An August 2006 trip
to United States by grannola
Quote: Our trip continued through Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut.
Hotel | "Comfort Inn, Milford CT"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 23, 2006
Comfort Inn Milford
278 Old Gate Lane
Milford, Connecticut 06460
Hotel | "Comfort Inn, Danvers MA"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 23, 2006
Comfort Inn North Shore
50 Dayton Street
Danvers, Massachusetts 01923
Restaurant | "Me & Ollies"
We were driving down I-95 from Maine to Boston, in stop-and-go traffic at suppertime, with two whining kids and a screaming baby. We decided to take the next exit in search of food, which happened to be Exeter, New Hampshire.Exeter is a quaint little village, with lots of heritage buildings lining the main street. The main road into town was lined with grand houses and lots of law offices. We drove for about 2 miles off the highway to get into town and parked at the first spot we came to in the historic district. Even though it was raining slightly, we decided to walk down the block to select a restaurant.The restaurant we picked was Me & Ollies. It is a bakery/café with wooden tables and chairs. The first thing we noticed when we went in was of course the "Children’s Corner" which was literally a large corner of the restaurant with chalkboard walls, and an old fashioned wooden kitchen playset, complete with stove, cupboard, and a wide variety of wooden food items.We headed up to the order line and took a very long time deciding what to get. We finally decided that the 4-year-old would have a fluffernutter (a marshmallow fluff and peanut butter sandwich for $3.25) the 8-year-old had a half smoked turkey sandwich and cup of tomato bisque ($6.95), Mom had a half chipotle turkey toasted sandwich on ciabatta bread with a cup of lentil soup ($6.95), and I had a four cheese and tomato grilled sandwich ($4.95).To drink, we had a bottle of New Hamphire’s own cherry cola, a bottle of Me & ollie's H2Ollies, and a glass of chocolate milk. They were out of chocolate milk, but there was a sign on the cooler saying that they would gladly mix some if you asked at the counter. The total bill came to $28.Everything was delicious. All of the sandwiches came with pretzels on the side which was a nice touch. We ended up taking home half of both kids sandwiches because they were full and so were Mom and I (normally we would have just helped them eat up). We finished them up later and I tasted some of the fluffernutter. It was surprising good, and especially tasty as a pretzel dip.Me & Ollie's had a big sign saying they were voted best bread in New Hampshire 2 years in a row. They have 3 locations, one in Exeter and one in Hampton and one in Portsmouth.Their website is: www.meandollies.com
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 12, 2006
Me & Ollie's Cafes
64 Water St.
Exeter, New Hampshire
Restaurant | "Omni Parker House"
Parker's Restaurant at The Omni Parker House
60 School Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 23, 2006
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia