Menu at The Place in Guilford, CT.
This is the fire pit at The Place in Guilford. Really neat open air restaurant.
The lobster is served! At The Place in Guilford, Ct.
Menu at The Place in Guilford, CT.


The Place is "the place" to go for simply prepared, wonderfully fresh grilled steaks and seafood, enjoyed in a truly unique open-air environment. Enjoy your grilled clams, roasted corn, lobster, mussels or ribeye steaks while seated on tree-stumps at large round wooden tables. The Place is BYOB - actually, it's pretty much BYO-whatever you want (bread, salad, your dog). It's only open on summer evenings, so take advantage when you can.


BringFido Traveler Rating

The Place has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 4 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 in 230 traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

  • Aug. 15, 2019
    THE PLACE to be!

    my partner and i came here for our anniversary, and our pup is a part of our family so no way were we leaving her at home! the waitresses loved our dog and gave her lots of attention. she got her own bowl of water. the other patrons were excited to see her as well. so welcoming, so accommodating!

  • More than a year ago
    Quality experience

    Brought my Mom and dog over to here after hitting up Madison. They are very open to bringing everything from your pet to your own beverages. (And even on one previous visit, we brought our own pasta salad...) After finding a seat, the staff asked if my dog wanted a water bowl and immediately brought one over for him. The food was great as usual. The owner of the establishment actually came over to talk to us because we both had dachshunds. A very nice time to be had, human and canine alike.

  • More than a year ago

    So much fun, a true experience and great food to boot. The special roasted clams, roast corn, salmon and roast lobster were standouts. Super casual environment, all seating is outdoors and the other guests were so friendly and welcoming - dozens of people came over to say hello to our puppy. And she had an amazing time - socializing, smelling the incredible aroma of roasting seafood and steak, sampling a little salmon and lobster, rooting around in the shells that cover the ground. And it's BYO (drinks, sides, some people brought candles and tablecloths, all kinds of stuff!), which adds to the fun. Prices were really reasonable, too. Such a wonderful discovery!

  • More than a year ago

    This is a place to experience ! The food is fine, the people great...The smell of the cooking brings back childhood memories! People are encouraged to bring a salad, etc and table sharing takes place! There is a feel of the fifties when families and people sat and talked to each other without formal introductions and felt safe. The music takes you back as well. We order different things on the menu at one time to "taste test" and enjoy...While you are not saving money here...what price can you put on having a memory like this ? Our pup was a good boy and welcomed and enjoyed the "scentual" ex-perience as well!

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