Scully’s seafood shines

Mari Otto

Discover the hidden pearl of Lafayette’s College Hill dining

Don’t let size fool you. While Scully’s is a small under-the-sea world, one may uncover the delicious remedy to all seafood cravings.

Although the whispers may be true that Scully himself is a bit of a crab, his cooking far surpasses any rumors of bad service.

The menu at Scully’s offers a large list of dinner options, sandwiches and side offers to satisfy even the fishiest of eaters. I sampled the crab cake and the blackened salmon sandwiches, the two customer favorites at Scully’s.

The crab cake sandwich proved to be everything I had hoped for and so much more. It tasted like a crab cake sandwich should: simple, good and fresh. Eating the potato roll, remoulade and crab cake concerto, I felt a twinge of sadness as with each bite I was brought closer to the end of the lunch affair.

The Blackened Salmon was just as strong of a competitor, however. While the fish by itself could have made for a delicious dinner entree, with a little lemon and the potato roll, it made for a tasty, satisfying lunch. As salmon is not the most versatile fish, I was curious to try how it would be handled here, and the simple seasonings and fresh flavor of Scully’s cooking easily earned a 5/5—even for the picky salmon lover in me.

While many of us have seen the tiny shop huddled beside Maurici’s on Cattell Street, most of us do not know is that this little seafood restaurant is the special pearl of College Hill restaurants.

What’s more, Scully’s is relatively inexpensive, with sandwiches all falling below $10 and the most expensive item on the menu being sea scallops for a fair $17 with a choice of rice or steak fries in addition to homemade cole slaw. The restaurant is cash only though, so make sure you sail prepared.

Scully’s is open Monday through Saturday, 4-7 p.m. on Mondays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays.