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Iconic Eats
  • Fresh Clam Pizza
    shucked-to-order littleneck clams baked on fresh dough w/ a mixture of garlic & spices, served w/ fresh lemon wedges; "it is widely considered one of the best clam pizzas in America" (from its website); looks good
4.5 out of 5
281 ratings
since 1934; family owned & operated
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BAR: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
BAR ($$)
(1042 ratings)

254 Crown St Map It!
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 495-1111
www.barnightclub.com
As Seen On:
Pizza Party
  • Mashed Potato-Bacon Pizza
4.0 out of 5
1042 ratings
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Book Trader Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Book Trader CafeSee Book Trader Cafe Video ($)
(134 ratings)

1140 Chapel St Map It!
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 787-6147
  • A Tale of Two Turkeys
    sandwich w/ fresh roasted sliced turkey breast served on onion rye w/ housemade Russian dressing, Swiss cheese & housemade slaw
4.0 out of 5
134 ratings
cafe shop inside book store located on Yale's campus
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "New Haven"
  • Cheese Truck Challenge
    challenge: 10 grilled cheese sandwiches (6-lbs) in 1 hr; win and name a sandwich and free grilled cheese for 1 yr; "King Hungry VIII" (Rick Best-Yale student) lost
4.0 out of 5
75 ratings
food truck off Yale campus
5
  • Burger
    different variations
4.0 out of 5
498 ratings
[CLOSED]; recommended by fans; Other Recipes: Buried Under Cheeseburger Salad
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  • Pizza
    thin crust pizza; Thin crust; looks good
  • White Clam Pizza
    thin crust pizza topped w/ fresh clams, grated cheese, olive oil, fresh garlic & oregano; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2364 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Pizza); Tie for #73 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown): Pepe's vs. Sally's; est. 1925; Bill Clinton made his own pie here
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J Timothy's Taverne: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
J Timothy's TaverneSee J Timothy's Taverne Video ($$)
(720 ratings)

143 New Britain Ave Map It!
Plainville, CT 06062
(860) 747-6813
jtimothys.com
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Bar Food"
  • "Dirt Wings"
    chicken wings double-sauced dipped & double-fried; award-winning; sell about 4,000-lbs per week; looks good!
4.0 out of 5
720 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Bar Food); est. 1988; casual restaurant known for its awarding-winning chicken wings, eclectic menu ranging from traditional pub fare & comfort food to contemporary seasonal specials, family-friendly atmosphere, local & national craft beer, & in a historic building which dates back to 1789
8
  • Chili Dog
    hot dog is deep fried and then grilled; topped w/ homemade chili
  • Fish and Chips
4.0 out of 5
187 ratings
recommended by fans: go-to spot for burger, dogs & seafood; Other Recipes: Clam Chowder
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Modern Apizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Modern ApizzaSee Modern Apizza Video ($$)
(1006 ratings)

874 State St Map It!
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 776-5306
www.modernapizza.com
  • Clams Casino (Pizza)
    looks good; signature pie; pizza w/ bacon, peppers and RI clams; what Adam used to eat regularly as a Yale student
  • Italian Bomb Pizza
    pizza w/ San Marzano tomato sauce, bacon, sausage, pepperoni, mushroom, onion, pepper, garlic; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1006 ratings
opened in 1934; thin crust pizza; brick-oven
10
  • Italian Meat Combo Sub Sandwich
    top seller; looks good
4.0 out of 5
61 ratings
rated #1 by Connecticut Magazine 9 years in row
11
  • Banana Bread French Toast
    looks good
  • Duck Hash
    hash specials vary; "funky delicious!"; looks good
  • Steamed Cheeseburger
    traditional way is w/ mustard & onion
4.0 out of 5
335 ratings
loved so much that when it burned down in 2006, locals raised $300k to rebuild; recommended by viewers; "gourmet diner"
12
Place: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Place ($$)
(268 ratings)

901 Boston Post Rd Map It!
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 453-9276
theplaceguilford.com
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Seafood Paradise
  • Roast Clam Special
    signature dish; half-shell clams, roasting in a fire pit topped w/ butter & cocktail sauce
4.0 out of 5
268 ratings
since 1971; fresh seafood; clam bake w/ outdoor dining using tree stumps as chairs encircling bright red tables; seasonal (Apr - Oct) & weather permitting (call in advance); "There’s no place, quite like this place, anywhere near this place, so this must be The Place."; looks fun
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Shady Glen Dairy: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Shady Glen Dairy ($$)
(308 ratings)

840 Middle Tpke E Map It!
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 649-4245
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Cheesy"
  • Cheeseburger
4.0 out of 5
308 ratings
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Super Duper Weenie: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Super Duper WeenieSee Super Duper Weenie Video ($)
(304 ratings)

