Dining

In addition to our full breakfast menu offerings, the following local and area restaurants offer an international variety of menus for your dining pleasure.
Within two small town blocks you will find Zagat rated restaurants offering good food, good cheer, lots of local

  • Michael's Trattoria - Zagat-Rated, local favorite - Northern Italian cuisine in a cozy bistro setting. Great wine list. Advance reservations highly recommended. - 344 Center St, 203-269-5303
  • J. Christian's Restaurant - Newest addition to town, we heartily recommend this restaurant to our guests. Located in a historic building in what was once a bank, the interior of this restaurant is simply grand. You can choose to enjoy fine dining on one of two levels or simply order a drink in the bar while absorbing the beautiful surroundings. Advance reservations highly recommended. - 9 Main St, 203-265-6393
  • Archie Moore's Bar and Restaurant - Repeated "Best Buffalo Wing" award winner throughout Connecticut. Restaurant, bar, and outdoor cafe seating. - 39 North Main St., 203-265-7100
  • Gaetano's Tavern on Main - Lots of variety in their menu. Restaurant, banquet facilities, bar seating, and outdoor seating. - 40 North Main St., 203-294-1114
  • Half Moon Coffee and Grille Cafe - Popular hangout for casual dining. BYOB. Order at the counter, then have a seat and your food is brought to your table. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner - 50 North Main St., 203-265-4571
  • Jake's Pub and Jakes Martini Bar - Voted #1 in live entertainment in the area, Jakes is located in a circa 1913 building with rooms to fit every need. The front has the pub. the Back Room hosts full bar and entertainment with dance floor. Outdoor seating in the inner patio. - 179 Center St., 203-793-1782

A short drive up opens up even more possibilities

  • Tata's Restaurant - Caribbean Cuisine - 104 Quinnipiac St., 203-294-4303
  • The Old Dublin - Experience a genuine Irish pub. Laid back and casual with live weekend entertainment - 171 Quinnipiac St., 203-949-8022
  • Laskara Restaurant - Fine Mediterranean Cuisine. Best restaurant for a quiet, romantic dinner. We vehemently don't agree with the few negative reviews as we've found the food delicious every single time we've eaten here. It's one of our top choices for a nice, relaxing meal where we can talk and be heard. For those on a budget, the weeknight specials is the way to go. - 295 Parker Farm Rd., 203-679-0844
  • Carini's Pizzeria & Restaurant - Pizzas and Italian cuisine. - 822 E Center St., 203-265-6163
  • Los Mariachias - Authentic Mexican food in festive atmosphere - 105 N Colony St., 203-265-1838

A picnic lunch or dinner can be ready in minutes

  • Vinny's Deli - You would be hard pressed to leave this town without stopping by Vinny's. Make sure you have plenty of time to look through their 60+ selection of subs/sandwiches. Everything is homemade (except for the paper they wrap the sub with!) - 567 Center St., Open M-F 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-2pm., 203-265-7288
  • Cafe Ra - Small cafe on Center Street next to Michael's Trattoria, they offer the most heavenly wraps., 350 Center St., 203-774-4914

All time favorites

  • Mr. D's - It's not a restaurant. It's a candy shop..a toy store...a cupcake shop....an ice cream shop.....coffee....smoothies.....even the latest West Coast rage - Bubble Tea can be found here. Mr. D's offers almost every delicious treat you can conjure up. They're not even done yet. New offerings to come (it's a secret.) So save a little room and make a stop at Mr. D's (next to Half Moon Cafe) on your way back to the B&B. You won't be disappointed. - 50 North Main St., 203-626-5406
  • Wentworth's Home Made Ice Cream, Center Street, Wallingford, 203-281-7429

Other in town restaruants are worth the short drive for a variety of dining selections.

Siam Valee - 20 Ives Road, Wallingford, 203-265-6331 Fine Thai Cuisine for dine-in or take-out.

Westbrook Lobster Restaurant - 300 Church Street, Wallingford, 203-265-5071
A comfortable atmoshphere in a restored mill building on the Quinnipiac River. Fresh fish purchased daily.

Gouveia Vineyards - 1339 Whirlwind Hill Road, Wallingford, 203-265-5526
Midway along the Connecticut Wine Trail. Visitors to the winery for a wine tasting can bring their own lunches to enjoy by the fireplace or on the large deck outside.
The hilltop setting of this 140 acre vineyard is worth the trip.

Cheshire:
Brix, 1721 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, 203-272-3584

Durham:
Perk on Main, 16 Main Street, 860-349-5335
Red Spice & Blues BBQ, 16 Main Street, 860-349-2300

Hamden:
Ashley's Ice Cream, Hamden Plaza, 2100 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, 203-287-7566
Hama, 1206 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, 203-281-4542
Raffaello's, 2977 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, 203-230-0228

New Haven:
Bangkok Gardens,172 York St, New Haven, 203-789-8684
Bentara Restaurant, 76 Orange Street, New Haven, 203-562-2511
Central Steakhouse, 99 Orange Street, New Haven, 203-787-7885
El Amigo Felix, 8 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, 203-785-8200
Frank Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana, 157 Wooster Street, New Haven, 203-865-7602
Ibiza, 39 High Street, New Haven, 203-865-1933
Istanbul Cafe, 245 Crown Street, New Haven, 203-787-3881
Roomba, 1044 Chapel Street, New Haven, 203-562-7666
Royal India, 140 Howe Street, New Haven, 203-787-9493
Sally's Pizza, 237 Wooster Street, New Haven, 203-624-5271
Thai Taste, 1151 Chapel Street, New Haven, 203-776-9802
Union League Cafe, 1032 Chapel Street, New Haven, 203-562-4299

North Haven:
The Rustic Oak, 165 Washington Avenue, North Haven, 203-239-1107

Thirty minutes or more:
Branford:
Darbar India, 1070 Main Street, Branford, 203-481-8994
Lenny's Indian Head Inn, 205 S. Montowese Street, Branford, 203-488-1500

East Haddam:
Gelston House, Goodspeed Landing, 8 Main Street, East Haddam, 860-873-1411

Hartford:
Max Downtown, 185 Asylum Street, hartford, 860-522-2530

Middletown:
Eli Cannon's, 695 Main Street, 860-347-3547
Little Tibet, 680 Main Street, 860-343-1975
O'Rourke's Diner, 728 Main Street, Middletown, 860-346-6101
Tuscany Grill, 600 Plaza Middlesex, Middletown, 860-346-7096

Milford:
Stonebridge Restaurant, 50 Daniel Street, Milford, 203-874-7947