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

April 14, 2018 Jasper Kershner

Windsor Locks is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 12,498. It is the site of Bradley International Airport, which serves the Greater Hartford-Springfield region and occupies approximately 1/3 of the town. Windsor Locks is also the site of the New England Air Museum.
Things to do in Windsor Locks

1. Maine Fish Market & Restaurant

60 Bridge St, East Windsor, CT 06088-9679 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 +1 860-623-2281
Excellent
49%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 404 reviews

Maine Fish Market & Restaurant

Reviewed By Marjorie S - Enfield, Connecticut, United States

This eatery was recommended as the best seafood in the area. It's pretty good. Not gourmet, but for a fisherman's platter, fried scallops, clams--all the traditional seafood in the American cuisine, we go here.

Funny story: I am kind of a health nut, and when I ordered the all-fried fisherman's platter, my husband said, "What are you doing?" I said, "I don't know, it's kind of a childhood memory."

Later, in the month, I was watching Anthony Bourdain's travel piece on New Jersey (no kidding), and he went into a place in NJ and ordered the fisherman's platter. He admitted it was counter-culture with health stuff and all, but he said, "I don't know, it's kind of a chlldhood memory." Again no kidding. Funny, right?

When we want fine dining seafood, we have our fav in Jamestown, RI--Jamestown Fish.

2. Collins Creamery

9 Powder Hill Rd, Enfield, CT 06082-5212 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Late Night SGD 9 +1 860-749-8663
Excellent
88%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 175 reviews

Collins Creamery

Reviewed By loishms - East Windsor, Connecticut

Love, love, love their ice cream. There is nothing like fresh homemade ice cream. Summer wouldn't be complete without a visit to Collins Creamery.

3. Tunxis Grill & Pizzeria

3 Tunxis St, Windsor, CT 06095-1333 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 860-688-6429
Excellent
49%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 330 reviews

Tunxis Grill & Pizzeria

phone 860-688-6429

Reviewed By emjm85 - St. Petersburg, Florida

Tunxis presented good atmosphere and great menu options. Dinner was casual, enjoyable, and relaxed.

We had a small business dinner on a Monday night, so crowds were not a factor.

We ordered 2 appetizers, eggplant fries and sprouts. Both were more than ample portions and both were delicious.

Dinner was wonderful, service was great, and I prices were reasonable.

I would recommend this restaurant.

4. It's A Grind Coffee House

2 North Rd, East Windsor, CT 06088-9516 Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast +1 860-903-1455
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 23 reviews

It's A Grind Coffee House

Reviewed By MastodonBeard - Chicopee, Massachusetts

I wish there were more It's a Grind's in the area. The environment is great and staff friendly but the reason I keep coming back is always the coffee. They always have unique flavors and fantastic beans you can purchase. This is the only place I will buy my beans and I'll make the 45 minute drive every few weeks to pick up another pound of beans.

5. Pho 75 Vietnamese Restaurant

209 Ella Grasso Tpke, Windsor Locks, CT 06096-1088 (Formerly Pho 75) Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 860-627-7575
Excellent
50%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Pho 75 Vietnamese Restaurant

Reviewed By DMCosta - North Branch, Michigan

Stopped in for a quick dinner before going to my hotel. The food was absolutely delicious. We started with the pork spring rolls and potstickers. Great choice. Then I had a bowl of beef Pho soup. Besides being very filling, it was fantastic. Whether you're at an airport hotel or just driving through, this is a must stop restaurant.

6. Dunkin' Donuts

596 Elm St, Windsor Locks, CT 06096-1603 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Breakfast +1 860-623-2166
Excellent
26%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

Dunkin' Donuts

Reviewed By JBMartiniguy - Hartford, Connecticut

Dunkin needs to fix the problem where the entire line is held up when one person wants to special order everything. Sometimes, all you want is a donut and coffee...or just a donut..and it just isnlt happening.

This location seems to be worse than others.

God bless the employees, they are kind and helpful, its not their fault, its a poor design.

7. Dairy Cream at Bradley International

359 Ella Grasso Tpke, Windsor Locks, CT 06096-1003 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 860-623-7635
Excellent
88%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 33 reviews

Reviewed By Jenny C - Windsor, Connecticut

We locals just love our Dairy Cream! Offering soft serve, milk shakes, frozen yogurt, flurries, sundaes and hard ice cream, it is the best place to have a treat on a hot summer night. Don't be intimidated by the long lines...They keep the crowds moving! And the ice cream is worth waiting for! My kids and I love going here and are always sad when it closes for the season. Try the Hot fudge sundae with peanut butter sauce!

8. Sofia's Restaurant

136 Prospect Hill Rd, East Windsor, CT 06088-9669 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 860-623-9477
Excellent
37%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 171 reviews

Sofia's Restaurant

At Sofia's Italian Restaurant our extensive menu offers you a delicious taste of Italy with everything from Pizzas to Pasta Dishes, Seafood, to incredible sandwiches. Treat yourself to unique Daily Specials and top off your meal with amazing Italian desserts. All dishes prepared with only the finest ingredients, flavors you won't find anywhere else. There is most certainly something on our menu for everyone! Sofia's has been family owned and operated since 1983 and we are located in East Windsor, Connecticut which is halfway between Springfield, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut.

Reviewed By BerksPADad - Reading, Pennsylvania

Nice Italian restaurant. The atmosphere is more dinner type which was fine with me. Bread came with dinner and the rolls were great. Salad was fresh. I had the clam chowder and it was very good. Entrees are large and good.

9. Skooters Restaurant Incorporated

50 Ella Grasso Tpke, Windsor Locks, CT 06096-1015 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 860-623-6100
Excellent
37%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 187 reviews

Skooters Restaurant Incorporated

Reviewed By VinnieC1025 - Windsor Locks, Connecticut

We stopped here for breakfast on a Sunday morning. The inside is small, so a big group is not advisable. I had the meat lovers omelet. It was fantastic and the home fries were good. Wife had French toast that she said was excellent. Good bacon also. One word of warning, this place only takes CASH! There is an ATM machine in the corner.

10. Dairy Creme

395 Ella Grasso Tpke, Windsor Locks, CT 06096-1001 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 860-623-7635
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Dairy Creme

Reviewed By sullific - new haven, ct

I noticed this place a couple of years ago and when my friend and I were in Windsor Locks again today I said, wasn't there an ice cream place around here somewhere? "It was green", I said. "And it had 'Dairy" in the name."

And voila there it appeared. We had pizza at the Skyline and backtracked. It was ten to eight on a Sunday night and I was hoping it would still be open.

Not only was it open, but the line was about 20 deep. On a May night when the temp is supposed to come within one degree of breaking a cold record from 1878. Old, young, black, white, with dogs, with kids, without dogs, without kids, single, couples, people in parkas and people in t-shirts, waiting for ice cream.

I got the soft and my friend got the "Grasshopper Pie" hard ice cream. We both enjoyed it, although I wouldn't say it's the best I ever had and she agreed. And yet the whole time we were there chatting and eating (about 30 minutes) the line never got shorter; in fact it just grew, till it was always ending out in the parking lot. I checked here and the only bad review is someone who found it closed for the season - someone from Florida who wanted to try it! It's good ice cream, but I am still just flabbergasted that it was so mobbed on a work and school night in May with temps in the low 50s.

Maybe some of the other treats are real standouts...

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