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Nellie Green's

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50 Maple St, Branford, CT 06405-3549
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 08:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 08:30 - 22:00
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Norfolk, Virginia
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218 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 5 1/2 year old granddaughter and I were visiting Branford/New Haven for the weekend and I had the Living Social coupon so I wasn't too concerned with prices or that my granddaughter announced to the server she'd have lobster. They settled on lobster grilled cheese with french fries ($24). Per server's suggestion I ordered the lobster pasta ($28) in... More 

Thank kthomasva
Branford, Connecticut
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been there several times for happy hour. Nice view from their deck, though service can be spotty. Food has been good, drinks half price. Try it, especially in the summer.

Thank Tonypicc01
Madison, Connecticut
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152 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We were here last night. A rare night out. Sat at the bar and had wonderful service from the two bartenders. They were very efficient and friendly. They also knew their regulars and seemed genuinely happy to see them and pour their favorite cocktail. Happy hour means 3 dollars off all drinks and wine as well as a selection of... More 

Thank Cindy H
Branford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great overall experience at Nellie Greens! My mom and I went there in the summer and we had a great time! We dined outdoors on the patio. It is beautiful and overlooks the water! The patio is set up nicely and the restaurant is very nice and has a lot of really great meals and a diverse menu! I had... More 

Thank kaiahaze25
Killingworth, Connecticut
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246 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Well known local establishment but totally off their game. Interesting location on the river with nice views but meal quality and service continues to go down hill. All draft beer kicked and no effort to replace taps on a busy Saturday night, odd? Typical abundance of specialty drinks and over-priced wine list with a very limited bottled beer list. Menu... More 

Thank Charles_Schuchert
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Besides an excellent waiter, the reservation process and greeting at the door was very pleasant. Our party of four each had a different entrée and we each enjoyed both the food and the presentation - not a single complaint! The calamari and the scallops were especially good.

Hamden, Connecticut, United States
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68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

First time here, and the last. Stopped in for a late breakfast Sunday morning. Waite staff is average .. food just average, cost seemed high for what it was. Inside just ok ... this place is tough to find... it's in back of a boat yard. I can not see a single women going here at night etc. As I... More 

Thank El S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

love coming to Nellie's for happy hour. Drinks are half price but you need to be early as bar seats fill quickly.. Summer there is patio and bar seating with lovely river views. pleasant atmosphere

Thank Lanphiers
Branford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant in Branford. Long time local establishment is now one of he best in the area. Great seafood, outdoor seating on the Branford River. Not buggy at all, quite comfortable.

Thank Ann A
Toronto, Canada
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The restaurant is on the water at Branford Marina, so in good weather you can sit right out on the waterfront. Good selection of local beers, very fresh seafood and a vegetarian option for landlubbers.

Thank daina g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Maple St, Branford, CT 06405-3549
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
  • Phone Number: 203-483-8400
It's located in a marina and has views of the water and boats with an outside patio. It can be hard to find with all the large boats in the yard.

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