Food, Drink, and More Near EMPOWER

Here are some of our favorite restaurants, markets, bars, and more – all just a short drive from Empower Adventures

Taino Smokehouse

Taino Smokehouse – The Craft of Quality Barbecue

Using a few simple ingredients; salt, pepper, and fire, the Taino Smokehouse Team is working hard to bring purist barbecue to the Northeast.

Located at 428 South Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 358-9828

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Lino's Market

Lino’s Market – an Italian Specialty Market

Sandwiches, salads, prepared meals, catering, and more – you can’t go wrong with Lino’s Market! Dive into a Chicken Cutlet grinder – never disappoints!!!

Located at 478 Main Street, Durham, CT 06422

(860) 349-1717

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The Inn at Middletown & Tavern at the Armory

The Inn at Middletown – A Complete Unexpected Pleasure

Located less than 10 minutes from EMPOWER, The Inn at Middletown blends old world colonial style with the contemporary; and includes rooms for couples and families, corporate meeting space, and The Tavern at the Armory.

Located at 70 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 854-6300

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Indian Springs Golf Club

Indian Springs Golf Club in Middlefield

Indian Springs Golf Club is home to a scenic, challenging 9-hole, par-36, golf course with immaculate greens, variety of holes, practice facility, putting green, and a newly-renovated clubhouse, cafe, bar, and patio area

Located at 123 Mack Road, Middlefield, CT 06455

(860) 349-8109

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Jerry's Pizza

Jerry’s Pizza – A Middletown Tradition Since 1968

Dine In, Take Out, or Delivery Pizza, Grinders, Salads, Entrees, Burgers, Wings, and more. Adjacent to Matty’s Next Door, Jerry’s is also a great spot for a bite, a beer, and a game. For catering, check out Jerry’s Pizza On Wheels.

Located at 635 South Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 346-5335

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Mondo Restaurant

Mondo Restaurant – New York Style Thin Crust Pizza in Middletown

Mondo Restaurant specializes in New York Style Thin Crust Pizza. Pizza is their specialty, however Mondo’s also offers a variety of hand-prepared salads, entrees, and more. Mondo’s features products from local business partners, including Foxon Park Soda, NoRa Cupcakes, and more.

Located at 10 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 343-3300

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Durham Dari Serve

Dari Serve – 52 Years of Scooping!

Durham Dari Serve is a seasonal stop for the best local ice cream, shakes, and ice cream cakes. Open Spring into the Fall, Dari Serve is a “must-stop” for anyone traveling on Rte. 17 in Durham.

Located at 13 Main Street, Durham, CT 06422

(860) 349-3367

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Sliders Grill and Bar

Sliders Grill & Bar

The essence of Sliders – Fresh Wings, Live Sports, & Family Fun. Sliders was voted the #5 best Sports Bar in the Country by ESPN Magazine in 2011 and prides itself on its fresh food, exceptional customer service, and superior technology for your viewing entertainment.

Located at 1265 South Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457

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Time Out Taverne

Time Out Taverne – A Durham Tradition

Time Out Taverne offers friendly, small-town ambiance in  sophisticated surroundings. An eclectic menu features the finest Angus beef and freshest seafood – American food tweaked with Asian and Latin American influences; all prepared with top quality ingredients. Carefully chosen wines, an adventurous beer list, and creative cocktails complete a very enjoyable dining experience!

Located at 100 New Haven Road, Durham, CT 06422

(860) 349-1721

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Our Place Pizza Restaurant

Our Place Pizza Restaurant – Where our place is your place

Our Place Pizza Restaurant is family-owned and operated and serves a variety of gourmet Italian-Greek style food in the restaurant and wine, beer, and finely crafty specialty cocktails in the bar room. Owner Peter Kokis has owned and operated restaurants in Durham/Middletown for over 30 years and is a staple to the dining community.

Located at 2100 South Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 788-2477

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Lan Chi's Vietnamese Restaurant

Lan Chi’s Vietnamese Restaurant – The Best Kept Culinary Secrets in Middletown.

Inspired by authentic, home-style Vietnamese cuisine, Lan Chi’s Vietnamese Restaurant will take you on a journey to the South East Asia. Their unique palette is infused with fresh, aromatic Asian herbs and spices for a flavorful dining experience like no other.

Located at 505 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 347-8885

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Haveli India Restaurant

Haveli India Restaurant – Modern Interpretations of Classic Dishes

Haveli India Restaurant offers delicious dining, take-out, and delivery to Middletown and has been recognized for its outstanding Indian cuisine, excellent service, and friendly staff.

Located at 1300 South Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 347-7773

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Eli Cannons Tap Room

Eli Cannons Tap Room – The Connecticut Innovator of the Modern Beer Bar

Eli Cannons Tap Room insists on serving a rotation of only micro-brewed beers and non main stream imports – ensuring a variety of eclectic beers for your tasting pleasure. Eli’s also features a variety of quality comfort foods at reasonable prices.

Located at 696 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457

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Herd Restaurant

Herd Restaurant – Come Together, Eat, and Imbibe

Herd is a restaurant where the food is complex of flavor but simple and clean in presentation, where the beverages are specially created for the interested patron, and the environment is comfortable, joyful, and approached with ease. Come eat at Herd – a gathering place.

Located at 200 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 346-HERD

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The Hop Knot

Hop Knot – Craft Beer, Pretzels, Craft Cocktails, Board Games

The Hop Knot is home to the perfect pairing of pretzels and brews, featuring selections from local craft breweries including Stubborn Beauty, City Steam, and a tap list of 24 different offerings.

Located at 170-6 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 788-6651

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Disco Chick

Disco Chick – Disco Fries and Chicken Wings

Disco Chick is a dine-in and take-out restaurant specializing in “Disco Fries” and Wings. Go traditional or go crazy with topping on your fries and wings – ranging from pulled pork, peanut butter and jelly, bourbon maple, chipotle mayo, and many more!

Located at 170-1 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 788-6203

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Illiano's Restaurant

Illiano’s Restaurant – “It’s in the Sauce”

Illiano’s has quickly become a family favorite for dining in and take-out. Illiano’s mouth-watering menu features all of your Italian favorites with a New York flair, along with some unique specialty items, including buffalo chicken pizza,  lobster ravioli, eggplant Florentine, and linguini with white clam sauce!

Located at 404 South Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 346-5656

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Vero Cucino Rustico

Vero Cucino Rustico – Authentic Napolitana Pizza

Pizza at Vero is delicately prepared using imported Italian ingredients that are cooked to perfection. Their expanded menu of rustic Italian dishes prepared with a passion for good food will inspire you to come back to try something new each time.

Located at 749 Saybrook Road, Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 343-9413

Check Out Vero Cucino Rustico here

Puerto Vallerta Restaurant

Puerto Vallerta – Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Puerto Vallerta’s menu will tantalize your taste buds with the fabulous flavors of truly authentic Mexican cuisine. At Puerto Vallerta, you will always be greeted with a friendly smile, spicy salsa, and a bountiful basket of freshly-prepared warm corn tortilla chips.

Located at 200 Main Metro Square, Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 852-0080

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Middlesex Chamber of Commerce

Middlesex Chamber of Commerce – The Sun is Always Shining in Middletown!

Visit the Middlesex Chamber for any and all information about the City of Middletown and the towns/cities in Middlesex County.

Located at 393 Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457

(860) 347-6924

Check Out the Middlesex Chamber here

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