Southington Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Southington

April 14, 2018 Viva Honore

Southington is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, it had a population of 43,069. Southington contains the villages of Marion, Milldale, and Plantsville.
Things to do in Southington

1. El Pulpo Restaurant and Tapas Bar

1217 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner 860-410-1147
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

El Pulpo Restaurant and Tapas Bar

Reviewed By Ladope - Connecticut

I had visited this Venture in the Past two years as well as their location in Middletown on several occasions and unfortunately never have find the time to write a review.
Well today is the day….
The place is located in Southington on a small Plaza right on the CT Route 10. There is a Universal Parking on site, small outdoor Patio, Bar with Counter seating and a separate Dining Room. Modern décor and appropriate music and lighting create a nice atmosphere. Service is very good, courteous and fast.
The Food and it presentation is fabulous and Tapas are awesome.
As I had visit the Venture before a few times along a two years window, I’m entitled to say they are very reliable. The place to go when you’re looking for a Spanish Restaurant in town.

2. Anthony Jack's Woodfired Grill

30 Center St, Southington, CT 06489-3105 Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 12 - SGD 39 +1 860-426-1487
Excellent
50%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 223 reviews

Anthony Jack's Woodfired Grill

A 15yr family owned and operated casually sophisticated restaurant located in the heart of downtown Southington. We pride ourselves on consistently excellent food made fresh daily, generous portions and excellent professional service at very affordable prices.

Reviewed By jer b - Bristol, Connecticut

Anthony Jack's is one of the few restaurants open for lunch on Monday in downtown Southington. It is a bit noisy, but we were able to hear each other. Food was very good, with a nice lunch special menu. Very nice attentive staff. Good coffee....MoreThank you! :)

3. Gobi Mongolian Grill

855 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489-1507 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Asian, Mongolian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 12 - SGD 21 +1 860-620-0888
Excellent
52%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 108 reviews

Gobi Mongolian Grill

Reviewed By nirmal639 - Southbury, Connecticut, United States

You pick your veggies and meat and/or fish, and pick your sauce, and they cook in front of you. If you have not been there, we highly recommend that you give them a try. It will be worth the trouble. Only problem that we can see is that you tend to eat too much, so this is not a place for regular dinner visit, at least for us. We came after a long time and enjoyed.

4. Viron Rondo Osteria

1721 Highland Ave, Cheshire, CT 06410-1288 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 203-439-2727
Excellent
59%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 390 reviews

Viron Rondo Osteria

Reviewed By Lynn H - CT

We made sat night reservations on Friday for 6:30 for party of 4. It was 7:15pm and we had to keep asking when our table would be ready. Finally we got seated but in the bar where it was so loud and people all around us. Would think that these tables would be kept for walk ins. We were expecting a much more enjoyable evening. Food was good ( Tuscana salad was excellent) but when you can’t even have a conversation - why bother.

5. New Mill Restaurant

493 S End Rd, Plantsville, Southington, CT 06479-1826 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television American, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 860-620-0300
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 133 reviews

New Mill Restaurant

Reviewed By TheGreekInCT - Southington, Connecticut

We went with two other couples on 10/13/17. I had the pork chop which was very good. The veggie of the day was broccoli rob - which I hate so I ordered the mixed veggies. They ended up being broccoli rob, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts. The worst I have ever had. I said that I did not like broccoli rob and she said they would substitute it. Are you kidding me? You can't substitute it with the same thing. We ordered pumpkin pie cheesecake for dessert. It was grainy, meally, and overall yuck.

6. Smokin' With Chris

59 W Center St, Southington, CT 06489-3511 Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 860-620-9133
Excellent
46%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 164 reviews

Smokin' With Chris

Reviewed By Alicia O - Seymour, United States

Saw this restaurant on TripAdvisor and thought we would try it. We had the pulled pork sandwiches and my husband had the Turkey. I found the lunch portion small and left still wanting more to eat. I really couldn't complain since it only cost 9.00 for each sandwich. The sandwich came with one small side. I had the mac n cheese was came recommended. My husband loved their fries. I did have to put more BBQ on my pulled pork to give it some more flavor. If I was in the area again, I may go back but order the larger plate off the dinner menu. I guess it's a good thing if you leave wanting more. We did have a dessert. That was good too.

