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891 Boston Post, Guilford, CT
203-453-9276
Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Roasted clams,to dye for!

Been going there since it was Whity"s across the road. Menu much bigger now. Still get the roasted clams and corn,my favorite. Expensive,but a unique experience on a warm summer evening. You sit outside on tree stumps and B.Y.O.B.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Linda S
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Hamden, Connecticut
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New Jersey
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We drove up from NJ on a trip to sample the best seafood shacks in CT, and this place was on every list we saw. Ambience was great - tree stumps serving as chairs and tables, a small menu carved on wood and a big grill out in the open. The roasted corn was great, the lobster and fish were... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Been going there since it was Whity"s across the road. Menu much bigger now. Still get the roasted clams and corn,my favorite. Expensive,but a unique experience on a warm summer evening. You sit outside on tree stumps and B.Y.O.B.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

There maybe more elegant places. There may be cheaper places. There may be more comfortable places. BUT if you want a lobster, with your friends, in a NO STRESS atmosphere then this IS the place :). Oh, you can get some great roasted corn too!

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Bring your own drinks and sides. The chicken, shrimp and corn on the cob was super great !!! Very casual, do not be in a hurry when you go here.

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Durham, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Place is a long standing hot spot for the locals that love seafood cooked on an outdoor grill. You BYO wine and or beer and we bring cheese and crackers etc then order open fire roasted clams on the half shell, grilled salmon, roasted corn etc. If you have a bad back bring a plastic or folding lawn chair... More 

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Harrison, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Been here several times and my husband and 1 year old at the time loved it, she's 20 months old and I cannot wait to visit when weather gets nice. They only have 1 or 2 baby sits and are VERY dirty - bring your own baby sit or baby sit cover. FOOD: We enjoyed all different things, corn, fish,... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut, Usa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great night out with friends! Grilled lobster and clams were delicious. More fun as a group night out, not a couples dinner.

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Guilford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Place is a destination eating spot in Guilford. Summer dining only. Bring a cushion for your seat, cause you'll be seating on a stump. Outdoor dining bring your own sides, dessert. It's all ok. BYOB great for families and friendly dinners. Sometimes the unexpected celeb maybe be joining you. Nothing tastes better than corn cooked on the wood fire... More 

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Guilford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you've ever wanted to experience "al fresco" dining, this is The Place. Decent food, extremely casual, completely outdoors. Seating is provided by tree blocks surrounding old cable reels, lighting by strung construction lamps. Steaks, clams, fish, and chicken cooked on open fire grates highlight the menu. The food is OK, but the atmosphere sells this seasonal restaurant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Depends on weather since it's an outdoor restaurant. I'm not a fan of a bug filled dinner and on a hot evening, you will have uninvited guests. Otherwise, food is good, but expensive

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 891 Boston Post, Guilford, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Guilford
  • Phone Number: 203-453-9276

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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