Comfort food garbs your tongue in luxurious velveteen knickerbockers of flavor, as opposed to discomfort food, which clings to the face like an overtight ascot. Avoid the embarrassment of culinary crampers with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $21 worth of comforting cuisine at Raya's Restaurant and Bar in Gales Ferry, just 1.5 miles north of New London.
Raya's serves a mélange of comfort foods, with an emphasis on Greek and Italian favorites, in a family-friendly atmosphere. Their menu is a mishmash of mouth treats, featuring everything from pizza (all under $15) to chicken wings, which come in 11 flavors, including Hawaiian, teriyaki, and "awesome," a wing that will give your taste buds a foot massage with one hand while juggling with the other. Burgers, paninis, gyros, and subs (each under $9) all fight it out for sandwich domination, while seafood and pasta lurk in the corner, waiting to jump the winner. The Cajun-flavored Mardi Gras chicken ($12.95) and the Surf-n-Turf topped with shrimp ($14.95) are just a couple of the menu items that Raya's recommends as house specialties. The dining room is warm and inviting, with wood paneling, white table cloths, and comfortable red vinyl booths waiting to prop up hungry diners as they pore over Raya's sizeable bill of fare.
1649 Rt. 12
Gales Ferry, Connecticut 06335Get Directions