7. Cava Restaurant

1615 West St, Southington, CT 06489-1027 Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 24 - SGD 39 +1 860-628-2282
Excellent
55%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
8%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 386 reviews

Cava Restaurant

Cava has established itself as a taste of luxury. An experience of Old world charm and romance, both in its decor and cuisine. Its upscale fine dining experience caters to those looking for an evening out, a special occasion, or private events. The cuisine is authentic Italian, using the finest ingredients. The menu alone exceeds any expectation. The daily additions to the menu, both appetizers and entrees are prepared daily by our executive chef based on the freshest market products. Cava expresses its zest in season, both during the holidays, and on our cocktail list. There's a charm with each season, that should be brought to the table.The luxurious decor reflects the old world charm, with modern nuances. The warm feeling of home, paired with a featured glass of wine is sure to put your mind at ease. Each room has a separate serenity encompassed by different fixtures. The "Fireplace room" and it's cozy, warm candle lit atmosphere will soothe you and your guests after a long day at the office, or for a romantic evening. The "sunroom", filled with light, white linen, and paired with the right company, makes for an impressive room for a private dining, or the right place to impress that someone special. The "sunroom" serves as a private banquet room for all occasions.When the sun sets, and the lights are low the "Main DIning Room" has a grand dining table for occasions with more intimate groups. Everyone can enjoy a cocktail,or glass of wine, at the granite top bar, surrounded by dark cherry wood. There is a more casual atmosphere in the back tavern, with high top tables for a "girls night out" or just a couple appetizers while watching "the game".In addition to the dining experience, the cuisine has upscale items with aged Angus certified steaks, fresh atlantic salmon, pasta dishes, lighter fare, and authentic flavors throughout. Cava strives to leave an impression. The dining experience is that of traditional Italian, perfect for a relaxing meal. Cava is well renowned for elegant private events. Private dining events range from wedding receptions, baby showers, bridal showers, business meetings, cocktail hours, birthdays, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, and all business functions. Private rooms are available for any events.

Reviewed By garymwhipple - NEW FAIRFIELD

My wife, and her sister, and I recently had lunch here. Because we visited while their holiday decorations (which i thought were a bit much) were up, we had to order dinner even at lunch. The seabass and barramundi were straight from their menu, but i had a surf and turf special that came with a crab stuffed lobster tail and a small filet; all were very good. The crab bisque I had was also very good. Four glasses of wine plus desserts ran the total to $220 plus tip for lunch. Wait staff was very helpful; she double checked the crab bisque stock ingredients for me to verify there was no shellfish in the stock. Nice place to go for a special lunch but not one we'll visit often.

8. Close Harbour Seafood

959 Meriden Waterbury Tpke, Plantsville, Southington, CT 06479-2009 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 860-621-7334
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 118 reviews

Close Harbour Seafood

Reviewed By BattenBell - Goode, Virginia

In town visiting family and thought we'd try the "new" restaurant. We had last visited prior to the rebuild. What a surprise. The vibe is casual elegance with outdoor patio dining.The menu was a bit more refined also. Wanting to start with some oysters on the half shell, I asked the waitress what they had and what the salinity number was. She said she didn't know the salinity but the "shucker" would be happy to come out and talk with us. He did and offered the information along with his suggestion. They were fresh and briny. For our entries my wife ordered a Specialty salad topped with baked Cod with a creamy tomato dressing. She seemed to enjoy it. I ordered the Lightly Spiced Grilled Swordfish Steak Nape cabbage, mango cilantro slaw, Spanish rice, lime mango burre blanc. The slaw was replaced with a mango chutney. The dish was savory and sweet with a nice touch of heat. The swordfish was cooked perfectly! A homemade berry tart with strawberry sorbet was a nice finish to the meal. The waitress was attentive and informative but unobtrusive. Another member of management (I assume) visited our table to see if everything was fine. Don't be fooled by the unassuming building as you drive by; stop in for a nice meal!

9. Wood-n-Tap

420 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489-1801 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Grill Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 12 - SGD 26 +1 860-329-0032
Excellent
32%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 177 reviews

Wood-n-Tap

Reviewed By tobben15 - New Haven, Missouri

Went with coworkers and sat at the high top bar table. Deana was our server. She was great and made sure we had a great meal. We all ordered cocktails which were delivered promptly. Two had quesadillas which were good portion size. The other one ordered the portabella mushroom wrap with sweet potato fries. I had the Turkey sandwich which was excellent. I LOVED the cranberry mayo. I ordered the Parmesan tater tots but I wouldn’t get those again. All in all a great dinner and I would recommend for anyone in the area.

10. Somewhere In Bangkok

1103 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489-1266 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch +1 860-479-9111
Excellent
57%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 103 reviews

Somewhere In Bangkok

http://www.yelp.com/biz/somewhere-in-bangkok-southington

Reviewed By actjet2

Had the drunken noodle dish three ways - vegetarian, tofu and shrimp - mango and chicken curry, golden bags appetizer and vegetarian dumplings - everyone enjoyed their meals. Super flavorful and very tasty. Cute atmosphere and just remember it's BYOB.

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