Where to Eat in Windsor: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Darleen Reid

Windsor is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, and was the first English settlement in the state. It lies on the northern border of Connecticut's capital, Hartford. The population of Windsor was 29,044 at the 2010 census.
Things to do in Windsor

1. Burtons Grill & Bar

100 Evergreen Way, The Promenade Shops, South Windsor, CT 06074-6973 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 24 - SGD 38 +1 860-432-4575
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 267 reviews

Burtons Grill & Bar

Located in The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk along South Windsor’s Route 194 (at exit 62 off of I-84), Burtons Grill is just a stone’s throw from the Buckland Hills Mall. A perfect lunch or dinner spot for shoppers and locals, also great for power lunching or socializing after work, celebrating something special or enjoying fine wine with appetizers in our beautiful bar and lounge area. A seasonal outdoor patio is the ideal escape from the office, late afternoon cocktails or a relaxing dinner with friends. Reservations and walk-ins are welcome and take-out is always available.

Reviewed By MsCasualTravelor - Hartford, Connecticut

Went with another couple whose wife has allergies to shellfish. I ordered the shrimp and lobster pasta, the 2 gentlemen had the crab-stuffed fish, and the wife had a fish fillet dish. The restaurant went out of their way to ensure the allergy wasn’t a problem. We all enjoyed our food; mine had so much lobster and shrimp!

The service was wonderful as well. We’ll definitely be back soon.

2. Salute

100 Trumbull St, Suite 2, Hartford, CT 06103-2412 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 860-899-1350
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 830 reviews

Salute

Reviewed By TM B

As we had reservations for eight or nine, we were promptly seated and attended to by a really fun waitress. The food portions were extraordinarily large. I would have shared my dish rather than have to discard more than half. Only a few people complete the entrees because we all wanted to try dessert. The molten cake we ordered (learned our lesson on portion size) was delicious but the cake did not ooze when cut.

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. Carbone's Kitchen

6 Wintonbury Mall, Bloomfield, CT 06002-2412 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +1 860-904-2111
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 177 reviews

Carbone's Kitchen

Reviewed By Dan P - Morristown, New Jersey

Hosted a team lunch for 10 and had an excellent experience. We made a reservation so we sat as soon as we arrived. Our server was very attentive and kept the drinks full and made sure the dishes came out timely.

We started with multiple appetizers served family style for sharing. I recommend the chicken scarpariello, melanzane fritter and fried calamari. The chicken was wrapped in bacon with hot peppers and eggplant were like fries.

I had the pan speared scallops which were very tasty. Everyone enjoyed their main dishes with many taking home leftovers due to the large portions.

I recommend carbone’s kitchen especially if you have to accommodate a large crowd.

5. Get Baked

25 Central St, Windsor, CT 06095-2908 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 860-688-0420
Excellent
55%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

Get Baked

Reviewed By Sharon d - Windsor, Connecticut

Never disappointed in their muffins and cookies. I like that they have gluten free that tastes good. And decent coffee.

6. Mill on the River

989 Ellington Rd, South Windsor, CT 06074-3567 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 52 +1 860-289-7929
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 421 reviews

Mill on the River

Reviewed By Gbreau - Cambridge-Narrows, Canada

When arriving you are greeted by the rushing waterfall cascading over an enclosed walkway to the restaurant entrance. This is indeed a converted mill now housing a romantic restaurant and bar with a good selection of food and very attentive service. Highly recommended for that special night out. Reservations can be made online.

7. Bear's Smokehouse Bbq

2152 Poquonock Ave, Windsor, CT 06095-1238 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 26 +1 860-999-3834
Excellent
50%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 404 reviews

Bear's Smokehouse Bbq

Reviewed By MPB222 - Hockessin, Delaware

It's restaurant is 200 feet from the front door of the Hampton Inn so I decided to walk across the parking lot for dinner last night the recommendation of the two ladies working at the front desk when I checked in. Proximity had a lot to do with my decision, but it turned out to be a great decision. This was the quality of barbecue I would expect to find in Tennessee or the Carolinas or Texas!! I sat in the bar area that had multiple TVs playing along with a live trivia game. The two lady bartenders were spectacular and totally on top of their game. Food was hot, fast and reasonably priced. A solid win if you dig BBQ!!!

8. Dom's Broad Street Eatery

330 Broad St, Windsor, CT 06095-2939 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 860-298-9758
Excellent
66%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

Dom's Broad Street Eatery

Reviewed By RoxysMom - Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Dom's is the place to go for breakfast. The food & service are equally great. Buttermilk pancakes and the many versions of eggs benny are my top favorites. Friendly atmosphere & attentive waitstaff always make for an enjoyable experience.

9. Union Street Tavern

20 Union St, Windsor, CT 06095-2512 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 10 - SGD 29 +1 860-683-2899
Excellent
34%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 201 reviews

Union Street Tavern

Reviewed By msamh - Hampton, Connecticut

I went with two of my sisters, two nieces and three VERY hungry children after shopping at the Get Baked local market. It took a very long time to seat us which I totally understand, because there were 8 of us, and it was busy. But it took an hour and a half from the time we were seated until we left. The market was closed by the time we got out of there. The kids mac and cheese seemed to be Kraft out of a box - maybe it wasn't and it fed the kids, but it sure seemed like it.
Food was ok - nothing special, but we were hungry and it was fine. But so so slow.

10. Villa of Lebanon

575 John Fitch Blvd, South Windsor, CT 06074-4012 (Formerly Villa Pizza and Deli) Takeout, Seating Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Lunch, Dinner +1 860-757-3411
Excellent
85%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Villa of Lebanon

Reviewed By Muncha_Ocala - Ocala, Florida

Miracle I found this place tucked in the corner of a little plaza right on busy Route 5. I actually thought I was going in to a totally different eatery. Authentic Lebanese Cuisine with "Ali" owner who keeps you laughing "if" you can appreciate & get his spicy jokes! After seeing 3 young men with plates of food at their table I ordered one of what I saw...The Gyro Platter. It came with of course the sliced Lamb from the hanging skewer along with some Hummus, a little tossed salad all dressed & Seasoned Rice of course under the meat slices, along with Peta Bread for the Hummus = $14.99 = tax = Total: $15.94. Not inexpensive, but good. And "Ali" had me when he offered a sample of Falafel Balls that he obviously keeps on the Deli Counter for this very smart marketing strategy! If you don't know what they are? They are fried balls resembling a meatball, but vegetarian & generally made of ground Flava Beans & Chick Peas+ w/spices - I didn't ask him if he uses both - different cultures adopt variations. Ali told me that everything is made in-house/homemade & he as well as "Ahmed" & Abdella" operate this business. The Deli Counter is filled with delicious huge pans of a wide variety of foods & it appears that many people get "To-Go" orders. This is a very small place that may appear as a "Pizza" stop at first blush. Inside are a few booths that line the 2 walls in a small "L" shape with the large Deli Counter & Case as you step straight in with the kitchen preparation area in the center so you can see how your food is prepared if you care to stand up & look. As already stated, rather pricey for the plates in my opinion but the menu has many items including a Gyro Sandwich that is $8.99 I believe. Very good food & do be prepared for a question or two or Three that end in spicy jokes! Tell them I sent you, I plan to be back when I am in the area again.

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