We have driven past Swan Point Inn
for five years and only this weekend ate there on the recommendation of our dock neighbor. We knew nothing about it ahead of time other than seeing it behind Muskrat Ally (which we frequent for breakfast as it's within an easy walk of our boat).
Cost: Comparable to Bay Wolf (reviewed earlier), about $$$.
Dress: Other patrons had collars and casual clothing, we wore shorts and t-shirts but no one seemed to care. Next time we'll dress more appropriately. You enter the restaurant by walking through the bar area, which is casual and much like a locals' spot.
We both started out with the French onion soup (home made). It wasn't overly salted like some I've tasted that use commercial broth.
John had a craft beer and I had a glass of sangria.
John had crab cakes. The two good-sized cakes were all crab and seasoning. No filler. They were barely held together on the plate. His two sides were pickled beets (home made) and applesauce (server said it was poured fresh from the Musselman's jar).
I had Delmonico steak, blackened medium rare with southwest-style rub, a pat of butter on top and a side dish of a dipping sauce that was just a little thicker than an au jus. Well seasoned, well cooked. My sides were cole slaw (home made) and green beans with onions and peppers.
We finished with a peach cobbler (home made) that we shared.
Dessert selection also included: tiramisu, chocolate/peanut butter cake (looked more chocolate), carrot cake, a bunch more that I don't remember. Maybe eight in all.
The service was impeccable. Our waitress was attentive without being annoying, gave us the history of the restaurant. It is owned by two women in their seventies one of whom cooks along with the two chefs. They took off a couple years to travel and had someone else manage the restaurant. They've been back and in command for the past three or so years. Most of the food is home made and/or local. We have to take their word on that but it was delicious regardless.
The chef visited each table to see how everyone liked their meal and to chat. When we left everyone said good bye, including the bartender. Next time we'll try the bar menu.
The inn will pick up boaters at their marina if they need transportation.