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New London and / or Mystic .....Where do locals eat????

Planning to travel there from Long Island in mid May meeting friends from Tenn. We don't want the tourist fun thing but good food. Anyway so where do you guys eat ??? Thanks

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  1. In New London, I recommend Tony D's.

    In Groton, I recommend Paul's Pasta.

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    1. re: chowmensch

      Also, great sub sandwiches at Hamilton Market in New London.

      Breakfast and lunch at Somewhere in Time in Old Mystic.

    2. I've said it before on CH and I'll say it again: Pita Spot in Mystic is outstanding for authentic Lebanese food at very moderate prices. But don't just take my word for it. Look it up here and on Trip Advisor and Yelp and you'll see almost nothing but passionate raves.

      1. Dev's on Bank in New London is great for tapas. Bravo Bravo in Mystic has delicious food and good drinks.

        Sorry joey, but I wasn't impressed with Pita Spot. My falafel was average. Went back and gave it another try and ordered a $10 salad expecting an entree portion and it was a tiny little side salad. Oh well. I go to Markos in Narragansett for my Middle Eastern food fix.

        1. We just returned from Mystic last weekend. The Oyster club was good, as well as Go Fish. The Daniel Packer Inne was Great for dinner & Pizzetta was good as well. ( really fresh ). Have fun.

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          1. re: temilove

            Love the DPI. We always try to snag a table downstairs.

          2. In Mystic, the Captain Daniel Packer Inne and the S&P Oyster House are both very good.

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            1. re: DeanH

              Chesters BBQ in Groton is very good. Boat house is pretty good and I'm goning to try Phantasia (new Chinese-Vietnamese in Groton) this week- hearing good things about it at work.

              1. re: KROB

                Huge shout out for The Cooked Goose, nearby, Route 1 in Westerly. Chef Andrew is kitchen nobility with SERIOUS Nyc credits. He does simple, American, abd presides over the very best kitchen & most pleasant room in the entire area... If you want to seriously lose your mind, try A Breakfast there , his egg dishes are unusual and perfectly done. Andrew acts like he is still in nyc & there is serious competition nearby. There is not....