In June, we'll be making an out and back trip from Cleveland, OH to Kingston, RI through NY state, then dropping down to I-84 & I-95 to make our way through CT. Are there any notable casual restaurants not too far from the highway along that stretch? Menu can be pretty much anything (ice cream, coffee/beverages, pizza, local cuisine, diner, etc). We're just looking for unique stops along the way (and kid-friendly, but doesn't necessarily need to have a kids' menu specifically). What's the fun of traveling if fast food chains are your only option?
Also, if anyone has suggestions for great casual (non-chain) lunch or dinner places in Kingston, RI or Narragansett, RI, I'm all ears. Where to get high quality seafood? Way better than just average burgers/sandwiches? Doughnuts other than the Dunkin variety?