Holyoke >Schermerhorn Fish Market
She's doing you a favor!!. Stopped in for some lobsters to go, met up with a woman there with NO customer skills at all. Made us feel like she was doing us a favor, in a way she did. I went to MASSES in Chicopee and bought $140 worth of delicious lobster from friendly sales people...
What a disappointment.... My family ate at this restaurant today... I ordered the seafood platter w/whole clams, my daughter ordered the fried scallop dinner, and my son ordered the fish & chips. When we sat down and waited for our order we had chosen a booth with an elderly couple across from us. The poor old man had to shout to his wife; she must have been deaf. Then suddenly a young boy from two booths down from us shouted "Dad, ya gonna cut the eyes out first?!" ....so we decided to change to a different section of the restaurant. Did I mention it was a bit warm and the floor was pretty slick w/oil so it was a rather tricky manuver; especially comical to watch the two young girls try to maintain their balance and hold onto the trays of food at the same time. I was just praying to God they wouldn't fall and get hurt. Meal comes after about 15min and my son's food looked fine... mine arrived with clam strips. my daughter was served a dinner with whole clams (no the scallop dinner). She takes ours back and wait... and wait.... and wait. Another 15mins go by and here she comes, slipping her way to the table with a big apology and we are set to eat. Well, every clam I bit into had a crunchy, crunch factor (dang shells). Fries were greasy, and all the fish had an odd flavor. Now I'm not a chef by any means, but my guess is their oil hadn't been changed in quite sometime. So, if you're willing to pay a little over $50 to experience what we did, then I would say "more power to ya" Maybe the fish market attached was fine, but we couldn't wait to get out of there.
USED TO BE good....
Schermerhorn's USED TO BE pretty good when they were located in Northampton...but that was LONG AGO.
The best seafood restaurant in western MA was Jack August in Northampton. Just as good (if not better) as the seafood in Maine and on Cape Cod. And even long ago, Jack August seafood was far better than Schermerhorn's...even though Schermerhorn's wasn't too bad then. Hard to explain...but Jack August was THE BEST of any restaurant serving seafood...BY FAR.
This place is ridiculous !!!!. Ok, I ordered the seafood platter & the fish was appalling . it's texture was like mud and it tasted nothing like fish.The scallops were fake with a jello feel.My wife ordered the jumbo stuffed shrimp & it was not much better(cold).We also started off with the crab cakes,which was a hard bread disk filled with overly seasoned crab paste.If you have ever been to wilbraham seafoods you will know the diference between good seafood & bad seafood.It looks like a restaurant but, who pays first & seats themselves has the food deliverd to your table.Please do not waste your money on waiting 35 minutes for your food, when there were only 2 other customers.
its ok for someone who lives in holyoke. This was a very interesting place to eat food. The first time I went their i HAD lobster and a cold class of Bud. The lobster was so bad I had to buy another Bud to wash it down. The service was decent, but i need to talk to someone who can talk English, not Hispanic.
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