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891 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437-2752
+1 203-453-9276
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“corns” (84 reviews)
“clams” (92 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
891 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437-2752
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The website pictures are accurate. It was crowded. Not just people but cars parked on curbs, sideways, jammed in everywhere. No one seemed upset when they couldn't move; they just waited or inched here and there. Of course it was Saturday night on a beautiful...More

Thank Mrjamie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

BYOB drinks and sides (can't beat that!) Order seafood or chicken off the menu and everything is cooked over a fire in the center of the place. Grilled clam special was very good and steamers made it into my top 3 list! The seafood is...More

Thank Nicole T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love lobster? Love a kitschy setting? The Place is the place! Lobster here is excellent, if a bit pricey - but they do it really well - just the way you want it. The experience is as good as the lobster! 'Rump on a stump'...More

1  Thank Janet E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I came here as we saw it featured in a show on Cooking Channel! The Place is perfect for nature lovers who love seafood specifically clams. This strictly outdoor setting restaurant is a first for us. The only issue with it being...More

Thank kaymae7
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Went with a group to eat seafood, was not disappointed! Outdoor seating, bring your own beverages. I suggest you bring your own utensils as well, and wet wipes! Ordered just about everything off the menu and it was cooked perfectly. Probably not a good place...More

Thank amy-claire
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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...More

Thank alisonsommers
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank jimr20162016
Reviewed 22 May 2017 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
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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...More

Thank Gene P
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2 July 2017|
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Response from amy-claire | Reviewed this property |
No, it is first come first served. There is plenty of seating, I went on a weekend and had no problem getting a seat.
11 April 2017|
Response from KSRMA |
Have you ever done or considered doing a small wedding there?
20 September 2015|
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Response from pattyrn62 | Reviewed this property |
Yes a very family friendly place.The kids will enjoy the log seating, watching the staff prepare and cook the food and just being outside in general.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, 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 Rd, Guilford, CT 06437-2752
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Guilford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-453-9276
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