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Road trip to New England

We are going to road trip from DC to Maine and back. We'd like to try a mix of restaurants - local diners, mid-price joints, fine dining. Will be going up the i95 but willing to take detours/side tracks if it gets us some good grub. Any recommendations?

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  1. You'll only get replies in the DC/Baltimore area on this board. Not sure if you'll be hungry within 45 minutes of starting out.

    1. Stop in NY for lunch, Boston for dinner, then eat in Maine while you're there. Pepe's pizza in New Haven/Hartford would be a worthwhile detour.

      1. If you stop in Kittery ME for the outlets, Bob's is famous for its Fried Clams and Lobster Rolls......a bit further up, get off on Rte 1 before the Maine tolls and head to Flo's in York ME for great dogs......not much of a detour.

        Lot of good places in CT just off the 95 on the old post road/Rte 1....search here

        You decide to go up 84 way, the Blue Colony Diner at Exit 10 in the now famous town of Sandy Hook has always been a fav....easy on/off

        1. If you end up on the Mass Pike (I 90), get off at the Sturbridge, MA exit, and go to B.T.'s for the best bbq you'll ever have.

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          1. re: CookieLee

            If you take 95 to Boston, you will need to backtrack to the Mass Pike, exit 9, Sturbridge. If you use 84 through Connecticut, it hits the pike at Sturbridge, so it's an easy off/on.

            1. re: sr44

              I would highly recommend taking 84 vs. 95 through CT.

              1. re: Doh

                95 is not Big Fun through CT.

          2. I see BT's has already been recommended....go there!!!

            Up in Acadia there is a popover place...Jordan Pond House. Supposed to be amazing.

            LA Burdick for chocolates...a few in Boston and one in Walpole NH

            Republic in Manchester NH for local, organic items. Was a semi finalist last year for a Beard award.

            Pickity Place in Mason NH....reservations needed.

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            1. re: rizzo0904

              While Burdicks does have good chocolates and very good gourmet hot chocolate, I wouldn't recommend stopping there while on a road trip because the amount of time you'll spend on the detour isn't worth it.

              1. re: MrBigTime

                Garrison Confections in Central Falls RI has a factory store that is not open often, but would be an easy hop from 95. They might be willing to let you in at other times too. Definitely worth a call at least.