There are many places to eat in Branford, ranging from restaurant chain classics to exquisite fine dining. If you're looking for breakfast, Branford has five Dunkin Donuts conveniently located throughout the town. If your looking for something more, go to Scotty's. Their breakfast menu is unique and outstanding, and a great way to fill up after a long night on the town. For everything else, Branford has a wide array of eateries as well. If your on a budget and on the run, then Branford Hills is where you want to be. The close to half-mile stretch houses a Wendy's, Taco Bell, KFC, Burger King, Dominos, and McDonalds, making it to satisfy all of your fast food needs. If you're looking for a good ol' fashioned, mid-priced bar & grill, be sure to check out Eli's or Humphrey's for good burgers and fun. If you're looking to splurge on some fine dining be sure to check out La Luna, or especially the USS Chowder Pot III, which is home to some of the best seafood in New England.
There are numerous places to stay in Branford. While the town does not have any "high class" hotels, they do have some very accommodating chains. The best one being the Holiday Inn Express on Rt. 1. You can't miss it with it's dolphin fountain in front of the lobby. Beware of the places that look dingy, they most likely are. The Branford Motel is a haven for high schooler's parties and drug deals. Stay Away!
Buy a car or store something in storage units! Branford is known for it's sheer multitude of car dealerships and storage units. If neither of those appeal to you, then Branford also has a number of beaches to spend a lazy day in the sun. The water is grotesque, so I recommend not going in. There are numerous marinas in the town as well, so bring your boat for a fun day in the water. At night be sure to check out Regal Cinemas. With it's easy location right off the highway and showing all the hottest movies, the movie theater is a great way to spend a night out or find something to do on a lazy Sunday.