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The Place

891 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437-2752
+1 203-453-9276
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“roasted corn” (27 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
891 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437-2752
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good but crowded and pricey...we had the clams which were good but kinda pricey..n ct time I’ll opt for something inside ... service was good

Thank JJFlash7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Say this place on roadside eats and decided it walls be fun to stop there when we were in Connecticut camping. We went and it was the best decision we made. Food and atmosphere was great. Our waitress was friendly and attentive even though she...More

Thank Ocracokechick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This outdoor restaurant is a one of a kind experience. I don't know of any other restaurant in the country that is like this. Everything cooked on an open fire in the center of the seating area. Lobsters, steaks, fish, chicken, clams and other seafood....More

Thank Tomcod
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

14 of us had just about everything in the menu. Roast clams as good as we remembered and mussels and steamers were very good. Dinners were as expected. Roasted lobsters, some fish, etc.

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Our group of 6 ordered several items to share. All excellent, and they came out as they came off the grill, hot and one at a time. Wonderful.

Thank Antelope2
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We stopped in after a day at the beach and were delighted with the yummy aroma in the air and the casual atmosphere. We found a comfy stump and were greated by a smiling waitress. We all had different seafood choices and each were cooked...More

Thank Patty W
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This is a no frills kinda place but it fabulous! It's BYOB. They are very dog friendly (4 legged friends are treated VERY well). Pull up a stump, take a seat, place your order, and feast on the food. We tried the clams, lobster (steamed...More

Thank BookCentsBabe
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Hard to find in 2018. A roadside institution with a menu permanently written on thirty foot sign, dog friendly, the only side dish is grilled corn, byob, minimalist paper plates and plastic forks, side on a genuine wood stump, delicious freshly wood grilled seafood, chicken...More

1  Thank Circusboyny
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Everything is cooked on the grill. Bring your own salads, fries, booze etc. Lobster was great. Clams were even better. A real fun place to eat

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Annual trip to The Place. Just have to go to this side of the road fun restaurant. No frills just good food. Had two dozen of their special clams and a steak. Others were chowing on corn,mussels, lobster on these open air grills with large...More

1  Thank Frank K
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11 April 2017|
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Have you ever done or considered doing a small wedding there?
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Response from pattyrn62 | Reviewed this property |
Yes a very family friendly place.The kids will enjoy the log seating, watching the staff prepare and cook the food and just being outside in general.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 25
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 891 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437-2752
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Guilford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-453-9276
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