The first restaurant we visited during our trip was Chip's Family Restaurant which actually has five restaurants in the state of Connecticut. The location we visited was in Fairfield, CT. We came on a Saturday and was expecting it to be packed, but far from it. When we arrived it was busy and bustling, but there was no wait and we got a seat with no issues.
The restaurant has a diner feel to it and very family and tourist friendly. The staff are quick, friendly, and very helpful. Jack told us that they are best known for their pancakes, so three of us actually ordered pancakes. They also had a Memorial Day weekend special menu, so the three of us also ordered from the menu.
|Strawberry Pancakes & Mushroom Omelette|
|California Eggs Benedict|
|Pineapple & Cherry pancakes with Chicken Omelette|
|BBQ Brisket Eggs Benedict & Cinnabon Pancakes|
Although I shared with my BBQ Brisket Eggs Benedict with my friends and Will, I still couldn't finish my dish nor the pancakes. I ended up sharing my pancakes and the pancakes were very moist and fluffy and is sweet enough without syrup.
Overall, definitely a good and uber busy spot for breakfast and brunch, but I would highly recommend it if you're traveling and Connecticut just happens to be one of the states you have to or will pass by. I definitely wouldn't order the BBQ Brisket Eggs Benedict again because it was super super heavy and definitely one of those dishes that will give you a serious food coma.