If a summer road trip takes you through Connecticut, make time to stop here. The famous cheeseburgers arrive at tables with crowns of crispy cheese four corners of yellow goodness curling upward. No one else has our cheese, said cook Tom Mendillo, who like all cooks here wears a bowtie to work. The homemade ice cream comes in a variety of flavors, including peanut butter, chocolate chip, and the seasonal peach melba. Waitresses in 1950s-style uniforms deliver cones upside down in silver dishes and sundaes in tall, old-fashioned glasses. All of the dishes come with a side of nostalgia for adults. Meanwhile, the menu, old style delivery, and decor complete with a mural depicting elves and fairies offer something new for kids. 840 East Middle Turnpike, 860-649-4245, no reservations, Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Friday-Sat. 7-11, Sunday 10:30-10:30, cheeseburger $5.40, single-scoop ice cream cone $2.50.