Let’s take a look back at some of the most popular featured spots from 2016 in this epically delicious restaurant bucket list. We discovered hidden gems and long standing favorites from all across the state, and now we’ve gathered them in one convenient place for you. Just click the titles for more information and get ready for a year full of great dining. Check them out:
The Tiny Town With The Most Mouthwatering Restaurant
Traveler Restaurant is located at 1257 Buckley Highway, Union, CT 06076. It's one of those awesome small town gems that serves up delicious food alongside some charming quirks. Like the fact that this place also has its own library. But that's not weird when you consider your meal comes with free books! Stop by to enjoy an affordable meal by the water.
The Restaurant In The Middle Of Nowhere
The Mansion at Bald Hill is located at 29 Plaine Hill Road, Woodstock, CT 06281. The large estate makes for a picture perfect surrounding that's ideal for a light walk. Head on over to this bed and breakfast for a premiere dining experience and a weekend escape from the monotony of everyday life.
This Train Is Actually A Restaurant
The Essex Steam Train is located at 1 Railroad Avenue, Essex, Connecticut 06426. Here you can dine in a restored 1920s Pullman car, enjoying a 4 course meal and tea service. As you dine, the train takes you on a scenic ride overlooking the river. Perfect for a romantic evening.
The Oldest Restaurant In The State
The Griswold Inn is located at 36 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426. No restaurant bucket list is complete without this fan favorite! This inn has survived the test of time because of its superior service, great menu, and rustic colonial atmosphere. If you haven't been here yet, make it a new year's resolution.
The Remote Farm
The Golden Lamb Buttery is located at 499 Wolf Den Road, Brooklyn, CT 06234. Make a reservation in advance to enjoy a magical dinner inside of this old red barn. Farm to table dining has never been better! Explore the grounds and enjoy the sunset for an evening you'll never forget.
The Former Boat
Shank's Waterfront Restaurant is located at 131 Grove Street, Clinton, Connecticut 06413. Who knew a 42-foot commercial lobster boat could be transformed into a kitchen? The seaside venue serves up favorites fresh from the sea, with a reputation for their tasty fish tacos. And what a view!
The Old General Store
The Colebrook Store is located at 559 Colebrook Road, Colebrook CT 06021. Inside (and out) you'll find remnants of a simpler time, but with a light menu and events, this place is also a happening spot for diners. Stop by for a light snack or a filling lunch and feel transported to the 1900s.
The Unforgettable River Setting
The Mill On The River Restaurant is located at 989 Ellington Road, South Windsor, CT, 06074. You have to cross a bridge over the river to enter, and once you're inside you'll never want to leave. The waterfront locale is great for outdoor dining in the warmer seasons and a cozy retreat in the winter. The sights are unreal!
The Most Remote Spot
Grill 37 is located at 37 Putnam Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06258. If you're looking for an escape, this restaurant is pretty tucked away and the food is definitely worth trying. Visit during the fall season for a colorful backdrop you'll fall in love with.
The Waterfall Wonder
Brushmill By The Waterfall is located at 129 West Main Street, Chester, Connecticut 06412. This is another truly unique waterfront location. The waterfall and the restaurant are almost one, and the rustic interior will make you feel like you are one with nature. The dinner menu is perfect for folks who like classic American dishes but are looking to try something new.
This restaurant bucket list is pretty awesome, but if you’re looking for fun things to do, check out the
2017 Attraction List. It has tons of ideas to get you excited about the upcoming months!