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Founders House Pub & Patio, Milford, CT

Founders House Pub & Patio

4.7
4.7
357 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

WELCOME TO FOUNDERS HOUSE PUB AND PATIO ON THE HISTORIC MILFORD GREEN

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Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 693-2912

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Milford

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 357 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BK

    BarryK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Excellent choices and seated before reservation time on a busy Saturday night. Food and drink very well proportioned. Surprisingly it took longer for the waitress to pick up the check / credit card than it did to get the meal served ! Food was excellent

  2. LB

    LoveBway

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner out - we liked it so much we went to Fridays in a row! Very friendly service and nice ambiance both inside as well as our on the porch. Nice selection of cocktails and meals. Will be back!

  3. MH

    MichaelH

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lunch on the patio with three others. Service was excellent - prompt and friendly. Cocktails were creative and tasty. Food was fresh and delicious.

  4. JL

    JaniceL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Wait staff was fine. Food took forever to come out; salmon over-cooked. "Risotto" just regular rice and cold. Very disappointing.

  5. BB

    BobB

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was very good. We had a party of eight and everyone enjoyed their selection

  6. G

    Gardenweasel

    New England

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A friendly eatery with great food & drink-we eat here almost weekly! The staff, particularly Marcy, Francesca & Tania always ensure you have an outstanding dining experience!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great date night with my husband! Would love to come back with our kids.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Very good. Cocktails are pricey…

  9. E

    Edwrd

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat outside on a beautiful evening and enjoyed a fantastic meal. The East coast and Blue Point oysters were so fresh! Surf and Turf special and Fish & Chips were delicious. Can't wait to go back!!

  10. KN

    KNV313

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had brunch on a Sunday and sat outside which was perfect.

  11. g

    glenn

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Late Lunch… good for the start time for happy hour to enjoy some apps and drinks. Server attentive about service timing. Open face prime rib with truffle fries is a good one to enjoy if you like cheese and beef flavors. Two pieces for the lunch fish and chips. SmAll container of tartar sauce and their version of homemade coleslaw come with it. Eat outside on the patio to get some sun. We were served a Container of water when seated as it is hot in the sun.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious. We had Blue Point Oysters and Escargot for appetizers. Both delightful! We all had seafood entrees ..fresh and served hot. Scallops over artichoke risotto and sun-dried tomatoes was quite tasty. The other diners in our group had the Sea Bass, Salmon, and Cod. All were happy with their meals. Good service. The patio was nice and quiet and we had such a nice time. We will be back!

  13. JK

    JenniferK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, fun variety. I would definitely go there again!

  14. FF

    FrankF

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1

    Excellent food and service but the noise level is unbearable. I’m not sure of protocol but when there are patrons who are screaming and hollering and disturbing other diners I believe management should respectfully remind them they are not alone.

  15. TL

    TraceyL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Service was outstanding, never felt rushed. Food was really tasty.

  16. BG

    BGjtwn

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice room for our graduation gathering

  17. DI

    DIANNEM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Our server wore a mask on our request.

  18. S

    Susanw

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Rebecca, our waitress, was great. Food was good and she helped with my gluten free issues. We were there for a friend’s birthday celebration.

  19. A

    Alana

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always excellent, food, drinks, and service is always consistent!

  20. MP

    MichaelP

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food. It bit price but I don’t mind when the food is good.

  21. j

    judithw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great place for a girls' get-together....wine and apps....so good!

  22. MB

    MikeB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    My wife and I went Saturday night for our anniversary. We had reservations for 6:30 and we were seated right away. Our waitress Samantha came right over read the specials and asked us if we wanted a beverage. We each ordered the smoked bourbon Manhattan. Very tasty! Next we ordered the trio of roasted oysters which were delicious. We also ordered the seafood bisque which was good not great. We wish there was bigger pieces of seafood but overall tasty bisque. We also ordered the grilled polenta I read so much about how it was the best. We wish it was a little crispier but the taste was very good. For entree we split the 18 oz bonein ribeye which was so good. Cooked perfect medium rare. We took a piece of the key lime pie home for our son which he said was very good. Overall very good experience and we are sure to be back in the future.

