I can't go down to the CT shore without stopping for lunch or dinner at Lenny and Joe's. My husband, son and I went Memorial day weekend. I was surprised that even early in the season the whole belly clams were big! As always, cooked up perfect! My husband usually gets the fried scallops which he loves. My parents typically will split the Fisherman's Platter because it is HUGE and they can split it.
If you want a casual feel, head to Madison. Plenty of space to eat inside and outside. After eating, you can get an ice cream and ride the charity carousel. If we want to be served, we head to the Westbrook restaurant. But to be honest, we love the Madison site. We will try and get there early for lunch (right at noon). By the time we are leaving, the lines are getting long! But I do have to admit, you never have to wait long. They have the service down to a T. Very efficient.
I have yet to try the New Haven restaurant which just opened this past year. I will have to try that one my next trip to Ikea!