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Old 10-15-2019, 01:42 PM   #1
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Got the Chinese buffet at Lo'Kai in Dracut tonight. Was gonna take a photo, but my fingers were greasy from the wings and fingers and teriyaki and dumplings and shrimps and rice and...

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Got the Chinese buffet at Lo'Kai in Dracut tonight. Was gonna take a photo, but my fingers were greasy from the wings and fingers and teriyaki and dumplings and shrimps and rice and...

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To be clear -- the Buffet, which is set up in the downstairs dining area is approx. $22.00/pp it comes with extensive soup & salad bar, Prime rib, and a selection of fish dish's, usually some ham dish's and of course turkey dish's along with numerous sides like potato's (various), stuffing's, vegetables et al along with desert selection --- it is laid out & done quite nicely. But typically only Friday nights through the winter months.


We actually look forward to it each Winter as a welcomed change to the same old/same old.
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We are counting down the weeks until Hart's Friday night buffet resumes! The buffet usually has salad bar, soup, rolls, turkey, prime rib (2nds only), potato, squash, veggies, some type of fish, some type of pasta/starch, and a dessert table. They often post on Friday afternoon the menu on their Facebook page because they usually change up the type of soup, rolls, sides and desserts. The essentials are always good but sometimes the variable items are amazing and sometimes we just aren't interested. We have at least once driven up and back just for dinner based on the menu they posted! It's a bit more expensive than most of their entrees but for a few dollars more getting soup, salad and dessert and all you can eat squash makes it worth the price. I think last year it was around $21 or $22 per person for the buffet and then add beverages and tip.
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Maybe they caught me eating more than 2 prime ribs and tacked on extra money. I could have sworn it was $35. I must have drank too much that night.
I was remodeling a bathroom last winter so by the time I went out to dinner I was totally exhausted.
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Thatís interesting Biggd. Do you think you had more than 2 pieces of prime rib and they charged you extra? Your bill got to $60, somehow.
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Thatís interesting Biggd. Do you think you had more than 2 pieces of prime rib and they charged you extra? Your bill got to $60, somehow.
I had at least 3 craft beers, maybe four?
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What do the beers cost?
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What do the beers cost?
Some craft beers can be $7 - $10. I don't remember what I was drinking. That's probably a bad sign.
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Probably a bad sign that you were driving.😅
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You guys talk about wishing Hart's would change their menu, well this Saturday, Oct 19th, they are offering the Akwa Menu for a day. As you may or may not know Hart's manages the restauraunt at the Akwa Marine Beach Bar, in addition there will be entertainment from 1 to 4 pm by the band Bend the Ride.

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That sounds like a lot of fun!
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Can you post the Akwa Bar menu?
Also, just curious, does Akwa stand for something?
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Also, just curious, does Akwa stand for something?
Yes “water”. The community now know as Meredith Bay was originally Akwa Vista. The owners of Akwa Bar are the former owners of the community and they hire Harts to prepare the food at the bar/restaurant in Akwa Marina.


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Akwa Vista was the original name chosen by the developer trying to appeal to second home buyers, mostly from Massachusetts.

Will naming it Akwa Vista help to sell it? How does Akwa Vista sound? It sounds like the water, or something ...... hell's bells ..... lets go with Akwa Vista ..... it will sell!

Renamed to Meredith Bay, which is actually located in Laconia, and is not in Meredith. So, how come it wasn't renamed Laconia Bay?
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Got the Chinese buffet at Lo'Kai in Dracut tonight. Was gonna take a photo, but my fingers were greasy from the wings and fingers and teriyaki and dumplings and shrimps and rice and...

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Your daring for going in there!!!! Haven't been in there since I was in high school cause we could eat as much as we wanted for $10!!
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Your daring for going in there!!!! Haven't been in there since I was in high school cause we could eat as much as we wanted for $10!!
Old school Dracut, for sure!

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"Fresh" from the microwave until its all gone!
No matter how long that takes.
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"Fresh" from the microwave until its all gone!

