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Unique Eats in Glastonbury

We have lots of restaurants. Here are several that offer a bit of something for every palate

Tenth Hole Tavern: A Great Meal With a View 

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the downtown restaurant scene? There’s a new dining option in Glastonbury that will suit anyone who wants a quiet place to eat while enjoying a scenic view. 

The Tenth Hole Tavern is located at the Minnechaug Golf Course and its dining spaces, both inside and out, overlook scenic greens. 

The town-owned property is leased by Guilmette Golf LLC, which also operates the Goodwin Park and Keney Park golf courses. 

The restaurant opened May 15 after a nearly one-year delay. The town issued bids for the restaurant lease in January of 2020 but halted the process when the state shut down because of Covid, says Chris Guilmette, co-owner of Guilmette Golf with his brother Matt Guilmette.

Chef Tyler DeVaux subleases the restaurant space and runs the Tenth Hole. 

Tyler says the eatery prides itself on offering upscale pub fare.

“We have burgers, sandwiches, pizza and really good wings, but nicer than a typical pub.

We have a full bar with specialty cocktails, wine and a draft beer list featuring local beer. Everything is selling really well, we sell a ton of wings and lots of pizzas and wraps.”

Other unique menu items include pork belly steam buns, fried green beans, Bavarian soft pretzels and a meatloaf sandwich. 

The tavern has “a little bit of everything for everyone,” Chris says. “You really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.”  

The Tenth Hole can seat up to 70 people inside and about 30 out on the patio. Both dining spaces overlook the first hole and putting green of the nine-hole course. 

“The views are really nice,” Tyler says, adding that the Tenth Hole “is a really good option for people who want a great meal with a great view.”

Tenth Hole Tavern

16 Fairway Crossing

860.730.4545

minnechauggolf.com/restaurant

Hours: Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Gbury2Go, Cuisine from around the world

With a busy lifestyle and two kids under the age of 10, Matt Tetreault knows what it’s like to get a good, fast dinner on the table. 

But looking around his South Glastonbury community what he wasn’t finding were good food-to-go options for his family. 

“We were looking for something other than just pizza,” he says. 

That led to the creation of his new business venture, Gbury2Go, about a year ago. 

Everything is fresh made to order, Matt says, and Gbury2Go offers a variety of dishes, from American staples and Vegan options, to Asian noodle dishes and breakfast items that are served all day. 

“We have a lot of healthy and vegan dishes, as well as lots of salads and gluten-free options. Our most popular dishes are drunken noodles, fried chicken, Asian chop salad, Buddha bowl and our french fries. It’s really a hodge-podge of cuisines and a place where the entire family can order something they like.” 

An insurance and financial services worker, Matt says he always liked cooking and craved some of the foods he had enjoyed during his travels around the U.S. and abroad. His partnership with Chef Toledo Giordan, he says, represents a perfect pairing of “my business acumen and his cooking talents.” 

Gbury2Go also caters, Matt says. "We will provide updated modern menu options for businesses and large group gatherings, rather than the mundane food options that are so often provided." 

Gbury2Go

2249 New London Turnpike, South Glastonbury

gbury2go.com

gbury2go@gmail.com

860-633-0042

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 4 to 9 p.m.  

Foxy Pizza, A multi-generational family restaurant

Founded in 1975 by Georgia Varlas and her late brother, Van Tsouvalis, Foxy Pizza is an iconic local  restaurant. 

Georgia and her husband operated a chain of pizza eateries in New England throughout the 1950s and 1960s, but after his death Georgia and her brother decided to consolidate those businesses closer to home.

Georgia has always played a leading role in running the restaurant and while her children - and even grandchildren - now help manage it.

“It’s a popular family restaurant that is known for its fresh salads, made from produce grown on farms right here in Glastonbury,” says her daughter, Patricia Karounos. “Our grinders and pizzas are also popular and always fresh made."

Located in the Shoppes at Fox Run plaza - from which the restaurant took its name - Foxy Pizza has a dining room but has recently focused instead on take-out only during the pandemic. 

Menu items include small, medium and large pizzas, sheet pizzas and specialty pizzas. There are Italian dishes, such as chicken parmesan, manicotti, lasagna and ravioli, along with calzones, grinders and wrap sandwiches. 

“We are a family business that has built our success on referrals and on serving great pizzas to Glastonbury and the surrounding towns for over three generations,” Patricia says. 

Foxy Pizza

37 Welles St.

Foxypizza.com

860-633-4635, 860-633-4636

Open daily, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Zinneken's Belgian Waffles and Cafe - Not Your Average Waffle

About four years ago Elizabeth and Edward Angelillo were at a food truck festival in Massachusetts where one of the vendors was a waffle truck called Zinneken’s. 

“We wanted to try some different foods and we saw this really long line at the waffle truck and we figured they must be good. We tried them and fell in love with them!” 

The couple were so impressed by Zinneken's products that within weeks they contacted chain's owner, Nhon Ma, about franchise opportunities, and then met with him. Elizabeth says she immediately began looking to start one of the restaurants back home in Glastonbury. 

“I was working as a family relations counselor in the state court system and I decided I needed a change so I contacted the owners of Zinneken's. Four years later, here we are!”

Zinneken's is located in a small plaza on New London Turnpike. The Zinneken’s company was founded in Belgium and prides itself on making authentic Belgian waffles that are intended to be eaten any time of the day, not just for breakfast. 

There are two different types of waffles offered at Zinneken’s, the Liege, made from a dough featuring caramelized Belgian pearl sugar, and the Brussels, a light and crispy waffle made from  batter. 

“All of our ingredients are imported from Europe to make the most authentic Belgian waffle outside of Belgium," Elizabeth says. 

Customers order which type of waffle they want and then add toppings of their choice, including things like fresh fruits, chocolate, Nutella, oreos, maple syrup and whipped cream. 

The menu also includes a list of Zinneken’s top 10 “favorites,” like Strawberry Glamour, a waffle with strawberries drizzled with chocolate syrup, and The Gormand, a waffle with bananas, caramel and whipped cream. 

“Our authentic waffles aren't just a breakfast food,” Elizabeth says. "We consider our waffles an all-day snack to enjoy." 

Other menu items include an assortment of coffees, teas and smoothies. 

She and her husband are franchise consultants for Zinneken’s, which means they help with opening other franchises.  They are currently assisting in opening another Zinneken’s in Fairfield. 

Elizabeth says the restaurant has proven popular since it opened here in May. 

“The community has really embraced us and are really excited that we’re here.”`

Zinneken's 

331 New London Turnpike

860-781-8596

Zinnekenwaffles.com

Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.to 2 p.m. 

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