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

Pizza is crowded with meats, veggies, and feta cheese


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


Sweet corn with pepper spice


Gooseberry (and other berry) tart


Guilford’s Best Restaurants

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