FARMINGTON - Some of the best fish chowder in the region can be found at Karen's Country Kitchen, which is located on Route 11 adjacent to the Strafford Inn in Farmington.
This little hideaway's atmosphere is warm and inviting, and the service here follows suit.
I had the turkey sub sans roll since I am gluten sensitive, while Martha had a big, brimming bowl of the aforementioned chowder, which was chock full of fish, finely diced potatoes, and loaded with cream.
I found out afterward that they don't use flour as a filler in their chowder, which is prepared by a longtime cook who doesn't even like seafood, we were told.
Well, for not liking it, it came out pretty good, with a smooth, soft texture and seasoning that absolutely delights the palate.
What turned out to be my turkey salad comprised freshly carved turkey slices, tomatoes, lettuce with thousand island dressing and a heaping helping of tasty, hand cut, gluten free french fries.
Karen's Country Kitchen is located at 1075 Route 11, Farmington. It's open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day except Tuesday.