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Dragon East 120 N Main St, Branford
Dragon East
Chinese • $$

Dragon East

120 N Main St, Branford, CT 06405

We ordered the chicken lo mein, Happy Family, and the eggplant with garlic sauce and brown rice. Absolutely delicious! Staff were friendly and welcoming. We...

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  • Superb227 Reviews4.4
Lobster Shack 3 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven
Lobster Shack
Seafood • $$

Lobster Shack

3 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven, CT 06512

Really good food! We got 2 lobster rolls a cheese burger and a hotdog and they were all delicious. Fries were fresh. And the view from the second floor is...

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  • Superb213 Reviews4.4
Home 1114 Main St, Branford
Home
American • $$

Home

1114 Main St, Branford, CT 06405

Interesting food choices; many food items on menu seem higher in sodium limiting choices for me; service was pleasant but too many staff members came by trying...

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  • Superb223 Reviews4.3
G Zen 2 E Main St, Branford
G Zen
Vegan • $$

G Zen

2 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405

We had a fun late lunch, my daughter was very excited to eat here. We came all the way from MA to enjoy it. Hands down the French toast was a huge hit. We also...

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  • Superb167 Reviews4.5
Rosso Vino 130 Shore Dr, Branford
Rosso Vino
Italian • $$

Rosso Vino

130 Shore Dr, Branford, CT 06405

Wished we had discovered this gem before! Excellent green salad, gazpacho and pork chop. Gnocchi with meatballs was also delicious, if a little generous with...

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  • Superb139 Reviews4.6
Le Petit Café 225 Montowese St, Branford
Le Petit Café
French • $$$

Le Petit Café

225 Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405

Tastefully eclectic setting which was quite enjoyable. The food was excellently prepared and presented. The staff was engaging and knowledgeable and the chef...

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.6
Cafe Fiore 420 E Main St, Branford
Cafe Fiore
Italian • $$

Cafe Fiore

420 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405

Their food is always delicious. Been there many times and never had a bad meal.My dad lives in FL and whenever he comes to visit CT, we need to make a stop...

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  • Good210 Reviews4.2
U.S.S. Chowder Pot III 560 E Main St, Branford
U.S.S. Chowder Pot III
Seafood • $$

U.S.S. Chowder Pot III

560 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405

We are from out of state. As I’m a over the truck driver so have had food from everywhere. But this place is the best I have ever had in Prime Rib and...

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  • Good256 Reviews4
Rossitto's Ristorante 284 E Main St, Branford
Rossitto's Ristorante
American • $$

Rossitto's Ristorante

284 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405

Perfect! Every meal there has been excellent and we have eaten there many, many times over the past 2-3 years. The restaurant has a variety of dishes,...

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  • Superb142 Reviews4.5
Hornets Nest Breakfast, Lunch and Catering 269 E Main St, Branford
Hornets Nest Breakfast, Lunch and Catering
American • $

Hornets Nest Breakfast, Lunch and Catering

269 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405

I got the French dip with fries and this is the French dip I've been longing for. Searching for. Praying for. Absolutely perfect.Fries were pretty good...

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  • Superb170 Reviews4.6
Takumi Sushi Ramen&Lounge 906 W Main St, Branford
Takumi Sushi Ramen&Lounge
Japanese • $$

Takumi Sushi Ramen&Lounge

906 W Main St, Branford, CT 06405

This place consistently has some of the best sushi I’ve ever had. Decided to try the chicken teriyaki lunch special. They did not disappoint. Comes with a...

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  • Superb155 Reviews4.4
Shoreline Cafe & Catering 1247 Main St, Branford
Shoreline Cafe & Catering
Italian • $$

Shoreline Cafe & Catering

1247 Main St, Branford, CT 06405

Found this place totally by accident and wow were we pleasantly surprised. It reminded me of a cafe that I used to go to in Rome. Food was great. Staff was...

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  • Superb139 Reviews4.4
Jalapeño Heaven 40 N Main St, Branford
Jalapeño Heaven
Mexican • $$

Jalapeño Heaven

40 N Main St, Branford, CT 06405

One of my favorite Mexican cuisine spots on the shoreline. This little mom n pop place has clear pride in what they serve. They make all the food in house, so...

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  • Good174 Reviews4.1
Dockside Seafood and Grill 145 Block Island Rd, Branford
Dockside Seafood and Grill
Seafood • $$

Dockside Seafood and Grill

145 Block Island Rd, Branford, CT 06405

Great atmosphere… this is a fun place to go. The food was wonderful and the service was friendly and sincere but could have been better or I would give 5...

