Dining March 03, 2018
The 8 Wackiest Restaurants In Connecticut Where Dining Is A Blast
There is no shortage of spots to grab a great meal in Connecticut. But if you are looking for something a little extra, that x-factor that adds to the overall dining experience, we’ve got it covered. These eight wacky restaurants have charm, vibrancy, fun, and something unique that you are just going to love.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. The Place, Guilford
The Place is an unusual restaurant where diners perch on tree stumps and eat outdoors at bright red tables. Open only seasonally, many Connecticut residents anticipate the opening of this hot spot every year. Lobsters, clams, corn, and other items are deliciously grilled on a 18 foot fire pit. Full of charm, this friendly spot is definitely worth visiting.
901 Boston Post Rd.,
1. Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill, Bridgeport
Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill creates an atmosphere that makes you feel like you are dining underwater. Sharks are suspended from the ceiling and the bar area features a 750 gallon saltwater aquarium. The menu has casual American fare that features tasty burgers, sandwiches, and salads. After you eat, dive into their one-of-a-kind bowling alley for more under the sea themed fun.
1 Bass Pro Dr., Bridgeport, Connecticut
3. The Board Room, Middletown
The Board Room is the first board game cafe in Connecticut. Choose from loads of games that line the shelves and play for as long as you wish. The cafe has a small but satisfying menu including grilled cheese paninis and a gourmet mac and cheese. This place is full of friends, family, and fun.
514 Main St.,
4. Cajun Boiled Seafood CT, New Haven
This spot was added to the list of wacky restaurants because you are actually allowed to write on the walls.
Enjoy an authentic Cajun seafood boil that is packed with flavor and then ask for a marker and leave a comment on the wall. Cajun Boiled Seafood CT is clean, bright, and fun. This restaurant sends you straight on a journey to the south with their inspired cuisine.
72 Church St.,
New Haven, Connecticut
5. East Side Restaurant, New Britain
If your objective is to have dinner in a party-like setting then East Side Restaurant is a fantastic choice. Lively accordion music, waitstaff in Lederhosen, and bellowed drinking mantras all add to the experience at this unusual place. Take your pick of German and Bavarian menu items to accompany steins of beer. This restaurant is an immersive experience that will make you feel as though you have traveled all the way to Europe for a meal in a rowdy pub.
131 Dwight St.,
New Britain, Connecticut
6. Joey C's Roadhouse BBQ & Tex Mex, Milford
Dine on picnic tables in a Texan like environment at Joey C's Roadhouse BBQ & Tex Mex. A fun and relaxed atmosphere with some seriously good eats. every menu item is made from scratch and it shows in the authentic flavors delivered to every plate. This spot also features a tequila bar with over 30 options and some of the best margaritas in the state.
439 Boston Post Rd.,
7. Stowe's Seafood, West Haven
The giant pirate Minion outside of Stowe's Seafood is just a prelude to what you will find at this seafood shack. Pirate decor inside and out creates a vibe of times long forgotten. There is no shortage of funky items on display here. The seafood is fresh and well cooked, and the lobster roll has quite a fantastic reputation around town.
347 Beach St.,
West Haven, Connecticut
8. The Dilly Duck Shop, Norwalk
A newcomer to the restaurant scene in Connecticut, The Dilly Duck Shop turns out some amazing sandwiches. Don't let the wacky name fool you, there is nothing silly about their food. You will however find quite a few ducks hiding in this place.
From ducking into mouse holes to perching on shelves,
the birds bring a bit of whimsy to this sandwich shop.
666 Main Ave., Norwalk, Connecticut
How many of these fun spots have you been to? What other wacky restaurants should be added to our list? Let us know in the comments section below.
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