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Old Lyme Inn and The Bee & Thistle Make the List of Connecticut Magazine's Best Restaurants

A number of local restaurants were among the "experts' picks" but none from East Lyme or Niantic made the final cut

Connecticut Magazine just came out with its "experts picks" for best restaurants statewide in 26 categories and a number of local restaurants made the list.

The Old Lyme Inn, which was recently remodeled and is in every way quite lovely with a really creative menu of delicious dishes, won an honorable mention in the Best American category.

Its neighbor on the other side of Lyme Street in Old Lyme, The Bee & Thistle, won an honorable mention in the Most Romantic Category, which will also come as no surprise to anyone who's ever stayed there. 

More surprising was that no restaurants from East Lyme or Niantic were on the list (although Flander's Fish Market & Restaurant won in the seafood category of Connecticut Magazine's reader's poll for restaurants, which was published late last year).

At least one reader noted this in the comments section, citing "No mention of The Shack in East Lyme for Breakfast" as one of the more glaring omissions. 

What's your favorite local restaurant? Let us know in the comments!

Gail Melluzzo January 25, 2013 at 03:27 PM
Stella Doro, once located in Old Saybrook , is now in Middletown and one of our favorites!!!

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