Road Trip: chow-worthy eats along I-95 from VA to Essex CT?
We will be driving along I-95 next week and are looking for any chowish suggestions, from hole-in-the-wall places to nicer digs.
I have looked some on this board, and I have already looked at Road Food and Holly Eats, but thought fellow chowhounds might have some more current suggstions.
Thanks in advance!
in connecticut, you might want to try the restaurant at rowayton seafood. exit 12 off i95 (north-bound side). make a right at the end of the exit and go straight for a mile or so. really good lobster roll. pair it with a beer. a vodka gimlet is better. shorts, boat shoes and a sunburn will get you in. pricey but worth it.
there's a place in Old Saybrook called the Monkey Farm. this may be your one, "don't miss" place. old-fashioned road house with more character than a mark twain novel. very good food, very little money. cash only. not too far from the train station. one of my favorite stops.
re: steve h
Looked up both of them and I want to thank you for the suggestions. Will be rolling into Old Saybrook area Friday night and the Monkey Farm it is! May be able to stop by Rowayton as well on the way. Last time we were up that way we had some great steamers at Lenny's in Branford.
Now to find some good pizza...
Have a great 4th!
Closest way to Essex from I-91 is exit 65 in Westbrook. Several upscale restaurants there like Pazzo, Boom and Cafe Routier, as well as family fish place Lenny&Joes. When you get to Essex, you can splurge at the Copper Beech Inn, have a good meal at Gabrielle's, or try the new wine bar at the Griswold Inn.
If you go thru Old Saybrook, instead, try Jack's American Cafe on Main St., check out the many restaurants on Rt. 1, or drop in for al fresco fish at Johnny Ad's.