11 ‘Hole-in-the-Wall’ Restaurants in the Greater Danbury Area That Will Blow You Away
What exactly are, "Hole in the Wall" restaurants? Some are off the beaten track, and most of them aren't glamorous, but, all of them are outstanding eateries!
Located at 68 W. Wooster St. in Danbury, Sesame Seed is a legend in downtown Danbury and is filled with antiques and funkiness. Everything is delicious at Sesame Seed, especially their homemade hummus and tabouli. They lean towards middle eastern cuisine and it's ideal for vegans. Go there, trust me, you'll love it!
Panchos is located across the street from the Danbury courthouse at 145 White Street. Many Google reviewers claim that Pancho's has the most authentic Mexican food in the city. The meat is tender and flavorful and the shrimp tacos are to die for. Lots of food at a great price.
Biksbees Eatery is situated in the Dolan Plaza at 211 Greenwood Ave. in Bethel and is known as a great luncheonette for soups, salads, and sandwiches. Try their Ahi Tuna sandwich on fresh Bastone bread.
The Bank Street Coffeehouse is located at 59 Bank St. in the quaint New England town of New Milford. I find it to be the quintessential coffee house in the greater Danbury area. Their menu of coffees are all superb and all their sandwiches are homemade.
We were doing a live morning show here during the filming of 'Mr. Deeds' starring Adam Sandler who just happened to stop during our show. At the time it was the Ethan and Omelette Show and Lou was a character known as College Boy.
This little Thai gem is a simple storefront at 35 White St. in Danbury and reviewers rave about the Pho and Pad Thai. Even though there's no real atmosphere to speak of, the food is delicious, the prices are better than reasonable, and the service is quick and friendly. If you enjoy Thai food, go there!
File this cute little place under road food! Located on Rt. 25 heading out of Newtown towards Monroe, the Botsford Drive-in menu has lots of choices from burgers to pancakes. The hot dogs are yummy. Make sure to try a deep fried skinny hot dog, texas fries, and find a spot for their onion sauce. Make sure you're armed with plenty of napkins if you're eating and driving.
Banana Brazil is located at 91 Main St. in Danbury where Brazilian food is king. Reviewers raved about tender meat, great rice and veggies, and large portions saying that the food was authentic Brazilian all the way. Even though it may be hard to find, one reviewer, originally from Brazil, said this place was the real deal modeled after typical Brazilian restaurants.
Kings located on Rt. 25 in Newtown has been a go-to log cabin type restaurant in the greater Danbury area for breakfast and lunch. It's a tiny little place but worth the drive and the wait. Try their homemade 'bocco' bread and French toast options like you read about along with so much food, you'll end up taking leftovers home especially if you order the 'Lumberjack.'
This little hole-in-the-wall diner is located at 98 Church Hill Rd. in Sandy Hook. It's outside appearance is a bit rough likes it's been there forever, but inside the vibe is friendly and quaint. If you're not into the madhouse and barrage of people at the huge diner up the street, the Sandy Hook Diner will be right up your alley. Customers raved about everything being cooked to perfection from eggs to homefries to bacon, not to mention the generous portions. It's where everybody knows your name!
Even though the Little Pub has 4 locations, its quaintness both on the outside and inside make it a perfect 'hole-in-the-wall' restaurant. They're located at 59 Ethan Allen Highway(Rt. 7) in Ridgefield. Inside you'll find a cozy pub atmosphere, but don't be fooled, because when it's full, it's very loud. I label it gourmet pub-grub and it has a large beer and wine list where anything you order is going to be delicious.
Goulash Place is located at 42 Highland Ave in Danbury, and is one of the very best traditional Hungarian dining experience one can ever have. The food mixed with the old-world atmosphere is what this quaint Danbury restaurant the perfect hole-in-the-wall.