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Eli's on the Hill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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624 W Main St, Branford, CT 06405-3447
+1 203-488-2700
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

Long story short.....their Signature Burger is one of the best burgers I've ever eaten!!!! Loaded with good things and piled high!!! Menu was varied, but standard pub grub, dependable but "ho hum". Salads sounded great but were a bit on the skimpy side, and didn't live up to their menu descriptions. Location had easy parking, interior was bland. Staff was... More 

Thank ParkerSturbridge
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017

Had an early New Years dinner here the end of December. There was 5 of us and we all enjoyed our meal. Two had the avocado salad, one had the penne ala vodka, one had the black & blue burger and I had the Caesar salad. Service was good and we would all go back again.

1 Thank tylexie
Evansville, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Great place. Menu covered all bases,vegomanics had great choices, Meater eaters also. I even think there might be Kosher. They had a great oval bar, tvs all around it,seperated by a semi solid wall from the restaurant area. there was also seating upstairs, not big but looked like fun.

1 Thank muskie999
Enfield, Connecticut
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to an Eli's. We came for lunch and sat near the bar as it was crowded with a fun atmosphere. Service was good but our baked lunch entree took awhile. I'm glad I ordered a a soup appetizer, cauliflower pumpkin bisque. All in all, we liked the food, the ambiance and the service.

1 Thank dondee2
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant! Great service. Friendly! Food was delicious will be going again!! Good for family or friends

1 Thank paulsT8662VN
Buffalo, New York
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

From the moment you walk through the door, you just get the feeling that you are in for something special. A call was made in advance to make certain a group of 27 could be accomodated. We were immediately seated and drinks were served almost just as quickly. Orders were placed and the dishes that soon came were plentiful, served... More 

Thank Maria Z
New Haven, Connecticut
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213 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Eli's on the Hill is part of a locally own group of restaurants. Eli's is located on the busy RT1 so its easy to find. It has a fun atmosphere, great place to meet friends, go on a date, or jsut to watch a game and have a few drinks. I like the bar area, its well set up with... More 

Thank Josue C
East Haven, Connecticut
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148 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We went in for a birthday lunch celebration. The restaurant had very few customers, on this week day. The table behind us had the Manager over because they had a complaint about the avocado in their plate. Our lunch took so, so long, we were there to witness another party at that table who also complained. They were unhappy with... More 

Thank OLynn78
Midland, Texas
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Fresh, well-cooked food. I enjoyed every bite! Excellent service and great food. Four of us, each ordered a different meal and each was high quality.

Thank MaryM1755
Singer Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Eli's salads, burgers, soups, apps are noteworthy ! Comfortable at the bar too!! Have had dinner at the bar too! Have been here for multiple lunches too with friends and always good service and food!!

Thank farriciellijean

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 624 W Main St, Branford, CT 06405-3447
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-488-2700

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