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9 North Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 265-6393
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 19
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice food with a touch of the US South.

Located in an former bank building on beautiful main street Wallingford, CT J. Christain's offers good American food with a touch of the South. The drama begins when you enter the facility; has a beautiful staircase in the middle that brings one up to the second floor eating area. The first floor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Dhanan
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Massachusetts
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Massachusetts
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109 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Located in an former bank building on beautiful main street Wallingford, CT J. Christain's offers good American food with a touch of the South. The drama begins when you enter the facility; has a beautiful staircase in the middle that brings one up to the second floor eating area. The first floor has a very nice bar eating area along... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Miy wife and I lost the kids for the night and wanted to try something different and we found it at J Christians! Our waitress Kerri was fantastic and help my wife make a decision on what to order from the menu of great choices. She went the grilled pork chop and I with the shrimp and grits, both were... More 

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fitzus
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Came here on Saturday evening of Easter weekend with my husband,myself and two daughters ages 22 &19.This was our first visit to this very cool,hip looking restaurant and the area nearby.I'm starting with that information only because we weren't sure if this place was understaffed and overworked this evening possibly due to a holiday the next day.We gave the sweet... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Southern charm at its finest. Great food great atmosphere. Server was great. Didn't have room for desert. Parking can be tricky.

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Ledyard, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A few months ago I won tickets to the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, CT to see Diane Krall. We had never been there before so we went early in search of dinner and a glass of wine before the show. We were lucky enough to find a parking space in the quaint downtown area and as we walked around, we... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This place is worth checking out - the atmosphere is very relaxed & romantic. Quiet and classy. Prices are a little high but the quality is good. I had the salmon, which was perfectly cooked. The accompanying risotto was so-so. Great appetizers (cheese plate!) and friendly, attentive waitstaff.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My wife and I frequent this spot for many reasons. It's a very classy restaurant on the inside, but nice jeans and well-kept shirt is all you need to fit in. The host staff is very friendly and does a good job of keeping you updated. While a reservation is not required, I would recommend getting on Friday or Saturday... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The appetizers are amazing and the Mac N Cheese is absolutely the best. I wish they were open for lunch. Will return.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

All in all the food is good but, pricey. We have had good meals and not so good meals.The best choice is to have appetizers at the bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The food was outstanding and the atmosphere is unique and comfortable. Brought my teenagers as well and they too enjoyed to the food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 North Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Wallingford
  • Phone Number: (203) 265-6393

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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