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Another question about my trip to Newport

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netster Jan 15, 2007 04:15 PM

Thanks so much for all of your great suggestions! I really appreciate it. I have another question: Does anyone have any suggestions for a quick place (non-chain) to grab a bite that is midway between Philadelphia and Newport? Once again, I'm looking for a place that serves local specialties like great chowder. Also, I would like to stay as close to I-95 as possible. Thanks!

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    TrollKing RE: netster Jan 16, 2007 02:41 PM

    Hmm, that sounds like the Stamford or New Haven area in Connecticut. Others could probably offer their opinions for these locales.

    If you considered more than half-way, Mystic CT has some local charm, close to 95 and good restaurants to boot. Plenty of seafood options.

    1. atheorist RE: netster Jan 16, 2007 09:05 PM

      Pizza that rivals famous New Haven, without the lines, 1 mi off 95, clean quiet small town spot: Grand Apizza in downtown Clinton. Half way to Providence from NYC so you can work up even more appetite coming from Philadelphia.

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        thinks too much RE: netster Jan 18, 2007 02:20 PM

        Lenny and Joe's (in Madison) does mmilky (not creamy) chowder and their fish is always impeccably fresh. I've been told they will turn down shipments they find unacceptable.

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