Casual Dining in Connecticut

Casual dining, but with a regional touch, is found in all parts of Connecticut. Did you know that the hamburger was invited at Louis' Lunch in New Haven? That's right. That seaside city also is famous for its authentic Italian pizza, which you can find at Sally's Apizza and Frank Pepe's The Spot.
Other casual restaurants everywhere welcome families and people on the go. Take a sandwich break and plan family activities for your vacation.
Oysters on the Half Shell - Stonington Borough - Stonington, CT
Stonington Borough Connecticut

Rich variety of restaurants, cafes offer everything from lobster rolls to enchiladas

If you want to sample different dining options, watch a glorious sunset over the harbor, and be treated as warmly as if you were a local, you’ll want to go to Stonington Borough, where restaurant fare ranges from savory fresh seafood served against a backdrop of harbor views and stunning sunsets to authentic dishes in a Mexican restaurant to piping hot pizzas in a popular palace. There’s a cafe with an oyster bar and on-premises bakery and fine-dining establishments where creative presentations of the freshest local ingredients are the norm. Whether you’re looking for a great breakfast sandwich at the farmers’ market or a classic lobster roll in a cafe with a water view, you’ll find it in the restaurants of Stonington.
Village Pizza - Historic Wethersfield, CT
Historic Wethersfield

Lots of places to grab a quick bite or dine in style in this historic town

Time for a break in between exploring the gorgeous homes and walking the scenic trails of historic Wethersfield? You’re in luck, because this charming town has a vast variety of places to enjoy some great food while you relax. Whether you want to grab a sandwich at a diner, a cup of coffee at the village coffee roasters or sit down to an ethnic meal, there is a long menu of restaurants from which to choose. From Asian buffets to American bistro, from Mexican grills to Italian pizzerias, there’s something for every diner. And you can’t leave Wethersfield without sampling an ice cream or pastry from one of several shops. Restaurants are located in the Old Village as well as on the main commercial roads.