There are so many restaurants in the area. The 4 closest are a mile away and are passed on the way in. They are walkable if you are up for it!

  • Lennys (pub type food)
  • The Stand (locally sourced foods & meats)
  • Guacamoles (Mexican)
  • Friki Tiki (lite bites & old style tropical drinks… and it’s a piano bar!) – Open in summer only. 

Other mentions that we love in the area off of Main Street are:

  • G-Zen (vegan/vegetarian)
  • Le Petit Café (French)
  • Pasta Cosi (Italian)
  • Strega (Italian)
  • Darbar (Indian)
  • Som Siam (Thai)
  • G-Café Bakery (breads, coffee & breakfast)
  • Ashleys (Ice-Cream)
  • Common Grounds is a favorite coffee shop of many locals

Others in Branford that we enjoy:

  • Marco Pizzeria (Italian)
  • Assagio (Italian)
  • Lobster Shack (BYOB & simple New England foods)
  • Beach Donut Shop (Donuts & breakfast sandwiches)


A noteworthy mention in Guilford (neighboring town East)

  • The Place. It’s outdoors & BYOB


And then there’s New Haven! (neighboring town West – closest city & where night life is)

  • Giranamos – (Southwestern, American Indian/Mexican)
  • Barcelona (Spanish tapas)
  • Cask Republic (American/Pub food)
  • Olea (Spanish, need reservations)
  • Temple Grill (Pub style)
  • 116 Crown (mostly cocktails & apps)
  • Pacifico (Spanish)
  • Union League Café (Parisian brasserie)
  • Lalibella (Ethiopian)
  • TRE Scalini (Italian)
  • Brazi’s (Italian)
  • Adrianna’s (Italian)
  • Goodfellas (Italian)