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i'm headed to nyc tonight on the mass pike and want to stop for dinner somewhere great. any suggestions for finds along the way?


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  1. Whenever I do that drive I like to stop at the City Limits Diner in Stamford, CT. It is just off I-95. It might not qualify as great food, but it is a good upscale diner with more modern food than what you might expect at a diner.

    1. Lot's of people I know rave about Rein's deli in Vernon CT, about midway through the drive. Although I've never been myself.

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      1. re: Ralphie_in_Boston

        +1 for Rein's
        and i have eaten there. several times.

        1. re: bgavin

          + 2 for Reins. It's our pit stop on the drive down to NYC. Only had breakfast and lunch there but I'm sure dinner would be good.

          1. re: Berheenia

            +3 for Reins. If you'd rather, the Vernon Diner is 200 feet away and also a favorite.

            1. re: TroyOLeary

              #4 piling on.
              We eat there every trip, one direction or the other.
              We often share the smoked fish platter, with a couple of bowls of soup.
              Their deli sandwiches are very good, too.

      2. I'm not so fond of Rein's (who ever heard of a deli without hard salami?) but Town Line Diner in Rocky Hill is just off of I91, and it's got great breakfasts.