We have been dining at Scotty's for years now, and decided to go for a meal just after new years, January 4th.
We ordered She Crab Soup & The Clam Chowder for starters, & Shrimp & Chips & BBQ Pork w/ Coleslaw for the main. The She Crab soup which is usually delicate and delicious, was watery and the chef used IMITATION CRAB instead of the usual she-crab. The Shrimp used was from FROZEN, which is shocking considering the restaurant was right on the water. The BBQ was watery and burnt, and the coleslaw was basically mayonnaise. We were completely shocked, as Scottys has always used fresh seafood and ingredients. Apart from the Clam Chowder, the quality of ingredients was appalling.
We told the waitress, and she explained to us that a lot of people had been complaining about the quality since someone new has taken over the Kitchen recently. She was very apologetic and comped our meal.
Cutting corners with the quality of ingredients saves a restaurant money in the short run, but when loyal customers stop returning, that is when the business begins to suffer.
If we do go back, it will only be to enjoy drinks by the water. We won't be eating anything off the menu.