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Hartford Giant Grinder

8 Hope St, Niantic, CT 06357
(860) 739-3181
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Ranked #13 of 40 Restaurants in Niantic
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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English first
New London, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Very good grinders (subs where im from) piled high with meat and toppings! The guy making our grin...subs, was very friendly and accommodating to a special order.

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Niantic, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We go here year round. The grinders are always tasty. They do put a bit too much meat in them, but that is what they are famous for. I just give the extra to someone else. Definitely the best grinders in town. It's a hidden spot, mostly the locals go there.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

If you want a great grinder, this is the place! Home made Roast beef is the best you can find. Great bread.

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East Coast USA
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

If you love fresh grinders and you are in Niantic, try this restaurant! You really can't go wrong, no matter what you order!

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Corrales, NM
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We found this little hole-in-the-wall in Niantic, CT. We were starving and our expectations were pretty low but we found a hidden gem. The place has new owners and they are pulling all the stops to make customers happy. They cook huge hunks of real, fresh turkey and beef right there and the beef is rare and delicious. I don't... More 

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Under new ownership (seems every 12 mo's), but this seems to be the best yet. The sandwiches are solid, great bread and a few in house smoked meats. Would recommend now with the new ownership. Always seemed a bit sketchy in the past :)

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

A stop at Hartford Giant Grinder accompanies any beach day for our family. Fresh bread, cut-to-order meats, crisp veggies...I couldn't make a fresher grinder at home. We love the Italian layered thick with ham, mortadella, salami, fresh lettuce, tomato and a layer of spicy banana peppers! Keep in mind the sub sizes are massive - have the staff show you... More 

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eAsT LyMe
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2007

This place is a very well kept shop, with great grinders and a kind staff that will put a smile on anyones face. I haven't heard one bad thing about this place... and mostly I hear about how full people were, because the grinders are exquisitely made with at least half a pound of meat, and all kinds of veggies.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2006

This is a tiny shop that can be a little hard to find. It's off of Pennsylvania Ave. tucked away behind the Colonial Market. This is not a place you'll want to eat in at. The grinders themselves are fine. All the meats are cut to order, as they should be. The bread can be good to stale depending on... More 

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Additional Information about Hartford Giant Grinder

Address: 8 Hope St, Niantic, CT 06357
Phone Number: (860) 739-3181
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: Delicatessen

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