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The Place

891 Boston Post, Guilford, CT
203-453-9276
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Ranked #6 of 71 Restaurants in Guilford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
new haven connecticut
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were there tonight for dinner we ordered salmon, bluefish, lobster, veggiebob and corn. Bluefish was really good, my picky 4 year old daughter eat everything in her plate. Normally she doesn't eat anything other than chicken or pasta. Salmon was good, too. They cook it in the foil with some lemon sliced on top. It was juicy and delicious.y... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were up in Guilford for the day so decided to try this quaint outdoor restaurant that the NY Times had written up. It was a beautiful day, so the prospect of dining outdoors was appealing. The novelty quickly wore off as we waited over 45 minutes for our food. I should add that the waitress came to our table... More

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

One of the neatest dining experiences ever. Not only is the atmosphere so unique and interesting but the food is amazing. We had an assortment of their menu including clams, mussels, shrimp, lobster, steak, veggie kabob and corn. Each came out as it was ready and one thing was better than the next. Mussels were enormous and the broth served... More

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Suffern, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I stopped in based on reviews. It said seat yourself, so we did. We sat there and no one came by. We wondered if we had to go up and order. Then the waitress came by. My husband said we are new here and asked how does it work. The waitress seemed annoyed that she had to... More

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Guilford, CT
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Everything was burnt. The idea of sitting on wood stumps is cool, but the food honestly sucks. Corn was bla and burnt, chicken burnt and dry, I mean it was horrible.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We loved the whole thing , fun with nice people all around ! It was a totally unique experience , the staff was friendly and cheerful and helpful , everyone was having a great time , all our food was delicious , clams , corn , veggie kabob and salmon , would love to go back !!!

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