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Looking for a delicious Sunday brunch along the Connecticut coast

Saybrook Point Inn nearby in Old Saybrook has a great brunch. The offerings are varied and all beautifully prepared. The venue offers great views of the Connecticut River. Would highly recommend.
For breakfast JAMMS in Old Saybrook or Simon's in Chester cannot be beat.

Jul 22, 2014
jdgall in Southern New England

CT: clams casino or linguine with clam sauce, take me to the water!

Jay the chef at Gabrielle's in Centerbrook occasionally offers a dynamite clam sauce as a special. Best to call ahead to see what the evening specials are. Have also had a fine one at Liv's in Old Saybrook, think that was a special also.

Jun 28, 2014
jdgall in Southern New England

Lobster "in the rough" other than Abbott's?

The Place in Guilford CT offers lobster cooked on an open pit. Also offers calms and corn on the cob. Very unique spot.

Jun 18, 2014
jdgall in Southern New England

Cajun/Creole in Mass, RI or CT

The Blue Hound in Ivoryton CT has great Cajun dishes, and as a plus it's BYOB.(They also sell wine and beer) Had a great special there recently rib eye steak with a dynamite crawfish sauce.

Jun 17, 2014
jdgall in Southern New England

Fried clams

Forget Lenny's in Branford was there this week and the clams were terrible. Hugh clams that were extremely tough.
Where they found soft shell clams that were this large is beyond me. Adding to the experience was a bad clam. If anyone has ever bitten into a bad clam you know the awful taste that lingers with one all day long. Try any other place listed on this post.

Jun 13, 2014
jdgall in Southern New England

Recommendations for a romantic, seaside dinner in CT?

Boom in Westbrook may fit your needs. Large deck overlooking marina, decent food and not overly pricey.

Jun 11, 2014
jdgall in Southern New England

The Clam Castle?

Sea Swirl in Mystic

May 29, 2014
jdgall in Southern New England

The Clam Castle?

Rumor I heard is that Donovan's (next door) purchased it and would soon open it as a clam shack.

May 28, 2014
jdgall in Southern New England

Newport, RI foodie restaurant suggestion

Scales and Shells for great seafood and Mamma Luisa's for super Italian both on Thames. Bouchard's has great French. And Castle Hill which is just a short drive from downtown has great food and an outstanding view on the waterfront. Enjoy

Apr 25, 2014
jdgall in Southern New England

Easter Brunch/Dinner New Haven or Middlesex County?

Saybrook Point Inn in Old Saybrook offers a great brunch in a by the Connecticut river venue. A very large variety of offerings all very well prepared and presented.. After you can take Rts. 95 to 395 to 32 to UCONN

Mar 18, 2014
jdgall in Southern New England

BEST BLOODY MARY's along CT Eastern Shoreline??

Their brunch selection of foods is also very good.

Mar 14, 2014
jdgall in Southern New England

BEST BLOODY MARY's along CT Eastern Shoreline??

Not sure of any places in CT, but the Ocean House in Watch Hill RI offers a GREAT Bloody Mary bar during their brunch. You pick from any of several top vodkas, type of mixer juice, type of rim salt, and choice of garnish. Give it a try it is not too far from CT shoreline.

Mar 12, 2014
jdgall in Southern New England

Great Food near UConn

Although I have not been in a couple of years The Altnaveigh Inn on Storrs Rd offered fine dining in a charming setting. The Inn has antiques throughout and is a lovely venue. If it is still open I would recommend it highly.

Jan 26, 2014
jdgall in Southern New England

"These are a few of my favorite things..." - (Connecticut, 2014)

Another great ethnic place is Rancheros Mexican Bistro in Guilford. Very authentic Mexican dishes.
Super breakfast at Simon's in Chester.
Fantastic French Bar Buchee in Madison
A market favorite is Bliss Gourmet meats in Westbrook. Top quality prime angus beef.....Great steaks!

