The Place

The Place Restaurant is a truly unusual outdoor seafood restaurant in Guilford CT.

The Place Restaurant is a truly unusual outdoor seafood restaurant in Guilford CT where visitors dine outdoors while a crackling wood fire roasts savory clams, smoky lobsters, sweet corn and much more. Instead of chairs, tree stumps encircle bright red tables, decorated with a bottle of freshly cut flowers. One large menu towers over the dining area, allowing diners to see all their options as smiling waitstaff come to take their order. It is BYOB but soft drinks are available. Also bring along any of your favorite sides to pair with your meal and make it a truly personalized experience!

Open for the season by or before May 1st through September, then weekends in October. Weather permitting, call for details.

Cash or check only, no credit cards accepted. ATM accessible nearby.

This month we were delighted to discover we were mentioned in The Oprah Magazine. We never know where we will show up next!

The 10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Connecticut! The 10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Connecticut!

The sun sets on a fabulous opening weekend at The Place. We are looking forward to a beautiful Summer ahead!

The 2017 Season opens on Friday, April 28th at 5:00. Warm weather and great food are forecasted. We hope to see you there soon!

This is it, the final night of the season. It's been a great Summer. See you next Spring.

Clams, Corn And Lobster: This Must Be The Place In Guilford

Big thanks to Leeanne Griffin and The Hartford Courant for a very thorough article about us in their Summer Sweet Spots Series! The smoke usually begins swirling above the trees on Boston Post Road in late April, signifying the start of the season at one of Connecticut's most distinctive summertime stops.

We are in a publicity boom right now! The Place is featured in the current issues of TIME, bon app├ętit, and Connecticut Magazine. Check them out for yourself!

We will be open on Monday July 4th from 12-9. It looks like it's going to be a beautiful day. Happy Independence Day!

[05/30/16] Despite the rainy weather forecast, we will open at noon on Memorial Day! The red and white tent is up, so come enjoy some clams!

The Place Restaurant

An oldie but a goodie, here's our video tour produced in 2007.

This is a video tour of The Place Restaurant in Guilford CT.




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901 Boston Post Rd
Guilford, CT

Opening Hours

Monday 5pm - 9pm
Tuesday 5pm - 9pm
Wednesday 5pm - 9pm
Thursday 5pm - 9pm
Friday 5pm - 10pm
Saturday 1pm - 10pm
Sunday 12pm - 9pm
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