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lunch off Rt. 95 South from T. F. Green Airport to Fairfield, CT

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ShelT54 May 6, 2009 05:31 AM

Looking for a lunch spot off Route 95 Souith in R.I. Picking up son from T.F. Green Airport and heading toward Fairfield, CT. Thanks

  1. kattyeyes May 6, 2009 06:07 AM

    Oooooooooh, Tastings in Mystic...easy on/off the highway. Come to think of it, there's a recent thread that should give you other good ideas:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/594689

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      shoes May 6, 2009 07:14 AM

      When we fly out of TF Green, we always eat at Walt's Roast Beef. It's a fast-food kind of joint, but the sanwiches are made to order and are fabulous - tender, grilled bun... yum. They also make perfect fries - crunch outside, fluff inside.

      The place is in a seedy shopping plaza about 1/4 mile from the entrance to the airport. There's a Bickford's pancake place out in front.

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        few May 6, 2009 04:22 PM

        couple of good spots not far from 95 in Old Say brook - what are you interestedi n?

        Diner?
        Italian?
        simple bistro?

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        im hungry May 6, 2009 04:46 PM

        new haven pizza???

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          Trnrbrnr May 6, 2009 07:02 PM

          Hit the taco trucks on the south side of 95 along the water in New Haven (I guess it's West Haven). Pretty good eats, good variety, and close to the highway. Exit 46 to Long Wharf Rd.

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            Alica May 6, 2009 07:13 PM

            1149 restaurant, East Greenwich is very good and right off the highway. If it were me I would stop in Mystic or Stonington. There are some very nice spots there, neither are that far from 95.

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              thinks too much May 11, 2009 10:24 AM

              1149? Really? I've only eaten there for lunch (3-4 times) and have never been impressed with the food, no matter how lovely the decor. What have you ordered there that you have really enjoyed?

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                Alica May 11, 2009 11:51 AM

                I guess not that thrilling but I love their spinach salad and I have had their pizza and it is pretty good. I have also been there with other people and their food seemed pretty good. I would not say it is one of my favorite restaurants but it is convenient for that area.

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                  thinks too much May 12, 2009 07:38 AM

                  Thanks! I had one of their salads and thought it was pretty disappointing (cafeteria grade presented on a stylish plate), but I'll probably have to go back some time. I'll try the pizza.

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                    Alica May 12, 2009 07:26 PM

                    Really! I had their spinach salad with huge chunks of avocado, pumpkin seeds, nice dressing, I forget what else was on it , but you must frequent some exceptional cafeterias.
                    The pizza is good, like I said, if you live in the 1149 area it is pretty good without having to drive far. I have had better pizza but sometimes it is just convenient to have a nice plce close by.

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              sarahbeth May 7, 2009 02:54 PM

              What type of dining are you looking for? I work in Fairfield County frequently and my quick lunch stop is Roly Poly Sandwiches off of Exit 42 in Orange, CT.

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                RIRN2008 May 9, 2009 07:11 AM

                I don't live far from the airport - I like our local deli, The Food Chalet - it's right on Post Road, same as Green, less than 10 minutes away - and they have excellent sandwiches made to order! They also have calzones, mini pizzas, salads of all kinds, pickles, soups...oh, the list goes on and on, lol!

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                  ShelT54 May 11, 2009 11:23 AM

                  Thanks for the help. Looks like a toss-up between Walt's Roast Beef and the Food Chalet.

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                    FjmArch May 13, 2009 05:52 AM

                    Another option is Martinelli's. An Italian Deli located at 2914 Post Rd about 5 minutes south of T.F. Green

                    You will want to look at a map because the South End of Post Road has an odd loop that connects back on itself.

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