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Otter Cove Restaurant

99 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1438
+1 860-388-4836
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (17 reviews)
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
“wontons” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
€€ - €€€
99 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1438
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Food is mediocre fare. Menu is large, but again, do not expect anything special. Just solid food to fill you up. Not pricey at all. Good place to go if you are hungry and don't have a lot of money!

Thank bdag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Ottor Cove quite a few times over the past few years. Most of the time it is good, but... the menu needs some fresh options. They do some interesting specials, however when you call to find out what they are, it...More

Thank Judy D
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Cheery, informative waitress. Good atmosphere, not very busy which was fine as I wanted to talk to my friend. Fish and chips were good, and waitress listened to my request for well done chips! Good slaw too!

Thank Teenzone
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The service was excellent. The kitchen prepared the salmon as order. Extensive wine list with good values and correct stemware.

Thank 705louism
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I have reviewed this restaurant previously and keep hoping I will get to write a good review, not the case. My wife and I took my Mother here on Saturday night I made a reservation for 3 people at 6:00 for a booth as they...More

7  Thank keith c
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Sorry to say this was the first and last time going here . Waitresses did not have there act together she was friendly but a little confused. Drinks came a little slow it wasn't busy. Food was nothing special mako special was over cooked, no...More

Thank dacapt
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely the worst experience I have ever had in a restaurant. Horrible service. Took two hours and still no dinner before we walked out.

1  Thank mbarden13
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The relaxed, casual atmosphere is perfect for a late supper in the bar wth both full-menu and pub food items....... terrific specials on both food and wine.

3  Thank David S
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Otter Cove has good food, a very nice wine list and pleasant atmosphere. The service keeps improving, which is quite welcome. Try the tuna Asian wontons and the clams linguini.

2  Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We had enjoyed several visits to Otter Cove but each time it is a little less than we hope for. The waitress is jokey which I liked the first time and a little less the second time, as it seems to impact on her service....More

2  Thank ANNE R
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Deanna B
9 October 2017|
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Response from ANNE R | Reviewed this property |
I do not run the place, I am a customer, as you are. Why would I "offer the Wednesday night dinner for 2 special?"---Call them or check it out on the website --these reviews are done because we have eaten there and have an... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1438 (Formerly Vinnie's Saybrook Fish House)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-388-4836
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