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  • French Onion Soup
    French Onion Soup
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  • Bavarian Style Pretzels with dips
    Bavarian Style Pretzels with dips
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  • Lamb Burger with Fries
    Lamb Burger with Fries
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Branford Things to Do

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    Go Sea Kayaking in the Thimble Islands

    by johncudw Updated Oct 28, 2006

    Depart from Stony Creek Dock.
    Beautiful views of these granite islands
    from any kind of boats. There is also a guided
    tour cruise on a motor launch.

    Looking south from spring 2005
    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Kayaking

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    Go Bird Watching along the tidal flats...

    by johncudw Updated Oct 15, 2006

    There are many areas along the shore
    where there are marsh birds
    Here is a flying white egret
    (smaller one)
    There is a boardwalk - near Stony Creek area
    Good place to see these kind.
    Bring binoculars and a longer lens
    on your camera

    Egret on the wing - May 2005
    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Road Trip
    • Birdwatching

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    Watch the sunrise

    by johncudw Updated Sep 15, 2006

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    When the sun comes up over the Thimble Islands, it makes a good view.
    This is from Limewood Beach in October 1995

    Sunrise over Thimble Islands
    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Beaches

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Branford Hotels

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  • Holiday Inn Express Branford-New Haven

    309 E Main St Windmill Hill R, Branford, CT, 06405

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Motel 6 New Haven-Branford

    320 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Rodeway Inn Branford

    81 Leetes Island Road, (Formerly Advanced Motel), Branford, Connecticut, 06405, United States

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Best Value Inn-Branford

    565 E MAIN STREET, Branford, CT 06405

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • Stony Creek Inn and Suites

    3 Business Park Dr, Branford, CT 06405

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • Best Western Stony Creek Inn

    3 Business Park Drd, Branford, CT, 06405

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • Days Inn Conference Center

    375 E Main St, Branford, CT 06405

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

  • Branford Motel

    470 East Main Street, Branford, Connecticut, 06405, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

  • Linden Point House

    30 Linden Point Road, Branford, Connecticut, 06405, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Branford Restaurants

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    SBC: Good Pub Grub in a Nice Setting

    by cjg1 Updated Dec 19, 2014

    SBC (Southport Brewing Company) is a favorite pub/restaurant of ours. They have locations in Branford, Milford and Southport. We have a location closer to home in Milford but prefer the food and atmosphere at this location. This place is more than just a bar/restaurant and is also a brewery serving up their local home brews.

    This location is conveniently off of I-95 and is much larger than their Milford location that we have frequented in the past. Parking here is ample so a spot is always to be had. This is a large place with a huge bar area and plenty of room for dining with tables and booths throughout. The menu has great offering from your typical pub grub to more unique items such as lamb burgers. We always love coming here since the food is great and so is the service. Whether it's for a meal or just for drinks and snack; this is always a great spot for us. They have some fun events during the week such as pub trivia and specialty Happy Hours

    Some of our favorite items from SBC are the French Onion Soup, Lamb Burger, Warme Bavarian Style Pretzels, Snitzel Sliders and their calamari. They also make some really nice pizza and desserts. Our most recent visist was in December 2014 after a long day of Christmas shopping. We stopped in for some of our favorite items to quell our hunger. I can't wait until the end of the week for Their Ugly Christmas Sweater Party on the 18th! What fun that will be!

    Favorite Dish: The Lamb Buger is excellent. So flavorful and juicy. It is served on a Cinnamon Raisin Bagel which just enhances the flavor. It is my favorite item here and I usually order it every time we are here.

    The French Onion Soup here is also quite nice. Very flavorful with a nice addition of stout in the broth.

    The Bavarian Style pretzel appetizers is always a hit with us. They serve it with a tasty mustard sauce but you can also pay a little extra for their truffle cheese dipping sauce which is amazing.

    French Onion Soup Bavarian Style Pretzels with dips Lamb Burger with Fries Enjoying a nice meal (December 2014)

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