My hubby's family is up in the Fairfield/Hamilton area so we're getting quite familiar with the drive and Route 4 (which I love!). On the first snow of 2010 - we headed up for a visit but needed to get some lunch first. Larry took me to Rick's Tavern & Grille - which was one of his favorites when he lived up there.
First I ordered a cup of the white chicken chili (picture wouldn't upload - argh). It was delicious!!! ($3.99) I was freezing cold from the snow and this was a great way to warm up. There was a lot of flavor and the tortilla strips were a great crunch addition. I definitely would get this again!
Why Should You Go? While it's nothing earth-shattering - if you're in the area - it's a good stop. The food is good and the staff is friendly. I do hear it's hoppin on Friday & Saturday nights if you're up there and looking for that as well.