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  • Good199 Reviews3.9
Thimble Island Brewing Company 16 Business Park Dr, Branford
Thimble Island Brewing Company
Brewpubs • $

Thimble Island Brewing Company

16 Business Park Dr, Branford, CT 06405

Great food, great beer, and good vibes! Had excellent customer service too. Went on a day with live music as well which was fun. Only thing is that due to a...

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  • Superb156 Reviews4.4

American Restaurants

American in Branford
Eli's Branford 624 W Main St, Branford
Eli's Branford
American • $$

Eli's Branford

624 W Main St, Branford, CT 06405

We had an extraordinary time at this place. We enjoyed the great ambience and the meals. The staff are very friendly. I am happy we eventually managed to visit...

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  • Good177 Reviews3.9
Tommy Sullivan's Cafe 240 N Main St, Branford
Tommy Sullivan's Cafe
American • $$

Tommy Sullivan's Cafe

240 N Main St, Branford, CT 06405

Always thought this is a very cool place plenty of outside dining now inside very friendly haven't had much to eat there other than wings I will see there...

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  • Good129 Reviews4.2
Arturo's Restaurant 53 School Ground Rd, Branford
Arturo's Restaurant
American

Arturo's Restaurant

53 School Ground Rd, Branford, CT 06405

Simply amazing quality food, generous portions, outstanding service. You can tell they pour their heart and soul into their business. Anyone looking for...

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  • Superb66 Reviews4.8

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Branford
Capone's Pizza Bar 318 E Main St, Branford
Capone's Pizza Bar
Pizza • $$

Capone's Pizza Bar

318 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405

I go there at least once a week. My go-to is the plum tomato, added with meatball. When i want to be healthy, I get the escarole and bean on cauliflower crust....

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  • Superb107 Reviews4.4
Genaros Restaurant & Pizza 126 Shore Dr, Branford
Genaros Restaurant & Pizza
Pizza • $$

Genaros Restaurant & Pizza

126 Shore Dr, Branford, CT 06405

Freshly prepared meals, to your liking, along with a generous salad to start! Delicious, authentic Italian food with excellent service makes it a must to try...

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  • Superb119 Reviews4.3
Marco Pizzeria 313 E Main St, Branford
Marco Pizzeria
Pizza • $$

Marco Pizzeria

313 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405

We saw this place driving off 95 North and figured why not try it after reading the reviews. Honestly wasn't that impressed... my garden salad was better...

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  • Good180 Reviews3.9

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Branford
Guacamole's Mexican Cuisine Branford 2 Sybil Ave, Branford
Guacamole's Mexican Cuisine Branford
Mexican • $$

Guacamole's Mexican Cuisine Branford

2 Sybil Ave, Branford, CT 06405

We stop here every now and then and always love the food and drinks. The amount of food you get at this place is mind blowing, we always have lunch the next...

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  • Good197 Reviews3.4
Chipotle Mexican Grill 2 Commercial Pkwy, Branford
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Mexican • $

Chipotle Mexican Grill

2 Commercial Pkwy, Branford, CT 06405

Ordered online and went to pick up our order... only problem was that they didn't get the order. Showed the order confirmation on my phone and the fixed...

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  • Good100 Reviews3.4
Taco Bell 960 W Main St, Branford
Taco Bell
Mexican • $

Taco Bell

960 W Main St, Branford, CT 06405

Consistently good.As a vegetarian that just started working in the area it's great to have a good Taco Bell with all the quick affordable veggie options...

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  • Average97 Reviews2.8

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Branford
Lion City Chinese Restaurant 4 Brushy Plain Rd #512, Branford
Lion City Chinese Restaurant
Chinese • $

Lion City Chinese Restaurant

4 Brushy Plain Rd #512, Branford, CT 06405

I've been a Lion City patron since 1989. I return regularly because I can depend upon the food being prepared as requested, food that is piping hot, and...

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  • Good89 Reviews3.8
Gourmet Wok 365 E Main St D, Branford
Gourmet Wok
Chinese • $

Gourmet Wok

365 E Main St D, Branford, CT 06405

Okay, their menu is pretty standard. Nothing exciting. But as Taste of China is too far to drive for carry out, I do like this place. The food is very well...

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  • Good62 Reviews3.7
China garden 1064 Main St, Branford
China garden
Chinese

China garden

1064 Main St, Branford, CT 06405

Fantastic! We have been disappointed with the quality of takeout chinese food from branford hill to wallingford to clinton since ho sai gai left main street a...

  • Good30 Reviews3.8

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Branford
Lenny's Indian Head Inn 205 S Montowese St, Branford
Lenny's Indian Head Inn
Seafood

Lenny's Indian Head Inn

205 S Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405

Food was great and service was awesome. I have been eating fried seafood for many many years and this place is top notch. They offer top quality seafood at...

