Exeter Family Restaurant was packed with customers, more so than I had anticipated. Judging by the steady stream, it is popular with the locals.
The immediate impression when the entree arrived was that I was being served food on a dirty unwashed plate. Note the plate edges. A instant later I realized it wasn't dirt but the plate had scrape marks assumingly from frequent and heavy fork contact. At $19, I would believe they would toss this overly used plate. I would expect management and the cook to have enough pride and care to use presentable plates.
The positive. The scallops were nicely browned, cooked properly, and had some taste. The flounder was also cooked properly.
The negative. The shrimp was overcooked, hard, and dry. The lump crab was overcooked and a touch stringy. The crab was overly salty. The butter was the predominant flavor and became overwhelming.I guess it shouldn't have come as a total surprise that it was drowned in butter considering its description says butter sauce but I was expecting a butter based sauce not pure melted butter.
Overall, for the money it was a disappointment.
Restroom Rating: Didn't use
4800 Perkiomen Ave
Reading, PA 19606