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The Place

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891 Boston Post, Guilford, CT 06437-2752
+1 203-453-9276
13:00 - 22:00
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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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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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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39 reviews
25 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
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a great outside BBQ restaurant that is a must place for us to visit every summer. Excellent fish, seafood, chicken and beef. You are allowed to bring in your own wine and beer and can even bring in your own sides. Very casual and great with kids and families.

Thank Bethdigi
Dayton, Ohio
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We saw "The Place" featured on a travel channel show and really wanted to try it out. The Place is a unique place to go, it's fun and inviting and the food is really good. Definitely try the clams!!!

Thank Fenixrisingx
Bristol, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

It's the kind of place you go to when you're looking to sit outside, chill with your friends an enjoy the summer air. It's kind of like camping in that there is a huge fire pit and you sit on short logs instead of chairs. There's also one big giant menu for everyone to read rather than paper menus on... More 

Thank David T
Toronto, Canada
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130 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I found the same place, same lobster and clam grilled on open fire, corn on the cob grilled also over the fire, same atmosphere of easygoing open air eatery as I remembered. I was there first time when I was at Yale and ever since I wanted to revisit this place. Now with friends we succeeded to find The Place... More 

Thank Peter H
Guilford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Place has been in Guilford for as long as I can remember You can bring your own appetizers, side dishes, and drinks. Some people even bring tablecloths. It is an outside environment and you sit on tree stumps. The food, and the service is always excellent. There is a limited menu, but definitely something for everyone. Very popular in... More 

Thank Rene4818
Westport, Connecticut
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87 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This low frills high thrills place sits innocuously off the post road in Guilford. Come early to grab seating (normally wood tree stumps) and a painted plywood table. BYOB and appetizers and pick from a fresh variety of seafood. They do have ribeye and chicken if you aren't into seafood and a couple veggie options. I recommend bringing a cooler... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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, 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?