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Ballou's Wine Bar - CLOSED

2 Sybil Ave, Next to Bud's Fish Market Rt 146, Branford, CT 06405-5315
+1 203-208-1701
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
21 Sep 2014
“Different foods, nice wine/port options s”
6 Sep 2014
“Great wine flight option!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2 Sybil Ave, Next to Bud's Fish Market Rt 146, Branford, CT 06405-5315
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Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

This is quite quaint. I enjoyed the atmosphere with butterflies and the tea room decor as well as catering to children and the wine..::We enjoyed the wine and port flights where you can try 3 different 1/2 glasses of wine. The appetizers had some unique...More

Thank Kimberly J
Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

The wine list is great and the "wine flight" option is awesome for sampling small portions of many different wines. Atmosphere is quaint.

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Now this is a real beet salad...not a couple of beets on salad! DELICIOUS! crab cakes and b-bites also good. Only complaint? Out of a few things on the menu, such as wine and beer. Service good.

1  Thank Tom M
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We visited this Ballou's for lunch. We both had lobster rolls; I had a cup of New England Clam Chowder. My order wound up as a part of a soup and lobster roll deal; I'll remember to order it that way the next time I...More

Thank JCArchT
Reviewed 9 June 2014

A few months ago I started searching for a tea room to have a small get together with friends and family for my birthday. I was trying to re-create the afternoon tea experience I had in London a year prior. That's when I found Alexandra's...More

Thank kingpepsisgirl
Reviewed 29 May 2014

My friend and I had a really fun experience at the tea room. The tea service includes sparkling wine, a scone, a small sandwich, a pot of tea and a plate of sweets. Everything tasted great and was presented nicely. There is a large selection...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Had a great tea with the "girls". Tea was good and food was good. Prices were very reasonable. I may have to go back for dinner sometime and try the wine. Only complaint was that service was a bit slow.

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Ballou's was new for us and recommended by friends. We never noticed it before in our travels to another restaurant which is across the street. We almost went right passed it too this weekend. The menu had only 3 pages of food and other 9...More

1  Thank Faith D
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

It's a nice place by the beach and the ambiance of the restaurant was comforting. They have a large variety of wines (red, white, rose and dessert) and 16 beer drafts. They serve food along with cheese platters and fondue. They suggest wines to go...More

Thank MsRios
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is the second time I dined at the Ballou's in Branford. The wine selection is great, but the service was mediocre. The waitress never seemed to be around and it took far to long to get a wrap and a cheese board. I also...More

Thank rita n
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Sybil Ave, Next to Bud's Fish Market Rt 146, Branford, CT 06405-5315
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-208-1701
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Ballou's is a casual and relaxed wine bar. We offer a selection of wines from around the world as well as local vineyards, by the glass and the bottle. We are proud of our "Award Winning Wine List" more than 80 wines by the glass and unique assortment of beers. Our menu features light fare "comfort" food, as well as gourment coffee, espresso, cappuccino, an assortment of cheese, fondues, desserts and handmade truffles. Come and join us!
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