Dining

Our growing local dining scene is diverse and exciting with over 100 eateries within a 5 mile radius. From the city that invented the hot lobster roll, Milford continues to innovate and offer a cross-cultural choice of groundbreaking menus and traditional New England favorites. In addition, bustling downtown bars, breweries, and a wide range of special events bring exciting nightlife to the city

When it comes to eateries, you won’t have any trouble finding great food here in Milford. Whether you grab a microbrew and some signature Philly Steak Egg Rolls from Eli’s Tavern or entertain a client with a four-course dinner and a great bottle of wine at Bin 100 Restaurant.

American Fare

Take 7 Seas Restaurant & Pub were there is an undeniable air of authenticity—that feeling that this is the place and that there's nowhere else quite like it. When you try their Fish and Chips, you’ll know why they’ve been a landmark Milford eatery for half a century. Overlooking the scenic Wepawaug River waterfall, Stonebridge Restaurant offers a picture-perfect backdrop for enjoying a Downtown Salad. At night, the restaurant comes alive with music drawing crowds from all over the state. Across the street, SBC Restaurant & Beer Bar has been serving farm fresh American dishes and the best local craft beer since 1997.

A quick walk around the block and you’ve arrived at Archie Moore’s Restaurant where you can catch the last half of the game and enjoy award-winning buffalo wings that are second to none. Sit at the bar and you can keep your drink chilled on the ice rail and enjoy a freshly made tuna tartar or wasabi mashed potatoes. Around the corner is Colony Grill, an Irish Tavern serving up some of the best thin crust pizza in the city with a to-die-for stinger-infused hot oil pie that is absolutely addicting. 

Italian Fare

Bin 100 Restaurant offers a gracious dining experience with elegant Mediterranean cuisine. The Italian-inspired menu is a feast for your senses, highlighting traditional and chef-designed specialty dishes that live up to their artistic presentations. Compliment your meal with selections from an award-winning wine list. At Gusto Ristorante, a legendary Italian landmark, you simply must try the Zuppa di Pesce, melding all the wonderful flavors of the Mediterranean into one sumptuous seafood delight. On the west side of town, Reggiano’s Restaurant offers family-friendly pizza and pasta dishes with affordable lunch options. 

International

Feeling adventurous? Serving up authentic Thai cuisine like their beloved drunken noodles and spring rolls, get your ethnic taste buds going at Taste of Thai located in Harborwalk. Enjoy a margarita at Los Cabos in Milford while whetting your appetite for an array of Mexican delights with a taco or tamale at the family-run favorite.

Gastropubs

When it comes to gastropubs, Milford is certainly not lacking. Serving quality comfort foods in a relaxed atmosphere you will find the Bridge House Restaurant. We highly recommend the bread pudding. On the other end of town, Bridge House’s sister restaurant, Bonfire Grill, offers elevated pub food like the Pomodor Mussel Pot or street tacos on their lovely patio. Worked up an appetite shopping at the Connecticut Post Mall? Grab a bite to eat at Bar Louie, specializing in local beer. Be sure to try the loaded nachos and tater tots while you’re there. Grab a pint and some good eats at Orange Ale House, play a game of pool, shoot darts or watch the game on one of their 25 TVs. Newest to the gastropub scene is Milford Sports Pub & Grill, opening in Fall of 2019. Serving up everything from street tacos to shrimp scampi pizza to pretzel burgers, your taste buds will definitely be thanking you. 

Breakfast

Start your Sunday with a full stack at any hour of day the from the 24-hour Athenian III Diner, fondly know as the “shiny diner.” For a family-friendly breakfast, lunch or lite dinner be sure to visit Pop’s Family Restaurant on Old Gate lane and enjoy the Grigoriadis family’s warm hospitality. Late afternoon may find you enjoying a cappuccino or delicious crepe at Café Atlantique on River Street. (Insider Tip: Café Atlantique serves the best Espresso Martini in Milford.) While you’re on River Street, satisfy your sweet tooth with a gourmet cupcake at Sweet Cupcasions, winner of the Food network’s Cupcake Wars.  For easy breakfast or lunch takeout, visit Sister’s Park Lane Deli located downtown, Napoli Deli on Bridgeport Avenue or Bert’s Deli on the Boston Post Road

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