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.

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Oysters on the Half Shell - Stonington Borough - Stonington, CT
Stonington Borough Connecticut

Scenic locations, great menus are the hallmarks of the restaurants in this coastal village

Dine by the harbor, in a vibrant Mexican restaurant or in a pizza palace: Those options, and so many more, are part of the restaurant scene in Stonington Borough. Check out those water views and fresh seafood at Breakwater at Stonington Harbor and the margaritas at Milagro Cafe. Enjoy scratch cooking at Noah’s Restaurant and specialty pizzas at the Stonington Pizza Palace. Gather by the oyster bar at the Water Street Cafe in the heart of the borough, or go for family-friendly fare and the great outdoor bar at the Dog Watch Cafe. Seeking something more beverage-y? There’s Indulge Coffee and Sandwich Co. and Macondo Coffee as well as the tasting room at the Saltwater Farm Vineyard.
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.