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Old 07-20-2018, 08:13 PM   #1
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9 of us went for turkey dinner at Harts at 6pm for our parents anniversary. we made a reservation since there was a lot of us and we really wanted turkey dinners. they sat us at our table, we ordered drinks and were ready to order our meals. the waitress said they were out of turkey and we all went crazy!!!! what turkey farm runs out of turkey? they told us they have chicken and if they put gravy on it you cant tell the difference... are you kidding me! bleep that! we left and went to town docks and had ourselves a nice dinner and ice cream
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LOL... did you end up at McDonalds for chicken nuggets? ;-)
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9 of us went for turkey dinner at Harts at 6pm for our parents anniversary. we made a reservation since there was a lot of us and we really wanted turkey dinners. they sat us at our table, we ordered drinks and were ready to order our meals. the waitress said they were out of turkey and we all went crazy!!!! what turkey farm runs out of turkey? they told us they have chicken and if they put gravy on it you cant tell the difference... are you kidding me! bleep that! we left and went to town docks and had ourselves a nice dinner and ice cream
Wow! Thatís too much! And I thought Pops clam shack running out of clams was bad...shame on Hartís...
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Wow! Thatís too much! And I thought Pops clam shack running out of clams was bad...shame on Hartís...
For the love of everything sacred, I am begging you to stop with Popís ďrunning outĒ !
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9 of us went for turkey dinner at Harts at 6pm for our parents anniversary. we made a reservation since there was a lot of us and we really wanted turkey dinners. they sat us at our table, we ordered drinks and were ready to order our meals. the waitress said they were out of turkey and we all went crazy!!!! what turkey farm runs out of turkey? they told us they have chicken and if they put gravy on it you cant tell the difference... are you kidding me! bleep that! we left and went to town docks and had ourselves a nice dinner and ice cream
...you were lucky they were out of turkey & that you left. They charge a LOT of money for a really poor plate of turkey.
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...you were lucky they were out of turkey & that you left. They charge a LOT of money for a really poor plate of turkey.
Yup. The food's not great, but at least it's expensive.

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We went there for breakfast buffet one morning. Hands down the worst breakfast in my life.


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For the love of everything sacred, I am begging you to stop with Popís ďrunning outĒ !
Geeze...címon man...it happened! Not my fault! Iím entitled to my opinion just like everyone else here. Give your bitching about my post a rest.
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The place is a shadow of itself & has been for a long time.
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...you were lucky they were out of turkey & that you left. They charge a LOT of money for a really poor plate of turkey.

Wait! I LOVE Harts's, and it's not expensive. OK, maybe it's the nostalgia, or maybe it's the Ritz crackers and carrot slaw, or maybe it's the G&Ts talking...

But in any event, it's like $20 for Thanksgiving every day of the year, and just $3 more for a salad. I'm not aware of any full service restaurant that is less $.

If I wasn't ROFL at your signature as I type, I might really be upset
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Drove by Hart's this morning, maybe nine o'clock or so. HUGE pool water tractor trailer turned over on its side. Coming from Rt. 104, it looked like the truck was trying to make a "too fast" turn into the parking lot- must have been trying to avoid something.

Didn't look like it hit the building, but didn't seem more than a few feet way, either.
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I guess the turkeys didn't make it.😀

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Drove by Hart's this morning, maybe nine o'clock or so. HUGE pool water tractor trailer turned over on its side. Coming from Rt. 104, it looked like the truck was trying to make a "too fast" turn into the parking lot- must have been trying to avoid something.



Didn't look like it hit the building, but didn't seem more than a few feet way, either.


There is another thread on the roll over. Apparently the drivers brakes failed and made a last minute decision to turn into Hart’s parking lot and turned over.

No excuse for running out of Turkey though.


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Sounds a little strange that they run out of turkey and have a truck accident the same day. Maybe there’s a connection? Was there a fuel spill that somehow leaked into their refrigerator making the turkey inedible? Or some of the water? Again, very strange.
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Wait! I LOVE Harts's, and it's not expensive. OK, maybe it's the nostalgia, or maybe it's the Ritz crackers and carrot slaw, or maybe it's the G&Ts talking...

But in any event, it's like $20 for Thanksgiving every day of the year, and just $3 more for a salad. I'm not aware of any full service restaurant that is less $.

If I wasn't ROFL at your signature as I type, I might really be upset
Georges, VK, and Union diner are all better quality, serving sizes, and start at half the cost. I would call all three real restaurants.

