At The Optimist, your food is cooked simply, with high-quality seasonal ingredients, letting the natural flavors speak for themselves. This seafood eatery serves up a variety of fresh dishes, including an oyster bar that serves up over ten different breeds of oyster, each served with house-made saltines, cocktail sauce, hot sauce, mignonette, and freshly grated horseradish. As if that's not enough, their menu boasts an assortment of fresh, flavorful dishes guaranteed to please anyone in your party. Try the She Crab soup with sherry, crab claw meat, and garlic toast. Chow down on the swordfish poached in duck fat and served with short rib marmalade, roasted beets, and cipollini onions. Fido is welcome to join you for this gastronomic vacation as you grab a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. The Optimist is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30am to 10:00pm, Friday from 11:30am to 11:00pm, Saturday from 5:00pm to 11:00pm, and Sunday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.


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