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  • Good235 Reviews4.1
Nellie's 50 Maple St, Branford
Nellie's
Seafood • $$

Nellie's

50 Maple St, Branford, CT 06405

We stumbled upon this gem. Amazing food. Service was fantastic... they are closing for the season...but opening in 2021 with new renovations. We will be...

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  • Good115 Reviews3.5
Bud's Fish Market 4 Sybil Ave, Branford
Bud's Fish Market
Seafood • $$$

Bud's Fish Market

4 Sybil Ave, Branford, CT 06405

Everything you need. The fish, lemon, butter, all the seasonings and even the charcoal. My mom loves this place, I came in with her today and see why....

  • Good68 Reviews4

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Branford
GW Carsons 308 E Main St, Branford
GW Carsons
Hamburger • $$

GW Carsons

308 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405

Great tasting food, absolutely phenomenal wait staff. Very friendly, welcoming, courteous, accommodating, and easy to talk to. Awesome vibe all around that can...

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  • Good137 Reviews3.8
Five Guys 845 W Main St, Branford
Five Guys
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Five Guys

845 W Main St, Branford, CT 06405

Ain't nothing better than eating fries out of a bag. Also, their burgers are good and the bathroom is clean so that you can go blow it up after gorging on...

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  • Good117 Reviews3.8
Wendy's 1016 W Main St, Branford
Wendy's
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Wendy's

1016 W Main St, Branford, CT 06405

We usually have a good experience here but the person on a drive through today was grumpy and in such a rush. Perhaps it was a bad day for her so looking...

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  • Average99 Reviews3.1

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Branford
Pasta Cosi 1018 Main St, Branford
Pasta Cosi
Italian • $$

Pasta Cosi

1018 Main St, Branford, CT 06405

Best pasta I've ever had!! The staff is amazing and very personable. I love to sit at the bar. It is small, so perfect for a date night. They do...

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  • Good154 Reviews4
LoMonaco's Ristorante Italiano 990 W Main St, Branford
LoMonaco's Ristorante Italiano
Italian • $$

LoMonaco's Ristorante Italiano

990 W Main St, Branford, CT 06405

This restaurant is no doubt one of the most pleasant restaurants in the region. Anytime I go there I am so pleased. They keep their very high standard service...

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  • Good124 Reviews4.2
La Luna Ristorante 168 N Main St, Branford
La Luna Ristorante
Italian • $$

La Luna Ristorante

168 N Main St, Branford, CT 06405

My family had a 13th birthday brunch for my niece here. There were at least 30 people. The staff was friendly and helpful (and looked happy ?)! The selection...

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  • Good150 Reviews3.9
SUBWAY 66 N Main St, Branford
SUBWAY
Sandwich Shop • $

SUBWAY

66 N Main St, Branford, CT 06405

Love their chopped salad. I'm hooked. Staff is friendly and offers suggestions. Staff dealt with nasty lying customer the best i've seen anyone...

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  • Good41 Reviews3.4
Subway I-95 Southbound, Branford
Subway
Sandwich Shop

Subway

I-95 Southbound, Branford, CT 06405

Heading South on Rt. I-95 for a week’s vacation for the Wawa Welcome America activities in Philadelphia, we stopped at the Branford Southbound Service Plaza...

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  • Good23 Reviews3.6
Subway I-95 Northbound, Branford
Subway
Sandwich Shop

Subway

I-95 Northbound, Branford, CT 06405

Subway is pretty much always good. You choose your fresh baked bread and meat and the staff packs it with all of your chosen add-ins from pickles, to cheese to...

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  • Poor28 Reviews2.3
Parthenon Diner Restaurant 374 E Main St, Branford
Parthenon Diner Restaurant
Diner • $$

Parthenon Diner Restaurant

374 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405

The food was fantastic! I loved the Rhode Island clam chowder. The baked meatloaf sandwich was full of light well spiced beef. I would highly recommend this...

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  • Good191 Reviews3.9
Sky Diner 30 Leetes Island Rd, Branford
Sky Diner
Diner • $$

Sky Diner

30 Leetes Island Rd, Branford, CT 06405

Been here a few times. It’s our go to spot when we’re at the truckstop. Very clean. Food is always delicious and comes out hot. Staff is super nice. Owner...

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  • Good64 Reviews4.2
Diner Hospitality Group 374 E Main St, Branford
Diner Hospitality Group
Diner

Diner Hospitality Group

374 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405

The Parthenon is doing a great takeout operation during the pandemic. Much appreciated. Food is consistent and very good and the staff is great . The one thing...

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  • Good53 Reviews3.8