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
🍴 – Dinner
👣 – 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”. 8 Scotland Avenue
⚓🍴🍷👣😎 Brother Mike’s – The “Cheers” of Madison. Hometown sports restaurant also serving the best appetizers, steaks and burgers on the shoreline. 56A Academy Street
⚓🍴🍷😎Cafe Allegre – Renowned Executive Chef Ilario serves his signature and award-winning Mediterranean cuisine. Elegant, yet family friendly. 725 Boston Post Road
⚓🍴Chamard Vineyards – There’s always something happening at this Farm winery & French inspired bistro. Enjoy beautiful grounds, tastings and live music. 115 Cow Hill Road, Clinton
🌞⚓👣😎Cohen’s Bagel – For bagels and spreads or sandwiches to go, this spot offers a casual atmosphere where bagels aren’t just for breakfast. 1347 Boston Post Road
🌞⚓🍴🍷👣😎 Cristy’s – Good, old fashioned, comfort food just like mom used to make. Offering over 30 types of (big) pancakes. Casual, relaxing atmosphere. Very kid friendly. 73 West Wharf Road
⚓🍴🍷👣Donahue’s Madison Beach Grille – Donahue’s is a casual, friendly environment for enjoying great food, great music, and good times. 3X winner of the Madison Chamber Souper Bowl event for best clam chowder. 1320 Boston Post Road
⚓🍴🍷👣😎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. 11 Boston Post Road
⚓🍴👣😎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 available. 738 Boston Post Road
🍴🍷👣 James Madison House – Steaks, burgers, soups, salads, sandwiches, pub, & live music in a family friendly atmosphere. Who needs more than that? 508 Old Toll Road (North Madison Shopping Center)
⚓🍴👣😎 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. 105 Wall Street
⚓🍴👣😎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. 1301 Boston Post Road
🌞⚓🍴🍷👣😎Madison Beach Hotel-The Wharf Restaurant – A signature coastal elegant hotel featuring beachfront 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. 94 West Wharf Road
⚓🍴👣😎M&J Beach Grille & Seafood – Come relax on the beach! Lunch and dinner specials available throughout the summer (weather permitting). Dogs, burgers, wraps and more. Beach open to non-residents after 5:00pm. May through September. Madison Surf Club
👣Meriano’s Bakery – A cannoli or cupcake for every personality. Meriano’s offers a huge variety of desserts to go. The hard part is deciding which ones to share with others instead of keeping them to yourself. 200 Boston Post Road
⚓🍴🍷👣😎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. 52 Wall Street
🌞⚓🍴👣😎RJ Cafe & Bistro – A trendy eatery “hidden” behind 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. 768 Boston Post Road
🍴🍷👣😎 The Sea House – A unique Madison restaurant featuring local cuisine – shoreline fare with a distinct flair. Simple standards on the surface, eclectic specialties upon deeper diving. 765 Boston Post Road
⚓🍴Steamed – When dumplings are your thing, this is the place to go. Casual and comfortable to eat in or take to go. 670 Boston Post Road.
⚓🍴👣Subway – The recently remodeled shop offers the same great sandwiches and salads it always has. Variety of breads, meats, veggies, and more. And don’t even get us started on the double chocolate chip cookies. 613 Boston Post Road.
🌞⚓🍴👣 What’s Cookin’ Madison – Delicious deli-style with a healthy twist…vegan, gluten free and Paleo options. Eat in or take out. 78 Boston Post Road.🌞⚓🍴👣😎Willow & Birch – A contemporary boutique and cafe proudly serving salads and sandwiches prepared by Chef Paul Baron. Willow & Birch offers a lovely variety of home decor, jewelry, accessories and botanical planters. 36 Wall Street.
🌞⚓👣😎Willoughby’s – For coffee, tea, soups, snacks, and more, of course. But you should know that Forbes listed Willoughby’s in top 12 Best Coffee Roasters in the U.S. Give it a try!