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Connecticut Seafood Dives
Illustrator Matt Caserta


The Place, Guilford

What to order: Everything’s cooked on the grill. Try the “roast clam special,” prepared with butter and cocktail sauce. Buy a round of soft drinks, or BYOB.

The view: Picture a summer-camp cookout, with plywood circles mounted on logs for tables, more logs for chairs (T-shirt slogan: “Put Your Rump on a Stump”; locals bring seat cushions―and bug spray), and a giant, red, hand-painted menu.

What you’ll shell out: $8–$25 per à la carte entrée.

Check it out: 901 Boston Post Road (U.S. 1); 203/453-9276

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