Where to Eat in Bridgeport: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Myesha Cogley

Bridgeport is a historic seaport city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. The largest city in the state, it is located in Fairfield County at the mouth of the Pequonnock River on Long Island Sound. As of 2017, Bridgeport had an estimated population of 151,267, making it also the 5th-most populous in New England Located 60 miles from Manhattan and 40 miles from the Bronx, it is bordered by the towns of Trumbull to the north, Fairfield to the west, and Stratford to the east. The Greater Bridgeport area is the 48th-largest urban area in the United States.
Things to do in Bridgeport

1. Super Duper Weenie

306 Black Rock Tpke, Fairfield, CT 06825-5509 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch SGD 10 +1 203-334-3647
Excellent
56%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 263 reviews

Super Duper Weenie

Reviewed By Andrew C - New York City, New York

It was great.
My son has been going there for years,but I never had the chance.
I had a New York Dog,and a Chicago Dog.
I would have no problem existing eating the New York Dogs for the rest of my life.
The fries were great.
Staff and service were super.

2. Ralph N Rich's

815 Main St, Fl 1, Bridgeport, CT 06604-4921 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, American, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night SGD 12 - SGD 42 +1 203-366-3597
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 253 reviews

Ralph N Rich's

Here at Ralph n Rich's Restaurant we exceed all guest expectations by offering the freshest ingredients available served by a knowledgeable server staff that looks to go that extra step to provide the guest with that unexpected dinning experience.

Reviewed By Bruce T - Wilton, Connecticut

R&R may be Bridgeport’s best kept secret. I have lived in Fairfield County for over 30 years and had never heard of this place. Just stumbled in. What a wonderful surprise: tasty food and pleasant service. A real find.

Today was a pleasant lunch. R&R is well worth a return visit – and we’ll be back soon for an extended dinner visit.

The stuffy Westport crowd may not travel East for restaurants very often, but this is an option they should not miss. Try it; you’ll love it.

3. Gaetano's Deli

1478 Barnum Ave, Stratford, CT 06614-5406 Takeout, Outdoor Seating Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch +1 203-377-8860
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 149 reviews

Gaetano's Deli

Italian Style Deli/Hot Foods for Lunch.

Reviewed By Jake F - London, United Kingdom

This place is a brilliant Italian style deli; the sandwiches are tremendous and the guys who work there are nice. Make sure you get a little oil and vinegar on your sandwich; it really makes a difference. In addition, the canoli there are real fresh and very tasty.

4. Barcelona

4180 Black Rock Tnpk, Fairfield, CT 06824-1844 Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 33 +1 203-255-0800
Excellent
52%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 278 reviews

Barcelona

Located in the 1940's Hi Ho Motel, Barcelona Fairfield is a funky throwback in the hills of Easton, just off the Merritt Parkway. The dining room has the feel of Fairfield County circa 1970, with private booths, vibrant wallpaper, and photographs of family and friends. The interior's main focus is the welcoming bar and the beautiful 85-seat patio overlooking the trees and the parkway is the focus in warm weather. Fairfield features an intimate private dining room and a family-friendly vibe during the week.

Reviewed By TravelersTwoPeople - Weston, Connecticut

Last summer we ate out on the patio and had a marvelous first visit. Tapas interesting. Sangria great. This time we weren't as happy. Sat inside (it IS winter) but found that having two servers was confusing. We received two on one tapas when we had ordered one. We were asked if we wanted our bill when we hadn't received all our food order. All in all we didn't feel like we need to go back.

5. Trattoria 'A Vucchella

272 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604-4208 Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Highchairs Available Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 203-383-2837
Excellent
71%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 109 reviews

Trattoria 'A Vucchella

Very traditional and authentic Italian Restaurant. Nice atmosphere and wood brick oven Gourmet Pizza Napoletana.

Reviewed By Kenneth H

Enjoyed our evening but was surprised that my wife and neighbors wife who both have tiny appetites didn't feel their fish entrees were sufficient. We have been there numerous times hopefully just an off night.Neighbors seem hesitant to return had numerous suggestions for next evening out.

6. Frank Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana

238 Commerce Dr, Fairfield, CT 06825-5538 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 +1 203-333-7373
Excellent
51%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 395 reviews

Frank Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana

Reviewed By Robert F - Westport, Connecticut

The brick oven pizza here is to die for. Absolutely the best pizza we’ve had outside of Italy and better than some there too! 3 words: white clam pizza. Just do it! It’s all about the pizza. There’s a salad on the menu but that’s it. Pizza!!!

