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Fearless Critic restaurant review
New Haven
American, Burgers

Daily 11:00am–2:00pm

Bar Beer, wine, liquor
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East Rock
150 Nicoll St.
New Haven, CT
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Contois Tavern
A charmingly gruff East Rock classic since 1934: old men, cheap beer, and occasional burgers

The cult following of this humble, no-frills bar off State Street seems to grow every year, even as (or perhaps because) the place doesn’t change a bit. Contois is an unapologetic local, a place that’s been in New Haven since 1934, a squat, square, brick building on a residential block…

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