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Vielka Jun 20, 2011 06:04 PM

Hello,

We are preparing for our annual pilgrimage up 95 for vacation. For breakfast we need something great to start the vacation off right. We will be ready for breakfast anywhere from just past Stamford to the Clinton area. Any suggestions are really appreciated. We have hit Post Road Diner too often even though I still love it, others are tired of it.

Thanks!

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Post Road Diner
312 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854

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    zammdogg RE: Vielka Jun 20, 2011 06:14 PM

    Cristy's. Cristy's. Cristy's in Westbrook. Bar none. The nicest pancakes I have ever had. Crispy and muffin-like on the outside, fluffy on the inside. Loaded with toppings. Cheap. Over 40 of them. Get the sausage ones for me! :)

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      DonShirer RE: zammdogg Jun 20, 2011 07:15 PM

      Besides Christy's, J.A.M.S.S. in Old Saybrook is good. In New Haven, the Pantry is famous for breakfasts (and long lines).

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        smoky RE: DonShirer Jun 28, 2011 04:59 PM

        I would second the recommendation of The Pantry. If you're coming through on a weekday, it shouldn't be too hard to get a table. As Don says, the lines on weekends can be crazy.

        This topic strikes a nerve with me, because cooking good breakfast food is actually pretty hard: people are incredibly particular about the infinite variations on the same few ingredients. I've found that many alleged "great breakfast" places--with loyal followings, huge lines, etc.--really aren't very good, most serving large portions of mediocre, badly executed, over-the-top stuff. (Challah/banana/chocolate chip/whipped cream pancakes with Grand Marnier, anyone?)

        The people at the Pantry, on the other hand, actually do know how to make breakfast. Nothing flashy, but all expertly prepared and delicious.

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      chefstu RE: Vielka Jun 20, 2011 06:39 PM

      The Waiting Station on he Green in Branford is my fav place of breakfast, great coffee,
      killer omelets, muffins and homefries. Ask for Dori, the best waitress around.

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      Waiting Station
      1048 Main St, Branford, CT 06405

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        Ima Foodie RE: Vielka Jun 21, 2011 07:16 AM

        City Limits in Stamford is great - much more than your usual diner. Chips in Orange has great pancakes and omelettes and an enormous selection of them. Both are just off 95.

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          jdgall RE: Vielka Jun 21, 2011 04:48 PM

          Pat's Kountry Kitchen in Old Saybrook....Try the clam hash..Christy's if you want pancakes cannot be beat.

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          Pat's Kountry Kitchen
          70 Mill Rock Rd E, Old Saybrook, CT 06475

          1. JenJeninCT RE: Vielka Jun 22, 2011 06:40 AM

            The Corner in Milford is GREAT- it's maybe 5 minutes from 95. They have a very inventive menu (I get what is affectionately known as "the flaky"- a savory, flaky pastry-type flatbread, filled with sauteed spinach, caramelized onions, scrambled eggs and fontina cheese, served with home fries about 80% of the time), along with traditional offerings.

            1. mels RE: Vielka Jun 22, 2011 08:31 AM

              Chip's in Orange, CT right off of exit 41 on I-95. You can't go wrong with their fluffy omelets.
              www.chipsrest.com

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                dennisl RE: mels Jun 22, 2011 04:46 PM

                We really like Kitchen Little in Mystic, the egg dishes are
                inventive and great. The only problem is the size of the place
                matches the name, so there's always a line on the weekend.
                If it's nice they have picnic tables so the seating just about
                doubles.

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                Kitchen Little
                135 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355

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                jenstella RE: Vielka Jul 1, 2011 05:38 PM

                I second Chip's in Orange.

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                  Vielka RE: Vielka Jul 31, 2011 05:37 PM

                  Thank you all. We enjoyed our time at JAMMS in Old Saybrook and will look forward to a new adventure next year this time.

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