A Guide to South Windsor’s Best Restaurants

A Guide to South Windsor’s Best Restaurants

  • Julie Corrado
  • 05/30/22

Five miles from Hartford, South Windsor, Connecticut, is a small town of nearly 27,000 that boasts historic homes and a spot on Money Magazine’s list of top places in America. Whether you’re looking to invest in South Windsor real estate or are planning a trip to Hartford County, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the best restaurants in the area. South Windsor brings together an eclectic mix of classic American spots with cuisines from Italy, Japan, Mexico, and more. Whether you’re in the mood for the perfect steak or a sample of sushi rolls, South Windsor has you covered.

Birdhouse Coffee

Located on Sullivan Avenue, Birdhouse Coffee is only minutes from many of the houses for sale in South Windsor, and a trip there is the perfect way to start your day. Built around community and culture, Birdhouse aims to bring global flavors to South Windsor. Their house blend has smooth hints of caramel along with apple and vanilla beans. It brings together influences from Vietnam, Mexico, and Ethiopia. In addition to coffee, Birdhouse has a breakfast menu as well as a brewhouse menu and a selection of drinks and cocktails to pair with it. Birdhouse Coffee is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday until 9 p.m., and opens at 8 a.m. on the weekends.

Ted’s Montana Grill

You’ll find Ted's Montana Grill on Evergreen Way. A great dinner spot with a variety of American favorites, Ted’s is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. and stays open an hour later on Fridays and Saturdays. Ted’s is truly a local favorite, with a reputation for serving the best bison burgers around. Their menu features homemade delights from fried onion ring starters to a selection of sandwiches, salads, and burgers for mains, to delicious cheesecakes and sundaes for dessert. Ted’s prides itself on providing genuine hospitality and top-tier service. When you’re looking for South Windsor real estate, keep an eye out for properties that are a short drive to Ted’s.

Higashi & Sakura Garden

For a taste of Japan in South Windsor, there’s Higashi on Ellington Road. Higashi is loved for its classic California rolls, sushi, tempura, and sashimi. With fresh ingredients and the best miso soup in town, Higashi is South Windsor’s go-to for take-out. Higashi is open for dine-in and serves Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 12-9 p.m., and Sunday from 12-8:30 p.m.

If Japanese steaks are more your style, there’s Sakura Garden on Evergreen Way. The elegant atmosphere makes Sakura Garden a great date-night spot, and the sushi bar offers appetizers, sashimi, traditional rolls, and hand rolls. The sakura maki creations are unique and appetizing while the dinner kitchen entrees are where you’ll find the house steaks, tempura, and a selection of teriyaki plates. Part of the Promenade shops, Sakura Garden opens every day at 11:30 a.m.

Burtons Grill & Bar

Burtons Grill & Bar serves traditional American fare in an upscale dining room that’s part of the Promenade at Evergreen. After an afternoon at the shops, Burtons is a great place to meet friends or stop by with the family to enjoy a braised short rib or filet mignon. Anyone viewing houses for sale in South Windsor deserves to pop in for a refreshing cocktail or a tasty chicken sandwich. In addition to their main menu, their kids' menu is noted for its unique array of healthy side options, including seasonal veggies, fresh fruit, herbed rice, and cucumbers. Burtons is open at 11:30 a.m. every day, closing at 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 p.m. on Sundays.

Mexicali Cantina Grill

Next on our list is the Mexicali Cantina Grill on Sullivan Avenue, a casual spot with traditional Mexican dishes and delicious margaritas. Start with the spicy queso dip or the baby chimichangas before trying their signature Mexicali quesadilla or the seafood burrito. Mexicali has a wide selection of enchiladas, chimichangas, tacos, and fajitas, or you can mix and match all of the above in a combo. For something different, they offer entrees like carne asada, pork carnitas, and chile verde. Mexicali Cantina Grill is a great spot for Taco Tuesday or a night out with friends and is open from 11 a.m. to10 p.m. daily.

Giuseppina’s Italian Bakery

After a night out at Mexicali or Burtons Grill, stop in at Giuseppina’s for dessert. Giuseppina’s Italian Bakery on Sullivan Ave is a family-owned and operated bakery that specializes in fresh, homemade goods. Locals love Giuseppina’s for its custom cakes that can be personalized for any occasion. They offer a range of pies and assorted trays of Italian cookies that are perfect to pick up for family gatherings or meetings at the office. After dinner, their cream puffs pair perfectly with a cup of decaf Lavazza coffee, or you can try the New York-style cheesecake for something more filling. In addition to sweets—many of which include gluten-free options— Giuseppina’s offers savory bites, too. Try any number of their stuffed bread, from the spinach pie with Italian sausage and potatoes to the prosciutto and asiago cheese. Giuseppina’s is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with shorter hours on Sunday from 8 a.m to 2 p.m. They are closed on Mondays.
South Windsor provides a great mix of American eateries with a handful of flavors from around the world as well. If you’re starting to browse houses for sale in South Windsor, know that a professional realty team can guide you every step of the way and make sure your home is close to all the best cafes and dinner spots. Realtors within the Julie Corrado Team pride themselves on attention to detail and making sure their clients’ every wish is heard. Purchasing a new home in Hartford County is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make. So, when you’re ready to take a look at South Windsor real estate, get in touch with the Julie Corrado Team.

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