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in and near Haddam, Connecticut

This is our collection of discoveries in and near our home. If you have time to explore a bit check out some of these! If you know of other cool stuff in the area be sure to let us know!



  • Blue Oar- Delicious food, casual outdoor dining beside the river.
    Midway Marina, Haddam, CT   Open 11-9, April through September, weather permitting. (860) 345-2994
  • Pilot House - Locally owned and operated hot dog and hamburger stand, with real milkshakes and all-American fast food
    1364 Saybrook Rd. Haddam, CT   Serves lunch & dinner 7 days a week in the summer (860) 345-2945
  • Lupo, Mediterranean cuisine - 189 Middlesex Avenue (R. 154), Chester, CT (860) 526-4400
  • Gabrielle's - 78 Main St. Centerbrook, CT 06429
  • The Cooking Company - Fresh Prepared Food
    1610 Saybrook Rd. Haddam, CT   Mon-Fri 10-8, Sat. 10-6 (860) 345-8008
  • Javapalooza - Great coffee drinks, desserts and wonderful service in a welcoming room. They also have live music evenings. Middletown
  • Cato Corner Farm - Farmstead Cheeses
    178 Cato Corner Rd. Colchester, CT (860) 537-3884
  • Equal Exchange - Fairly traded organic coffee and hot chocolate, available now at Super Stop & Shop stores!
  • O'Rourke's Diner & Catering Classic American Diner. Be sure to ask Brian about the specials!
    728 Main, Middletown, CT   Now reopened after post-fire renovations.
  • Middlesex Fruitery - Quality fruits and vegetables, cheese and specialty foods, fruit baskets
    191 Main St. Middletown, CT   Open Tue - Sat 8:30-5:30 (860) 346-4372
  • Aleia's - "Innovative Bistro" serving some of the best food around.
    1687 Boston Post Rd. (Rte. 1), Old Saybrook. (860) 399-5050

Other cool stuff:

  • Hammered Edge Studio and Gallery - Hand wrought jewelry, beads, buttons, hand woven textiles, exotic containers and carved wooden masks.
    14 Main St. Chester, CT   Open Thur thru Mon 11-6 (860)526-1654
  • The Willow Tree - Fine vintage clothing
    4 Water St. Chester, CT   Open 12-5 Tues thru Sat (860)526-4297
  • Thankful Arnold House - historical tour conducted by Thankful's "ghost".
    14 Hayden Hill Road, Haddam, CT   open during office hours and by appointment (860)345-2400
  • The Buttonwood Tree - Middletown's long running eclectic arts venue/bookspace. Funky and fine.
    605 Main Street, Middletown, CT 860 347-4957
  • Little Tibet - Tibetan Art, Carpets & Antiques
    680 Main St. Middletown   Open Tuesday - Sunday (860) 343-1975

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