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50 Maple street, Branford, CT
203-483-8400
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: It's located in a marina and has views of the water and boats with an...
It's located in a marina and has views of the water and boats with an outside patio. It can be hard to find with all the large boats in the yard.
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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very, very nice!

The meal, grilled scallops and asparagus over grits, was delicious and the service was excellent. This was a vast improvement over a meal I had there about 4 years ago. I heartily recommend this restaurant. It's a little hard to find and parking is tight so make your reservation for a time after... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Joseph D
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The meal, grilled scallops and asparagus over grits, was delicious and the service was excellent. This was a vast improvement over a meal I had there about 4 years ago. I heartily recommend this restaurant. It's a little hard to find and parking is tight so make your reservation for a time after the bar crowd leaves, 7 p.m. or... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you have not been to Nellie Green's in Branford, run, don't walk. Executive Chef and co-owner Jason is a creative cook who is not afraid to play with high end ingredients on his ever evolving menu. The food quality is consistently excellent. "Special" dietary requests are, refreshingly, a non-issue. He even thinks of these things in advance (the qinuoa... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The views are awesome! The menu is varied and delicious! Kind of a casual/dressy atmosphere! From hamburgers to lobster rolls, we have enjoyed everything!

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North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great nautical restaurant that is in a boatyard on the Branford River. Sometimes parking can get a little tight here but well worth the trip for excellent food. Our lightly dusted and fried artichoke hearts were served with a Parmesan fontina that was absolutely delicious. The lobster sliders with aioli sauce was amazing. Overall great restaurant with water view .

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Branford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I have been to NG's twice and have mixed feelings about. I love the view, the outdoor seating, drink menu and service was always frienldy and welcoming. ... However... While the Nellie Green Bruger I had for lunch was very tasty, cooked perfectly to desired temperature (medium rare) and service was prompt and fun, breakfast a few weeks later was... More 

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Cromwell, Connecticut, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Backed up against the Branford River within a boatyard you will find Nellie Green's. The original Nellie Green's at the Talmadge was once a speakeasy. Driving to the new Nellie Green's gives one the feeling like you're heading to one now. It's a hideout on the water. Inside it's very simply decorated, relying on the view of the river to... More 

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West Haven, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited Nellie Green's last night and had a great meal. Very memorable. We caught them on a slower than usual Saturday so our reservation was immediately honored. Great server ( Billy was a pleasure ! ), great apps, great entrees, what else could you look for. Calamari was fantastic and the items from the raw bar... More 

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Eastpoint, FL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Tucked in on the waterfront in Branford, this is a true find. Chef Jason Truscio's creations are an experience in sight and taste. There is not one thing to recommend because very thing is excellent.

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Branford
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Have been to Nellie Green's several times. I just love the lobster sliders as an app-you must try them a trio of butter poached Rockport lobster meat sliders, key lime aioli, micro greens. Also have a great raw bar selection and clam chowder. I also love their golden bosc pear and goat cheese salad. Entrees range from fresh fish and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Had a much better experience here back in July. The food this time was fair at best. Lobster sliders served on stale dry rolls. Lobster was sparse unlike my previous visit. My guests' lunches were not much better. Food was sloppily presented. Drinks fair. Service wasn't the best today either. I could not believe this was the same restaurant I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Maple street, Branford, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
  • Phone Number: 203-483-8400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

It's located in a marina and has views of the water and boats with an outside patio. It can be hard to find with all the large boats in the yard.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?