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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!

Nov 25, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England
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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

Mike's Deli - Old Saybrook

Few is right, the owner leaves much to be desired. I ordered a roast from him picked it up and when opened up it was the entirely wrong cut. When returned he made out it was my fault. that he did not understand what I had ordered. That was the last time I will ever go into his shop. I to am easy to get along with but his attitude was totally obnoxious. There are many other places with great sandwiches and meats to spend your money.
Bliss in Westbrook is great.

Aug 11, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

Honeymoon in Newport

For high end Bouchards, White Horse Tavern, and CastleHill. Great Italian Mama Luisa, great Seafood Scales & Shells. Lunch Zelda's, Black Pearl.
Congrats on your wedding and enjoy!!

Aug 10, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

Good Meals around Old Lyme, CT

A few of my favorites: Liv's Oyster Bar in Old Saybrook, Café Rouiter in Westbrook, Gabrielle's in Centerbook. And if you don't mind a short drive Bar Buchee in Madison a super bistro. All of these serve, IMHO, great food and have stellar service. Enjoy!!

Aug 05, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

Good restaurants in Newport area?

For great seafood you cannot beat Scales and Shells on Thames St. For great Italian, also on Thames, Mama Luisa.
Two of my all time favorites.

Jul 13, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

Wayback Burgers Old Saybrook

Sorry you had a bad experience after my great recommendation. I like burgers and tuna like you, still moving, however, our burgers were cooked perfectly. Mine rare as ordered and partners med rare. Perhaps you hit an off night.
Give them another chance, and do try the fried pickles.

Jul 05, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

Wayback Burgers Old Saybrook

They have about 15 varieties. If your into spicy, the Frico burger with toasted provolone and jalapenos is my favorite.. My wife had the Haywire with chipotle sauce, bacon and cheese and loved it. Friend had the Brie burger and raved.The best part is the quality and freshness of the beef. You have to try the fried pickles, fantastic with some heat in the breading and a ranch style dip. YUM!!! Get down here to the shore and enjoy.

Jun 04, 2013
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Wayback Burgers Old Saybrook

They will never be able to serve a better burger than Haywire in Westbrook, my new favorite place for burgers. Great selection and they grind their own beef.

Jun 04, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England

Best lobster roll along 95

Second Lobster Landing in Clinton CT

May 26, 2013
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Clam Pizza

Al Forno in Old Saybrook CT makes one that rivals the New Haven variety.

May 08, 2013
jdgall in Southern New England