Like many local delicacies that slipped through our cracks during 2020, new owners Liz and Tate took over Edd’s late last year after the business had been closed for nearly a year and a half. Liz, a talented Westbrook native who mastered the craft of culinary arts through her time living in various parts of the country, puts her skills to good use cooking up orders with her team, while her partner Tate, an authentically kind character, takes care of customers and makes them feel at home. Together, the two make an incredibly likeable team.
On a recent sunny Sunday afternoon, we stopped in for an early lunch. While we got lucky arriving at a quiet opportune time, there was a line out the door of devout regulars for breakfast just hours earlier.
Edd’s is still the same relaxed nostalgic-style dining experience we’ve known over the years with fresh, exciting energy and new talent breathed into it. Their menu is chock full of elevated breakfast and lunchtime classics. After a quick perusal of their offerings, we ordered a stacked turkey club with spicy mayo and grilled shrimp tacos.
The turkey club had the ideal ratio of bread, meat, mayo, and extras. The side of crispy crinkle-cut fries were a welcome addition. The fish tacos, made up of grilled cajun shrimp, shredded cabbage, chopped mango, sliced avocado, and creamy cilantro lime sauce, were fresh, full of flavor, and had the perfect amount of char to the tortilla (a small but significant detail).
Picnic tables positioned along the picturesque marsh set the scene for an enjoyable meal, along with an attentive and personable waitstaff.
The cherry on top of the proverbial sundae was the gooey oversized chocolate chip cookie I left with.
Next time, we’ll be back for the recently announced Friday and Saturday dinner service. We’ve got our eye on the red wine braised short ribs with honey blistered carrots and mashed potatoes.
Breakfast & Lunch: Tuesday-Sunday, 8am-3pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday, 5-8pm
478 Boston Post Road, Westbrook