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Dining & Lodging

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Gelston House

Gelston House

8 Main Street, East Haddam - Located next door to The Goodspeed View Map

860.873.1411 - Website

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.

Cactus Bistro

Cactus Bistro

381 Town St, East Haddam, CT 06423 View Map

860.891.8408 - Website

Cactus Bistro remains one of the most popular in East Haddam thanks to its fresh offerings and classic pizzas. Give their menu a try and see what all the fuss is about.

Get 10% off your bill with proof of Goodspeed ticket purchase.

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The Brushmill By The Waterfall

129 West Main St, Chester View Map

860.526.9898 - Website

Brushmill by the Waterfall is a family restaurant that offers a unique fine dining experience. The Brushmill property has been completely renovated while taking care to preserve its rich history. It has kept many original features including the beloved fireplace while adding a wine bar, completely new kitchen, expanded bar area, and upstairs bathrooms. We encourage you to browse all of our menus ahead of time, including the Chef’s Tasting Menu. When you are ready to dine with give us a call. We are 10 minutes from The Goodspeed in East Haddam and five minutes from Goodspeed’s Terris Theatre in Chester. Please let the wait staff know if you are attending the show, so we can be sure to time your dining experience correctly.

Copper Beech Inn & Restaurant

Copper Beech Inn & Restaurant

46 Main St, Ivoryton View Map

860.7670330 - Website

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.

Griswold Inn

Griswold Inn

36 Main Street, Essex View Map

860.767.1776 - Website

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

Higher Grounds

32 Main Street, East Haddam View Map

860.615.6112 - Website

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.

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Lakeside Bar & Grill*

81 North Main Street, East Hampton View Map

860.467.6891 - Website

Come for the food, stay for the view! Lakeside Bar & Grill offers a unique dining experience featuring fresh, delicious, locally sourced meals and stunning waterfront views. Our weekday specials and live music on weekends make us the perfect spot for a night out with friends or a romantic dinner for two.

Morina Italian Restaurant

Morina Italian Restaurant*

1617 Saybrook Rd, Haddam - Located just across the bridge! View Map

860.345.4472 - Website

The Morina family has been in the restaurant business for generations. We’re committed to preparing the most delicious foods and consistently served with the utmost courtesy, and have a menu of our best recipes, prepared by our expert kitchen staff. And we always use only the freshest ingredients, selected for their excellent flavor and consistent quality.

Pattaconk 1850 Bar And Grille

Pattaconk 1850 Bar And Grille*

33 Main St, Chester View Map

860.526.8143 - Website

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

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Rusty Rail Tavern*

439B Main Street, Deep River View Map

860.322.4285 - Website

The Rusty Rail Tavern features a full bar, 10 beers on draft, outside seating with propane fire pits, picnic tables, Adirondack chairs and much more. Bring yourself back to a time when life was simple serving pub fair eats, great beer, drinks and wine, where you just might see a steam train pass by.

Scotch Plains Tavern

Scotch Plains Tavern*

124 Westbrook Rd, Essex View Map

860.662.4032 - Website

Our restaurant, bar and banquet facility brings together authentic tavern cuisine in a modern rustic ambiance.

The Village Bistro

The Village Bistro*

59 Main Street, Chester View Map

860-322-3933 - Website

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.)

Two Wrasslin' Cats

Two Wrasslin' Cats

374 Town Street, East Haddam View Map

860.891.8446 - Website

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.