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Lenny's Indian Head Inn

205 S Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405-5232
+1 203-488-1500
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“clams” (34 reviews)
“chowder” (25 reviews)
“seafood” (62 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar
€€ - €€€
205 S Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405-5232
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great meal at a great place. The place had its own parking lot with plenty of parking spaces. Actually, they had a parking attendant and parking was free. I loved the first class service for customers to park, great idea. There was inside...More

Thank sbT9238BI
Jeff H, General Manager at Lenny's Indian Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! We're happy you had an enjoyable experience and we look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the evening following Christmas with family. Great place and at that time of year not crowded. No problem with seating quickly and service very good. Lots of parking on site. Lobster very reasonably priced. Not noisy and had a good visit with out CT...More

Thank Bhoff4273
Jeff H, General Manager at Lenny's Indian Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for celebrating the holiday season with us! Say hello next time you are in!

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We have been to Lenny's quite a few times in the past few years. I must say most of the times I would give a good rating. But the past 2 times I would say it's below average. We both ordered Clam strip dinner. The...More

Thank CtGlennE
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Stopped in for lunch, we were greeted quickly and taken to our table. The restaurant was clean and the waitress did an excellent job taking care of us. I order from the daily special menu and selected the Fried Oyster Roll. The oysters were large,...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Dad loved the clams. Pasta & shrimp was very good too.

Thank Marge S
Jeff H, General Manager at Lenny's Indian Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for your visit, Marge! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 25 September 2017

They served some of the freshest sea food I have had in a long time. The salmon was fantastic and done just right. The service is prompt and casual; you can banter with the staff. Kids friendly too. With a wide selection of beers and...More

Thank DrParticle
Management response:Responded 29 September 2017

Thanks very much for your feedback - glad you enjoyed! We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 16 September 2017

Had early dinner today at Lenny's Seafood restaurant, I ordered their "Famous Lenny's Fried Seafood Platter"., for $29.00, I got 2 butterflied shrimps, 5 slightly raw scallops thin slices of clams, one small slice of fish and lots of French fries to make the plate...More

Thank nursaved65
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Have been here many times in the distant past, but have returned recently, after a visit to Stoney Creek Brewery just down the road. Lenny's has always had a reputation as being "the Place" to go to. Best time to go is early mid afternoon...More

Thank John H
Management response:Responded 29 September 2017

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience, John! We appreciate the kind words and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 9 September 2017

We we're watching the sunset at Thimble Islands point in Branford and asked a local for a place to eat. He recommended Lenny's Indian Head Inn. It was very good. We got the seafood platter and split it and had left overs. Also got the...More

Thank Lynn C
Management response:Responded 29 September 2017

Hi Lynn - glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks very much for taking the time to share your review and we hope to see you at Lenny's again soon!

Reviewed 8 September 2017

First visit to Lenny's. Very glad we stopped in. Very friendly staff! Food was very good! They had lunch specials that weren't even listed online - pleasant surprise - as they were inexpensive yet plentiful!!! Sat outside and enjoyed the peaceful view of a large...More

Thank rdbjr2016
Management response:Responded 29 September 2017

Thanks for stopping in for lunch. The view of the marsh and snowy egrets in the summertime is a treat! Glad you enjoyed the food and service - say hello on your next visit!

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Questions & Answers
14 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from William D | Reviewed this property |
I would call First possibly you could do it over the phone and they would send you the certificate or of course you could go in and have them fill it out and give it to you
Judith T
7 April 2017|
Response from Jeff H | Property representative |
We accept reservations for parties of six or more. On Tuesdays, the day of our lobster special for two, we do offer call-ahead seating, Thanks, Judith!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 S Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405-5232
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-488-1500
  • E-mail
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.
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