No matter how long that takes.


It this your opinion or experience? I know many that go on Fridayís and itís extremely busy donít think itís cooked prior and microwaved.


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Agreed--Hart's is terrific.

Also--I don't think it's right to throw shade at a local business just based on supposition or maybes.

Now pass me a drumstick!
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Agreed--Hart's is terrific.

Also--I don't think it's right to throw shade at a local business just based on supposition or maybes.

Now pass me a drumstick!
My LAST time there I paid about $20 for a "special" beef sandwich. When I picked it up one finger was almost burned and the finger next to it felt a chill. Thats only possible from the microwaving of meat from the fridge.
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"Fresh" from the microwave until its all gone!
No matter how long that takes.
A lot of places use this model for their food. He's right.

Where the hell was everyone last week that said they were going......no
reviews yet on the food yet.

Now, Who remembers this place traveling up route old 3 in Nashua years ago.

Years ago it was really famous and quite a landmark. Now it's a Barnes & Noble

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A lot of places use this model for their food. He's right.

Where the hell was everyone last week that said they were going......no
reviews yet on the food yet.

Now, Who remembers this place traveling up route old 3 in Nashua years ago.

Flyer says it starts November 15th.

Too bad they don't do an afternoon buffet--I might stop by on the way to check out camp in the winter.

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I would be really surprised if Hartís microwaves their turkey. If they have a large crowd they would not have enough microwaves to keep up.
I have not been there, so I cannot say for certain what theyíre doing. If they are not carving the turkey on the buffet line, they would most likely put it in 2 inch pans with a little bit of water, cover them with foil to keep them moist and put them in an oven or a warmer until needed.
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Flyer says it starts November 15th.

Too bad they don't do an afternoon buffet--I might stop by on the way to check out camp in the winter.

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Errmmm! Yummmmy Microwave turkey. Just a little dry


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A lot of places use this model for their food. He's right.

Where the hell was everyone last week that said they were going......no
reviews yet on the food yet.

Now, Who remembers this place traveling up route old 3 in Nashua years ago.

Years ago it was really famous and quite a landmark. Now it's a Barnes & Noble

I remember quite well Harts Turkey Farm on the Daniel Webster Highway.

Does anyone remember the old A & W Root Beer Stand a little further up the road? Used to get 5 cent Root Beers there......

The entire D.W. Highway in South Nashua has turned into a shopping center and a traffic nightmare.

If my memory serves me correctly the Route 3 highway By Pass opened in 1969 and the D.W. Highway transformation began.
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I remember quite well Harts Turkey Farm on the Daniel Webster Highway.

Does anyone remember the old A & W Root Beer Stand a little further up the road? Used to get 5 cent Root Beers there......

The entire D.W. Highway in South Nashua has turned into a shopping center and a traffic nightmare.

If my memory serves me correctly the Route 3 highway By Pass opened in 1969 and the D.W. Highway transformation began.
I remember the turkey farm but not A&W, though my parents used to talk all the time about the drive-in one in Dracut. And agreed about DW Highway--I still miss Shakey's.

That being said, it's easy to see through rose-colored glasses. Though I'd be hard pressed to say things are "better" today, life in "my" area--northern MA to Moultonborough--is still pretty awesome.

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I remember quite well Harts Turkey Farm on the Daniel Webster Highway.

Does anyone remember the old A & W Root Beer Stand a little further up the road? Used to get 5 cent Root Beers there......

The entire D.W. Highway in South Nashua has turned into a shopping center and a traffic nightmare.

If my memory serves me correctly the Route 3 highway By Pass opened in 1969 and the D.W. Highway transformation began.
I remember the A&W stand in Nashua and when Route 3 in Massachusetts was a dead end in Tyngsborough. What I can not remember is how we got back onto the highway back then. Route 93 on the "east side" of Manchester was not even built yet.

" The entire D.W. Highway in South Nashua has turned into a shopping center and a traffic nightmare. " True
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