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Food and restaurants in Branford

Top restaurants

Café
“Great BBQ with healthy side salads, craft beers, fun music, and outdoor seating!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Probably Branford's most well known restaurant for seafood - it's casual and rustic. Sometimes they have live music on their outdoor deck on summer weekends.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Lobster Rolls, atmosphere, outdoor seating only, BYOB. What could be better?”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Large restaurant with your Mexican favorites is a quick 10-minute ride down Route 146 with water views on the way.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very few restaurants in Branford have an "island feel" but this does. It's ambiance is simply "different" than any other in town. You feel like you're in Key West when you eat here. The worries just melt away. Now OPENED for the season...”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Smaller and less flashy than Stony Creek Brewery, but still great beer and a great place to visit with some friends. Some like Thimble Island better than Stony Creek. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located right on the Branford Green (the center of town), this is a popular spot after a busy day.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A variety of American bistro cuisine, their menu changes seasonally so the chef keeps things fresh. The bar is fun and friendly if you just pop in for a drink. Located on Branford's town green, it's perfect to take a stroll after a hearty meal at HOME.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“Great BBQ with healthy side salads, craft beers, fun music, and outdoor seating!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Very popular with the locals. 1 of 2 breakfast places located on the Branford town green that we recommend for breakfast - the other is G Cafe just up the street from Common Grounds.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Irish fare with the freshest, coldest Guinness beer on tap. A cozy pub atmosphere and large outdoor deck option during the pleasant months.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Excellent German breads, pastries, salads, paninis, soups and great coffee. Nice ambience, overlooking the Branford Green. Good place for late breakfast, or lunch.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Stop by at this historic location with on site eco-friendly coffee roaster in the café, to smell the incredible aroma of freshly roasted organic coffees, try espresso shots or lattes! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends

Bakeries

Café
“Excellent German breads, pastries, salads, paninis, soups and great coffee. Nice ambience, overlooking the Branford Green. Good place for late breakfast, or lunch.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“If you have a hankering for locally made Italian pastries, you can try the minis and not feel guilty about over indulging. ”
  • 1 local recommends