3 Best Restaurants in The Quiet Corner, Connecticut

85 Main


This stylish bistro is the place to go for a break from antiquing. Typical lunchtime offerings include roasted corn and clam chowder, pesto chicken salad, and burgers with hand-cut fries; dinner could be maple-glazed sea scallops, steak frites, or butternut squash ravioli in brown butter.

UConn Dairy Bar


Stop by the UConn Dairy Bar in the UConn Department of Animal Science Creamery for the most delicious ice cream you've ever tasted. Students produce the 24 regular, two seasonal, and occasional limited-edition flavors. To see the ice-cream-making process from start to finish, begin at the barn at the Kellogg Dairy Center on Horsebarn Hill: mingle with the cows and watch them being milked (12:30--3 pm), then walk to the manufacturing plant where more than 50,000 gallons of ice cream are produced each year. You don't have to start at the barn, though; there's an observation window in the Dairy Bar where you can see the delicious treat (as well as cheese) being made (weekdays, 11 am--2 pm).

17 Manter Rd., Storrs, CT, 06269, USA
Known For
  • ice cream as a learning experience
  • shakes, floats, parfaits, plus sandwiches, salads and soups
  • farm-fresh eggs and creamery-made cheeses
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues.

We-Li-Kit Ice Cream

When moseying around the Quiet Corner of Connecticut, stop by We-Li-Kit for a dish, cone, sundae, frappe, float, or banana split made with premium farmstead-fresh ice cream. Choose among dozens of flavors change with the seasons—then enjoy your treat, relax in the gardens, and visit the farm animals.
728 Hampton Rd. (Rte. 97), Woodstock, CT, 06259, USA
Known For
  • hand-packed pints and quarts, ice-cream cakes, and custom flavors (in advance)
  • New England clam chowder and clam cakes on Friday and weekends
  • maple syrup from the sugar house and farm-fresh USDA beef, too
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Mar.

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