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Any good restaurants between Worcester and Mystic?

carpevacationum Dec 20, 2008 02:48 PM

Hi All - Would love to meet family halfway between Worcester and Rhode Island (South County) for dinner one evening but don't know of any restaurants along the way. Wondering if anyone can recommend places along the Route 395 to Route 138 corridor in Connecticut?

Thanks so much!

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    newhavener07 RE: carpevacationum Dec 20, 2008 06:29 PM

    If you're willing to jog a little west, Willimantic Brewing Company is a fun brewpub with excellent beers and good food.

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      redsox24 RE: carpevacationum Dec 21, 2008 04:14 PM

      Casa Mariachi in Putnam is getting some good reviews. We got take out about a month ago and it was delicious. http://www.rewardsnetwork.com/details...

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        JaneRI RE: carpevacationum Dec 22, 2008 04:49 AM

        www.85main.com in Putnam, or www.thevanillabeancafe.com ...I think that's actually in Pomfret. Both excellent, 85 Main leaning towards fine dining, Vanilla Bean an almost-rustic cafe w/wonderful chili, sandwiches & desserts (entrees too...I just think the other things are their stock in trade).

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          TrollKing RE: carpevacationum Dec 22, 2008 02:08 PM

          I second the suggestion of 85 Main in Putnam. Limited menu choices, but very good food, and a decent bottled beer selection (for the area).

          For a more mainstream menu, try the Courthouse. Its just down the road from 85 Main. Serves typical pub food, steaks, some fish, pasta etc...I've never been "wowed", but never disappointed either. The menu offers a wide set of choices for a variety of eaters.

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            JaneRI RE: TrollKing Dec 23, 2008 04:58 AM

            Agree, I recall having a good bowl of white chowder at the Courthouse.

          2. hiddenboston RE: carpevacationum Dec 23, 2008 07:46 AM

            I'd opt for the Vanilla Bean, too. I like it better in the summer when you can sit outside, but the interior of the place is pretty nice, too, and the soups, salads, and sandwiches are excellent, IMO.

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