306 Black Rock Tpke Map It!
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 334-3647
www.superduperweenie.com
  • "New Englander" (weenie)
    hot dog w/ Sauerkraut, Bacon, Mustard, Sweet Relish & Raw Onion; looks good
  • "New Yorker" (weenie)
    hot dog w/ Sauerkraut, Onion Sauce, Mustard, & Hot Relish
4.0 out of 5
304 ratings
started as Super Duper Weenie Wagon (food truck); got so popular, he opened a restaurant; still has food truck for catering
15
  • Pernil Arepas
    Venezuelan handmade corn cake fried or skillet roasted stuffed w. Venezuelan pork roast; looks good
  • Ceviche
  • Chicken Tamarillo Empanadas
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
960 ratings
serving Venezuelan beach food
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Woody's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Woody's [CLOSED] ($)
(108 ratings)

915 Main St Map It!
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 233-4637
woodyshotdog.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Hartford"
  • Deputy Dog
    hot dog, BBQ Pulled Pork,Cheddar Cheese; looks good
4.0 out of 5
108 ratings
[CLOSED]; mainly hotdogs
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Doogie's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Doogie's ($)
(111 ratings)

2525 Berlin Tpke Map It!
Newington, CT 06111
(860) 666-3647
www.doogieshotdogs.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Hartford"
  • Doogie Dog
    2-foot long hot dog w/ toppings (onions, peppers, chili, cheese, bacon bits)
3.5 out of 5
111 ratings
18
Louis' Lunch: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Louis' LunchSee Louis' Lunch Video ($)
(911 ratings)

261 Crown St Map It!
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 562-5507
www.louislunch.com
  • The Original Burger
    The Original Burger; served on toast; no ketchup, no fries; served on toast; no ketchup, no fries; blend of 5 ground meats; served on toast; only available toppings are cheese, tomato and onion, no ketchup; no fries, just potato salad
3.5 out of 5
911 ratings
#1 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1895; birthplace of the hamburger (since 1900)
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Michele's Pies: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Michele's PiesSee Michele's Pies Video ($$$)
(54 ratings)

666 Main Ave Map It!
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 354-7144
www.michelespies.com
  • Maple Pumpkin with Pecan Streusel
    seasonal; best selling autumn pie; made from fresh pumpkins;looks good
3.5 out of 5
54 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay won [recipe]; gourmet pie shop serving handmade sweet and savory pies, an array of handmade cookies, tea breads, puff pastry, cheesecakes & other unique baked goods; 1st place winner in National Pie Championships for 2007, 2008 & 2009
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Hartford"
  • Stuffed Pizza Challenge
    challenge: 10-lb, 22-inch stuffed pizza pie; 2 persons finish in 1 hour; Adam won
3.5 out of 5
144 ratings
21
Rawley's Drive-In: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rawley's Drive-InSee Rawley's Drive-In Video ($)
(84 ratings)

1886 Post Rd Map It!
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 259-9023
  • Deep Fried Hot Dog
    "the works" - w/ mustard, relish, sauerkraut & chopped fried bacon
3.5 out of 5
84 ratings
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Sally's Apizza: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sally's ApizzaSee Sally's Apizza Video ($$)
(594 ratings)

237 Wooster St Map It!
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 624-5271
  • Pizza
    thin crust pizza; Thin crust
3.5 out of 5
594 ratings
Tie for #73 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown): Pepe's vs. Sally's; Frank Sinatra ate here
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Ted's Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ted's RestaurantSee Ted's Restaurant Video ($)
(372 ratings)

1046 Broad St Map It!
Meriden, CT 06450
(855) 860-8646
www.tedsrestaurant.com
  • Steamed Cheeseburger
    steamed burger; steamed cheese
  • Steamed Hamburger
3.5 out of 5
372 ratings
#22 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1959; local legend; written up in US News and World Report, Yankee Magazine & Connecticut Magazine
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Black Duck Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Black Duck Cafe ($$)
(249 ratings)

605 Riverside Ave Map It!
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 227-7978
  • Clams Casino
    half-shell clams, seasoned, topped w/ bacon & parmesean cheese and then broiled
  • Steak Au Poivre
    16-oz NY steak coated with loosely cracked peppercorns & cooked in w/ demi-glaze cream sauce; looks good
  • Steamers (Clams)
    w/ butter dip
  • Stuffed Burgers
    stuffed w/ a selection of cheeses; Guy had his stuffed w/ Brie cheese
3.0 out of 5
249 ratings
local favorite; 40-foot waterfront dive bar on a barge overlooking the river under the I-95 bridge
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  • BBQ Chicken
    brined overnight & smoked for 6 hr; looks good
  • Black-Eyed Pea Salad
  • Pulled Pork
    smoked for 16-18 hours; topped w/ slaw & Carolina BBQ sauce; looks good
2.5 out of 5
119 ratings
[CLOSED]
Connecticut   (25 restaurants)