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Aug 6, 2014 08:50 AM

Need great place for dinner between New London and New Bedford

On Thursday evening my husband and I are hauling a trailer with a sailboat after landing at the ferry in New London at 6:30PM. We will be on our way to New Bedford where we will spend the night. So we need somewhere to eat dinner where it is relatively easy to park( really can't see downtown Mystic for instance). We also don't want to go miles off the beaten path. However we don't want tourist or 95 food either, so can go off highway a bit for a great meal.In addition we will be driving slowly so I don't think we can make it all the way to New Bedford for dinner. Most likely we need to find a place for dining about 7PM ; this means we should be closer to Eastern CT or into RI.

We are open to any kind of food at any price as long as it is great. Don't care about a view etc. More about the food.

Thank you in advance

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  1. Will you be taking route 1 and the bridges to route 24 or 95 to 195?

    2 Replies
    1. re: helen wheels

      We usually take 95 from New London.But we can easily get off to go to a side town

      1. re: clarkgranny

        I think parking will limit your options. Downtown Westerly, RI has a public boat ramp, with trailer parking, within walking distance of several very good restaurants. The downtown is accessible from 95 exit 91 or 92. You could also take route 1 and try TwoTen Oyster Bar in Wakefield, RI (
        I've not been, but it's in a nice location and also has trailer parking.
        Nothing really comes to mind directly off 95 with adequate parking for a boat trailer.

    2. You might want to check out Octagon at the Mystic Marriot, on Rt. 117 about 1/4 mile north of Exit 88 on I-95. Very good food, reasonably priced, and not just another mediocre hotel restaurant. (See their online menu.)

      They have extensive parking, so I think you could use their more distant parking areas north of the hotel to take up a few spaces to park your trailer. If you use Google Maps satellite view, you'll see what I mean. Of course, I'd check with the front desk just to be sure.