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891 Boston Post, Guilford, CT
203-453-9276
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Ranked #10 of 72 Restaurants in Guilford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have been going to The Place since 1978 and I'm a true local. I don't mind putting my rump on their stumps! The experience is reliably wonderful. Never had a bad ear of corn or a less-than-scrumptious clam special. Just be sure to BYOB and some bread to salad if u need it. Have a special event there and... More

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Berkeley, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

At The Place you sit outside on stumps around red topped tables and watch the food cook on the open fire. It's a relaxed fresh air experience. The clams come straight off the fire on a piping hot grill that's placed on a stand at the center of your table. Yum! Started by a local math teacher in the 70s... More

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Connecticut-USA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Since 1971, we have been enjoying this unique restaurant on Route one. Everything is grilled on an open-pit grill... Scrumptious corn on the cob like you,ve never tasted before; clams, steamers, lobster, shrimp, blue fish, salmon, chicken and rib-eye steak to name a few of the items. We had a party of 12 people sitting around a large round table... More

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Guilford, CT
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I REALLY hope the owners read these because THE PLACE could be great. As far as atmosphere you really can't beat it on a spring or summer day with a large family. You can bring your own sides and is byob. But seriousily....in this day and age it is SIMPLE to season a steak (there was no rub on it)... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Used to be much better food and atmosphere. Now, charm gone as you sit on a tree stump eating horribly overpriced food across from Walmart. If they want to keep this place going they need to move and get competitive with their pricing. Yes you can BYOB, you kind of have to forget what you are paying! Want to keep... More

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Connecticut
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82 reviews 82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This unique outdoor restaurant is more than that...it's an experience. Seated on tree stumps at cute red tables--totally outside--and in the evenings, lit by the fire of the pit where the food is cooked. Nothing else like it! The atmosphere is one of a kind. The food is good! The Roasted Clam Special is full of flavor and smoky goodness--be... More

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new haven connecticut
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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I have been going to The Place for years and always looked forward to it a great gathering spot to go with a big group of people and the food was always great ...until this visit what a disappointment. The atmosphere is still great and fun place with friends to put your rump on a stump - bring your own... More

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Urbandale, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife and I had the roasted clams special, mussels in wine and garlic, and a roasted lobster. The clams came open faced with a red cocktail sauce already on them - they had no smokiness from the wood fire, were chewy, had no "sea" flavor - that is no briny taste. The mussels must have been boiled in plain... More

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Norwalk, CT
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129 reviews 129 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We make several trips to Guilford and The Place every summer. The food is great, the service is outstanding, and it's fun to sit outdoors on stumps. On our last trip, we ordered 4 roasted corns, several dozen of the "special" clams, a rib eye steak, a veggiebob, and a bluefish. The corn was perfectly roasted, and the clams were... More

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Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

An experience like having a clam bake in a friend's backyard, "The Place" is a must try. Heard about it from a friend and was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere of outdoor dining, the very long outdoor grilling station and the smell of smoke, clams, chicken, lobster, corn and shrimp. BYOB, and bring your own sides as well, however the... More

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Address: 891 Boston Post, Guilford, CT
Phone Number: 203-453-9276
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Guilford
Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
Cuisine: Seafood

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