! The skin was overpoweringly "fishy" and inedible. The white portions picked off were edible but unappealing. The price was great at $16 for all that but should have raised an alarm. In New England, scallops are at least $18/lb and combo platters tend to run $22. And the salad bar with shredded iceberg and bottles of Food Lion dressing was no treat. The 1/3 full squeeze bottle of tartar sauce at room temperature seemed too risky to ingest. The sticky patch of urine on the men's restroom floor was my final parting impression. Others rave about this place. Our experience was terrible.