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Johnny Ad's Drive-In

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910 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2128
+1 860-388-4032
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11:00 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 19:30
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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Always a line ..so every one knows the food is made to order and as fresh as can be... From fish tacos, decadent diet destroying waffle fries with cheese to fritters, seafood platters, chowders, lobster rolls and red hots.. There will be no unhappy diners here. GO To JOHNNY AD"S and gain a few pounds of joy.

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Thank eliisawinkel
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We always find ourselves eating here as the food is typically ready quickly and family friendly. I recommend the mahi tacos...great fries too. My daughter loves the grilled salmon and my son, the fried mozzerella sticks. Although I've never had, my husband always gets the clam chowder.

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Thank mulvis
Redding, Connecticut
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place started off decades ago as a simple basic road side hot dog stand with an expanded menu that has grown to hot Lobster rolls, best anywhere!, fried shrimp, clams etc. it has casual seating inside and out and is very popular and often crowded, more enjoyable than you would expect.

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Thank Michael R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The worst most expensive whole belly clam platter ever. The belly's were the size of my pinky nail. They were not creamy at all, overcooked and chewy. I don't mind paying for a tasty meal but this was a ripoff! many other places to choose from for this kind of meal.

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Thank Laura D
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Very good quality fried seafood restaurant. Order, pick-up carry to your table, or take-out. Inside and outside tables available.

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Thank Rick E
Connecticut
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151 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on a late summer afternoon for lobster rolls with my granddaughter after doing some school shopping. I love eating outside and the spot is really convenient if you're out shopping or doing errands in Old Saybrook. Lobster roll is a little expensive, and we had to ask for a container of drawn butter ; my granddaughter rated it... More 

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Thank Barbara G
West Haven, Connecticut
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

the lobsters roll was very soggy and tasteless was not impressed with this place at all and the soda was nasty someone told me the company they buy their soda from is dirty needs a lot of updates

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Thank mcmillan1133
Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Good size portions. I had hot lobster roll and husband had clam strip platter. Plenty of fries on his plate for us to share. Glad I didn't order my own. Next time I'll do the cold lobster roll. Lots of locals, which is always a good sign. Bonus, they serve beer and wine. And birch beer!

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Thank rainyd1217
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Johnny ads for 44 years. It's been a staple in my family growing up and as we have added family members to bring them to this restaurant. Johnny ad's is a drive-in that is cash only. You walk up to the counter and place your order will call your number and you take your tray... More 

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Thank Christine S
Massachusetts
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

I know this place has been around forever, I assume they survive on the tourist traffic. My fish sandwich was very disappointing - a very thin filet with very little taste served on a hamburg roll with chopped lettuce. My wife had the Caesar salad with salmon - a pile of chopped romain with a bland dressing and a 2x4... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:30
Monday
11:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:30
Thursday
11:00 - 19:30
Friday
11:00 - 19:30
Saturday
11:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2128
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-388-4032

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