We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Windmill Restaurant

400 Hollister St, Stratford, CT 06615-6163
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #59 of 129 restaurants in Stratford
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Write a Review

21 reviews from our community

52% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Stratford, Connecticut, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We go here often. Whether its for happy hour or a night out with friends the food and beverages are always great ! And of course my all time favorite is John's "sloppy burger". Make sure John makes it though as he is the grill cook with the talent !!! Friendly atmosphere, great bands (that start at 8PM) and a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stratford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Windmill has been around forever. Their claim to fame was their chili dogs. New owners took over last year (2013) and redid the menu and supposedly the interior of the place. We went there for their chili dogs. The inside still looked the same from years past and their chili dog was just that, a hot dog with chili.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Had dinner here...arrived around 6:30 and was seated immediately. Waitress was nice but did not seem familiar with what accompanied the dinner specials we ordered. Once that was settled, food came promptly and was delicious. Had the prime rib dinner which came with roasted potatoes and mixed veggies. Really good. Atmosphere was nice and comfy...band that was live really good.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I went with some friends and for me it was a good time. It is off the beaten path and I didn't know what I was walking into, but it was packed at 7 and we were able to get some seats at the bar. We had the wings. They were good and compared to an Archie moores. Definitely will... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My husband and I really enjoy going to the Windmill. The food is good, love the burgers with Chili and the salad dressing they use is delicious. The grilled chicken sandwich is also delicious. Very casual and inviting atmosphere, they make you feel like part of the family. Mary Lou, the hostess is so sweet and Joey the bartender always... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

When the new owners took over they vowed nothing would change and they have stayed true to their promise. It's still a fun place with lousy food. Except for the hot dogs which are great. My party of 8 ordered a range of dogs, sandwiches and a few entrees. The entrees were way over cooked with very little flavor. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stratford, Connecticut
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Typical Vazzano arrogance. Mediocre food served by staff who give the impression they're doing you a favor.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I've been to the Mill countless times over the last 40 years for hot dogs and a beer, sometimes by myself and other times with the guys back when I still played softball. I'm still 10 toes in for a great hot dog but for an actual dinner, never again. I wasn't expecting perfection but what I had a couple... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bridgeport, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Windmill was a relaxing easy going place to stop in for good eats. It was old but clean. Many local friendly people. Best cook in the kitchen with homemade meals. It is under new management and remodeled nicely. As always with new management, it has lost the old charm and good eats and is now a typical yuppy stuffy place... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stratford, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Windmill was recently bought by new investors. When it first opened they still had the original owner cooking. We went in on a Saturday and the porketta sandwich was delicious, just as we expected. We went in a few weeks later and the original owner was no longer cooking and the porketta sandwich was tasteless and dry. Very disappointed.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Windmill Restaurant also viewed


Been to Windmill Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Windmill Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing