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The Place

891 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, CT - (203) 453-9276
The Place is as plain as its name: an open-air clambake with tree stumps for chairs and cable spools for tables. They are all arranged in a sunny clearing around a smoky wood fire where seafood is cooked to order by the shirt-sleeved staff. Tents are erected for when it rains.
83% Approval Rating (24 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
corn on the cob
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roasted clams
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lobster

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
"The Place is as plain as its name: an open-air clambake by the side of Route One. Tree stumps are chairs and cable spools are tables. They are all arranged in a sunny clearing around a smoky wood fire where seafood is cooked to order by the shirt-sleeved staff. Tents ..."   [Read More]
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Hilary Mattison
January 22, 2011
"Must go! The Place has great food and a great environment. I have been going here for years and it's my favorite summer restaurant (it's seasonal and outdoors with a tented area). It's a great place to stop in with friends, linger over wonderful grilled seafood, and ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

891 Boston Post Rd., Guilford, CT
(203) 453-9276

http://www.theplaceguilford.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Summer
Meals Served:No Data
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Tending the fire at The Place. Note the racks of clams ready to be roasted.
"Tending the fire at The Place. Note the racks of clams ready to be roasted."
Michael Stern





Picnic on the grass at The Place, where sunlight filters through trees and aromatic smoke billows from the open-air wood grill.
"Picnic on the grass at The Place, where sunlight filters through trees and aromatic smoke billows from the open-air wood grill. "
Michael Stern


An employee daubs heat-opened clams with melted margarine. Note the low-low prices on the tree in the background. This picture was taken over three decades ago.
"An employee daubs heat-opened clams with melted margarine. Note the low-low prices on the tree in the background. This picture was taken over three decades ago."
Michael Stern


If you look in the background of the photo, you'll see Route One, which was a quiet rural road when this photo was taken in the mid-1970s.
"If you look in the background of the photo, you'll see Route One, which was a quiet rural road when this photo was taken in the mid-1970s."
Michael Stern



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