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Birch Hill Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
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American, Bar, Pub
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1320 Manchester Rd, Glastonbury, CT 06033-1857
+1 860-430-5550
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want good food and great drinks come here. Excellent selections of beers. In addition, being a Bourbon guys, they have one of the best selections in town. Salmon wrap is excellent and so are other selections on the menu. Pam is so friendly as a server and always attentive to our needs. This is the place this retired couple comes... More 

Thank Thomas B
Manchester, Connecticut
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Our first visit here. Had to sit in the bar, the back was full on a Friday night. Very noisy! Very difficult to hear a companion or the server. Food was good, my Birch Hill burger was excellent. My wife's fried chicken sandwich was just OK. And it was very messy, falling apart as she ate it, and the plates... More 

Thank JimB8956
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We scoped out which restaurants we wanted to eat at before we journeyed to the USA and when we got here the Birch hill Tavern was also recommended to us by our hosts so we knew we were in for a treat! We both had burgers, which were juicy tender and flavoursome. I had the Birch hill special and Amy... More 

Thank Daniel P
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Popular, tasty dishes including vegetarian offerings. Friendly and welcoming servers with two types of seating - traditional tables and high stool tables.

Thank Ron D
Eastham, Massachusetts
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287 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

If you are into beer, and burgers, or bar food this is your place. Very friendly and efficient service. Best thing they know how to cook a burger. I ordered mine rare, it was cool in the middle, I loved it. My wife and son ordered different dewgrees of doneness both were done to perfection. Apps, can be iffy, Salads... More 

Thank 98999Mike
East Haddam, Connecticut
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Omgosh the best chicken Caesar salad!! Great atmosphere. Our waiter was ok not the most friendliest but he was still good

Thank cherylkinct
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Our 30 min wait was only 15 minutes; great beer selection and our burgers were AWESOME!!! Wait staff great, dessert good and coffee so so. All I all great experience and we will be back.

Thank Patty R
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

They have a full menu but this is one of our favorite places for happy hour. Excellent selection of beverages. Plus, also have excellent small plate selections. Consistent quality!

Thank Shelby N
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We have been to Birch Hill several times and it is never disappointing. Yes, there is normally a wait and yes it can be a bit noisy but bottom line a very good place to grab a beer and food.

Thank RASZ17
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Saturday night we enjoyed the bar vibe and local people. The food was very good, Brussels could be crispier but special with shrimp and bacon/corn risotto was excellent as was the Rex burger. Service was excellent- very friendly and hospitable! If in the area, definitely a great option. *Also had a great variety of beers on tap*

Thank Mike G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1320 Manchester Rd, Glastonbury, CT 06033-1857
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Glastonbury
  • Phone Number: +1 860-430-5550

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?