The Stand (Branford, CT, U.S.A.)

On December 27, I visited The Stand in Branford, Connecticut. I went with two friends on the day after Boxing Day. It has a classic American barn décor, and includes a restaurant with a bar and a small stage for live performances. The weather was cold outside, but the restaurant had a warm and friendly vibe to it.

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I ordered 0.23 kilograms (½ pound) of pulled pork in a bowl with macaroni and cheese and turkey stuffing. My friend, Mr. C, ordered the same thing but with salad instead of stuffing. Mr. D, another friend, ordered the pulled pork on a sandwich with slice of corn bread.


We all enjoyed our meals. The lunch menu was small and simple, but the food was decent enough. This is not fine cuisine, but it was a nice representation of small town Americana. More side dish choices would have been welcomed.

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We did not check out the bar, although there seemed to be a good selection of alcohol. There was no live music at the time of our 1:30 PM visit. If I return, I would come for a late-night drink. The shortness of the menu does not make The Stand a viable dinner option.


The food at The Stand was tasty and the restaurant had a very comfortable vibe to it. It is right on the edge of the saltwater marsh, which would have been a very pretty view if the weather had been nicer. However, the lunch menu leaves much to be desired. My suggestion: come for drinks at night with friends, but go elsewhere for nourishment.


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Name (Korean): Not available
Name (Official English): The Stand Local Farm Market & Canteen
Name (Romanized): Not available
Name (Translated): Not available
Phone +1 (203) 484-3289

Credit Cards? Yes
Apple Pay [?]? Yes
Bathroom? Yes
Reservations? No
Take out? Yes
Delivery? No
Wifi? Yes
Outside seating? Yes
Wheelchair friendly? Yes
Alcohol? Yes
Dogs allowed? Yes
Bike parking? Yes
Car parking? Yes

Date night? No
English-speaking staff? Yes
English menus? Yes
LGBTQ friendly [?]? Yes
Information updated on: February 5, 2017
Prices [?]: $$$$

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11:30 – 22:00
Thursday: 11:30 – 22:00
Friday: 11:30 – 1:00
Saturday: 9:00 – 1:00
Sunday: 9:00 – 1:00

Address (Korean) Not available
Address (English) 196 S Montowese Street, Branford, Connecticut 06405-5242, U.S.A.