Restaurants in Branford

Best Restaurants

Rosso Vino 130 Shore Dr, Branford Italian • $$
130 Shore Dr, Branford

“Wow. I cant say enough about this restaurant. Started dining here about 2 years ago now and every single time the food was fresh and the service is always wonderful. The owner joe always comes to greet us with a warm hug...all of the waiters are always pleasant but we always get Anthony who is very delightful.Def a hidden gem ..”

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4.7Superb223 Reviews
Arturo's Restaurant 53 School Ground Rd, Branford American • $$
53 School Ground Rd, Branford

“Arturo’s stands as a vibrant beacon of breakfast brilliance, offering a Mexican fusion experience that promises a fiesta for your taste buds. Known for its mouthwatering breakfast creations and the best salsa in town, this establishment is a must-visit for those seeking a morning culinary escapade.Arturo’s takes breakfast to a whole new level with its Mexican fusion menu. Imagine waking up to the tantalizing aroma of huevos rancheros with a modern twist or savoring chilaquiles that dance on your palate with a burst of flavors. The breakfast creations are a symphony of textures and tastes, demonstrating a mastery of Mexican cuisine blended seamlessly with breakfast classics.No visit to Arturo’s is complete without indulging in their legendary salsa. Whether it’s the perfect balance of heat in their traditional salsa or the unique twists of their specialty variations, each bite is an explosion of freshness and spice. It’s the kind of salsa that elevates every dish it accompanies, setting Arturo’s apart as a salsa sensation in its own right.Arturo’s is a standout destination for those who appreciate bold flavors, inventive twists, and a culinary journey that starts the day on a high note. Whether you’re a breakfast enthusiast or a fan of Mexican cuisine, Arturo’s beckons with a promise of a morning fiesta that lingers in your memory.”

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4.7Superb176 Reviews
Tommy Sullivan's Cafe 240 N Main St, Branford Cafe • $$
240 N Main St, Branford

“I lived in Guilford all my life and passed by this restaurant many, many times. I never went in. Until, one of my out-of-town colleagues suggested it. So I had to go. I had one of the best Corned Beef Rubens around. The bartender was super nice. I went for lunch. I can't comment about other food items, but I'm definitely going back.”

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4.6Superb259 Reviews
Rossitto's Ristorante 284 E Main St, Branford Italian • $$
284 E Main St, Branford

“Food was tasty. Had pasta with tomato sauce and meatballs. Portions could be larger for price. Waitress was odd and defensive. Get a screen door so the wasps don't swarm people when they're eating.”

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4.6Superb197 Reviews
The Stand Branford 196 S Montowese St, Branford American • $$
196 S Montowese St, Branford

“The Stand is amazing. Food is always fantastic as well as the entertainment. Staff is awesome as well. Make sure to check them out. You will not be disappointed!!Parking: Ample parking. Has never been a problem for brunch, lunch or dinner”

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4.7Superb112 Reviews
Takumi Sushi Ramen&Lounge 906 W Main St, Branford Japanese • $$
906 W Main St, Branford

“The food speaks here - especially the Ramens. This is the one Ramen spot I actually travel to eat at. Then the sushi and hand rolls back it up. The cold soba noodles, scallop carpaccio, sake selection. Great place to come solo and get some work done too. The Karrage could have slightly smaller chunks :)”

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4.5Superb213 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Lobster Shack 3 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven Seafood • $$
3 Cosey Beach Ave, East Haven

“Located on the shoreline in East Haven CT near Cosey Beach, LShack menu offers something for everyone! Me and my better half ordered their lobster roll and decided to share a bowl of New England clam chowder. Generous amount of lobster and tasty. Chowder was also very good but wish they offered the RI version (clear broth as opposed to cream) as that's what I was brought up on. My son and DIL shared Nachos and Chowder. They both said they enjoyed both. Finally, my almost 3 Grandson took a side track from seafood and chowed down on a hot dog! I'd imagine that this restaurant is quite busy during the summer but if you're looking for a great day out along the beach followed by a great place to eat, October just might be the right time to visit Lobster Shack. Staff was attentive and friendly!”

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4.4Superb301 Reviews
Daiko Jerry San's Sushi Bar 1 Jefferson Rd, Branford Japanese • $$
1 Jefferson Rd, Branford

“this place had very unique vibes. it feels like a place where a lot of locals hangout. a lot of people enjoy sitting at the sushi bar. there are a lot of roll options but many of them include a mayo sauce, which isn’t my favorite and it’s on the inside of the rolls. overall the service was good, prices are decent and the food was not bad!”

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4.5Superb159 Reviews
G Cafe Bakery Branford 1008 Main St, Branford Cafe • $$
1008 Main St, Branford

“I can not express how amazing this little Cafe is. Every single time I am here I am so grateful for their amazing service, kindness and delicious food. Every single one of the girls working here are literal angels - thank you for helping to make my stressful Sunday work day the best possible and for helping me start the school year with an amazing assortment of treats for my students. ?? Unlike any other!!!!”

