182 Onset Ave.
Wareham, MA 02538
May 17, 2014
Earlier in the week, Mom and I had taken a drive through the beautiful Onset area of Wareham. A friend of my late father (hi Brian!) lives in the area and we’re totally jealous. Who wouldn’t want to live in a beautiful home by the beach? Especially when places like Stash’s are only a stone’s throw away.
Stash’s Onset Beach is an adorable beachside snack bar type restaurant that serves everything you could possibly want while overlooking Onset Beach. (Click here to view the menu.) There is a large outdoor deck and minimal seating inside. All the outdoor tables were topped with sun-shielding umbrellas and the restaurant itself is the kind of order-at-the-counter-and-wait-for-your-number-to-be-called kind of place. We loved it already.
Mom had been scoping out the online menu so we pretty much knew what we were going to get. We ordered a basket containing a foot long hotdog complete with fries ($5.49). Mom was very concerned that the bun was not going to be as “foot long” as the hot dog, but they were the same size. We also ordered a small meatball and ricotta pizza ($11.99) and two small Diet Pepsis ($3.58). Our total came to $22.53. Our number was 42 and we took a seat on the deck to wait for our food.
Since Mom is a vampire, she’s unable to sit in direct sunlight. However, we found a nice shaded area to lounge and take in the sights and smells of the beach. We hadn’t been waiting long when they called our number. We decided to take our eating party inside so the food didn’t cool off from the breeze.
The hot dog was indeed a foot long and was thick and meaty and had a nice smoky flavor. The bun was grilled and buttered and the fries were fantastic. Mom had just complained about the downhill of fries the other day, but Stash’s fries brought back her love. They were hot, crisp, salty and firm. She’s so used to getting an order of limp, luke warm, flavorless fries, so needless to say she was very happy.
The pizza was excellent! We weren’t expecting it to be as good as it was, but the taste was delicious. The soft ricotta was very fresh and the sliced meatballs were quite tasty. The pizza itself had a great crust and the sauce and cheese were perfect. We took a few slices home along with some fries, which later came to work with me for lunch. We really enjoyed everything.
If you think Stash’s is the kind of place that’s just popular because of the location, think again. The food was actually very good and the prices and portions were appropriate. On a side note, Brian and his girlfriend recently dined at Stash’s and said that his meal was great. We will definitely be back.