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Moving to New Haven - where should I eat?

I would love to have some recommendations on places to eat. And maybe where to avoid. Thanks!

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  1. Louis' Lunch is a neighborhood favorite. Really great burgers.

    1. Where are you moving from? (it helps, a bit, to know what you are used to).

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      1. re: onefineleo

        moving from the south! will I survive??

      2. Here's one burger joint and three pizza shops you should visit ...

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        Some will disagree, but I'd like to add Educated Burgher Inc to the list. 53 Broadway, New Haven, CT (203) 777-9198. Great grilled burgers. I love their hot relish and their little fixin's bar. Give them a try so you can formulate your own opinion.

        1. Sally's, Pepe's, Modern, Louis Lunch, Naples, Clark's Dairy, Koffee (near foundry music school), Libby's, Tony and Lucille's (calzone). enjoy- fb

          p.s. SALLY'S!!!

          1. Roomba- kind of snobby, but great food and raw bar
            Bentara- fancy malasian
            Miyas- great sushi
            Educated Burger- New Haven staple
            Koffee- great local coffee shop
            Rudy's- local watering hole
            Clark's- old fashioned place for chix fingers and milshakes
            Zinc- upscale trendy dining
            500 Blake Street- Special Ocassion dining
            Modern, Sally's, Pepe's- pizza
            Mamouns- falafel and turkish coffee

            Just a few...I haven't lived in New Haven for about 8 years but those are the places I remember

              1. I too was once a Southerner living in New Haven.
                Things and places you will enjoy:
                great Italian food
                Gourmet Heaven

                Things you will miss (or at least I did):
                Good BBQ

                Things you will find funny:
                chicken wings are served almost everywhere (even McDonald's)
                people eat ice cream when it is freezing outside
                Dunkin' Donuts on almost every corner

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                1. re: Honey Bee

                  Thanks everyone! I am on my way tomorrow for the week-end and will tell you where we went!

                  1. re: gso

                    For a taste of backhome, try Sandra's Place on lower Whitney Ave.


                    1. re: rbailin

                      Now I feel I can go knowing that I have a lifeline to food from back home! Thank you for this link. I feel my stomach rumbling for lunch already.

                2. Union League Cafe, Chapel Street, excellent French-inspired cuisine. (upper-end)
                  Glenwood Drive-in, Whitney Ave north of Dixwell, Hamden. (lower end)
                  Cafe Istanbul, Crown Street near College St.-delicious Turkish food. (moderate)
                  Zaroka, (forgot address, a street running north from Crown; tasty Indian food. (Moderate)
                  Seoul Korean Restaurant, Crown Street, good Korean food, eccentric service, but tolerable. (Moderate)
                  Pizza: Pepe's, The Spot, Modern.

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                  1. re: Anonimo

                    I moved away from New Haven last year and I still miss Modern's pizza, esp the clam pie and the sausage/bacon. Go for an early dinner then the wait is less, but it is really worth it. Also great cold or reheated the next day. Sally's was also good but Modern was more to my taste. ALso closer to my house. However, if you go to Sally's then you get to have lovely cannolis next door.