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The Blue Crab Steakhouse

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1745 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
+1 860-399-5674
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun 00:30 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 16:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri 12:30 - 00:00
Sat 00:30 - 00:00
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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been there a half dozen times, Waitress is very personable with a freindly disposition.Food is steaks and sea food with specials.Always have had a good meal when we are there and i will be back.

Thank DaveCttraveler
Harrison, New York
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Service was good and ambiance was okay but disappointed in my dinner. The lobster ravioli didn't have much lobster in it.

Thank Linda M
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I found the restaurant on reataurant.com and decided to treat my family. The place needs some updating, was nervous about eating there when we pulled in. First warning was the waitress said they didn't have any customers the prior day, should've walked out then. I had a piece of shell in my food and didn't receive what I had asked... More 

Thank Heathey67
Essex, Connecticut
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178 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

The service is excellent, and the food is very good. I wish they would spend some money on updating the exterior and interior. It all looks a little shabby. But the prices are pretty good for most of the dishes. I had the Eggs Benedict Florentine and really liked it.

Thank Teenzone
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Were a bit skeptical after reading some of the reviews and stayed away from a few dishes as a result. The first thing we noticed is that the decor and atmosphere in the main dining room was late 70's. This made us even more apprehensive especially since the room was empty on a Friday night. Our server was friendly and... More 

1 Thank Tricar
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227 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

We hadn't been to this restaurant and are very happy we decided to visit. Our server, Erica, was a joy and very helpful exposing different dishes. The prices are reasonable and the variety of choices was appreciated. I had the scallops and my wife the crab stuffed portobello mushroom and artichoke casserole.. We enjoyed what we chose. We'll be back!

1 Thank MrCottage
150 Great Wolf Drive
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

We went to the blue crab for dinner with the family very disappointing experience. My husband ordered the lobster ravioli and it was more like a lobster soup. The ravioli were floating in a sauce. The real issue was the steak. The piece of meat they originally served was so tough we could not even cut it. Then they did... More 

Thank Momofthreekkr
Old Saybrook, Connecticut, United States
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

We went to see a friend's band and I was actually afraid to order a drink that didn't come sealed in a bottle. The bar area is oddly configured and not a good venue for a band as there is no where to sit or stand where you can face the band. But, aside from that this place is scary.... More 

Thank Denise C
Essex, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

My friend and I stopped here for dinner last night for the first time. The inside decor was okay... tables were nicely set, colors were pleasing, although the carpet in the dining room (not usually a good idea) could stand a good shampooing. The server was a friendly woman... the only server at that time, which was relatively early in... More 

1 Thank Pamela G
Fresh Meadows, New York
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237 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

only serves breakfast on sunday and its great.....they have specials friendly servers in nice setting.....makes me want to try place for dinner

Thank Leonard C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
00:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
00:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1745 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-399-5674

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