Guilford Dinner Menu


*Oysters: $ PTM | Shrimp Cocktail: $4.75 Ea

Littleneck Clams: $PTM


Fried Avocado & Onion Rings / $10

Breaded avocado and lightly battered fried onion rings, served with chipotle lime aioli (V)

Fried Calamari / $14

Egg battered, deep-fried tentacles and rings, tossed in white balsamic dressing or sweet Thai chili & cherry peppers, served with fresh lemon

Bacon Wrapped Scallops / $16

Fresh Stonington scallops wrapped with smoked bacon in a house-made bourbon glaze over arugula

Devils On Horseback / $13

Medjool dates stuffed with gorgonzola cheese, wrapped in smoked bacon & drizzled with balsamic reduction

Coconut Shrimp / $14

Breaded Gulf shrimp, deep-fried, served with fresh lemon & sweet Thai chili sauce

Ciabatta Bruschetta / $12

Toasted ciabatta topped with pesto, house roasted tomatoes & goat cheese, drizzled with balsamic reduction (V)

Four Cheese Baked Mac / $14

Cavatappi pasta tossed with heavy cream and four different types of cheese topped with herb toasted breadcrumbs

PEI Mussels / $14

Fresh PEI mussels, sautéed with garlic, shallots, butter & fresh herbs, served with garlic bread. Choice of sauce: White wine sauce or Fra Diavolo


​N.E. Clam Chowder: $8 | French Onion: $8 | Soup Of The Day: $9

Garden Salad | $10

Crisp romaine lettuce, tomato, red onion, carrots, bell peppers & croutons, with house balsamic vinaigrette (V)

Cobb Salad / $16

Mixed greens, crispy chopped bacon, hard-boiled eggs, sliced tomatoes, and avocados topped with blue cheese crumbles served with red wine vinaigrette

Chapter One Caesar / $11

Crisp romaine lettuce tossed with our house-made Caesar dressing, croutons & pecorino romano cheese

Caprese Salad / $12

Vine-ripened tomato & fresh mozzarella drizzled with balsamic glaze & house infused garlic olive oil, sprinkled with fresh basil over arugula

Add a Protein:

Grilled Shrimp: $12 | *6 oz. NY Strip Steak: $15 | Anchovies: $3 | *Seared Tuna: $16 | Grilled or Blackened Chicken: $7 | *Grilled Stonington Scallops: $14 | *Salmon: $16 | Hot or Cold Lobster: $PTM | *Swordfish: $23


Vegetarian Fried Rice / $20

Chef’s choice fresh vegetables, house Jasmine rice, sweet soy sauce & scallions garnished with sesame seeds

Cajun Chicken Pasta / $23

Blackened chicken breast, served over cavatappi pasta with spinach & roasted red peppers in a garlic cream sauce

Chapter One Bolognese / $26

Stewed veal, sausage, crumbled house-made meatballs, slow-simmered in a port wine tomato sauce finished with parmesan cheese &a touch of cream tossed with cavatappi pasta

Shrimp Scampi / $28

Sautéed jumbo shrimp, garlic, shallot, tomato, fresh basil & parsley in a lemon-white wine butter sauce tossed with linguine

Scallop Risotto / $30

Stonington sea scallops over a tomato-asparagus risotto garnished with pecorino romano cheese

Yellowfin Tuna / $35

Sesame seed crusted sushi-grade tuna, served rare, with house rice and stir-fried vegetables finished with sweet soy & wasabi sauce

Salmon Piccata / $30

Pan-roasted salmon, served over mashed potatoes with sautéed spinach, garnished with a lemon caper butter

Linguine & Clams / $27

Local littleneck clams, crushed red pepper, shallot, tomato, fresh parsley, and lemon with linguine tossed in a garlic white wine clam sauce garnished with parmesan cheese

Grilled Swordfish Steak / $33

8oz A+ swordfish served over pico-infused rice and finished with a house-made lime garlic butter

Zuppa Di Pesce / $PTM

Fresh local clams, mussels, lobster tail, shrimp & catch of the day in a zesty red wine marinara, served with garlic bread. ADD: Linguine / $2


Lobster Roll – $PTM

Fresh picked Maine lobster meat served either hot with butter or cold with celery and mayonnaise, on a toasted bun with Old Bay potato chips & fresh lemon

Chapter One Pastrami / $15

Steamed pastrami, sautéed onions, Swiss cheese, and Chapter One sauce served on toasted rye bread with fries & a pickle

Chicken Cutlet Sandwich / $14

Choice of char-grilled, blackened, or fried, with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise served on a brioche bun with fries & a pickle

Chapter One Burger / $16

6oz all-beef patty, seasoned with house spice rub, cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, and Chapter One sauce, served on a brioche bun

Build Your Own Burger / $14

6oz all-beef patty served on a brioche bun with fries & a pickle.

Lettuce, Tomato, Onion: $1.50
Grilled Onions: $1 | Pickles: $1
Hot Peppers: $1
Chapter One Sauce, Mayo or Chipotle Lime Aioli: $1
American, Swiss, Cheddar or Pepper Jack Cheese: $1.25
*Fried Egg: $1.50 | Roasted Peppers: $1.50
Sautéed Mushrooms: $2
Bacon: $2 | Avocado: $2.50


Bacon Cheese Fries / Loaded Mashed Potatoes / Truffle Fries: $8 Ea |

Maple Bacon Brussel Sprouts / Grilled Asparagus: $7 Ea |

Fries / Onion Rings / Sautéed Spinach: $6 Ea

Guilford Restaurant Dinner Menu

Hungry after a long day of exploring Guilford’s museums, art centers, and scenic historical districts? Whether you’re vacationing in Guilford or you’re a long-time resident, we are happy you have found your way to Chapter One Food & Drink. There is plenty to do in our little New England town, so we hope you have worked up an appetite.

New American Restaurant in Guilford

Part of the charm of dining in a coastal town is diving into a plate of fresh fish. That’s why you’ll find delectable dishes that take advantage of our constant supply of fresh, high-quality seafood topping the list of customer favorites. There’s nothing quite like spending a day splashing at the shore and then sitting down to a flavorful plate of scallop risotto, yellowfin tuna, or a savory Maine lobster roll.

Lighter Fare – Raw Bar, Bacon Wrapped Scallops,

Perhaps you’ve already sampled plenty of apples from nearby orchards or had a big lunch while you were out shopping, in which case you might be in the mood for lighter fare. In that case, slip into a spicy shrimp cocktail, order a plate of oysters or littleneck clams from our raw bar, or split a plate of bacon-wrapped scallops with the rest of your group. They’re just the pick-me-up you’ve been hoping for, without the heavy side dishes to weigh you down.

Whatever you’re in the mood for, you can find something to satiate your palate at Chapter One Food & Drink. We can’t wait to see you.