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Lunch Stop on the way to Hartford from NYC

jenniebnyc Jun 2, 2011 10:55 AM

Hi: Looking for a good place to stop for lunch on our way to Hartford this Saturday. I don't think we want Pepe's. Anything else is fair game including, great fried clams. Let me know what you got for me! Thanks!

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    BusbyB RE: jenniebnyc Jun 2, 2011 02:00 PM

    Molto Wine Bar,Fairfield.

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      jenniebnyc RE: BusbyB Jun 2, 2011 03:00 PM

      Thanks! If only we weren't going to a wine bar in West Hartford for dinner :(

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        BusbyB RE: jenniebnyc Jun 3, 2011 05:25 AM

        Grey Goose,Southport.

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          jenstella RE: BusbyB Jun 3, 2011 09:23 AM

          Try Strada 18 in South Norwalk, right off 95 - exit 14. No clams though...it's Italian. Or Osianna in Fairfield. You can sit outside & the food is good (not open for lunch on Sunday).

          http://www.strada18.com/

          http://www.osianna.com/

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          Strada 18
          122 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854

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      jkuhlen RE: jenniebnyc Jun 3, 2011 11:31 AM

      For a little local flavor you might try Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale in Westbrook. Family friendly, fresh seafood, completely casual Triple D type place. Plenty of clams. A little past route 91, though.

      http://ljfishtale.com/

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      Fish Tale Restaurant
      86 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498

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        debvil RE: jkuhlen Jun 3, 2011 01:10 PM

        Or the L&J in Madison where you can eat outside & BYO cooler...

        Super Duper weenie in Fairfield is way casual but if you're in the mood for great hot dog...

      2. junescook RE: jenniebnyc Jun 4, 2011 06:20 AM

        Lenny's in Branford has great seafood (our favorite for fried clams and oysters -- we travel from Litchfield Cnty for them), and is closer for you. They also have a back deck overlooking the marsh where you can watch the ospreys nesting.

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        Lenny's Indian Head Inn
        RR 146, Branford, CT 06405

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