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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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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steamers” (26 reviews)
“clams” (34 reviews)
“chowder” (29 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
205 S Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405-5232
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1 - 10 of 285 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been going to Lenny’s for years. We always enjoy the food. And find the waitstaff helpful and friendly. We would like to give a mention to Toni who will always shoot us a smile even if we are not in...More

Thank margiegirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place, great atmosphere, good not great food but certainly generous portions. Service was ok and prices were tourist location level. I can't imagine paying $26 for a lobster roll a person who has lived in the tri-state my whole life. There isn't a shortage...More

1  Thank KOD0923
JeffreyH1282, General Manager at Lenny's Indian Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to share your review. I understand we are not the cheapest lobster roll around. That said, we offer nearly a half pound of lobster meat with every order, a far more generous portion the some of the others. We look...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lenny’s is a neighborhood landmark restaurant that always lives up to its great reputation. It’s a sure bet for excellent service, fresh seafood and good atmosphere. It’s sometimes too noisy but always authentic to its longtime family roots. Best to visit in winter and spring...More

Thank pickytraveler28
JeffreyH1282, General Manager at Lenny's Indian Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate the 5 star review and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Sooo we went looking for another place then stumbled on Lenny’s, since one of my bf is named that . We sat outside & the sun actually came out. I ordered the bisque. It was flavorful & plenty of seafood. My bf had clam chowder...More

Thank C C
JeffreyH1282, General Manager at Lenny's Indian Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi CC - thanks very much for your great feedback. We have looked into your area of concern, and can assure you that is not an ongoing issue. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 3 October 2018

The food is always fantastic weather you have one of the homemade soups, a burger (served on an English muffin), the seafood casserole or a lobster. The atmosphere is casual and fun with live bands on the deck weather permitting. Service is great too!

Thank Nancy K
JeffreyH1282, General Manager at Lenny's Indian Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much, nknick27! Your 5 star review is appreciated and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 16 September 2018

Is this part of a small local chain? Don't know. Doesn't matter. The food is great. The waiters are bustling around like crazy but somehow the orders are prepared and served in good time. I'ts food worth the wait - the freshest fish, perfectly prepared....More

Thank seggerman
JeffreyH1282, General Manager at Lenny's Indian Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much for taking the time to share your favorable feedback! We are a family owned and operated business (not a chain) and happy to have been serving the CT shoreline for over 50 years! Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Great food nice atmosphere... a bit pricey, fair service... the food is always good, usually very crowded ... service hit or miss..prices are ok but food is always good

Thank JJFlash7
JeffreyH1282, General Manager at Lenny's Indian Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks, JJFlash for sharing your review. Sorry if the service did not meet your expectations, we do strive to provide prompt and efficient service on a consistent basis. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Good food, but a little pricey for portion size! Love the deck and bar outside! Fun happy hour with music!!More

Thank Lindaefitzpa
JeffreyH1282, General Manager at Lenny's Indian Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, Linda. Though our prices may seem high on certain items, we do strive to source the best seafood that is available, and offer it fresh on a consistent basis. Glad you enjoyed the music - check out our live music and...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018

Menu offers the usual selection of fried/broiled offerings. Portions were reasonable although surprisingly there were few French fries on a platter. Usually one finds more French fries than can be eaten. As another reviewer pointed out, food is bland and requires salt/pepper. The fried oysters...More

Thank merle h
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Lenny’s is a local joint gone bananas! There are always crowds on the weekends with parking attendants and live music. The inside bar is a local favorite and your likely to hear the town gossip in there. The restaurant itself is pretty average and the...More

Thank LNS74
Jeffrey H, General Manager at Lenny's Indian Head Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thanks very much for sharing your feedback. Our crab cakes are a favorite and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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batardy
15 December 2017|
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Response from Jeff H | Property representative |
We can now process gift certificates through our website. Thanks for asking!
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Judith T
8 April 2017|
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Response from Jeff H | Property representative |
Thanks for asking, Judith! We accept reservations for parties of six or more.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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