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Otter Cove Restaurant

) #21 of 54 Restaurants in Old Saybrook €€ - €€€ American, Seafood,
99 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1438
+1 860-388-4836
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
99 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1438
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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

1  Thank anneed
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I visited Otter Cove for the first time this past weekend with my wife and another couple. We requested to sit outside which was a very nice patio area with a beautiful fountain. At first, the experience promised to be very positive with a nice...More

Thank DieselWMB
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We have been to the Otter Cove several times and never once been disappointed! The food is delicious! There is a wonderful menu selection! There are great drinks and a fun atmosphere! Make reservations if you go in the summer!

Thank JWindhorst
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Clam strips and salmon very good. Tuna wonton app tasty. Cocktails and service very friendly. Cute atmosphere.

Thank kkr67
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for dinner. We ended up getting a few appetizers, wings, clams casino and oysters as well as 2 drinks. They were out of the first drink I wanted on the menu which was the watermelon drink so I settled...More

Thank Ashley G
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Stopped in for lunch on a Saturday with a large group after spending four hours on an 'Eagle Watch' along the CT River. The restaurant had a great decor and was very comfortable. I chose the Chicken Caesar Salad and my wife had the Reuben...More

Thank EdCT
Reviewed 17 January 2017

What a great little place right off the highway! Clean, very cute and cozy. The staff was very personable and the food was sooo good! They had a nice selection to choose from on their menu. We had crab cakes as an appetizer. They were...More

Thank tweety3380
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Found this place on TripAdvisor and my husband and I were in the area, so we dropped in! One of the BEST Bloody Marys we ever had. We enjoyed great clams from the raw bar, and their homemade clam chowder was outstanding. Finished it off...More

Thank mstoochie
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1 January 2017|
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Response from Veneto8 | Reviewed this property |
I'd call the restaurant to find out if they are open today.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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