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Ballou's Restaurant & Wine Bar

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51 Whitfield St, Behind Fluterby Shops on the Green, Guilford, CT 06437-2670
+1 203-453-0319
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Guilford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is in the downtown Guilford area on the green. Their food is delicious and the service is excellent. They have an amazing amount of choices of wine. There is an outside patio which is quite nice. I cannot say enough about their lobster bisque. It is by far the best we have ever had. We have compared it... More 

Thank Rene4818
Guilford, Connecticut
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

over the last few years, this has been a good choice...A few weeks ago, stopped by with my wife, older daughter and her guy.....We ordered flights of wine, and some cheeses and chose to sit outdoors....good idea....everything was as good as expected, as well as the service....worth a visit when you are in Guilford......very near the Green.

Thank bluesberryguilford
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had a late lunch at ballou's last week. turkey panini was delicious, unusually tender turkey. delish salad and dressing(!) great wine-spanish "mia". the waitress was especially sweet, friendly attentive etc, and we really enjoyed ourselves. i was worried that our bicycling clothes might be too casual but our hostess kindly assured us that it was fine! my only complaint... More 

Thank melanie s
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Tucked away behind the green, next to St. George's church this restaurant has some interesting menu choices. There is a large selection of wines and you can order flights. They also have fondue's which are a lot of fun. I like the outdoor seating in the summer and also enjoy the panini's. If you are looking for a place to... More 

Thank Terri P
Oakdale, Connecticut
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247 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Sort of located in a back parking lot (it was night though so perhaps we missed something that we'd have seen in the daytime. Pretty much a gourmet type eatery - small plates done very well. Flights of wine were very interesting.

Thank Oakdale29
Guilford, Connecticut
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

This is a great place to sit outside. The wine menu is extensive and they are very happy to help you with pairings. The food is good for a light dinner or full dinner depending upon what you are looking for. Their Italian Wedding soup is very unique and I really like it.

Thank livetobeach
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

My friends and I visited Ballou's on our boating vacation. We loved this wine bar and restaurant. They have 90 different wines you can taste by the glass. In addition they have flights of 3 glasses of wine at 3 ounces each where you may pick from this great selection. And at a fabulous price! Ballou's is a very quaint... More 

Thank Joan M
Boston, Massachusetts
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266 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I came here after a wedding to meet up with a friend of mine after she suggested it. Cute little wine restaurant that has an amazing selection to choose from as well as delicious food to match. I had the Chocolate Shop wine and our server brought it over right away and was very helpful. If the... More 

Thank Dave D
Danielson, Connecticut
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110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We discovered Ballous a couple years ago. We love stopping here after a beach day. Beautiful patio with flowers and herbs to keep the bugs away, great staff who are friendly and knowledgeable. Extensive wine lists. Big menu with something for everyone. We enjoyed the almonds appetizer and cherry stuff peppers. Good and spicy! Lobster bisque is ammmmaaaazing. Had the... More 

Thank Christine D
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Wonderful select of wines from across the country and the world. Beautiful setting just off the Guilford Green. Indoor and outdoor dining. Very good staff. Great food!

Thank Steve N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $19
American, Wine Bar, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Whitfield St, Behind Fluterby Shops on the Green, Guilford, CT 06437-2670
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Guilford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-453-0319
Ballou's is a casual and relaxed wine bar located adjacent to the historic Guilford Green. &. Ballou's is perfect for the night out with the girls or romantic get away. We have an out door patio that is dog FRIENDLY. Ballou's has an award winning WINE LIST with more than 80 wines by the glass and bottle beers. We are known for our "Wine Flights" three (3) pours of any of our wines by the glass! Sunday & Tuesday we have our Three Course Dinner $35 for (2). We offer a full menu including Cheese & Chocolate Fondue, Panini, Lobster Mac & Cheese and lots more.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?