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Where Do You Eat in Your Town?

Connecticut is made up of 169 towns and I’m pretty sure I’ve been to all of them.

Thousands of families own small businesses across the state and the House family loves these “Mom and Pop” shops, like the Dafoulas Family’s Town Grill in Voluntown.

You learn so much about people, history and geography by spending time in places like these, Tell me about a great family business in your city and town and Kara, the kids and I will check it out.

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  1. The Laurel Diner in Southbury! The diner has been there for generations, but the current owners are a young couple. Unique breakfast and lunch items, and everything homemade and delish! You won’t go wrong with anything you order there – promise!

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  2. Parkside Cafe Bristol CT… just reopened… Applewood Diner… Bristol CT not since the pandemic…
    Bristol Pizza… Bristol CT take out at this time

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  3. We love eating on the patio at the Mill on the river here in South Windsor. We are so fortunate that we are just next-door to it too! So it’s like eating in the neighborhood in luxury and seeing friends and neighbors! We love the family that owns it and they always come over and talk the food is delicious the service is impeccable.

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  4. In North Haven, we love Bellini’s, State Street Cafe and Lumi. All amazing, locally owned and priced right!

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  5. Vanilla Bean Cafe, Pomfret – always fresh, carefully prepped & served; curbside delivery, indoor or patio

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  6. Prime 82- Norwichtown. Fantastic food, Sinatra playing in the background, and the meals NEVER disappoint!

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  7. Olive Oyl’s on Main Street in Essex is a great place to stop by for some delicious food. Everything from great breakfast sandwiches to already prepared dinner items with yummy sandwiches and baked goods too! They’ve also got great coffee. When you’re done you can stroll about downtown Essex or visit the Connecticut River museum.

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  8. We love Newingtin pizza and Elaine’s! Elaine’s is on the Berlin Turnpike! Newingtin pizza on Market Square!

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  9. We live in Vernon but our favorite place is Hometown Kitchen in Somers. Great seafood and everything on the menu is yummy .

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  10. Edison grille in Harwinton! Yum! Their breakfast – try the coconut crunchy French toast! The best!!!! For lunch. Pretzel encrusted chicken. Their Mac and cheese! Inside and outside and takeout dining. Beautiful area of the state too! A great find.

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  11. Railside Tavern in Dayville CT. Awesome food, drinks and atmosphere. Family owned and operated.

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