Order this... Oysters and Salmon at The Surf

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 12:00pm

There should be a marching band and fireworks — this is The Surf Hotel’s 60th anniversary with the Cyr family! What a lot of stories they can tell. With its prominent place in the center of town, The Surf has created vivid memories for so many locals and visitors. They have watched it through its changes and growth over more than half a century.

It was so good to hear that, since the Cyrs re-opened in 2013, The Surf has been doing better every year. In this 2016 season, numbers of guests have increased, the staff has expanded and plans are to be open later into the fall. 

Pictured is a favorite appetizer of Oysters Rockefeller and an entrée of Cedar Roasted Salmon. They’re wonderful examples of the varied menu now served on the deck and porches, which has a breathless view of the beach and sea beyond. 

The Surf will be open until at least Columbus Day Weekend (Oct. 10) every day of the week from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 11 a.m., lunch from noon to 3 p.m., Light fare from 3 to 4:30 p.m., and dinner weekdays from 5 to 9 p.m. and weekends from 5 to 9:30 p.m. with the bar’s last call at 10:30 p.m. 

Speaking of the bar, a must are their Surfslides, 16 big ounces of nothing but cool and refreshing. They’re a giant step up from the popular mudslide. “Everybody loves them!” said co-owner Lorraine Cyr. 

When cooler weather arrives, the days and hours will change. The restaurant will offer fine dining in its classic, light-filled dining room which still bears the grace of its Victorian beginnings. The restaurant is open Thursday through Sunday (no breakfast on Fridays).    

Fall is coming, and so are good times, food and drink at The Surf. Look for the daily specials in ads in this newspaper and online. — Becky Ballard and Ruth Perfido

For more info, visit thesurfhotelbi.com.