7. Fire Engine Pizza Co

2914 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605-3213 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Italian, Pizza, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 39 +1 203-333-3473
Excellent
44%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

Fire Engine Pizza Co

Situated in the center of historic Black Rock, Connecticut, Fire Engine Pizza Co. Is a collaboration of owners, Martin McCarthy and Phil Segneri, who have refined their skills within the restaurant industry for over 20 years. Widely known for specialty pizzas served from the 1985 International Fire Engine that was stationed on Fairfield Avenue, Fire Engine Pizza Co. Was reinvented to bring together classic combinations with a modern twist. The menu offers gluten free options, a homemade mozzarella wedge that's unlike any others around - oozing with fresh mozzarella cheese, roasted red peppers, basil, garlic, and spinach as well as entrees that have quickly become the talk of the town including Carmine's Eggplant, Rigatoni Tuscana, and Sunday at Carmela's just to name a few. With reclaimed barn-wood, hickory floors, and endless artifacts donated from local Fire Departments, Fire Engine Pizza Co. Exudes an early American ambiance with intricate detail from top to bottom. The rectangular bar is situated in the center of one half of the establishment, creating an inviting social environment that serves all the classics - plus seasonal cocktail specials throughout the year. The remaining half emanates a family- friendly atmosphere with a brick oven backdrop, creating a dining experience that is unmatched.

Reviewed By KRUIZ8204 - Bridgeport, Connecticut

The food at this restaurant is delicious. We went for brunch and we were impressed by their breakfast pizza and their mimosa selection. However, they only had one waitress for the entire restaurant so the wait time before our next drink was 30min or more. It even took very long just to get our check. Don't visit if you're in a rush.

8. Harborview Market

218 Harborview Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605-3334 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 203-367-7336
Excellent
53%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Harborview Market

Reviewed By DougDavidoff - Bridgeport, Connecticut

Black Rock just would not be Black Rock without Harborview Market. It's a sandwich shop, bakery, coffee house, music venue, convenience market, and community gathering place. If you're in Black Rock (a village in Bridgeport) or anywhere nearby in Bridgeport or Fairfield, a visit to Harborview Market is time well spent.

Sample good coffee and hearty sandwiches. Take a seat among the plentiful tables. There are probably a dozen different kinds of chairs. Many of the tables are large, and you might wind up sharing a table with a local Black Rock resident. The natives are friendly in these parts.

There's also many tables outdoors. Food is delivered outdoors from the kitchen. The in-house wifi system provides good Internet connectivity, which many patrons use.

Rick and Michelle Torres are your hosts. Their children are part of the team. When you're at Harborview, you're at home.

Two warnings:
-- Lines can be long and wait times extended at peak times during breakfast and lunch hours. Be patient and meet your neighbors.
-- One thing you won't see: Black Rock Harbor. There is no view of it from Harborview Market. (Rather, the market is named for the street on which it's located.)

9. Brick+Wood

1275 Post Rd, Suite 7, Fairfield, CT 06824-6015 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 203-939-1400
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 114 reviews

Brick+Wood

Reviewed By lollygal - New York City, New York

Love Life and Pizza at Brick and Wood....and we did! We wanted a quick bite for dinner and thought pizza was a good idea.

Brick and Wood is a very cute clean open restaurant eatery. Where you can watch the pizzas being made and cooked in the artisan oven.

We started with the Black Truffle Burrata and prosciutto platter which was excellent! Then a margarita pizza to share. It was the perfect light bite.

10. The Lazy Dog Tavern

2505 Main St, Stratford, CT 06615-5839 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 203-345-6590
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

The Lazy Dog Tavern

Reviewed By ParkerSturbridge

Great food in a great location, just a hop across the street from the Stratford train station. Plenty of free parking, so don't worry about finding a spot. This place has the feel of a great neighborhood bar/restaurant, which is exactly what it is. Nice bar and a nice (but kid of noisy) dining area with windows overlooking the train station. You want a great burger....well, you came to the right place, because they have a vast selection. Try the Onion Soup Burger....absolutely amazing. My friend had a large salad topped with salmon which also looked good. And lots of other menu choices, so I will have to keep coming back. Great service too. Check it out, you will not be disappointed.

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