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891 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437-2752
+1 203-453-9276
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 13:00 - 22:00
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Guilford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You sit on tree trunk logs which also provide bases for the red table tops. The smell of the grill is wonderful and the food is fresh and is priced well. Good for all the family and you can walk next door for yogurt if you have any room left.

Thank alisonsommers
San Antonio, Texas
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bring some extra sides, as a vegetable kabob and grilled corn is it. Lobster, Clams, Shrimp, Chicken.....grilled up right there. Pull up a stump and the wait staff comes to you. Everything we had was fantastic. Juicy chicken, whole lobster, clams on the shell, and the corn....wow. This is BYOB, so bring a cooler!

Thank Donna B
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You are seated outside at a dirty table. The friends we were with brought wipes and you cannot believe how black they got wiping the table. You then sit on tree trunks. They cook everything over a very long open barbecue the constantly sends ask into the air that lands on you, your food or in your drinks. The prices... More 

Thank jimr20162016
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A very unique place to eat. You bring your sides and your alcohol and you choose from a variety of seafood and steaks. It is all cooked over a wood fire and served outside under a tent,great place to go with a group of friends.

Thank philipmolly25
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You bring your rump and sit on a stump at a table. Theres a large fire pit in the middle of all the tables and clams, lobster, corn on the cob, steak, chicken, are all cooked on an open fire out side. Boy, I really enjoyed it.

Thank Gene P
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything is grilled over a fire. Great for summer but a little cold any other time of year as it is entirely outdoors. Bring your own vegetables and such as there are only really meat and seafood options.

Thank Janeta_Wilsone
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have gone here a couple of times and have enjoyed it thoroughly. Make sure you come when it isnt too cold though :-) The food is outstanding. Its a fun time and a somewhat unique experience.

Thank AlexFunTrip
Timbuktu, Mali
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109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Outdoor eating sitting on tree stumps. BYOB and veggies. Open fire grilled salmon, chicken, corn and lobsters. A bit pricey for what you get but fun. If you're prudish not a place for you.

Thank stan l
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Phenomenally simple, yet AWESOME. Since 1971 The Place has been serving up a simple short menu - in a simple, cool outdoor spot. Wonderful #clams casino and #LOBSTER - make sure to bring in your own appetizers, munchies and drinks and it is just plain simple fun, fun fun!

Thank ericdallemagne
Bozrah, Connecticut
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We've been going to The Place for decades. Everything is cooked on an open flame pit and is delicious. Clams, mussels, lobster, steak, and don't forget a couple of ears of corn on the cob!

Thank SteveWatson0522

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Seafood, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
13:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 891 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437-2752
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Guilford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-453-9276

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?