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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Morgan's Restaurant - CLOSED

The sign reads: "Morgan's is closed. We would like to say thank you to all of our Morgan's customers for your support over the last five years. It has been our great pleasure to serve you. Thank you for sharing your lives with us and for allowing us to share ours as well. We wish you all health, happiness, and continued friendship as we move forward to a new adventure. We will miss spending our days with you. We will cherish our memories and our time together. We hope you will, too. Best wishes - Bill, Deanna, Vanessa, and Francesca Machon."

View of the now-closed restaurant. So sad!

September 2009: Ethel B. has informed New England Bites that Morgan's Restaurant is now closed. A sign on the door thanked customers for their patronage over the past five years. This is so unfortunate, especially since we had just won a gift certificate for Morgan's from MenuJoy!
58 Washington St.
Fairhaven, MA 02719
(508) 997-4443

Hello fans! We are finally back online after an annoying computer issue. It seems that just as I loaded all of the pictures from my digital camera onto my laptop, it died. I requested a new part for the AC adapter, but that didn't solve the issue. I even bought a new battery from eBay which thankfully provided me with enough time to send my pictures to another computer just before it died for a second time! We've been down for a month, but I'm glad to say that we're back in business (even though my laptop is still not working). Technology sucks!!!

On March 24th, Mom and I visited Morgan's Restaurant in Fairhaven. We had been trying to go to this restaurant for a while, but something had always come up. I was glad that today we were finally able to go inside what looked like a home rather than an actual restaurant. We arrived around noon.

The inside is adorable. It really could pass for someone's living room, if that living room included a bar and several sets of tables and chairs. Our waitress - Julie - was excellent. Since Mom and I had already checked out the online menu, we knew what we wanted to get right away. Mom ordered the stuffed crepes which were filled with cream cheese, walnuts, and her choice of apples ($6.95), and also a side of bacon ($2.50). I chose the Maryland Madness ($8.95), which is an order of eggs Benedict made with crab cakes. Both dishes are from Morgan's list of house specials. Mom ordered a coffee to go with her meal ($1.45), while I chose a medium glass of house juice ($1.50) on a recommendation from a fan. This fan did not steer me wrong! The house juice - which is made of a blend of several different fruits - was tangy and tasty. Mom's coffee was also fresh and delicious.

Morgan's seems to have quite a crowd of regulars. Julie was running back and forth to several tables (it had gotten busier after we arrived) and saying things like, "Will it be the usual?" Obviously these customers are quite loyal and have been visiting Morgan's for years. Although they were out of hamburgers today, which seemed to disappoint a lot of people, there is plenty on the menu to choose from and patrons were able to pick something else with ease.

When our food arrived, everything smelled fantastic. Julie brought over a can of whipped cream for Mom to put over her crepes. When we dug in, everything tasted just as good as it looked. Mom's crepes were filled to the brim with fresh apples, tangy cream cheese, and crunchy walnuts. She said the taste was out of this world and the portion was quite large. The smell of her breakfast was intoxicating, and when I finally tried a piece for myself, I was in heaven. The side of bacon was crisp and cooked very well.

My Maryland Madness was divine! The taste of the crab cakes was amazing. I almost thought that you weren't going to be able to taste them with everything else going on (the English muffins, the poached eggs, the Hollandaise sauce, etc.) but they definitely stood out and were homemade and nicely spiced. The home fries on the side were thick and had a lovely potato taste. I would definitely recommend this to any crab cake fan. You will not be disappointed!

After we'd stuffed our faces, Julie brought over the bill. It came to:

Stuffies - $6.95
Maryland - 8.95
Bacon - 2.50
Juice - 1.50
Coffee - 1.45
Tax - $1.07
TOTAL = $22.42
Because we had a $10 gift certificate from MenuJoy, we only had to give Julie $17, which included a 20% tip. She definitely deserved this tip because not only did she have to serve customers, she had to dodge the incessant flirtation that was coming from several men who were seated at the bar. It was fun to see her turn down their advances. You go, girl!

Morgan's is definitely a hometown favorite that should be visited by all. You'll love the cozy atmosphere, unique and delicious menu items, and the excellent service.

Morgan's Restaurant is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. They are closed on Wednesday.