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“Good seafood, down home atmosphere”

Lenny's Indian Head Inn
Ranked #5 of 153 Restaurants in Branford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $26
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Lenny's sources the best seafood New England has to offer - from house made chowders to fresh lobsters to succulent steamers to clams and oysters on the half-shell. The fried seafood is gently breaded and cooked to order. For the land lubbers, their mouthwatering steaks and famous ribs have been a favorite for over 40 years. Lenny's Indian Head Inn has been recognized by the International Boating Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today and received Zagat's "Award of Distinction." We are open year-round.
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Four of us stopped here for lunch one day. It's very busy, at least in the summer time, but we were pretty late for lunch so we got a table without too much trouble. Three of us had soft shell crab sandwiches and one had a clam roll. There were many different ways to order things, in terms of size. We tended to order the smaller sizes and couldn't imagine anyone being able to eat all the food of the larger sizes! The food was good. The atmosphere was kind of a dark bar, without being sleazy at all. Our server, Elena, was helpful and did a good job.

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Thank Myrna F
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Jeffrey H, General Manager at Lenny's Indian Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Hi Myna! Thanks for the great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Everything on Lenny’s menu is outstanding. The service is consistent, very good. The only draw back is, it’s very popular and busy. Definitely worth the wait.

Thank Jacqueline D
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Jeffrey H, General Manager at Lenny's Indian Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Hi Jacqueline - thanks for the great review! We appreciate you taking the time to share and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed July 17, 2018

This place is very busy. Take reservations on groups of 6 or more. Outside dining. Also boat dock. Have been in business forever. Can definitely use more parking places. If you are looking for something romantic and quiet, this is not the place for you. It is hoppin’ and loud. The soft shelled crabs seemed to be the dish to have. Three of the people in our group of 5 had it. Delicious, huge platters. No complaints. One person ordered the lobster roll. Again, a large platter. I had a salad and baked potato. Can’t say very much about it. Very regular. Nothing exceptional. Great summer night dinner.

Thank AJandCin
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Jeffrey H, General Manager at Lenny's Indian Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Hi AJ and Cin - glad you had a great summer night dinner. Our soft shell crabs our available for a short time and are very popular. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Lenny’s is always a “must do” when I visit my hometown. Their fresh Steamers, onion rings and local beer is always my choice. If I happen to be visiting at dinner time, definitely the Shore Lobster Dinner, includes lobster, steamers, corn on the cob, cup of chowder, 2 cherrystone clams and a slice of watermelon. Their fried seafood is also a favorite. If you can grab a spot on the deck and it’s not too hot, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a great New England experience with the food and the view.

Thank hestradas
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Jeffrey H, General Manager at Lenny's Indian Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

We appreciate you stopping in - thanks very much for taking the time to share your thoughts! P.S. - you mentioned some absolute guest favorites!

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Reviewed July 14, 2018

This has been a very popular place in town for many many years. You meet people who have been there over and over again and have made it part of their life, I found it very bland and not impressive at all. Over cooked poor quality seafood and mushy cooked frozen vegetables. I gave it three tries do to all I have heard- will not return.

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Thank rakent2018
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Jeffrey H, General Manager at Lenny's Indian Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Sorry we fell short of your expectations. Feel free to reach out to me at jeff@lennysnow.com so that I may address your concerns personally.

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