Located on the University of Connecticut's campus, visitors and students alike can enjoy the University's own ice cream parlor. The ice cream is made and served by students of the animal science school and feature unique flavors such as Husky Tracks (vanilla ice cream with a fudge swirl and peanut butter cups), the Salted Caramel Crunch and the decadent Cake Batter. Everything is made on-campus so it is fresh, tasty and refreshing on a hot day. You can also find half gallons of UConn ice cream sold in supermarkets throughout Connecticut.
One of the area's best restaurants, Black-eyed Sally's BBQ & Blues has barbecue, catfish, grits, fried chicken and plenty of other Southern favorites, all accompanied by live music. Open for lunch and dinner, this is one of the most popular eateries in the downtown area and a great place to "Pig-Out" (a dinner special that includes ribs, pulled pork and Andouille sausage). Be sure to get here early because it gets busy on weekends and game days!
Max Downtown is consistently rated by locals as one of the best restaurants in the state. Serving lunch and dinner, the menu is comprised of primarily American dishes such as Maryland Jumbo Lump Crabcakes, Pan Seared Scallops and top quality steaks to name a few. Guests also receive massive portions during lunch and the wine list is just as spectacular as the one served at dinner. This is the perfect spot for a romantic date night or for a business lunch.
Experience New Orleans while you're in Springfield at Chef Wayne's Big Mamou. Dine on delicious and authentic Cajun dishes, like the Shrimp-n-Sausage Jambalya and New Orleans Red Beans. Of course, there is a great selection of hot sauces to accompany any meal. Don't forget dessert with options like Sweet Potato Pie and Deep Dish Bourbon Pecan Pie.
This restaurant's name says it all--Booze, Blues and BBQ. Theodores' was given a Keeping the Blues Alive award and named the Best Blues Club in the Country in 2004 by the Blues Foundation, so you know this is the place to come for some real, authentic Blues. But that's not all you'll find here! Make sure not to miss out on the menu, featuring everything from individual pizzas, to Gumbo, and of course, lots of amazing Barbecue. And don't skip the drinks either, try the World's Greatest Margarita or Bayou Punch. Theodores' is just a little taste of the Deep South in New England.
Feel like you're in Germany at Munich Haus, a beloved restaurant and bar that serves authentic Bavarian cuisine along with an impressive beer selection. The authentic German dishes include potato pancakes, pierogies, schnitzil, and of course sausages. Visit the beer garden and enjoy an imported bottle or pick from one of their many beers on tap. Munich Haus also hosts events and you shouldn't miss their Oktoberfest.
Enjoy a hearty American meal as you dine at Union Street Tavern. The delectable menu is followed by an impressive list of beverages. Their casual ambiance and friendly service is sure to give you a pleasant dining experience.
Treat your taste buds to the authentic Indian flavors as you dine at Taste of India. This restaurant is known to serve a delicious Indian buffet style meals and is popular for serving some of the best tandoori preparations. Their friendly service and warm decor is sure to give you a pleasant dining experience on your visit here.
Dunkin Donuts pampers all the dessert lovers with delicious variety of donuts. Apart from donuts, they serve a delectable small plate menu with tea and coffee. This place is known for its friendly and efficient service making it a great spot for grabbing a quick bite.
Buffalo Wild Wings welcomes with its lively ambiance and some succulent chicken wings. The beers are always chilled and the TV sets will play live matches so the atmosphere is never dull.
Treat your taste buds to delicious Asian flavors as you dine at Char Koon Noodle Express. This restaurant is known for serving Asian Fusion meal at affordable prices. Its friendly staff, efficient service and pocket-friendly menu makes this a popular hangout place for locals.
Nestled in a former mill from the 18th Century The Mill on the River is popular for offering its diners scenic views as they relish their meal. The menu feature American cuisine with contemporary twists blended in. Guests can gorge on steaks, chops, pastas, roasted meat and much more. Complement your meal with a wine form their well stocked bar. Located on the banks of the Podunk River, this restaurant offers picturesque views of its pristine waters.