Outdoor Dining Spots

Munch on some sizzling fajitas while soaking up warmth. Before the temperature drops again, put the top down and take a drive, county by county, to Connecticut’s best outdoor restaurants.

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Sorry, we can't promise the weather will cooperate for outdoor dining this weekend, but let's put some positive vibes out there people!
The Cuckoo’s Nest in Old Saybrook is known for everything, including Mexican, Creole and Cajun. If this whets your appetite for award winning nachos and famous sangria, check out the the Cuckoo’s Nest Web site. 1712 Boston Post Road, (860) 399-9060.
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Connecticut Magazine named Grant's “Best Deserts," so be sure to save some room! Your mouth will water after looking at this menu, 977 Farmington Ave. West Hartford (860) 236-1930
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Splash in Westport was voted “Best” of New England’s waterfront dining by the Food Network. Enjoy the live entertainment and take a peek at the menu. 260 Compo Road South, Westport, (203)454-7798
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Pull up a stump and chow down on some oysters at The Place in Guilford. The seafood is the freshest and the dining experience in the outdoors is even better! 891 Boston Post Road, (203) 453-9276
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Seamen's Inne in Mystic Seaport has a brunch to die for! Not to mention amazing views of the harbor. Click here and you'll get a taste of summer dining at the port! 105 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic,(860) 572-5303
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With a special summertime menu like gazpacho and homemade chili, The Vanilla Bean Café in Pomfret is a summer love affair for your taste buds! Fall in love with the menu! Route 169, Route 44 and Route 97, Pomfret, (860) 928-1562
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Jessica's Tuesdays should really be called Jessica's All Week Long. It's that good! Putnam residents are blessed with this little sandwich shop. 35 Main St., Putnam, (860) 928-5118
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The half-chicken falls off the bone at Farmington's best kept secret. Apricots overlooks the Farmington River and has a mecca of different foods.! 1593 Farmington Ave., Farmington (860) 673-5405
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UConn students will want to come back early from summer vacation to Altnaveigh Inn, where foie gras and filet mignon will satifsy those bellies. Be sure to make a reservation at (860) 429-4490. 957 Storrs Road, Storrs, (860) 429-4490
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