Attractions September 26, 2018
8 Tried And True Drive-Ins In Connecticut That Are Unexpectedly Awesome
Road trips in the Nutmeg state are loads of fun. One of the best parts is stopping at those quirky roadside stands for a fast but delicious meal. These eight Connecticut drive-ins are tried and true and rank as some of the yummiest pit-stops when crossing the state.
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1. Sea Swirl, Mystic
Visit Sea Swirl for exceptionally tasty take-out. You'll find a satisfying selection of fried seafood plus soft ice cream. Dive into some clams, oysters, or scallops but save room for dessert.
Find Sea Swirl at 30 Williams Ave., Mystic, CT 06355.
2. The Sycamore, Bethel
Enjoy the 50s vibe at this authentic car hop joint with curbside service. Steak burgers, fries, and homemade root beer are just some of the tempting treats found at this classic drive-in.
Visit The Sycamore at 282 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT 06801.
3. Harry's Place, Colchester
Juicy burgers are the long-standing favorite at this roadside spot that's been serving customers for 97 years. Picnic table seating is perfect for those warm days when you hop off the road to satisfy your hunger.
Visit Harry's Place at 104 Broadway St., Colchester, CT 06415.
4. Stowe's Seafood, West Haven
Take in some beach views at this joint right across the street from the Sound. Seafood galore will keep your summertime cravings at bay all year round. Lobster rolls, fried clams, and fish and chips are just some of the delish dishes at this pirate-themed spot.
Find Stowe's Seafood at 347 Beach St., West Haven, CT 06516.
5. Glenwood Drive-In, Hamden
The Glenwood Drive-In is a fantastic place to grab a bite. Melty grilled cheese, grilled hot dogs, and a variety of other classics make it hard to choose. Chow down at this joint that's been serving the public since 1955.
Stop in for a bite at 2538 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06518.
6. Danny's Drive-In, Stratford
There's no shortage of selection at Danny's Drive-In. Open since 1935, you'll find 11 different burgers and 13 unique hot dogs on the menu. Scrumptious sandwiches and sides round out the menu.
Visit Danny's Drive-In at 940 Ferry Blvd., Stratford, CT 06614.
7. Blackie's Hot Dog Stand, Cheshire
Blackie's is hard to miss with it's unique red and white octagonal building. Order one of the iconic hot dogs with spicy relish to quickly find out what all the hullabaloo is about. Once you taste a Blackie's dog, you'll be back.
Find this iconic spot at 2200 Waterbury Rd., Cheshire, CT 06410.
8. Clamp's New Milford
This summertime only spot has been treating diners that pull off of Route 202 since 1939. Bite into a juicy burger with a side of crispy fires for that perfect traveler's break.
Visit Clamp's at 518 Litchfield Rd., New Milford, CT 06776.
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roadside stop that has fantastic burgers.