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diners and/or eats on Rte 84 in Conn?

shuf Apr 12, 2014 01:19 PM

Any thoughts on someplace to break a trip around the Hartford area? (Loosely around -- could be Waterbury). Not fancy -- old-time diner would be nice. Thanks!

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  1. Veggo RE: shuf Apr 12, 2014 01:27 PM

    Reins Deli just off 84 in Vernon, exit 65 east of Hartford, is very good.

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      Science Chick RE: Veggo Apr 12, 2014 03:48 PM

      Reins is "ok" for a standard deli sandwich or bagel/lox, but most everything else is pretty abysmal. The Vernon Diner, right down the street, is serviceable as well. You might also consider Shady Glen in Manchester (about 1.5 miles off 84). Famous cheeseburgers/ice cream.

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        shuf RE: Science Chick Apr 13, 2014 08:24 AM

        Thanks! I think the ice cream will win the day :)

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          kattyeyes RE: shuf Apr 13, 2014 08:34 AM

          Everyone loves Shady Glen. If you have a cooler and can get some to-go (because it doesn't go so great with ice cream), their cole slaw is pretty great, too. :) Friends out that way would often get it for picnics and parties.

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        shuf RE: Veggo Apr 13, 2014 08:24 AM


      3. kattyeyes RE: shuf Apr 13, 2014 07:34 AM

        Love Little Mark's Big BBQ in Vernon. Not a fan of Rein's at all.

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          shuf RE: kattyeyes Apr 13, 2014 08:24 AM

          Thank you!

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            Science Chick RE: kattyeyes Apr 14, 2014 05:47 AM

            +1 for little Mark's. Great spot!

          2. heybaldy RE: shuf Apr 13, 2014 09:04 AM

            Reins cannot be all things to all people, but it is an oLd standby to many. Especially if you are travelling this well worn route with three generations in tow. Pesonally, I like Reins sandwich menu, and do not fail to stop in for take out one day pickles and whitefish. God bless the Indian gas station man across the street who recomended Reins to me.

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