By Charon Squitiero

Whether for a quick stop while traveling on I-95 or for an extended stay, Madison has you covered. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, apps, dessert or drinks for every palate and lifestyle.

🌞 – Breakfast

⚓- Lunch

🍴 – Dinner

🍷- Bar

👣 – Grab & Go

😎 – Outdoor Eating


🍴🍷😎Bar Bouchee – A neighborhood destination. Authentic French bistro and bar. True to their bouchon roots, they are a small restaurant so reservations are encouraged. There is however, open seating at the bar if you’re feeling impulsive or want to join our “regulars.”

🌞⚓🍴🍷👣😎 Brother Mike’s – The “Cheers” of Madison.  Breakfast available on the weekends only.  Hometown sports restaurant also serving the best appetizers, steaks and burgers on the shoreline.

⚓🍴🍷😎Cafe Allegre – Renowned Executive Chef Hilario serves his signature and award-winning Mediterranean cuisine. Elegant, yet family friendly.

⚓🍴Chamard Vineyards – There’s always something happening at this Farm winery & French inspired bistro. Enjoy beautiful grounds, tastings and live music.

🌞⚓🍴🍷👣😎 Cristy’s – Good, old fashioned, comfort food just like mom used to make. Offering over 30 types of (plate-sized) pancakes. Casual, relaxing atmosphere. Very kid-friendly.

⚓🍴🍷👣Donahue’s Madison Beach Grille – Donahue’s is a casual, friendly environment for enjoying great food, great music, and good times. 2x winner of the Madison Chamber Souper Bowl event for best clam chowder.

⚓🍴🍷👣😎Friends & Company – Located alongside the picturesque East River, serving local ingredients with an emphasis on freshly prepared and health conscious foods, daily baked breads, homemade soups, and more.

⚓🍴👣😎Grand Apizza – A taste of New Haven comes to Madison! Dine in, takeout or delivery 7 days a week. The finest pizza, subs, dinners, stuffed breads, and calzones. Gluten free and wheat pizza.

⚓🍴👣Jia Mei Asian Kitchen – Whatever you may call it Asian Food, Chinese Food or just good food, they have it. They source the freshest ingredients locally. Jia Mei means Good Food in Mandarin.

⚓🍴👣😎Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale – Fresh, fun and casual seafood since 1979. Eat in, take out, dine on picnic tables, kids can ride the charity carousel, outdoor ice cream stand. Complete family fun!

🌞⚓🍴🍷👣😎Madison Beach Hotel-The Wharf Restaurant – A signature coastal elegant hotel featuring beach front views. With the area’s top chef at the helm, the restaurant presents award winning farm-to-table New England cuisine with a contemporary flair. Enjoy dining on the porch year-round (it’s heated!) or in The Wharf, The Wharf Bar or the Wine Room.  Impeccable service and valet parking.

⚓🍴👣😎M&J Beach Grille & Seafood – Come relax on the beach! Lunch and dinner specials available throughout the summer (weather permitting). Hot dogs, burgers, wraps and more. Beach open to the public after 5:00pm. May through September.

⚓🍴🍷👣😎Moxie – Experience a fun recreation of traditional cuisine. The chef applies modern day sensibilities to classic recipes with high-end ingredients, simple preparations and a fusion of locally grown flavors. Guests will find delicious comfort food that dares to be a little more than ordinary.

🌞⚓🍴👣😎RJ Cafe & Bistro – A trendy eatery “hidden” at the back of RJ Julia Booksellers. Fabulous lunch entrees, light dinner fare or sit back with a cappuccino and an award-winning cupcake. A unique atmosphere and experience for everyone.

🌞⚓🍴👣😎Willow & Birch – A contemporary boutique and cafe proudly serving salads and sandwiches prepared by Chef Paul Barron.  Willow & Birch offers a lovely variety of home decor, jewelry, accessories and botanical planters.