DistanceMidway to NYC and Boston
"Summer tours around the islands aboard the Sea Mist or the Volsunga IV provide not only gorgeous views but also interesting history about the islands."
If it’s an uptown vibe or fine dining you desire, choose from one of 200 Branford culinary venues. Donovan’s Reef is a local favorite serving up some of the finest food on the shore along with long time establishments like The Chowder Pot, Lenny’s (seafood destinations with steamers to die for) and Tommy Sullivan’s (Irish). The Stand (BBQ) and the Lobster Shack (the latter serving one of New England’s Best lobster roll) have quite the social media buzz following them. Pasta Cosi and Lomonaco’s (Italian), G Zen (Vegetarian), Le Petit Café (French), and Darbar (Indian) make dining in Branford a sheer delight.