1212 Main Street
Branford, CT 064o5
(203) 488-5573
  • Welcome to Donovans Reef!

  • Entertainment

  • Every Thursday Night Come Check Out The Rahsaan Langley Project (TRLP) 7:30-10:30pm- Laid back jams while you enjoy a delicious dinner!
    Friday and Saturday Night
    Entertainment Starts @ 10

    Thurs 1st- TRLP
    Fri 2nd- Upside Down
    Sat 3rd- Zaubi Duo
    Thurs 8th- TRLP
    Fri 9th- Fried Rice Orchestra
    Sat 10th- Cleo Blue
    Thurs 15th- TRLP
    Fri 16th- The Panacea Brothers
    Sat 17th- Jeremy Lichter Trio
    Thurs 22nd- TRLP
    Fri 23rd- Chris Kiley Acoustic
    Sat 24th- The Jerry Landley Band
    Thurs 29th- TRLP
    Fri 30th- Chris Kiley Acoustic

    Sat 1st- Left on Scarlett St
    Thurs 6th- TRLP
    Fri 7th- Sal Nunz
    Sat 8th- RGB Band
    Thurs 13th- TRLP
    Fri 14th- Chris Kiley Acoustic
    Sat 15th- The Spignesi Band
    Thurs 20th- TRLP
    Fri 21st- Turbulence Duo
    Sat 22nd- Jeremy Lichter Trio
    Thurs 27th- TRLP
    Fri 28th- Fried Rice Orchestra
    Sat 29th- The Jerry Langley Band

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  • Donovan’s Reef Restaurant is a warm and inviting American grille located in the historic Branford Lock Works building in Branford center.

    Donovan’s Reef has been operating out of this location for over twenty five years; the restaurant has the perfect combination of food, drink, fun and in a unique family atmosphere.

    Whether it is a quiet lunch for two on the patio any day of the week (spring, summer, fall), a Happy Hour Monday to Friday, dinner with that special someone, family or a night out with friends- Donovan’s Reef is the place to be.

    No matter whether you spend your time at Donovan’s Reef in the main dining room or in the unique loft dining area on Friday and Saturday evenings. You, Our Friends, can enjoy Donovan’s full menu and creative to classic daily specials. Our well-stocked Tap Room area provides high top tables, as well as a newly crafted booth and updated full service table seating. When dinner service is complete on Friday and Saturday, join us on the main floor for live music from various talented local artists.

    Donovan’s Reef can also be reserved for for showers, family/ business holiday parties or memorial events of 20 to 120 in Our Loft, Landing or Handicap Accessible Tap Room! If you prefer, we will gladly provide our full service off premise catering or party tray buffet delivery set-up at your location as well! All Menus Available On This Site!

  • Hours

    Donovan’s Reef is open 7 days a week.
    Sunday through Thursday ~ 11:30AM to 1AM
    Friday and Saturday ~ 11:30AM to 2AM
    The full menu is served until 10PM Monday to Saturday and until 9PM on Sunday night. The late night menu is available until 11PM Monday through Saturday and until 10PM on Sunday night.