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pamd Aug 24, 2008 09:44 AM

We will be traveling from PA to MA. Looking for any recs along the way. Perhaps cute towns to walk around too. We'll definitely be needing breakfast after we pass the NY traffic area I'm thinking (we're leaving early to try an avoid that).
CT, RI info wanted also of any great stops

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    Nonny RE: pamd Aug 24, 2008 05:17 PM

    Am sure that many will have wonderful suggestions but your route would be helpful --
    diners, hot dog fare, what's your fancy?

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      pamd RE: Nonny Aug 26, 2008 10:49 AM

      I'm guessing it's 95/turnpike, but we're willing to sidetrack for good towns. Any type of good breakfast & lunch- nothing fancy. Also, are there any factories (food or beverage) along the way to tour?

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        roxlet RE: pamd Aug 26, 2008 12:09 PM

        At the risk of cheerleading for my town, Bronxville, a mere 15 miles or so north of NYC, is one of the prettiest spots with the nicest main street you could ask for. Pondfield Road is the main street here, and there are a bunch of places in town suitable for breakfast. I'm not sure breakfast shines here as much as some other meals, but Lawrence Park, just above Pondfield, was developed in the early 1900s as an artist colony and is in the National Register of Historic Places. In RI, I would definitely head for Abbot's Lobster in the Rough for the best lobster sandwich I have ever had. It is dressed with butter, not mayo, and is like eating an entire lobster on a roll for a very reasonable price, as I recall. Don't remember the town, but I'm sure it's google-able!

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          cavandre RE: roxlet Aug 26, 2008 01:29 PM

          Another vote for Abbott's & their lobster roll...but after Labor Day they're only open Fri-Sun, until mid October.


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            Fred19 RE: cavandre Aug 26, 2008 01:41 PM

            Abbott's is actually in Noank, CT, not that far from the RI border. They are very good, I ate there less than two weeks ago. Next door to Abbott's is Costello's. I was told that they have the same owners. They have really good fried quohogs (belly clams). Since the wife wanted to eat at Abbot's, I took my clams as takeout from Costello's and brought them over to Abbott's.


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      laylag RE: pamd Aug 26, 2008 02:28 PM

      If you haven't had New Haven pizza yet, might want to stop at Frank Pepe's in either Fairfield (v. close to 95, exit 25 I think) or in New Haven. If you do, don't forget to try the white clam pizza - no cheese.

      1. Nancy C RE: pamd Aug 26, 2008 06:04 PM

        Be sure to post this on the New England board, if you've not already. Happy trails, and happy eating!

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