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“Disappointed”

Frog Rock Rest Area
Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Eastford
Price range: USD 2 - USD 15
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: Frog Rock Rest Stop is an historical destination remembered by many as a State owned picnic area. It has since been purchased from the state, given some TLC along with the addition of an antique and info shop and a mobile food restaurant offering delicious burgers, hot dogs, clams. Lobster rolls, chowder, soft serve ice cream and more!! Check our FB site for scheduled events on our stage or property. Come discover this little gem in CT's Quiet Corner!!
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I can remember visiting Frog Rock 35 years ago. The only real change is that now it's a "rest area" that has a small food shack and some entertainment and antique"y" shop on the property. We had no idea there'd be entertainment when we pulled in but we did decide to stay and grab a bite, enjoy some rest at a picnic table and listen to the two performers. Performers were entertaining but our lunch was beyond disappointing. I struggled to give Frog Rock an average review but did simply due to the ambiance. The food was subpar - poor actually. We had a choice between the clam strip roll or "dinner" as the woman taking our order explained...so we opted for the "dinner" for $11.50. What came out was a paper tub with maybe 1 cup of clam strips. Breading was ok but clear that the oil was old. No fries, no coleslaw and we had to ask for tartar sauce. What exactly was the "dinner" part? The clamcakes were similar...VERY cakey. Too cakey. Nearly no clams in them at all...cooked in old oil and greasy. Very greasy. It may be another 35 years before I go back but I know we won't be missing much. You're better off waving to Frog from the road and passing right by.

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Reviewed 2 August 2015

My 5 year old grandson told me it was a fun spot,so we tried it. Just great. food was great and it didn't break the bank eating there. Owners were just delightful, atmosphere was great nice and quiet. We had just come back from Vermont and this is what I looked for up there and never found. We will certainly be back frequently.

Brad & Sue Humes--Willimantic & Chris Holmes-MelbourneFL

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Thank SueH6706
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

I love little oddities in the form of a big rock painted like a frog - first in 1918, an oddity museum, memorial or shrine. Well this one qualifies! it was a bit hard to find with the yelp directions. with Google map I got it easily. A new fellow has purchased the location from the state and has a small antique store (I got an old Clapton record in great shape for 3 bucks) and a trailer snack / burger / chowder kitchen.. You eat outside, the place sells coke, but lists it on a pepsi sign. The Coke Bottle cap picnic tape is too cute and the people are oh so nice. It is next to a forest (state park) and is a lovely place for a picnic and more. The chowder was nice, the people are nicer, and the park is tops!

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Beautiful afternoon drive brought us to Frog Rock Rest Area. Was blown away from the different types of food and the best clam chowder I've had in years!!!! Must confess, I had two bowls of chowder! Was totally surprised by the band that performed that afternoon!! Who would of thought such a great rest area would have excellent food and wonderful entertainment!! We plan on going back on our next afternoon drive, probably next weekend!!!
Thanks for a wonderful afternoon of good food and entertainment!!

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3  Thank 399happy
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

During a road-trip this week with friends we stopped by the Frog Rock Rest Spot again this season to check it out and get something to eat. GREAT restaurant in a nice relaxing and cozy area. We ordered a wide variety of food items since our group had different tastes, so their menu accommodated all of our palates. The food orders were generous, very tasty, reasonably priced and were cooked with little wait time to our liking. As we waited for our meals to be prepared we had a chance to look around the area and we were amazed that they didn't only have a facility for food but a quaint building with antiques with a wide arrange of items for sale as well as pictures and memorabilia from the past. The cook staff were friendly and provided our drinks and munchies in advance as we waited. Parking was abundant and easily accessible. KUDOS to a Wonderful Experience and we will return soon to enjoy another get-a-way dinner. Best of Luck on another successful season and Thanks to the staff for informing us about the entertainment that comes sometime to perform from time-to-time to make for a nice day/evening to get out. Oh, and if you have a camera bring it along to get some Great pictures of the 'well known frog' which has stood on this land for many, many years as a landmark... :-)

Thank Mark Chumpy C
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