CT’s Kings of Wings

“Paired with sibling Jack Rabbits next door, this is one of my favorite Connecticut joints for burgers, dogs and shakes, and its wings, which are brined, slow-roasted, cooled, flash fried and then sauced, can also hold their own with anyone’s. Many great flavors, and the XXX wings will put hair on your chest-or maybe singe it off.”

Review: Jack Rabbits, Old Saybrook

What happens when one of Connecticut’s better chefs goes downscale? Good things, sometimes.

Several years ago, Jack Flaws, who formerly headed up the kitchens of vaunted eateries like Max Downtown in Hartford, Three Fish in Westerly, R.I., and Jack’s Saybrook Steak in Old Saybrook, surrendered to the economic realities of the time and opened Jack Rabbits, also in Old Saybrook, where, despite accessible pricing and family orientation, he hasn’t entirely abandoned his upscale sensibilities.

The result has been one of Connecticut’s best casual burger joints, a fun place that’s especially busy this time of year.

Restaurant review: Jack Rabbit’s and the Rabbit Hole in Old Saybrook

There’s burger joints, and then there’s Jack Rabbit’s/The Rabbit Hole, a burger joint that is most definitely a contender for the shoreline area burger crown.

And P.S., I’m counting Bobby’s Burger Palace among Jack Rabbit’s peers. Yeah, it’s on.

Jack Rabbit’s opened on Main Street in Old Saybrook a few years ago, but recently the brilliant owner/chef Jack Flaws decided to expand the adorable little eatery into the neighboring Old Saybrook Tavern, and now, voila! We can eat Jack’s dynamite eats with full bar service and a rockin’ jukebox at what’s now The Rabbit Hole. (Jack Rabbit’s remains for the non-bar set.)

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