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LOCAL DINING

*denotes participant in the Goodspeed Dinners program


Gelston House
8 Main Street, East Haddam - Located next door to The Goodspeed | 860.873.1411

This fine American bistro features a unique combination of steak, fresh seafood and pasta; a special Prix Fixe selection for theatergoers and a late night menu after 9 p.m. The remodeled restaurant features a distinctive aesthetic that combines modern décor with period pieces making for a unique, eclectic styling.

La Vita*
9 Main Street, East Haddam | 860.873.8999

An Italian family restaurant with patio views of The Goodspeed and Connecticut River, and cozy dining rooms boasting Italian murals, fireplaces and a "Goomba" table. La Vita has truly come to reflect the passion, loyalty and love of its owner and chef, Lorenzo Cacace, his family and friends.

CARLSON'S LANDING*
63 Main St, Essex| 860.767.2727

At the Historic Essex Boat Works adjacent to the Connecticut River Museum. A culinary experience, modern American fare & crafted cocktails.

Griswold Inn
36 Main Street, Essex | 860.767.1776

A 1776 landmark located in the historic seaport village of Essex – a 15-minute scenic drive from Goodspeed. Acclaimed dining, award-winning Tap Room, stunning Wine Bar, charming accommodations, live entertainment nightly, and a renowned maritime art collection are just a few of the things for which this Connecticut icon is noted. Serving dinner nightly, lunch six days, Hunt Breakfast on Sundays from 11am to 1pm, Tavern Fare 2:30 to 8 pm daily. Reservations recommended.

HIGHER GROUNDS
32 Main Street, East Haddam | 860.615.6112

A unique, tasty place to meet up with friends and take-in the arts. Featuring Locally Roasted Organic Coffee, made-to-order wraps, daily homemade soups and quiches and gourmet desserts - that go FAST! Great for all ages. Keep up-to-date with the many events from daytime artist gatherings to evenings of live music.

COPPER BEECH INN & RESTAURANT
46 Main St, Ivoryton | 860.767-0330

A country Inn and renowned award-winning restaurant in Ivoryton, CT, located in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley and along the Long Island Sand Shoreline. This luxurious bed and breakfast inn is perfect for a long weekend getaway or a romantic dinner.  

PATTACONK 1850 BAR AND GRILLE*
33 Main St, Chester | 860.526.8143

A popular local meeting place for food and spirits. Largest draft selection in the River Valley.

124 Westbrook Rd, Essex | 860.662.4032
Our restaurant, bar and banquet facility brings together authentic tavern cuisine in a modern rustic ambiance.

THE TOWN TAVERN*
381 Town St, East Haddam| 860.891.8431

Traditional American-Italian cuisine. High-end quality with small town comfort.

Two Wrasslin' Cats
374 Town Street, East Haddam | 860.891.8446

Offering all types of coffee house beverages, smoothies, cold or panini-grilled sandwiches and wraps, fresh-made salads, fresh-baked pastries, and a variety of breakfast sandwiches. Open 6am-2pm.

THE VILLAGE BISTRO
59 Main Street, Chester | 860-322-3933

Our bistro is a neighborhood eatery with a touch of big city elegance. Tucked away in the quaint downtown village of Chester, The Village Bistro goes beyond great food and drinks, our mission is to offer our guests a unique dining experience.  Featuring locally and regionally sourced menu items, our bistro highlights creative New American Cuisine with a touch of European flair. (Closed on Tuesdays.)

LODGING

Gelston House
8 Main Street, East Haddam - Located next door to The Goodspeed | 860.873.1411

The Gelston House has a limited number of guest rooms.

THE BEVIN HOUSE
26 Barton Hill Rd, East Hamptonn | 860.310-4913

Discover East Hampton, CT and all it's treasures.  Local micro brewers, Wineries, biking & hiking trails, 512 acre lake and a quaint little town right in our back yard.  Our one of a kind Victorian mansion will leave you with everlasting memories from your stay and our scrumptious breakfasts  will leave you savoring for more.  Our B&B offers a one of a kind unique experience, join us for a sensationable visit!
8 Norwich Road, East Haddam
860.873.9233

Walk to Goodspeed Musicals, Restaurants and Connecticut River. Beautiful accommodations in the heart of the historic East Haddam Village.

- TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence 5 years in a row!
- “BEST of NEW ENGLAND” by YANKEE MAGAZINE 2018

138 Leesville Road, Moodus
860.873.8347

Our family-owned, family-operated resort since the 1920s is dedicated to entertaining you, our guests, with a perfect blend of genuine family hospitality and a "fun, quaint and cozy" atmosphere that distinguishes us from the rest. Cave Hill is located high amid the rolling hills of the magnificent Connecticut River Valley. Here in summer’s splendor, you can enjoy Cave Hill’s acres and acres of natural beauty with its spacious lawns and many shade trees.

COPPER BEECH INN & RESTAURANT
46 Main St, Ivoryton | 860.767-0330

A country Inn and renowned award-winning restaurant in Ivoryton, CT, located in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley and along the Long Island Sand Shoreline. This luxurious bed and breakfast inn is perfect for a long weekend getaway or a romantic dinner.  

CHATFIELD HOLLOW INN
10 Firetower Road, Killingworth | 860.452.4147
This wilderness lodge is nestled on 24 acres in the heart of Chatfield Hollow, just minutes from Goodspeed, Mystic Seaport,Mohegan Sun, and Foxwoods Casino. Explore local art and history at one of the many quaint local New England villages. Year-round outdoor adventure: area parks, Long Island Sound and Connecticut River cruises, apple picking, or downhill skiing.

GRANDVIEW CAMPING & COTTAGES
89 North Moodus Road, Moodus
860.873.3332

Located on 22.5 acres our spacious campsites and charming cottages all offer a grand view of the Connecticut countryside. It is our goal to provide a great camping experience at an affordable price. We strive to assure that our accommodations are clean, attractive, and will meet your needs, and an atmosphere where you can relax and have fun. Cozy Cottages that sleep 4 or 5.

36 Main Street, Essex
860.767.1776

A 1776 landmark located in the historic seaport village of Essex – a 15-minute scenic drive from Goodspeed. Acclaimed Dining, Award-Winning Tap Room, Stunning Wine Bar, Charming Accommodations, Live Entertainment Nightly, and a renowned maritime art collection are just a few of the things for which this Connecticut icon is noted. Serving dinner nightly, lunch six days, Hunt Breakfast on Sundays from 10 - 2:00, Tavern Fare 2:30 – 7:30 p.m. daily. Reservations Recommended.

James Pharmacy Bed & Breakfast and Gelateria

2 Pennywise Lane, Old Saybrook | 860-395-1229

Traditional with a twist! A community cornerstone – a general store in 1790, the town’s first pharmacy in 1877, and later a soda fountain. Now, this historic building has been lovingly repurposed into an elegant B&B. Three guest rooms feature four-poster beds with luxurious details like Italian linens and a gas fireplace in every room.

QUALITY INN OLD SAYBROOK - WESTBROOK
100 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook

Located off U.S. Highway 1, our Old Saybrook hotel offers easy access to a variety of attractions, including Mystic Aquarium, Connecticut River Museum, and Goodspeed Musicals. Goodspeed ticketholders save 15%: click here

209 Main Street, Deep River
860.526.2014 

Step back in time amid an enchanting collection of country antiques. In addition to 8 uniquely delightful guest rooms, Riverwind Inn has numerous common rooms affording space for mingling and privacy.

Westbrook Inn
976 Boston Post Road, Westbrook
800.342.3162

Walk to the beach from this magnificently restored 1876 Victorian inn! Antique appointed accommodations with fine attention to detail featuring nine rooms plus a two bedroom cottage. Ideal for special events, meetings, or just a relaxing getaway to see a show at Goodspeed! Online reservations.

Witch Meadow Lake Family Campground
139 Witch Meadow Road, Salem
860.859.1542

Your complete lakeside vacation resort in scenic Southeastern Connecticut. Our 140 acres of mostly wooded parkland offer an incredible variety of amenities and recreational opportunities, including a 14 acre freshwater lake for swimming, boating and fishing.

Wolf's Den Family Campground
256 Town Street, East Haddam
860.873.9681

Located on 35 scenic acres in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley. We cater to all ages and lifestyles and welcome tent & popup campers, full time travelers, seasonals, and weekenders alike.

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