Jan 09, 2014
jdgall in Southern New England

Connecticut Shoreline (mainly from Branford to Old Saybrook)

For great meats and outstanding beef you cannot beat Bliss Gourmet in Westbrook. They also have a great selection of prepared foods, fish, pastry, and take home dinners. I especially love their steaks.

Dec 21, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

Connecticut Shoreline (mainly from Branford to Old Saybrook)

Alforno's is different from Pepe's guess I'd say more upscale and different varieties. Katteyes is right it really stands on it's own. Give it a try and you can hit Atlantic Seafood just up the road.

Dec 16, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

Connecticut Shoreline (mainly from Branford to Old Saybrook)

Great fresh seafood, best on shoreline is Atlantic Seafood route 1 in Old Saybrook. They usually have Salmon from Norway, Ireland, and Alaska.

Dec 15, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

Connecticut Shoreline (mainly from Branford to Old Saybrook)

You'll have to wait out winter for Lobster Landing in Clinton to reopen. IMHO they have the best lobster roll on the shoreline. Nice venue also, right on the water

Dec 14, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

Connecticut Shoreline (mainly from Branford to Old Saybrook)

Sorry for the typos it's Haywire in Westbrook and Pennylane pub in Old Saybrook

Nov 25, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

Connecticut Shoreline (mainly from Branford to Old Saybrook)

Burgers-Hotwire in Westbrook
Pizza-Pepes or Alforno in Old Saybrook
Breakfast-JAMMS in Old Saybrook or Simon's in Chester
Sandwiches-Old Saybrook Soup and sandwich
Donuts-Beach Donuts in Westbrook
Cupcakes-Sweets in Branford
Asian- Pho in Madison
Oysters-Liv's Oyster Bar in Old Saybrook(during happy hour)
Pub food- Pennywise Pub in Old Saybrook
Affordable Italian- Campania in Branford
ENJOY!

Christmas luncheon near New London, CT

Bee & Thistle Inn in Old Lyme, just up the road from Old Lyme Inn would be a lovely Christmassy venue for a holiday party plus great food.

Oct 30, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

New Deli in Middletown CT

Thanks for the input. I live in Old Saybrook and Saybrook Soup & Sandwich is a favorite. Their roast pork is outta sight. I sure miss Rudy's though..........

Oct 26, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

New Deli in Middletown CT

Heard of a new Deli in Middletown (something) Pickles on Main St. Any hounds have a report. Kattyeye this is your area have you been? Thanks....

Oct 25, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

Rustica Opening in Chester

Don

Check out the E list Erica, they gave it a very favorable review today, including one of my favs fresh sardines.

Oct 09, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

Honeymoon in Newport

Yes they serve lunch from 11:30 to 3:00 PM. They also have an outdoor bar you can sit at or take your drinks out on the lawn and view the water. A great spot to enjoy your favorite cocktail. It is rather fancy for lunch so you may prefer something more causal like Zelda's or Black Pearl and return here for dinner.

Oct 02, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

Guilford, Madison, shoreline area

Thanks Don

Sep 14, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

Guilford, Madison, shoreline area

You are right all are East of Madison I said North as that was what Mushroomaffiars had indicated in his post. What can you tell me about Elizabeths, we've never been. Food, ambience, service? Thanks

Sep 12, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

Guilford, Madison, shoreline area

Several good causal spots north of Madison. Lobster Landing in Clinton, Haywire, Ed's Place, and Bill's all in Westbrook, and Alforno in Old Saybrook. For more upscale Bar Buchee in Madison, Café Rouiter in Westbrook, Liv's in Old Saybrook, Gabrielle's in Centerbrook, and Le Petit Café in Branford.

Sep 11, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

Lunch on the way to Newport

If you are looking for causal:
Great lobster roles at Lobster Landing in Clinton, super burgers at Haywire in Westbrook, dynamite pizza at Alforno in Old Saybrook. All right off I 95.

Sep 04, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

East Haddam CT and surrounding areas..- amazing dinner spot

As there are no really good and romantic places near you, you may want to drive a bit south to the Bee & Thistle Inn in Old Lyme, very romantic and good food. Not that far away from East Haddam.

Aug 16, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England