Denson's is a surprisingly
Four varieties of oysters on the half shell were available during our visit. We opted for one that Denson's just started offering, called Holy Grail, from Maryland. These small, but plump and salty oysters were very flavorful. Colleen and I shared a dozen, but we both could have enjoyed a serving to ourselves. The oysters were served with Lemon Zest Mignonette, Tulkoff Cocktail Sauce with extra Horseradish, Lemon Wedges, Saltines and Crystal Hot Sauce. I'm a purist though, and ate most of my share without any embellishments.
For our entrées, we all chose the Lenten seasonal special, a traditional "Midwestern Style" Fish Fry consisting of Cod or Haddock, with Seasoned Fries, Creamy Homemade Cole Slaw and Tarter Sauce. We opted to try both the Cod and Haddock selections, for research purposes of course. Colleen preferred the thick, white Cod, while the thinner filets of Haddock won me over. I especially enjoyed the Cole Slaw, the cabbage shreds were large, and coated in a vinegary sauce. Colleen described it a as "sweet & sour." I might have to ask for a double portion next time I visit.
We all enjoyed our meals very much. I'm looking forward to returning to try more of their fresh foods and cooked-to-order meals. Blue crab season starts in just a couple weeks, and I've heard that Denson's does crabs right, so I'll definitely be back for that.