Here, moving from south to north, are just a few of the many roadside-food highlights to be found on or very near U.S. Route 1 in Connecticut. Super Duper Weenie (above) in Fairfield could well be the best hotdog joint in America, with wonderfully fresh add-ons and killer fries. Johnny Ad’s in Old Saybrook calls itself “An Original American Drive-In.” We suggest the clam, oyster or lobster rolls. Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale in Madison and Westbrook is great for seafood of all kinds. Sea Swirl is a seasonal favorite located in an old Carvel ice cream shop in Mystic; it’s famous for its whole-belly clams. The Cove Fish Market & Clam Shack in Stonington does a wonderful fish sandwich (Esquire called it one of the best sandwiches anywhere), but it’s hard to go wrong with anything on their extensive seafood menu.
PHOTO BY JEFF KAUFMAN