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Friends & Company Inc.

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11 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443
(203) 245-0462
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quiet and good!

WE always use Friends and Company when we have company because we know we will get a good meal, a reasonable price and a calm quiet atmosphere. In the winter there is a warm fire going too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
GmaJean66
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Madison, Connecticut
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Guilford, Connecticut
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just had the very best lunch we have eaten in a long time. Fried oysters to start; they were absolutely delicious, sweet and juicy covered in Panko crumbs, but it didnt take anything away from the juicy critters. The accompanying tartar sauce was housemade, not a bottled imitation. There are many choices for lunch; we both had cream of... More 

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Bethel, Connecticut
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124 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

friends and company feels like the kind of restaurant that used to dominate the industry, yet is now in critically short supply-the classic american restaurant. not a steakhouse, not a diner, not a chain, just good local food done well. the atmosphere was cozy and relaxing, the service prompt and friendly. my shrimp cocktail was absolutely delicious, and my entree... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

WE always use Friends and Company when we have company because we know we will get a good meal, a reasonable price and a calm quiet atmosphere. In the winter there is a warm fire going too.

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Thank GmaJean66
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I was there in the off season/winter so could not enjoy the water-side (creek?) view or outdoor seating. But it was right before Halloween so they had carved pumpkins throughout the candle-lit restaurant that you could vote on for favorite. Free fresh bread and a nice atmosphere. Food was good but not excellent.

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Thank kmu524
Tampa FL
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

My wife and I picked this place for dinner because it was close to the hotel. Got there about 6:30 and were seated immediately. Although it was just a little pricey, the ambiance called for much more upscale establishment. Service was prompt. The salads arrived soon after ordering, but they forgot the bread. When salads were essentially done, the bread... More 

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Thank rossvlb
Venice, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

My husband and I eat here often, especially after enjoying an afternoon movie at Madison Arts Cinema. Our favorite dish is the Shrimp Scampi Bianco, but everything is good. The desserts are terrific, especially the warm ice cream crepe with hot fudge sauce! Moderate prices.

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Thank Deirdre C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Love this place. Always a happy crowd when you eat at the bar and share the evening. A hometown sort of place with friendly staff and consistently good food. A must-stop when in Madison CT. Tell Brian I sent you!!!

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Thank nolilite
Madison, Connecticut
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291 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I've had lunch here a couple of times and it's really nice. Cozy atmosphere and a friendly staff. The food is really good and prices are fair. Nice location along the East River...plenty of parking. Easy to get to as it's on the Post Rd.

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Thank Bradt255
Killingworth, Connecticut
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216 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

I've been dining at Friends and Company for over twenty years. I love their house made breads and salads. The new menu is not as extensive as previous menus. I love their warm goat cheese salad but this is only offered as an occasional special. The chef is not particularly accommodating to special requests, in fact, our server has come... More 

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Thank MM8803
Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Friendly, relaxed atmosphere, prompt attentive service, fresh, creative food. The homemade bread and soups are always delicious. Entrees are well prepared, nicely presented. Love the fireplace in winter.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (203) 245-0462

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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