Most Popular Restaurants in Middletown

April 14, 2018 Tambra Mccollister

Middletown is a city located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the central part of the state, 16 miles (26 km) south of Hartford. In 1650, it was incorporated as a town under its original Indian name, Mattabeseck. It received its present name in 1653. Middletown was included within Hartford County upon its creation on May 10, 1666. In 1784, the central settlement was incorporated as a city distinct from the town. Both were included within newly formed Middlesex County in May 1785. In 1923, the City of Middletown was consolidated with the Town, making the city limits of the city quite extensive.
Things to do in Middletown

1. MONDO

10 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3407 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 860-343-3300
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 196 reviews

MONDO

Reviewed By amjs13501 - Utica, New York

Had lunch during a recent day trip to Wesleyen University. The atmosphere is urban/industrial and is family and kid friendly. We went in expecting typical pizza shop fare, but found a complete Italian menu with something for every appetite. The food was delicious and the portions are huge.

2. Taino Smokehouse

482 S Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-4215 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner 860-358-9828
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 189 reviews

Taino Smokehouse

Reviewed By Alison R - Charlotte, North Carolina

The prices seemed a little high for what you got. All meals are over $10pp. Seating is outside, so hopefully the weather is good. I believe most of their business is run through take out. The take out area is indoors, but there are only a couple of tables to sit at. If you are coming with a group, there is a lot of seating outside, but this will only work well in warmer months. Service was slow. Came here for lunch and there were not many other tables, but service was still very slow.

3. O'Rourke's Diner

728 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2733 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Irish, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 860-346-6101
Excellent
56%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 252 reviews

O'Rourke's Diner

Reviewed By vjc735 - Southington, Connecticut

For years, I have lived just a few miles from this gem but never stopped there. Finally, last week, my wife and I went there on a whim, no .....a raging desire for one of their steamed cheeseburgers. So, we made our way through the crowd waiting for a table and secured places at the counter , right across from the pass through window to the kitchen. Getting down to business, I looked through the menu, searching diligently for my cheeseburger. Nothing. Only Breakfast. When I asked the waitress, she smiled and said, " Only thing we make on the weekend is breakfast. " Really !. So when in doubt make the best of it. And we already had a great breakfast ( I know....I made the omelettes...) . After researching the offerings, we discovered the mini raspberry pancakes with whipped cream and homemade raspberry jam. I spiced it up a bit and also had sliced andouille sausage on the side. WOW ! Now I know why folks love this spot. We are returning soon, though, but during the week so that I can get my cheeseburger. BTW, just a hint, don't be tied to eating in a booth. The Counters offer another perspective. Yes, we made a mistake and loved doing it !!!

4. Luce

98 Washington St, Ste 1, Middletown, CT 06457-2803 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 860-344-0222
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 246 reviews

Luce

Reviewed By BobSMeriden_CT - Meriden, CT

Fine upscale restaurant in Middletown. Lunch menu was extensive. Very nice atmosphere with brick wall on the interior. Wait staff was well informed and helpful .We were able to have a good conversation. Luce is very popular. Plenty of off street parking.

5. Cafe 56

102 Court St, Middletown, CT 06457-3333 Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Latin, Central American, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch +1 860-346-6633
Excellent
72%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

Cafe 56

Very new restaurant. Only opened for about one month

Reviewed By westie2 - Kensington, CT

True to my word, it took less 2 years, actually 50 days, for me to make a return visit. There was no bananas Foster French toast on special so my wife ordered the French toast with berries that proved to be very good, but not OMG great. I checked out the specials board and the display case gravitating to the Spanish tortilla that was made with kale, bacon and potatoes. The tortilla and accompanying romesco sauce was by far the best I have ever experienced. It came with 2 slices of toast and home made jam, a virtual steal at $5. Will we be returning in less than 50 days? You can bank on it even I have to crawl.

6. Red Fox Restaurant

218 Smith St, Middletown, CT 06457-1741 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 860-740-4967
Excellent
65%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 117 reviews

Red Fox Restaurant

Reviewed By BuyfromPaul

Red Fox was the venue for our January Guys Night Out Group.

Red Fox has a great selection of dishes. Given the size of our party and at Jasmina’s suggestion we had some of our cuisine family style. Well prepared, plated and scrumptious would be the best way for me to describe.

Afterwards Fico, the chef-owner came out to our table to introduce himself and thank us for coming in.

I’m all about the food and personal service and they exceeded our expectations.

We will definitely be back! Thank you Jasmina for making this night so much fun!

7. Celtic Cavern

45 Melilli Plaza, Located directly across from the municipal parking lot, Middletown, CT 06457-2856 Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 860-894-2954
Excellent
61%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

Celtic Cavern

Middletown's first and only gastropub ... featuring 18 beers on tap and a dynamic menu designed to tempt every palate. (Kitchen open LATE: Sun-Thr til 12:00am and Fri-Sat til 1am)

Reviewed By bill_of_prospect - Cape Coral, Florida

Meet friends at the Celtic Cavern for dinner, after flying in from Florida. The corn chowder was very tasty,as was the beet salad appetizer! Had the double bone porkchop with fried rice that I totally enjoyed. My dinner companions were very satisfied with the selection of craft beers. Wait staff were attentive, reviewed the dinner specials, making us feel welcomed. Great food , drinks and atmosphere , way to go Celtic Cavern

8. LAN Chi's

505 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2809 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 860-347-8885
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

LAN Chi's

Reviewed By nagled - Connecticut

First time here, two couples, the other very familiar with Lan Chi's, we were newbies. Very nice dinner. Nice drinks at bar, very-very-very friendly owner makes sure all is well. Shrimp rolls and shrimp tempura very nice appetizers. My wife says her meatball noodle Pho was as good as any she's had, and she's a Pho expert. I enjoyed the lemongrass beef very much. Reasonable prices too.

9. Bread and Water

51 Warwick St, Middletown, CT 06457-3703 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner +1 860-852-5944
Excellent
80%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Bread and Water

We apologize for the delay. Bread & Water will remain closed until further notice while we continue to rebuild. Please continue to check our website for updates.<br><br>Thank you,<br>Chef Carl

Reviewed By mpfgc - connecticut

A great addition to the Central CT dining scene. Four of us dined together and were able to sample the bulk of the relatively small menu. Everything was wonderful, including the wine list and the beer selection. Particularly impressive were the gnocci, the venison carpaccio, and the pork belly.

10. Fiore II Restaurant

332 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3372 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 860-344-5557
Excellent
47%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 144 reviews

Fiore II Restaurant

Reviewed By Laura B - Wallingford, Connecticut

This is one of my favorite lunch spots for work or friendly lunches. The food is delicious - especially the garlic knots! The prices are good, and it takes just long enough to have a nice conversation without dragging on. I've dined in, taken it go, been with one other person and up to groups of 12. Every time the service is consistently good, the prices are reasonable, and the food is delicious.

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.