Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
1750 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Phone: (860) 399-7973
Fax: (860) 399-7387
Cuckoo's Nest has been one of the most popular restaurants in Old Saybrook since it opened in 1976. Plus since 1976, the Cuckoo's Nest has consistently been voted "Connecticut's Best Mexican Restaurant" by Connecticut Magazine for decades. The menu consists of a variety of Mexican, Cajun and Creole dishes, so you can be sure to get a complete selection of delicious dishes from the southern American and Mexican states. Don't forget to stop by for the Southwestern Sunday Brunch with made-to-order omelets and fajitas or hear some live music on Thursday and Sunday evenings while sipping on a delectable Sangria or Margarita.
Luigi's has been serving some of the best Italian-American cuisine on the Shoreline since 1956. The current site of Luigi's has been its home since the late 1980s and offers twice the seating as the previous location (once across from the Saybrook Shopping Center). Enjoy all your favorite Italian treats, like garlic bread, fried mozzarella, salads with homemade Gorgonzola or Bleu Cheese dressing, mouthwatering hot grinders, and, of course, pizza! The New Haven-style pizzas at Luigi's are hand-stretched and topped with whole milk mozzarella.
The Truckstop Café may have graduated to Café Routier, but continues to have Chef Jeffrey Renkl serve authentic French food at reasonable prices. The stylish décor and comfort menu make for the ideal meal after a hard day's work. Try the Pan Roasted Duck Breast served with grilled peaches, blueberries, lemon-chive cous-cous, and blueberry-balsamic gastric. Take your pick from an exquisite list of wines and martinis. To appease that chocolate craving, there's Chocolate Pudding and Espresso and Whiskey Granita topped with white chocolate whipped cream! The cafe opens daily at 5:30p.
Open since 1957, Cristy's Luncheonette in Westbrook is a small town diner with a steady, loyal crowd of locals who (most often) come in for breakfast. Of course, guests come for breakfast when the menu includes some of the best Corned Beef Hash and over 40 varieties of pancakes. For lunch or dinner, enjoy some local classics, like Yankee Pot Roast, Fish & Chips, Clam Strips and Turkey Dinners.
Famous foot long hot dogs, clam chowder, clam strips, fish and chips, hot lobster rolls on a New England-style bun - Johnny Ad's has something for every taste. Most come for the hot dogs, lobster rolls and clam strips, but you can be guaranteed an amazing, no-frills meal at Johnny Ad's. Conveniently located on Route 1 in Old Saybrook, this place is hopping on weekends during the summer, and it can be surprising that it is even open year-round!
When you head outside the city, the prices always drop. Jack Rabbit's in Old Saybrook is just the place where you can get a gourmet burger for well under USD10 or a gourmet hot dog for under USD5. The menu includes plenty of your snacking favorites such as wings, sweet potato fries, onion rings, sliders and more. After hours, the place turns The Rabbit Hole, a jumping nightspot with a jukebox where you can get all of your favorite foods directly at the bar.
Located on the Singing Bridge in Westbrook, Bill's has been packing in the foodies - as evident from the crammed parking lot of weekend nights in the summer and the umbrellas lining the outdoor patio overlooking the Patchogue River. Fix your fix of steamed lobster, lobster rolls, fried seafood platters and more at this local favorite on historic Route 1, or arrive on your boat and dock beneath the outdoor patio. After dinner, enjoy Ashley's Ice Cream from their stand on the premise. At Christmastime the waterfront is decorated with Christmas figures and colored lights. There is live music several nights a week, so check out Bill's website for the week's lineup. Credit cards are not accepted, but there is an ATM machine on site.
Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale in Westbrook has been delighting customers since 1979 with mounds of fresh scallops, scrod, shrimp, clams, crabs and lobster. This casual restaurant is great for people of all ages. Fish Tale is packed every night during the summer as it's not far from all the beaches, not to mention even packing customers in on weekends in the winter. Don't forget to pick up a t-shirt (they change yearly) for only USD6 that tells everyone you ate there as well as making a fashion statement. There is also the casual, fast-food style Lenny & Joe's restaurant in Madison, just five miles (eight kilometers) down the road.
Enjoy a wonderful time at Fresh Salt, where you get the opportunity to relish you meal while taking in the magnificent views of the Connecticut river. Located in Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, this restaurant serves a variety of seafood dishes prepared in the authentic American style. The best time to visit the restaurant id during festive season, when they add special dishes to their menu. So don't miss out!
Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale in Madison has been delighting customers since 1979 with mounds of fresh scallops, scrod, shrimp, clams, crabs and lobster. This casual restaurant is great for people of all ages and is particularly child friendly with the outdoor ice cream stand and carousel (all proceeds go to local charities). Fish Tale is packed every night during the summer as it's not far from Hammonasset State Park, not to mention even packing customers in on weekends in the winter. Go to the counter, order and pay, find yourself a table, pick up your tray and enjoy some of the best local seafood. There is also a lobster stand open daily in summer and on weekends in the winter months. Don't forget to pick up a t-shirt (they change yearly) for only $6 that tells everyone you ate there as well as making a fashion statement. There is also the sit-down restaurant Lenny & Joe's in Westbrook, just five miles up the road.
Lenny's on the Beach in Old Lyme is a seasonal beachfront bar that caters to the many visitors of Old Lyme's public beaches. Open from April through September, Lenny's offers live music, frozen drinks and complete beach access every day of the week. On Saturdays in summer, come in early for a breakfast that can't be beat on their outdoor patio overlooking Long Island Sound.
Simple, fresh, country French cuisine is the highlight of the Restaurant L&E menu. The Chester eatery, formerly Restaurant du Village, serves natural, organic, locally-grown foods with Alsatian and Provencal flair alongside an exception French wine list of impeccable reds and whites, not to mention imported German and Belgian beers. This is one of the best restaurants in the area if looking for that extra-special treat or a romantic meal with a loved one.