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Although it may have fallen out of Top 40 rotation in the 70 years since it was sung by a burger-shop owner’s barbershop quartet, the song “When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along)” lives on in the legacy of a Seattle-based burger joint. The Red Robin franchise has spread its wings far and wide, now serving locations throughout North America with sustainably grown, environmentally conscious burgers and sides that marry classic American flavors with savory twists such as onion straws or bruschetta. Most of the shop’s fire-grilled burgers, chicken sandwiches, and entrees come with a side of bottomless steak fries, allowing patrons to soak up the juicy Whiskey River barbecue sauce, melted blue cheese, and edible fedoras that top the menu’s varied eats. The staff are happy to help patrons pair their sandwiches with one of the full bar’s microbrews or specialty mixed drinks, keeping glasses filled while athletic superstars battle it out on the eatery's big-screen TVs.

1509 New Britain Ave
West Hartford,
CT
US

More than 200 bottled beers and a list of premium Irish draughts. Football, both American and international, on a 10-foot-tall screen. Plates of shepherd's pie, bangers and mash, and beer-braised corned beef. Though McLadden's asserts its Emerald-Isle roots in a number of visible ways, it's the less-visible flavors that truly elevate the experience. Irish ales, stouts, and lagers lace many of the dishes that sail to tables in the pub, including a Harp-infused chili and Guinness-steamed mussels. The legendary stout also takes a starring role in the Guinness float, which is made with vanilla ice cream and a chocolate chip cookie, and in weekly reenactments of the famous pub-trivia scene from Ulysses.

6 Wilcox St.
Simsbury,
CT
US

Readers of the Hartford Advocate named Cora Cora Restaurant as the Best Peruvian Restaurant in the 2010 Best of Hartford Readers' Poll. Six Yelpers give the restaurant an average of four stars, and nine Google Mappers give it a five-star average.

162 Shield St
West Hartford,
CT
US

Plan B Burger Bar boasts a bevy of natural burgers that have received the a-okay from Certified Humane, ensuring that every beefy bite is pure, pristine, and chemical-free. Make friends with the menu and opt for one of the restaurant's 20 burgers, each hand-ground on the premises daily and served with a choice of fries or organic greens. Customer favorites include the bacon cheeseburger ($10.99), with American cheese, caramelized onions, and garlic mayo; the appealing appetizer of three mini cheeseburgers ($9.59) with parmesan fries; the blue-cheese burger ($11.99), topped with caramelized onions and bourbon barbecue sauce; and the signature Tavern Classic ($9.99), topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, and Plan B's special sauce. Non-bunned plates include a lobster mac ‘n’ cheese ($19.99), spaghetti and meatballs ($12.99), and grilled salmon ($15.99).

4 Railroad St
Simsbury,
CT
US

This casual, family-friendly restaurant caters to guests with a hankering for hearty home-cooked fare. Midday munchers can partake in a pastrami and swiss triple-decker club sandwich ($8.50) or a spinach salad loaded with apple and chicken ($8.95). For dinner, treat taste buds to a plate of baked meatloaf smothered in gravy and made with Effie’s own recipe ($7.95/small, $13.95/large). Gain a gastronomical understanding of Greece with a beef gyro ($7.95), chicken souvlaki ($7.95), spanakopita ($8.95), or an edible DVD of Clash of the Titans.

91 Park Rd
West Hartford,
CT
US

BagelC cravings are extinguished morning, noon, and night at Reuben's Delicatessen, with a menu composed of New York–style deli fare. Dine in on slow-cooked baked brisket ($13.95) in between bites of the complimentary kosher pickles at each table, or carry out a Reuben ($11.95) to enjoy over American Gladiator reenactments in your backyard. Other sammiches include a half-pound corned beef ($10.95) or a half-pound pastrami ($10.95), both of which go perfectly with a bowl of matzo-ball soup ($3.95). Or try a custom-made salad ($8.95) for a meal that's not bookended by slices of bread. Wash down dining with a Dr. Brown's Soda ($1.95) before concluding the culinary concerto with the four-piece rugelah ($3.95) or the babka ($4.95).

35 Lasalle Rd
West Hartford,
CT
US