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4.4Superb225 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

Shoreline Cafe & Catering 1247 Main St, Branford Italian • $$
1247 Main St, Branford

“I absolutely love this salad bar. It's always fresh. The food is outstanding and I NEVER buy premade meals. However, this is my go-to. Anything I've ordered here is delicious and made with good ingredients. I highly recommend. Staff is always friendly and helpful!”

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4.4Superb207 Reviews
Doma On Main 576 Main St, Branford Italian • $$
576 Main St, Branford

“This was our first time here and it did not disappoint. We went on a Saturday and it was very busy - reservations are recommended on the weekend. Parking can be challenging. Bigger than it looks and the decor is very nice and upscale, though there are still TVs with games on and a lot of people ordered pizza, so a nice mix of casual as well. For a starter, the fried calamari was large, with two sauces, crispy and very good. I ordered zuppa di pesce fra diavolo from the specials, and it was flavorful but not overly hot, with generous portions of shrimp, clams, calamari, and scallops over linguini. The chicken piccata was just right as well, and they had a nice cocktail menu with some unique drinks. Forgot to take photos, so thumbs down to me, but thumbs up to Doma.”

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4.5Superb107 Reviews

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Home 1114 Main St, Branford American • $$
1114 Main St, Branford

“Very good first visit here. One of the many times I wish google would late you rate between whole stars. Definitely somewhere between 4 and 5 stars as an overall experience. Food was unique, tasty, fresh, and nicely plated. Only real criticism on my short rib dish was that the pimento grits and au jus was a bit too salty. Everyone else loved their food. Drink menu offered a lot of variety as well. Service was attentive and friendly. Atmosphere was decent, but definitely a bit on the louder side. It's in the heart of Main St in Branford, and if you're familiar with that area then you know the businesses don't have a lot of square footage to work with. Yes, this place is pricey, but it also is fitting for the area. I'd definitely return again.”

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4.3Superb306 Reviews

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

“Best pizza (and sauce) around, hands down ! Atmosphere is a ‘cheers’ environment. Very friendly and a great crowd. Not only is the pizza great but so are the dishes. Broccoli rabe is phenomenal.. and you will never find a better cauliflower crust either ! 10 out of 10 !”

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4.4Superb146 Reviews
Nonna Gina's Prepared Foods & Gelateria 750 E Main St, Branford Italian • $$
750 E Main St, Branford

“Delicious prepared foods substantial for anytime of day. Imported foods, espresso served here, salads with protein, beans, homemade soup, beef stew, panini, ,chocolates, cookies, gift baskets, and very famous gelato with many delicious flavors from the family! I just brought home a gelato Baby Cake for my husbands birthday with an original gelato recipe and it is fabulous. Grab dinner in their cold fridges.”

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4.6Superb61 Reviews
LoMonaco's Ristorante Italiano 990 W Main St, Branford Italian • $$
990 W Main St, Branford

“I go about every month & so and really enjoy the well-priced apps and mains. Nice casual mood w/Italian "flavor." Very good service. Some very good specials though I tend to get Veal LoMonico--two pieces of veal each topped with prosciutto & cheese, Excellent sauce--Plus side of pasta! Portions are generous--always enough to take home tomorrow's lunch.Parking: Easy--Wheelchair accessibility: Good ramps--indoors on one level.”

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4.3Superb192 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

1928 Cocktail Club 1016-1018 Main St, Branford Cocktail Bar • $$
1016-1018 Main St, Branford

“Amazing speakeasy bar in downtown Branford. Password is "required" to enter but you can readily find it on social media. The ambience is terrific--very much feels like a 1920's bar with dim lighting and a lounge atmosphere. Bartenders are great--very accommodating and skilled in making the hand crafted cocktails on the diverse menu. Why 4 stars? We went on NYE and we were hit with an unannounced 25% New Year's Eve tax.”

4.5Superb70 Reviews
Stony Creek Market 178 Thimble Island Rd, Branford Deli • $$
178 Thimble Island Rd, Branford

“This was such a nice spot to grab breakfast. My egg n cheese Sammy was delicious!Kid-friendliness: They had a fun Melissa and Doug "build your own pizza" toy our 6 year old loved! Entertained her the entire time we were there. Thanks! ?”

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4.3Superb161 Reviews
The Thimbleberry 2 Indian Point Rd, Branford Deli • $$
2 Indian Point Rd, Branford

“This quaint and picturesque area has been my favorite place to relax usually after visiting my dentist in Branford but I never stepped in this establishment till yesterday. I tried pastrami reuben written on blackboard menu and was I surprised! It came out piping hot after about 5 minutes of prep time, perfectly grilled crunchy butter toasted delicious bread, succulent and juicy pastrami, sauer kraut done just right, and whatever dressing that complmented overall taste. I savored every bite of this amazing sandwich as I watched people walking and doing their thing by the dock.”

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4.4Superb89 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

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

“Anytime myself or family have eaten at Lenny's. The service,food & drinks are excellent . It is a team effort. The cooks & all who work in the kitchen do a great job. Happy New Year 2024!!!”

