Mikado Japanese Restaurant
Take a LEFT out of the Red Lion. Turn RIGHT onto Route 9 South. Go to the second signal on Route 9 and bear RIGHT onto Washington Ave/Route 66. Turn LEFT into the parking lot on the left. Mikado's entrance is on the parking lot (i.e. back) side of the building. (Sorry, but the restaurant is NOT handicap accessible. However, take-out is available)
Mikado does close for a short period in the afternoon on weekdays.
Take a LEFT out of the Red Lion. Turn RIGHT onto Route 9 South. Go to the second signal on Route 9 and bear RIGHT onto Washington Ave/Route 66. Follow Washington Avenue until you see Home Depot on the left and Staples on the right. Turn RIGHT into the Staples parking lot. Japanica II is at the back of the shopping center.
Japanica is open continuously throughout the day and the prices are lower here than at Mikado.
Alternate route to Washington Ave/Route 66: Turn LEFT out of the Red Lion and Turn RIGHT onto Route 3. Follow Route 3 until it intersects with Washington Ave/Route 66 and turn RIGHT onto Washington Ave/Route 66.
It's Only Natural (vegetarian/vegan)
Follow the same directions listed above for Mikado.
It's Only Natural has a wonderful selection of natural food. Not a vegetarian or vegan? No problem.
The menu is suitable for all! Most, if not all dishes come with soy or dairy options, where valid.
Left out of the Red Lion - Route 372 East
Lowes Home Improvement, Wooster St Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, Friendly's, CVS Pharmacy, Walgreen's Pharmacy, Wendy's, Stop 'n' Shop (supermarket), Xpect Discounts, Kmart, Dairy Queen Chill and Grill, No Anchovies Pizza, Subway, Ruby Tuesday, and numerous gas stations with convenience stores.
Right out of the Red Lion - Route 372 West
Just before the I-91 overpass is a convenience store and a gas station on the south side of Route 372.
On the other side of the overpass, you will find the following: Super 8 Motel, Courtyard Marriott, Chilis, Oyama (Japanese), Baci Grill, Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, McDonald's, Luna Pizza, Cromwell Diner (24-hour diner), Walmart, and a gas station.
Right onto Route 3 from Route 372 East
UPS Store, 99 Restaurant, KFC, McDonalds, Mortensen's Ice Cream, Taco Bell, Dunkin Donuts
If you want to venture a little farther, try either the Berlin Turnpike (Route 15) or Silas Deane Highway (Route 99). To get to Route 15, take 372 WEST and then follow the signs for Route 15 NORTH (mini-golf is South) OR take I-91 NORTH to 9 NORTH to Exit 21. At the end of the exit, turn RIGHT onto 372 and then RIGHT again at the signal onto Route 15. To get to Route 99, take I-91 NORTH to Exit 24.
The 24-hour CVS Pharmacy is located NORTH of the hotel. Take I-91 NORTH to Exit 24. At the end of the exit, bear RIGHT. The pharmacy is located about a mile up the road.