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Friday, September 20, 2013

Triton Seafood Restaurant in Downingtown, Pennsylvania ... Enjoy the Shore Shack Experience

If you live anywhere near Downingtown, Pennsylvania, or happen to be passing through, and have a taste for some quality, fresh seafood, simply made and simply served, stop at Triton. They serve what they call Calabash style seafood. It originated in the town of Calabash, North Carolina ... which should receive some sort of reward to doing so, in my book. Located on the inland waterway in eastern North Carolina, the seafood is lightly breaded and, as the menu states, "fried to perfection." Amen brothers and sisters! If you're hankering for something a little different, they say they also offer "a smidgen of soul food, a pinch of Cajun, and a dash of Creole style.

On the dinner menu, you have fish, shrimp, clam strips, and oysters to choose from. Having opened only a couple weeks back, you'll soon be able to create your own combination (can't wait). They also have four salads, two sandwiches, family meals will also be coming soon ... 40 pieces of shrimp or catfish (ooohhhh!), a range of sides, appetizers ranging from the classic onion rings to more original fare including green tomatoes, fried pickles, barbecue oysters, frog legs, and calamari. There's a  couple more, but why spoil all the surprises. Dessert is available ... if you have room. I haven't so far. It's Key Lime or Pecan Pie right now, with Sweet Potato coming soon.

Not convinced yet? Okay, the food is great. The breading is light as advertised and does not hide the taste of whatever food it is applied to. The prices are very reasonable with the most expensive items so far weighing in at $13 ... the butterfly shrimp, which I can personally recommend! But there's one item I have yet to mention. It's the hush puppies. These little fried wonders are amazing and they are served hot to the table right after your drinks (sweet tea is fantastic and sweetened to more Northern tastes ... if you've ever lived in the South, you'll know what I mean) and they make everyone smile ... as they quickly disappear. Twice my daughter and I have split the last one. My saintly wife assures us she's already had her fill.

The decor and ambiance are strictly shore shack. This is a relaxed experience, so loosen up, y'all. The staff is attentive and the food comes quickly. The price is right and the delicious food is a bargain at the price. It's a BYOB joint, so come packing if you want it.

Lastly, they have takeout ... and we'll be taking advantage of that soon! When last we visited, a customer was picking up takeout and had one question, just one. He asked, "That bag, that bag right there has the hush puppies in it?" He was assured it did and went away happy.

You'll find Triton on the west side of D'town in the Caln Village Shopping Center. You can call them at 610-873-FISH or check out their website: They are open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 11 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. Mondays they rest ... a rest very well deserved. 

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