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Where to eat in CT along 15 or 84?

missylrn Mar 15, 2009 05:53 AM

We travel from NJ to MA frequently. We are looking for a place in CT along 15 or 84 to stop for lunch/dinner. We like all types of food, casual, kid friendly.

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    mmalmad RE: missylrn Mar 16, 2009 11:21 AM

    Katz's deli is right off exit 59 of the Merritt good corned beef, pastrami, salads etc., Also off that exit is Westville Seafood, I have only been there once, but had good fried clams. Off of exit 61 is the Glenwood Drive in great hot dogs, about a mile up on Whitney Ave.
    Lots of chain restaurants off of exit 60.
    I can't help you off of 84

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      missylrn RE: mmalmad Mar 21, 2009 04:08 PM

      Thanks mmalmad - Katz's Deli was great!!

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        mmalmad RE: missylrn Mar 22, 2009 11:34 AM

        Glad you liked it. I did not mention the matzoh ball soup, try it if you go again.

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      susan1353 RE: missylrn Mar 18, 2009 10:14 AM

      Penny's Diner is in Fairfield, CT, right off the Merritt on Black Rock Turnpike. It's our go-to half-way between spot for any type of meal, any time of day. Reliable Greek diner food, kid friendly, for sure, clean bathrooms, and easy access on and off the parkway.

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        missylrn RE: susan1353 Mar 29, 2009 08:03 AM

        Thanks susan1353 - we hit Penny's on the way home - good food - great service. With a cranky kid & husband it was nice that everyone could get what they wanted. Breakfast for hubby, greek salad for me and an icecream sundae to pacify my daughter!

      2. jfood RE: missylrn Mar 18, 2009 10:38 AM

        Off I-84 exit 16 - Carol Peck's Good News Cafe

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          Reggiano RE: missylrn Mar 18, 2009 07:33 PM

          Depends on the kids, but Barcelona in Fairfield, right off exit 44 on Rte. 15 is a good bet. My kids like it, and the Fairfield location is the most kid-friendly.

          1. rifkind81 RE: missylrn Mar 20, 2009 05:49 AM

            La Tavola in Waterbury (Exit 18, Chase Parkway off 84). Excellent Italian food. A touch more upscale but certainly kid friendly. You will not be disappointed.

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              kattyeyes RE: rifkind81 Mar 21, 2009 07:30 PM

              I haven't been to La Tavola yet, but it's gotten great press on the New England board and it's on my list to get there!

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              biga290 RE: missylrn Mar 22, 2009 04:42 PM

              in the warm months, stew leonard's in norwalk off of 15 and danbury off of 684 has a nice outdoor barbecue with traditional cookout fare as well as soft shell crab sandwiches and lobster dinners. its a huge dairy store with picnic tables set up under a tent. also the dairy store itself is very entertaining for kids.

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                kattyeyes RE: biga290 Mar 22, 2009 06:23 PM

                Let's be honest--Stew Leonard's is fun for kids of ALL ages. I am 40 and get a huge kick out of that place. It's like the Disney World of food, complete with animated singing chickens, a giant Chiquita banana and a giant singing cheese that sings like Patti LaBelle!

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                  shaogo RE: kattyeyes Mar 29, 2009 01:54 PM

                  Stew's in Danbury is easy-off I-84 (take the Route 7 North Connector). By the time one's sampled all the stuff they have to nosh on, you're not hungry any more! And it is indeed very entertaining for the kids. The barbecue is great for families.

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                UWStoSONO RE: missylrn Mar 29, 2009 01:43 PM

                How bout a huge "grinder" at Nardelli's in Naugatuck?

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