We first learned of this restaurant several years ago through the Entertainment Book. Being a native of New Jersey, I've almost always been terribly disappointed by Connecticut diners: the food often isn't that good, the prices are too high, or both. But caught in the East Haven area at dinnertime a few years ago, we decided to try it. The variety on the menu was typical of most diners, and the value was excellent; however the food, although good, was far from the tastiness of most New Jersey diners. In short, it was better than average for here, but nothing to write home about. (The service, however, was friendly and good quality.)
Fast forward to January of this year: again we were caught in the neighborhood at dinnertime, so we thought we'd try it one more time. I decided to have the prime rib Saturday dinner special and was blown away. Starting with wonderful house-made clam chowder, followed by a large salad, I was prepared for an average prime rib: NOT! This cut was very large, flavorful, and cooked to perfection! The homemade dessert (one of about 15 or 20!) was wonderful too, and the most amazing part was the check: about $16 for this feast.
I figured it had to be a fluke, so in March we tried it again. I ordered the exact same meal, and found it to be just as good as the last time. Needless to say, this is now one of my favorite eating places! It's not quite as splashy in the decor area as the NJ diners, (in fact, it's a time warp to 1976) but the food and service are just as good. Finally I have found a place here that feels like I'm back in my home state!
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