middletowne ct and environs
Need recs for B,L,D on a saturday in ealry march...can go 30 minutes in any direction from Middletowne...weekend w/o kids for me and hub...looking for good food, new england vibe, clam shack to fine dining...thanks!
Here's a link for starters:
My personal recommendations--
B: O'Rourke's Diner - arrive before 8 a.m. if you don't like waiting in line. It's crazy busy on weekend mornings, but the food is phenomenal. It was recently featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives:
L: You'll want a light lunch after eating at O'Rourke's. Maybe take a ride to Old Saybrook and take a walk across the causeway to work off your breakfast. Then maybe you'll have room for some clam shack dining at Johnny Ad's.
D: Since it's a weekend w/o kids for you two, why not take an hour ride and treat yourself to dinner at Heritage Trail in Lisbon? We went last week and loved it. Wine tasting/great food/great hospitality/fireplace and a lovely country ride to (essentially) the middle of nowhere all rolled into one. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/567711
P.S. My best recommendation would be to eat a very light lunch if you have breakfast at O'Rourke's (maybe get some soup or a salad just to tide you over), then hit Heritage Trail for dinner. We actually did the exact same thing last weekend and it was a PERFECT. :) Felt kind of like being on vaca. Have a nice stay in Middletown, whatever you choose.
728 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457
Heritage Trail Winery
Lisbon, CT, Lisbon, CT