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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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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“clams” (34 reviews)
“chowder” (25 reviews)
“seafood” (62 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar
$$ - $$$
205 S Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405-5232
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Marge S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 17 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 11 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 9 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 3 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were a party of 6 for dinner. Two of the couples shared the lobster special for 2. We all got the Rhode Island clam chowder which was bland and filled with potatoes. The fried clalmari was just ok The lobsters were delicious. The were...More

Thank Roberta H
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I had new England chowder, it was good, but a little on the thick side. Had 2 baked stuff clams that was mostly bread. Service was good, and priced ok. Will I go back.......maybe?

Thank alisa60
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Hi Alisa - please email directly at jeff@lennynow.com so that I can address the concerns you have. Thanks!

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Good food. Kinda slow especially since it was an off time for dinner. Decent prices. Staff was very friendly.

Thank MrsS0613
Jeff H, General Manager at Lenny's Indian Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

We appreciate the visit - thanks for taking the time to share your review.

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Post-wedding visit with family and friends. I am not sure what it is about a buttered lobster roll adjacent to Long Island Sound, but it does not get any better than that! The bar was unable to serve a Shandy, so the server brought an...More

Thank twomartinilunch
Management response:Responded 27 August 2017

We appreciate the fact that you stopped to celebrate with us! Thanks for the feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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Questions & Answers
Judith T
8 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
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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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