  23. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time there as Founders Pub. Used to frequent when it was Rainbow Garden. Family celebrated my Grandmother’s 97th birthday for lunch. Everyone loved the ambience, server and food. My grandmother’s treat is always a good Fish & Chips. She will let you know if she does not like it. She really liked it. May not be the best of CT, yet very good, not greasy or overly breaded. My daughter recently had a bad experience with Scallop Risotto at Village Bistro so she ordered it again here. What a difference. This one was fresh, scallops had a great flavoring and cooked right. Risotto was creamy. My cousin had the Filet of Sole which was tender and she said she truly enjoyed it. But the star of the lunch was the carrot cake. I am not a fan of carrot cake yet this one was moist, not overly sweet and so tasty. Such a great experience that everyone in my party said they will go there again, even my 97yr old grand-mother.

  24. G

    Gardenweasel

    New England

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you Founders for another terrific date night! The staff (most especially Tania!) are always friendly & accommodating and the food/ambiance keep us returning time & time again!

  25. L

    Localdiner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3

    Went for Easter brunch. Seated right away. Wine served quickly. Waitress was awesome. App very good. The maple glazed ham was in liquid and very dry. Desserts were fair.

  26. B

    Bonnie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was excellent. Highly recommend! Desserts were over the top delicious as well.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great brunch on the patio.

  28. CB

    ChristineB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pre Easter dinner with the family (including 2 picky kids). We had steak, Mac and cheese (the best!) and the roast chicken. My 2 extremely dessert oriented children were too full to order anything else! Server was lovely and our overall experience was great!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for date night or gathering with friends and family. My boyfriend and I love it here and will be coming back to try more of the delicious menu! The coconut cream pie is a must try!

  30. C

    Crys

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brunch was fantastic! Will definitely be going back.

  31. BR

    BonnieR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Fair restaurant. The front end was having issues with seating/waitstaff assignments based on what I heard and the person handling it was extremely stressed and did not have the cool to handle what was coming at her. I ordered the seafood bisque. A lot of bits of seafood and fairly tasty--just needed a bit of salt. We received two rolls at the table which were stale. We both ordered the burger. They don't seem to be a handmade patty. I ordered mine rare but as thin as it is, they really can't get them rare. So mine was over cooked. Still tasty with the bacon jam and cheese--I have had better bacon jam, this was very sweet and didn't put much other flavor forward. I had mine on a plate with the side salad. My friend had hers on a bun with fries. We both ordered dessert. She had the banana's foster cake which she said was soooo good. I ordered the white coconut cream pie. It was not good. The pie was really a dense cake with stabilized cream on top. I also brought home a piece of key lime pie to my spouse. It was inedible. I wouldn't order dessert again for sure. I'm on the fence if I'd go back. The menu sounds so good but the overall experience was really lacking. Our server was very nice.

  32. JK

    JennK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Always a great experience at Founders! One of our favorite places!

  33. RJ

    RacheleJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and drinks are amazing! A little dark inside though.

  34. D

    Dennis

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great classic cocktails, diverse menu. Food was well prepared. Server was friendly and attentive. Wonderful!

  35. KW

    KenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was fantastic, drinks were great (Old Fashioned). The service was very great and we will definitely be going back for another visit.

  36. W

    michelleW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very good dinner. Wait staff was friendly and efficient. Love the new decor.

  37. CT

    ChristineT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful local restaurant. All the charm of New England.

  38. PM

    PatriceM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The service was really fast and our waitress was friendly and attentive. She was very informative about the specials and recommendations.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Service was very good, food was fine but did seem a bit rushed. Maybe a couple of more specials or expand menu with seasonal items will be a plus.

  40. G

    Gardenweasel

    New England

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding as always!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Founders House Pub & Patio using the Order Online button. Founders House Pub & Patio also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 693-2912.

Founders House Pub & Patio is rated 4.7 stars by 357 OpenTable diners.

Founders House Pub & Patio does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Founders House Pub & Patio

117 Broad St Milford, CT 06460

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Milford

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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