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True Blue Tavern

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Bar, Pub
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855 Bolton Rd, Storrs, Mansfield, CT 06268-1719
+1 860-427-7888
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Concord, California
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The food was delicious and very convenient while staying in the hotel. The place was very busy at seven so had to wait for a table. They don't take reservations and it's a bar atmosphere but has a few comfortable booths. The staff was busy but eager to please.

Thank triptaker1745
Cville, VA
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were moving to Storrs and the moving van broke down in VA. So we stayed at the Nathan Hale Inn on the UCONN campus until our stuff arrived about a week later. The True Blue Tavern is in the inn. We often ate their rather than go out after dark (this was in December-January). The food was decent, the... More 

Thank JBTCville_VA
New York City
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421 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 553 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

One poor server working solo on a busy dinner seating. Apps, salad and sandwiches were tasty, prices are fair. Not a bad meal. Would return.

Thank YaleDad
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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499 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Very good burgers, soups and crab cakes. It seems more like a restaurant than a bar. Service was very good.

Thank James W
Storrs, Connecticut, United States
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72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Skilled bartenders, decent hotel restaurant food, nice atmosphere and a varied crowd make this place worth a stop for a bite and a libation. Nice happy hour too.

Thank Russell M
Miami, Florida
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663 reviews
549 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

As for dining options, we found that there are far finer options elsewhere. The setting, and the menu pale in comparison to other restaurants just a short drive away. On top of the rather average experience was hearing (couldn't miss it) the conversation two employees were having, right at the bar, by the way. They were complaining about the hotel... More 

1 Thank Pineapples-a-Plenty
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

As several others have mentioned, the True Blue Tavern is not exactly what it used to be. As of this writing the food is decent and fairly consistent. There are reasonably healthy options and the portions are of a good size. The only menu changes that have been made in recent date are the prices increases---from liquor to food to... More 

Thank Kathleen J
New Milford, Connecticut
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

The food is fine, drinks are plentiful. Not a huge selection but certainly "enough" if you're looking for a quick bite. Obviously being right in the hotel on campus is a huge plus. Lots of neat memorabilia in the restaurant too. I wouldn't go out of my way to come here, but if you're staying at the Nathan Hale, might... More 

Thank maestra611
Atlanta, Georgia
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is the tavern side of the dining option at the Nathan Hale. You can find a certain variety of food options in Storrs, and our expectations for this tavern were a bit higher than what we experienced. OK, it is set up as a "sports bar," so whose expectations should be very high. But it shares a kitchen with... More 

Thank EdRigdon
Storrs, CT
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

OK drinks. OK food. Overall...just ok. TBT has recently become more of a college bar than a hotel bar.

Thank PinkRollaboard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 Bolton Rd, Storrs, Mansfield, CT 06268-1719
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Mansfield  >  Storrs
  • Phone Number: +1 860-427-7888

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