Restaurants in Guilford, CT

The shoreline community of Guilford, Connecticut, is built around a lovely town green, which is where you will find the elegant bakery called Hen & Heifer. The proprietor, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, is noted for his banoffee pie (a combination of toffee and banana) and chocolate shortbread cookies made in the shape of a cow. More inland, along Route One, are the tiny Bufalina, where handsome artisan pizzas are the specialty, and Bishop’s Orchards, which is a pick-your-own fruit destination as well as take-out bakery. Also on Route One is a venerable al fresco joint called The Place — a virtual picnic where chairs are tree stumps and the littleneck clams, lobsters, and corn-on-the-cob are roasted on a grate over an open fire pit. Any accoutrements — including bread and salad, wine and beer (and glasses for wine and beer, if desired) — customers bring their own.

Guilford’s Most Famous Dishes

Opened and ready-to-eat littleneck clams in a bowl of white wine sauce with pasta and herbs

Clams

Sweet corn with pepper spice

Corn

Gooseberry (and other berry) tart

Fruit

Big soft chocolate cookies sandwich creamy white filling

Whoopie Pie

Guilford’s Best Restaurants

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