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4.2Good331 Reviews
Mi Bella Restaurante 225 Montowese St, Branford Salad • $$
225 Montowese St, Branford

“This cozy little gem in the center of town is an absolute must try. Everything was fantastic and we all took home leftovers. We will definitely be back because there was so much more we wanted to try.”

4.5Superb47 Reviews
Darbar India 168 Montowese St, Branford Indian • $$
168 Montowese St, Branford

“Darbar India is the best Indian food I have had in America. The service is amazing, the food is delicious, and the atmosphere is excellent since they moved locations. Chicken Maharaja, Aloo Tiki, and Malai Kofta are my favorites.”

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4.2Good216 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Caius Farm Brewery 101 N Branford Rd, Branford Brewery • $$
101 N Branford Rd, Branford

“My visit to Caius Farm Brewery was really great. This state-of-the-art facility had a wide selection of delicious German beers and very friendly staff. The Oak-Conditioned German-style Helles Lager was one of my favorites. This brewery is a must-see and try for all beer enthusiasts!”

4.5Superb43 Reviews
Indian Neck Pizza 202 S Montowese St, Branford Pizza • $$
202 S Montowese St, Branford

“it has been years since I have had a calzone and was recently dissapoonted when i got one ELSEWHERE?If you want a calzone this is THE ONLY PLACE TO GO !! ?? they are delicious?? perfectly made ! huge and oozimg with fresh ricotta! (a little pricey if you add in items , I recommend spinach and eggplant , but 100% worth every penny! )”

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4.3Superb86 Reviews
Stony Creek Brewery 5 Indian Neck Ave, Branford Brewery • $$
5 Indian Neck Ave, Branford

“Awesome beer and awesome for hanging out! I've loved Big Cranky for years now but as a wedding photographer, having the chance to work at Stony Creek is cool, too. The laid-back vibe is great for sessions and they do very well at hosting weddings the production area and upstairs. Highly recommended for your wedding day or a portrait session!”

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4.2Good183 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Common Grounds 1096 Main St, Branford Cafe • $$
1096 Main St, Branford

“This cafe always provides great atmosphere and fresh pastries (as well as delicious sandwiches and wraps!). We love their chocolate croissants and their great selection of coffees + teas. There is outdoor seating out front and in the back of the cafe. I love sitting under the tree in the back in the summer. Dogs are allowed to hang out with you outdoors but no pets allowed inside (valid service animals ok).”

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4.2Good178 Reviews
Tugboat Joe Coffee Roasters 173 Shore Dr, Branford Coffee Roasteries • $$
173 Shore Dr, Branford

“Great local Roaster! Brings in quality product to create great unique roasts!! Highly recommend, coffee enthusiast then venture out! Gamers/Night Shifters ..Heavy coffee drinkers and need a little more UMPH?! Must request Backwatch!Promote small business, pride & love in craft, great Merch besides GREATER coffee! I personally gift for coworkers and friends a like and I haven't heard a partial comment, nothing but high praise! Treat yourself!”

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Kampai Japanese Restaurant 869 W Main St, Branford Japanese • $$
869 W Main St, Branford

“The food never disappoints. Always flavorful and decent sized portions.The restaurant was packed when we went, which is a testament to the quality. Their prices aren't cheap, but you do get what you pay for here. Branford offers 2 hibachi restaurants, and in our opinion, this one reigns supreme.The only disappointment was our service on that particular night. Our rice never arrived, and at the end of our dinner, we needed to find our server to get it and then pack it up to go. This is not the norm. I do believe that it was a particularly busy night as all tables were full.Overall, Kampaii is a staple in Branford and not to be passed up!”

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4.2Good145 Reviews
Genaros Restaurant & Pizza 126 Shore Dr, Branford Pizza • $$
126 Shore Dr, Branford

“While visiting from Florida, we got UberEats from this restaurant and all our food was good but the pesto gnocchi will haunt my dreams forever. It was the best pasta dish I’ve ever had and am so sad I can’t get it again. I’ve been chasing that gnocchi dragon since, but everywhere else pales in comparison.”

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4.2Good139 Reviews
Siam Orchids 899 W Main St, Branford Thai • $$
899 W Main St, Branford

“Delicious thai food! Absolutely amazing and you can tell the owner cares. The gratuity of 3.99% really should just be factored into the price so that they don't have to have signs plastered everywhere taking away from the ambience. The food was divine. I ordered the Hot Basil (Pad Gra Pao) and it was some of the best I've had for a good portion.”

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4.2Good139 Reviews
Pearl Wine Bar 1140 Main St, Branford Tapas/Small Plates • $$
1140 Main St, Branford

“We had a fantastic night at Pearl Wine Bar! We have never been before and sat on their beautiful back patio -- top notch construction, with a full bar w large granite counter, several covered tables, high tops and low comfortable chairs, and heaters (although we sure didn't need them tonight!). We had drinks, bread with honey butter (yum), and shared the shrimp tacos (perfect seasoning) and the honey chicken (the fries were delicious). Our server Alicia was outstanding, and the bus person was great too. A great new location for us in Branford -- we'll be back.”

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4.3Superb54 Reviews

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