Harts was never a value but at least there was a level of quality. We stopped going years ago after decades, haven't heard one reason to make me think it's improved.
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Had the turkey plate. It was just OK. Brought the leftovers home and threw them away after a few days in the fridge. Mediocre at best.
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Somehow, when I cook and slice my own turkey at home (only on Thanksgiving BTW) it presents much differently on the serving platter than what you get at Hartís. Donít know what they do differently...maybe itís the ďvolumeĒ thing again.
I have eaten there twice in the last 5 years and like most say, itís okay but not great. However, Iím not a fussy guy when it comes to most restaurant food except for steak any prime rib which I would not order at Hartís.
Perhaps itís time for them to throw in the napkin...
As an aside, we had last Thanksgiving at The Homestead and it was more like a home cooked meal as far as the turkey presented and tasted.
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I know the forecast numbers for summer tourism in NH are supposed to be record breaking this year; perhaps these establishments are using last years numbers to stock their inventory?

It's unacceptable to run out of turkey at a turkey restaurant.
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Perhaps having a truck drive into their building that morning interrupted their ability to prepare for the day - either by not being allowed into the building to start food on time or not being able to receive deliveries while there was a tanker rolled over against the building? It seems rather coincidental that they ran out on same day their building was damaged. Much better to go in winter though when they have Friday night buffet!
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Poster didn't mention that Harts said anything about the truck incident. You would think if that was the reason they would be sharing that with people (or at least use it as their excuse!!)
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^ This. It doesn't sound like there was any reason given, which isn't cool. A quick, "I'm terribly sorry, but we (insert reason why turkey restaurant would run out of turkey here)" would have been nice.

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Perhaps having a truck drive into their building that morning interrupted their ability to prepare for the day - either by not being allowed into the building to start food on time or not being able to receive deliveries while there was a tanker rolled over against the building? It seems rather coincidental that they ran out on same day their building was damaged. Much better to go in winter though when they have Friday night buffet!
Was the building damaged? I doubt there is a connection to the accident.
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Was the building damaged? I doubt there is a connection to the accident.
According to the article, video and photos there was no building damage.
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...you were lucky they were out of turkey & that you left. They charge a LOT of money for a really poor plate of turkey.
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As a Hart's Lover, I will update my post from a year ago when I raised a nut allergy concern. Happily, they now do have a kitchen and wait staff that has been trained in allergies, so now my entire family can enjoy. As with any allergy/restaurant, just inform your server as you order.
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I was at the Tavern this past winter, first time in many years, and had the buffet. I thought the food was very good but it wasn't cheap. At my age I find that I can't eat that much food anymore to justify eating off the buffet.
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I was at the Tavern this past winter, first time in many years, and had the buffet. I thought the food was very good but it wasn't cheap. At my age I find that I can't eat that much food anymore to justify eating off the buffet.
I totally agree Ö.. the Winter Buffet ( which I hope they will do again this year) is very good (not superb)ÖÖÖÖa wide variety which you hope for in a buffet, including fish dishes and the Prime rib is always hand cut with numerous alternatives & sides to choose from.

If I recall ( I may be wrong) it was about $35/pp-- but considering the choices and unlimited trips -- not a bad Deal at all..

Like Biggd - now that I am older I do not eat as much -- but the buffet allows me to get "what I want" in the portion sizes (larger cut of prime) that I want and lesser amounts of the sides.


Overall, I would give it a B+


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I am not beating up on any body. I related my experience of paying way too much for way too little quality.
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Well I get breakfast is a fairly simple task but going to Harts for breakfast is like going to a BBQ joint for the spaghetti special...
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I have not eaten at the restaurant in years but they do cater the food at Akwa Vista and the food is pretty good


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So you have not eaten here in YEARS but based on a contract they have with another establishment you are recommending it. How about you go spend your money and then give a real assessment
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So you have not eaten here in YEARS but based on a contract they have with another establishment you are recommending it. How about you go spend your money and then give a real assessment
Kinda nasty, and definitely unwarranted. Joey opined on the food, which he has eaten more recently
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So you have not eaten here in YEARS but based on a contract they have with another establishment you are recommending it. How about you go spend your money and then give a real assessment
Maybe you should have read my post more carefully. I have eaten at Akwa Vista which Hart's caters and the food is good. I said I had not eaten at their restaurant in YEARS and DID NOT offer an opinion on the restaurant food nor did I recommend it

Next time comprehend what your reading before comment on a post.
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Well I get breakfast is a fairly simple task but going to Harts for breakfast is like going to a BBQ joint for the spaghetti special...
I mentioned something similar in another post... it's like going to a pizza joint and ordering a seafood dinner.
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I mentioned something similar in another post... it's like going to a pizza joint and ordering a seafood dinner.
Not a great remark as Some pizza joints make great seafood.
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Not a great remark as Some pizza joints make great seafood.
To each their own....
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Maybe you should have read my post more carefully. I have eaten at Akwa Vista which Hart's caters and the food is good. I said I had not eaten at their restaurant in YEARS and DID NOT offer an opinion on the restaurant food nor did I recommend it

Next time comprehend what your reading before comment on a post.


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