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891 Boston Post, Guilford, CT
203-453-9276
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Ranked #12 of 73 Restaurants in Guilford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
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
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
new haven, ct
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253 reviews 253 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband remembered this place as the place he had the BEST CORN OF HIS LIFE, so he insisted we go back last year. I had only eaten there two or three times in my life because of the non-credit-card stance and what I consider high prices...I have always gone with friends who wanted to go there. Well, I ordered... More 

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Guilford, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

you sit on stumps eat off rickety tables and have to bring your own alcohol and the foods ok. But that's just fine.it's an outdoor rustic semi guilford tradition restaurant. it's a fun place to go with friends who aren't expecting the world and just want to have a uniquecasual dining experience. I have been there numerous times over the... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This was my first time here. It was a good experience. My kids enjoyed it. My wife didn't enjoy it but she is real picky. The whole experience was very unique. I would definitely would go back if in the area. You can bring your own drinks. That is a plus. I wouldn't go later in the afternoon when the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
67 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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Additional Information about The Place

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

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