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Dy Jun 16, 2006 12:15 PM

We'll be traveling on I95 from Providence to New London on Monday and are looking for a place to eat lunch. Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Dy

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    david RE: Dy Jun 16, 2006 12:31 PM

    noah's on water st in stonington village

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      Garris RE: david Jun 18, 2006 01:04 AM

      I absolutely second Noah's in Stonington (in fact, everywhere I've been in Stonington has been wonderful). Actually, swing by Stonington Vineyards while there. Fantastic local wines. A real surprise.

      - Garris
      Providence, RI

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        Dy RE: Garris Jun 18, 2006 05:27 PM

        I checked Noah's website...they are not open on Mondays. Thanks anyway.

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      Jane RE: Dy Jun 16, 2006 02:24 PM

      I had a WONDERFUL lunch at the Up River Cafe in Westerly a few weeks ago. I'm not sure which days of the week they serve lunch. They have a gorgeous peaceful patio on the river. I can't wait to get back.

      Link: http://www.theuprivercafe.net/

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        kate RE: Dy Jun 16, 2006 09:35 PM

        I'm sure this one is off the wall! Take the exit for route 3, Coventry,RI. if you go right off the exit a few miles on the left is Gentelman Farmer. The red chowder is just spicy enough. Never had a bad lunch there and you can't beat the prices.

        If you take a left off the exit (or continue to the next exit) you will find the Middle Of No Where diner.
        Can not begin to say how cool and how varied this place is...

        I live in Westerly, and I owe my Sister a nice lunch...I'm definitly thinking Up River..mmmm...

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          Dymonnprl RE: kate Jun 28, 2006 12:08 AM

          We stopped at Middle Of No Where Diner. It was very easy to find. The food was good, portions were great, but...the service lacked. We really felt like "out of towners" as the "regulars" all took turns gawking. Our waitress was more interested in talking about her future retirement than getting us our meals and drink refills. Would I go back? Not unless I really had no other choice.

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          HungryChris RE: Dy Jun 16, 2006 11:39 PM

          I know there are a lot of folks who would be happy to help if you could be more specific about what you were looking for. Clam Shack, Mexican,...............

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            Dy RE: HungryChris Jun 18, 2006 05:24 PM

            I love seafood, but my co-worker doesn't. She also doesn't eat Chinese or Japanese. Italian is good. Or a deli. And please make it something that's not too pricey...we're on per diem!

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            Marco RE: Dy Jun 28, 2006 05:02 PM

            Kate,
            I'm from Westerly transplanted to upstate NY. Do either of the diners have whole belly fried clams? I was down a few weeks ago and had some great Portuguese food at Captain Tim's Galley on Rt #1 across from the VFW in the strip mall. I had the pork casiola and cod cake sandwich. The pork was better. Next time down, we're headed to Flo's Clam Shack in Middletown. I've heard good reports. I think the Sea Swirl's overrated.

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              Avalon RE: Dy Jun 29, 2006 12:14 PM

              I assume you have taken the trip already but for anyone looking for the same information I would recommend Skippers in Stonington. Although I love all the restaurants in Stonington, particularly Water Street Cafe, Noahs, Boom and Skippers, I would suggest Skippers for your lunchtime adventure "on the water". You can eat indoors or outdoors.

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                Marco RE: Dy Jun 29, 2006 02:01 PM

                Water St and skipper's are good. Although I ate at Water St. last week and had clams with pasta. The clams tasted as if they were canned. No excuse when littlenecks are in season. It's the first time that I was disappointed there. What kind of food does Boom serve?

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                  mstatt54 RE: Dy Jun 29, 2006 06:24 PM

                  St. Clare's Annex in Watch Hill. Get some of the ocean air.

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                    mstatt54 RE: Dy Jun 29, 2006 06:25 PM

                    Shelter Harbor Inn in Westerly on 1A

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                      Grayhound RE: Dy Jun 29, 2006 06:40 PM

                      If you can hold out as far as Noank, stop in at Abbott's Lobster in the Rough. Big lobster pound-style place right on the water; good hot lobster rolls or just plain lobster.

                      http://www.abbotts-lobster.com/

                      Enjoy!

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