Readers' Choice: Best Hangover Venue

In anticipation of St. Patrick's Day, where's the best place for an alcohol-fighting breakfast?

On the first day of this year, I headed into town for brunch at . Sometime during my stay at the counter, the waitress came over to refill my coffee and found me absorbed in a book I'd brought along.

"Well look at you!" she grinned. "Everyone else in here is nursing hangovers and you're just sitting here reading quietly."

Well, that was half-true. It's not like I was reading loudly, but I hadn't let New Year's Eve go by without a drink or two. A meal of eggs and bacon and butter-drenched toast and homefries is tempting enough on its own, but it's certainly needed a bit more if you spent too much time the night before with your .

Granted, this could easily be a "best eggs" poll among our readers given that this food has an amino acid that is especially helpful in breaking down toxins. But there are also pancakes, coffee, and maybe sympathetic staffers to consider.

We've rounded up the places on our directory that include breakfast on their menu. If you tied one on the night before and need a place to recover, where's your top pick?

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Sean March 05, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Hamilton Market on Broad Street, great breakfast!! Egg sandwiches, omelets!!!
Elissa Bass March 05, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Decades ago, where Monica's is now (and I LOVE Monica's), was a place called (I think) The Homesteader (?). Something like that. They had an omelet - called The Farmers' Omelet - that had everything but the kitchen sink in it. It was the best hangover cure I had ever found. There are so many great place in New London to a) create the hangover and then b) cure the hangover. Goldy's breakfast is a miracle (and they are open till 4 a.m., now, so you can fire a pre-emptive strike). The Broken Yolk can cure almost anything. Monica's breakfast sandwich is unparalleled.
Charlie Gordon March 05, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Goldy's....Great food for bar close!
Martin Glavan March 05, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Kamp Dog is a great place for "the cure". Awesome food at dirt cheap prices. You'll enjoy talking to Ken too.
Anita Miller March 05, 2012 at 10:56 PM
We actually have a breakfast called The Hangover - 2 eggs, two pancakes, 2 sausage links, 2 strips of bacon, 2 pcs. of toast and your choice of a Bloody Mary or coffee or juice!!! Check out Goldy's!!!
Suzanne Cattanach March 05, 2012 at 11:02 PM
I had a late Sunday breakfast at Goldy's and it was AWFUL. From start to finish. We got put out in that horrible sunroom thing, around the corner and out of sight so the waitress pretty much ignored us. My toast came out burned. Really unacceptably burned. The waitress clearly saw it, but said nothing until I pointed it out while she was setting it down, and asked for a reorder. She left the burnt toast on our table the whole time, dropped off new toast and vanished. My son's waffles came without butter or syrup and I had to get up and go INTO the kitchen to get someone's attention to get them. He was almost done by the time I got them, he was hungry and just ate anyway. Portions small, prices high. Anywhere is probably better than Goldy's. Kamp Dog or Broken Yolk are excellent choices great food, excellent prices and service.
Suzanne Cattanach March 05, 2012 at 11:03 PM
BTW this was a fairly recent experience maybe 3 or 4 weeks ago.
Henry March 05, 2012 at 11:33 PM
OMG! Why the connection between St Paddy's Day and a hangover? Please stop with this shamless spreading of untruthful lore.
Tracy Ducheneau March 05, 2012 at 11:39 PM
I happen to LOVE Goldys and the wonderful family who owns it. My waiter or waitress has been exceptional Every time and I think the food is great for a dirt cheap price. GOLDYS WE LOVE YOU!
Anthony Marchitto March 06, 2012 at 04:00 AM
When you want to start your day out right you have to go to Goldy's .. Best breakfast to get you going , and Their.lunch and dinner are second to none .. And on the weekends they're open to 4am the best way to end the night !! Awesome place
Charlie Gordon March 06, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Suzanne...unless you eat portions usually relegated to feed cattle, I'm not sure how you can call the portions at Goldy's small. I've always had exceptional service and never left hungry.
Jeff Brown March 06, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Actually i agree with suzanne, Went to goldy's with my wife and baby and for a late breakfast probably 3 weeks ago and the guy seating us was so rude , barely said a word to us and just tossed our menu's on the table like we were bothering him by being there or maybe because we brought a baby ( who is always very well behaved when we take him out). Food was decent though , but definitlely never going back.
Jeff Brown March 06, 2012 at 02:26 PM
broken yolk or porteguese fisherman, but definitely gonna try monica's havent been there yet
MICHAEL KIA March 06, 2012 at 04:25 PM
we all second the Hamilton Market on Broad Street vote
Joe Heap March 07, 2012 at 12:50 AM
The Upper Deck on Pequot Ave. It remains somewhat undiscovered but the food is great. It's cured many hangovers for my whole family.
Joe Heap March 07, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Almost forgot the Corned Beef Hash is homemade as is the Sausage & Gravy over homemade biscuits. Go for the Hash.
katie c March 07, 2012 at 01:05 AM
I love Goldys! ! I've been there for every meal and I've always been happy. my waitresses were friendly efficient and answered all my questions. I thought the food was great. I'm not sure what happened with Suzanne and Jeff but I think You two should give them one more shot... they def are worth it.
Vinnie Y March 07, 2012 at 04:07 PM
I've read these comments with great interest and was shocked that their was no mention of Jack's Place. What better cure for a hangover or for that matter staple of any great breakfast fails to include baked beans? Sitting at Jack's as a boy for the first time with the Heap's, I was appalled to be offered beans with my french toast. After a heated argument with both Joe's (owner and best friend's dad), I was told to just eat the damn beans (the implied threat from Joe Heap if I embarrassed him, slightly more menacing, than Joe's "what kind of idiot turns down my beans). Eat the damn beans I did and few decisions in my life turned out to be as wise, as Joe H paid for the breakfast and my order of a second bowl ensured Joe continued to serve me his beans for years to come. Joe leaving Jack's for retirement was a blow that this city has never recovered from. Until someone in New London can ladle me up a bowl of bean's even half as good as Jack's Place, the question of best breakfast or great hangover remedy will be a question with no definitive answer.
Joann L Kerr March 08, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Craig @ the upper deck is the BOM of a grillman. What ever you want Craig will make it better. And I am with Joe the cornbeaf is the bom. Craig YOU are the bom! Ever need a job and I have a business I will be right the to hire you.Thank you for being Craig
Fyre March 09, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Most definitely! The Upper Deck is the only place to go for a meal to save you from your hangover woes! The service is awesome as well as the food! Craig is a great cook! Trust me I couldn't love a man who didn't know how to make breakfast! :D
Gunner March 18, 2012 at 06:33 PM
The Upper Deck has the best French Toast & Waffles in New London! Chef Craig is the only cook who will never let you go away hungry! He is the BEST just like the Upper Deck if your hungry or have a hangover.


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