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Good News Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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694 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798-3701
+1 203-266-4663
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Danbury, Connecticut
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us dined here this evening. We all had the chicken wontons which were tasty but a little pricey. Entrees were all good but the lamb and the lobster mac and cheese were the winners. Fish dishes were ok but nothing special. Service was excellent. I love that they keep bringing water! Blackout cake for dessert was good. Definitely... More 

Southbury, Connecticut
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this restaurant! I love the people that work there. The fact that Carole Peck is a world known chef doesn't make it stuffy. She is alway there and very attentive.

Thank debdenz
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic restaurant with many vegetarian dishes and best of all the produce and even the meats are locally sources. My only complaint is occasionally the main dining room gets too noisy from the excited diners.

Thank uppereast1
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always excellent, very good atmosphere very good staff, bottom line, a very nice restaurant , when you order, try the half chicken, also the jack oysters is always excellent

Thank Richard C
Southbury, Connecticut
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226 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is excellent, but the service leaves quite a bit to be desired. We went to the cafe to celebrate my husband's birthday. On entering I requested to have the check given to me and it was my husband's birthday and neither was honored. I spoke to the waitress and she explained the waitress I had told had gone... More 

Thank sandy0106
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I'd seen reviews for the Good News Cafe and it was also recommended by various antique dealers in the town. I am a vegetarian and there were many novel options to choose from for me as well as my meat-eating companion. Lunch was delicious. The owner graciously visited each table and the staff was friendly and efficient.

Thank Lea S
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing seasonal food, Carroll knows what she is doing;!except for the decor. Go after 8 and you'll a table right away. Unbelievable food!

Thank amsterdamnyc
Newtown, Connecticut
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257 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Been to this restaurant several times - every time, the food is good. The menu changes but one of the staples is the lobster mac and cheese. Highly recommend that. The place is usually pretty loud so if you are looking for a quiet dinner, I wouldn't recommend it. But it's a great place for a group.

Thank Patricia A
New York City, New York
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208 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Had brunch - not particularly clean place. Food was good and the service was good but it is over-rated for the prices they charge.

Thank VacaCouple2014
Middlebury, CT
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127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Unique, nicely prepared and tasty food served by friendly waitstaff. Menu features lobster-packed mac and cheese, wok shrimp, nicely seared huge scallops and Ground lamb Kabobs, each served with tasty, almost eclectic vegetables and starches. Locally grown produce a feature. Started off with tasty very thin onion rings or Butternut squash soup. Chocolate mocha Pecan pie with whipped cream topped... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 694 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798-3701
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Woodbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-266-4663

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?