Seven Seas Rolls Into Milford's Best Burger Hunt

Do you think Seven Seas has the best burger in town?

Nestled in the heart of Milford's vibrant downtown, "The Seas" is known to locals as a neighborhood pub that serves some of the best fish and chips in the area.

Apparently fish isn't their only specialty, seeing as I heard around town they offer a hearty burger.

When we walked in we were immediately greeted and brought to a table with a picnic-style green and white checkered plastic covering.

After we were brought our Coke and Nesquik, I put in an order of cheese fries.

The Menu

The Seven Seas menu consists of basic American fare -- steaks, basic burgers, salads, fried seafood, and more. There are no milk shakes to go along with burgers here but "The Seas" is stocked with a full bar.

Our Appetizer

I was curious to see what our cheese fries would be like. At some restaurants, the "cheese" might be a slice of American cheese or Cheese Whiz.

Wow, not these fries!

Picture this: Perfectly golden potato wedges (skin on) topped with loads of melted cheddar and crumbled bacon. Did you ever have cheese fries where most of the cheese didn't even cover half of the fries? These are NOT it.

The bacon was the real stuff, perfectly crisp -- and it went so well with the fries. Did I mention there was a huge dipping cup with mounds of sour cream? I was careful not to eat too much because this seemed to be a meal in itself. 

These are top cheese fries in my book. I tried to convince my son that he enjoys everything the fries were topped with, but he insisted on picking off all of the toppings and eating them separately ... that's 6-year-old boys for you!

The Restaurant

The decor and lighting at Seven Seas is dim and probably hasn't been updated since they opened their doors in the '60s. However, this suits them just fine.

The bar and restaurant are distinctively divided by wood paneling, so you can't see over to the other side unless you walk around. The bar area features an arcade game and the dining area is small with several tables.

The restaurant as a whole was clean, but I must note that the fan was conspicuously dusty. No one wants to have dust flying in their food.

The Burgers

As far as burgers go, you have a choice of original, bacon or mushroom bacon. I chose bacon -- and my son had the kid's meal.

We already had more than our share of fries, so we substituted veggies with our meals.

My son's cheeseburger was junior-sized with a bun that was cut like a square. The burger was automatically cooked well done and perfectly portioned for him. The broccoli was steamed and in abundance.

My son was ecstatic that his chocolate milk came as a large Nesquik.

My cheeseburger was served on a deluxe bun with onions and tomato. I was impressed with the plating of my cheeseburger meal -- very nicely done and not expected from a small neighborhood restaurant/pub.

I was given a choice of Swiss, American or cheddar -- I chose the latter.

Now this is a burger. This thick hunk of meat was cooked medium rare and generously topped with cheddar. The bacon was two thin but long strips of bacon.

Simply put: this is a good, hearty burger -- the kind of quality you would expect if you made it yourself at home.

A small side of cole slaw and a pickle came with the burger, but I could barely stomach this after the burger and fries. The bite of cole slaw I tasted was crisp and delicious, not creamy style.


Now in their third generation of service, Seven Seas knows the deal on delivering quality customer service.

Our waiter was pleasant, laid back and on top of every detail. With myself and every table, he ensured refills were given on drinks, leftovers boxed, and provided in a timely fashion -- offering a pleasant dining experience without causing anyone to feel rushed.

Seven Seas Report Card:

  • Burgers: A
  • Fries: A
  • Restaurant Cleanliness: B
  • Customer Service: A+
  • Family Friendly: B
  • Value For your $: A+

The Bill

Kid's meal: $4.25

Bacon cheeseburger meal: $9.95

Two sodas: $4

Cheese fries: $7.95


$27.81 + tip

Susan Glennon October 08, 2011 at 01:13 AM
I have never been to Seven Seas. I just may have to try it after reading this. Curious, Larissa, do these places know you are there to do a reivew, or are you "incognito"?
Larissa Watt October 08, 2011 at 01:37 AM
Thanks for reading Susan. Incognito.
Rusty October 08, 2011 at 08:37 AM
The best burger resides @ Glenwood Drive-In in Hamden.Wouldn't even think of going into a bar,not my style
Holly Hiltz October 08, 2011 at 01:46 PM
7SEAS Burgers are FANTASTIC!!!
Richard W Smith October 08, 2011 at 01:59 PM
All our burger meat is specially ground fresh for us from Shoprite of Milford on Cherry Street
Richard W Smith October 08, 2011 at 07:18 PM
The fans have been cleaned LOL
Michael Brown October 08, 2011 at 07:27 PM
I like 7SEAS Burgers as well. But as I have said before Scribner's makes a great burger - best eaten at the bar. Lots of wonder characters.
Larissa Watt October 08, 2011 at 09:04 PM
Sorry Richard, we have to note things like that. I know it is hard to see in dim lighting but I have an eye for detail;-) You guys are great. Definitely didn't expect such a great burger. The portions were so large there were leftovers for 2 lunches.
Larissa Watt October 08, 2011 at 09:08 PM
Nicholas, thanks for the tip but at this time we only review Milford restaurants. Mike B: noted:-)
Susan Glennon October 09, 2011 at 01:21 AM
Nice to hear 7 Seas purchases from a local business! I like that!
Jay Flynn October 09, 2011 at 01:33 AM
AND, 7SEAS has the best fish'n chips in Connecticut.
Starla October 13, 2011 at 12:35 PM
Does anyone know how to turn off these pop-up ads? I've clicked them off three times while I was reading this article, but it keeps coming back!
Larissa Watt October 14, 2011 at 10:59 PM
Mike B., I cannot find a burger option on the menu online. Does the online menu vary from the restaurant or is the burger a special request item they make for you?
Larissa Watt October 14, 2011 at 11:00 PM
Starla, I'm not sure b/c I don't see any pop up ads.
Larissa Watt October 14, 2011 at 11:00 PM
I agree.
Michael Brown October 14, 2011 at 11:21 PM
The hamburger is on the bar menu at Scribner's, but I know you can order it from the dining room. It's on the regular menu at 7SEAS.
Michael Brown October 14, 2011 at 11:24 PM
Links to related articles usually pop up in the lower right corner. Don't see any ads. What browser are you using. I'm using Firefox.
Lynn October 18, 2011 at 08:49 PM
7 Seas is a cozy place that people even bring their kids!! It is not a divey bar! You should go and you'll change your mind on the best kept secret around. They're also famous for the fish & chips and lobster rolls.....they're wonderful!!!
Larissa Watt October 19, 2011 at 04:24 AM
Thanks for the info Mike.
Pam Landry October 19, 2011 at 12:36 PM
Love 7 Seas...and burgers in the bar at Beach House are awesome
Bob's Construction October 19, 2011 at 02:37 PM
I absolutely LOVE the 7 Sea's! The fried clams are to die for, and the burgers are the bomb!


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