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Olive Oyl's

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77 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1150
+1 860-767-4909
Tue - Sun 05:00 - 17:00
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Essex, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our go-to sandwich and take-out place. The chef has created a huge variety of awesome sandwich and wrap combinations along with a case full of fresh, pre-made salads. Everything is top-notch and it's obvious the chef is a true "foodie." He and his wife are always present and overseeing everything and it's clear that they take pride in... More 

Thank I5322ENlauram
Essex, Connecticut
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95 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We've gotten lunch here several times. Great selection, fresh made sandwiches or some prepared items. Anything you could want. Nice desserts too.

Thank alisa62
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Quite possibly THE best sandwiches we have ever had! Exquisitely prepared! Try the turkey with brie and mango chutney!!!! Lots of meat! Everything here is great!

Thank NLW70
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Great spot to pick up delicious sandwiches to snacks. We always make a point to swing by when heading out on the boat for the day.

Thank Michelle H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Great take out place for breakfast, like much or take home for dinner items! Fun shop with all kinds of fresh baked goodies, salads, ice cream and more.... Fun old time candy as well! We often Come here after church to grab a quick bite and walk to the water to enjoy the view and food! My personal favorite is... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Everything in Olive Oyl's looked amazing. We both enjoyed our sandwiches, the crab cake was amazing as was the bread. Definitely a recommended stop while in Essex.

Thank Michele M
Essex, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I bring all my guests who come to Essex here to grab a bite to eat. Awesome for a quick and easy lunch or even breakfast. Everything is always fresh and clean!

Thank juliecarter221
Essex, Connecticut
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Everything is fabulous. Made to order sandwiches, excellent soups, fresh and varied salads, great cookies and cinnamon rolls and muffins. Kevin and Jennifer are great cooks and it shows. Also good, if you are local, or maybe on your boat, to pick up the makings for a very tasty happy hour or dinner! We always suggest to tourists in town... More 

Thank viajera1968
Essex, Connecticut
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Made fresh daily. Best sandwiches in the downtown area. Sandwiches, Cookies, Salads, Soups, are all made fresh.

Thank sharsx
Essex, United States
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We go to Olive Oyl's often for sandwiches. They have lots of choices that always fresh. They also have wonderful soups and salads.

Thank Antonio R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1150
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 860-767-4909

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