If you’re a bonafide foodie, you’ll love getting to eat a delicious meal with a little something extra. These historic restaurants in Connecticut have withstood the test of time, from inns as old as the country to the location where the very first burger was served. You’ll definitely want to check these restaurants out!
1. Roger Sherman Inn
195 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840
Enjoy their extensive wine list and revel in the fact you'll be at an inn that dates back to the 18th century. You'll be tempted to book a room! But this is just the beginning of the state's historic restaurants...
2. Frank Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana
157 Wooster Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Famous for their white clam pie, this establishment may have branched out to other Connecticut cities, but the hub is still at home in New Haven. The coal-fired brick oven makes for some great crust!
3. The Griswold Inn
36 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426
Established in 1776, this inn has been standing as long as the United States. The most iconic bar in the state, you'll love dining here in the evenings. Or come by a little earlier for their fan favorite lunch.
4. The North House
1 Nod Road, Avon, CT 06001
Previously the Avon Old Farms Inn, this historic locale is now a great place to try some delicious seafood. This fine dining establishment is a group dining dream.
5. Copper House Tavern
585 Main Street, Somers, CT 06071
Originally the Kibby Hotel, the history of this place is alive in the exterior architecture, making its interior, full of modern updates, a pleasant surprise.
6. Louis's Lunch
263 Crown Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Home to the first burger, this burger joint is a Connecticut classic and an absolute must visit. Thick juicy burgers with a generous amount of cheese is a lunch well spent.
7. J Timothy’s Taverne
143 New Britain Avenue, Plainville, CT 06062
Erected in 1789, this property was once sold for a mere 35 pounds. But the restaurant that exists there today is priceless!
8. Metro Bis
731 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, CT 06070
Located on the entry level of the Simsbury 1820 House, this charming restaurant was once owned by Revolutionary War hero Noah Phelps. How cool is that?
9. Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar
4 Hartford Road, Simsbury, CT 06089
Formerly Pettibone's Tavern, Abigail's is a historical 220-year-old restaurant that serves up delicious meals in a quaint New England setting.
10. J Christian's
9 North Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492
This historic building has been converted from a bank to a grand restaurant, creating two levels of gorgeous seating areas. You can't visit Connecticut without stopping here!
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