Website: Brennan’s Restaurant
Menu: View Online
Phone: (203) 323-1787
Serving as a weekly hangout spot for families, young baseball players, sailors, drinkers, coworkers, old-timers, and everyone in between, Brennan’s Restaurant and its bar, located in Shippan, is where to go if you want to see a genuine, no-fluff version of Stamford. The old restaurant is a staple no-fuss seafood and burger joint with its casual simplicity appealing to the masses. And believe me, it’s always packed, and everyone knows everyone.
The steamers or popcorn shrimp to share are a great way to start off the night as you sink into high booths watching your kids play darts, or venture to the quieter deck outside. Next try a classic burger, their catfish special, or the fish and chips, which is outstanding if you ask the friendly waitresses, who are mostly a part of the Brennan clan themselves, to make it a sandwich on a Portuguese roll. The Cesar salad with grilled shrimp or chicken is also a must-have. Brennan’s most popular food is easily its waffle fries, cooked and seasoned to perfection. Of course some arrive later and go straight to the bar to catch a game, digging the nonchalant and fun atmosphere that’s here to stay.
There are however, two great mysteries about Brennan’s: how they’ve learned to concoct such outstanding waffles fries, and how no one ever seems to get hit with flying darts on their way to the bathroom. Go to Brennan’s and see if you can find out for yourself.
82 Iroquois Rd
Stamford, CT 06902