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Ballou's Restaurant & Wine Bar

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51 Whitfield St, Behind Fluterby Shops on the Green, Guilford, CT 06437-2670
+1 203-453-0319
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Went here with a few friends for some wine and a quick bite. The wine list was fantastic, and they do a great job with the food pairings. We split a fondue, which was delicious. Would definitely go back.

Thank Kristen P
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I saw on ad for the Valentine Day Special and booked a seating for my husband and myself. We had never been to Ballou's Restaurant and Wine Bar before. We were warmly greeted by the staff when we entered. The room in front where we sat was warm and inviting. There were fun plaques on the wall, and lots of... More 

Thank thinair6
Middletown, Connecticut
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, super variety and wonderful flavors. Wine and beer only, but we knew that. Have been here a few times and have never been disappointed. Will got back for sure!

Thank sgwils
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We went on a Monday night for "$10 flight night" you pick three- 3oz glasses of wine. Wine selection was huge and had great options to pick from. For dinner we shared: buffalo chicken wrap & tomato, basil, mozzarella and balsamic flat bread- delicious! Flat bread is the size of a small pizza. Wrap was so fresh and flavorful. Can't... More 

Thank carissa843
Guilford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is in the downtown Guilford area on the green. Their food is delicious and the service is excellent. They have an amazing amount of choices of wine. There is an outside patio which is quite nice. I cannot say enough about their lobster bisque. It is by far the best we have ever had. We have compared it... More 

Thank Rene4818
Guilford, Connecticut
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

over the last few years, this has been a good choice...A few weeks ago, stopped by with my wife, older daughter and her guy.....We ordered flights of wine, and some cheeses and chose to sit outdoors....good idea....everything was as good as expected, as well as the service....worth a visit when you are in Guilford......very near the Green.

Thank bluesberryguilford
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

we had a late lunch at ballou's last week. turkey panini was delicious, unusually tender turkey. delish salad and dressing(!) great wine-spanish "mia". the waitress was especially sweet, friendly attentive etc, and we really enjoyed ourselves. i was worried that our bicycling clothes might be too casual but our hostess kindly assured us that it was fine! my only complaint... More 

Thank melanie s
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Tucked away behind the green, next to St. George's church this restaurant has some interesting menu choices. There is a large selection of wines and you can order flights. They also have fondue's which are a lot of fun. I like the outdoor seating in the summer and also enjoy the panini's. If you are looking for a place to... More 

Thank Terri P
Oakdale, Connecticut
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265 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Sort of located in a back parking lot (it was night though so perhaps we missed something that we'd have seen in the daytime. Pretty much a gourmet type eatery - small plates done very well. Flights of wine were very interesting.

Thank Oakdale29
Guilford, Connecticut
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a great place to sit outside. The wine menu is extensive and they are very happy to help you with pairings. The food is good for a light dinner or full dinner depending upon what you are looking for. Their Italian Wedding soup is very unique and I really like it.

Thank livetobeach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
American, Wine Bar, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Whitfield St, Behind Fluterby Shops on the Green, Guilford, CT 06437-2670
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Guilford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-453-0319
Ballou's is a casual and relaxed wine bar located adjacent to the historic Guilford Green. &. Ballou's is perfect for the night out with the girls or romantic get away. We have an out door patio that is dog FRIENDLY. Ballou's has an award winning WINE LIST with more than 80 wines by the glass and bottle beers. We are known for our "Wine Flights" three (3) pours of any of our wines by the glass! Sunday & Tuesday we have our Three Course Dinner $35 for (2). We offer a full menu including Cheese & Chocolate Fondue, Panini, Lobster Mac & Cheese and lots more.

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