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May 30, 2007 12:06 PM

LOVED Sycamore Drive-In...any others?

Great burger, authenticly old (not newly constructed retro). Nothing like it in NYC. Any other old burgers joints worth a day trip from New York City?

(Ice cream is not important.)

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  1. What about Clamps in New Milford? I know a guy that raves about the place. I've never been there but it looks like a cool place to visit on a nice day. Check the hours. Here's the Roadfood link:

    1. I'm so glad you mentioned this place. I'm a CT native who often travels to NYC just for food. I saw something on Food Network about Sycamore and have been planning a summer day out from Hartford to this place. Can't wait to try it.


      1. Denmo's in Southbury is worth the trip. It's just a roadside stand but the food (esp. the seafood) is outstanding. From experience, I love the scallops and clams. My mother loved the lobster roll (more than I did). My wife loves the burgers and chili fries.

        I don't know if you have a dog, but there's a Dog Park about 3 miles from here (on Rt 67) at the O&G site. When we head up to Denmo's we stop there (with the dog, of course) and make an afternoon of it.

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          1. re: HunterJay

            I heartily second the Denmo's recommendation. Here is a picture of a recent trayful of their goodness:


            And the place:


            The split-grilled hotdog with fried onions was probably the best I've ever had (had one on Wednesday). Fried scallops (the real thing) and lobster roll! Crab cake sandwich! Sweet potato fries! Homemade lemonade! Oh my! The real deal. Worth a drive from anywhere.

            As far as the dog park - I think it might no longer be a dog park! We went there on the recommendation of a friend last month and the spot where she said it was had signs posted everywhere "NO DOGS ALLOWED" Our pooch was disappointed!

            1. re: lunabug

              This is OT, but you either passed the dog park or didn't go far enough. It's about 500 yards from the town park (that had No Dog signs) - it's on the O&G property on the other side of the river. We just got back from there (and Denmo's).

              1. re: HunterJay

                planning to go to Denmo's on the way to Concord from Scranton - the 1st of many fried clams on a 5 day trip!
                We'll be travelling w/ 2 fox terriers and this dog park sounds great - especially if we're too early for clams! How do I get there from I84?

                1. re: joeysmom220

                  Exit 15 from 84. Take a right off exit to rt 67. Your going to go straight for three lights (I think) then take a left at the light to continue on Rt 67. Keep going down 67 for about 1/2 mile. You're going to pass a town park that says "No Dogs" but directly after that you'll see a sign that says O&G (it's a gravel / cement company - the park is on their donated land). Pull into O&G and the park is a couple hundred yards on the right (once you pull into O&G you can't miss it). If you have a gps (or use Mapquest) the closest address is 236 Roxbury Rd, Southbury, CT, 06488. They have poop bags there (also a slow river if your dogs like to swim).
                  Have fun (the crab cake sandwich & ice cream at Denmo's were pretty good too).

                  1. re: HunterJay

                    Thanks so much - now dogs and people will be happy!

                    1. re: HunterJay

                      Is that coming from Danbury (west) or Waterbury (east) on 84?

                      1. re: chowgirl

                        Sorry, that was coming from Waterbury. Coming form Danbury and points south you'd take a left off of 84 (if you pass Kmart you're going the right way, if you head into the boonies, turn around).