We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blue Oar

16 Snyder Rd, Haddam, CT 06438-1308
+1 860-345-2994
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good52%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (16 reviews)
“lobster roll” (17 reviews)
“mousse” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
16 Snyder Rd, Haddam, CT 06438-1308
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (138)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you get there early, the line gets quite long at times! Most of the dishes I have tried have been very good, and the desserts are to die for! As BYOB it is great to be able to have a drink without it...More

Thank Teenzone
Reviewed 1 week ago

Louise, Louise's mom and I all took a trip down to Haddam today, to explore "somewhere we could eat outdoors", as my wife put it. The Blue Oar, it is. Very rustic, with a shack lording over the grounds--some vari-colored tables, amid trees strung with...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a casual order and sit, BYOB place right on the river. Nice place to sit outside and watch the river traffic go by. The food is just OK. I usually get a lobster roll.

Thank JohnSF8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family ate early Saturday lunch and had a variety of mains. The chicken with pesto was hard and dry. The cajun catfish was cremated and the crab cake and salmon were both over cooked and spoiled. The accompanying salads were basic, comprising the dark...More

Thank gasmithsoa9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bring your own wine or drinks. Cash only. Place open for over 20 years and we just discovered this gem on the Ct river in Haddam. The food is excellent - great variety of Appetizers, Main dishes and deserts. Portions are generous. Go early on...More

Thank EquityL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It seems as though the Blue Oar's ship may be sinking, my last two or three visits have been less than satisfying when it comes to the quality of the meal, can not recommend any longer.

1  Thank frank k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little place tucked away on the marina in Haddam is quite a gem. All tables are outside overlooking the river. The food is really good and you can bring your own wine, beer or alcohol. Just a really good time for a couple or...More

1  Thank Lauren J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to meet friends for a casual dinner. The setting is GORGEOUS. The food is edible, nothing to write home about, but perfectly good. You have to bring your own wine and wine glasses. Service is friendly and the desserts are...More

Thank Emilie B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I do NOT understand the couple of bad reviews I just read, it's so mysterious, seriously!! Not only is this a great setting, the food is great! No indoor seating, only open in good weather. Bring tablecloths etc...and wine/beer. No other outside food or nonalcoholic...More

Thank alisa62
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

So mediocre for such a fantastic view. It's criminal that a place boasting seafood would offer up telapia, catfish and salmon as seafood offerings. Fine for the bland tourist but anyone having lived in NE previously and knows local bounty should avoid.

Thank jjcn2
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Two Wrasslin' Cats
74 reviews
2.82 km away
Village Pizza Family Restaurnt
16 reviews
4.92 km away
River Tavern
234 reviews
7.43 km away
Nearby Attractions
Connecticut River Expeditions - RiverQuest
60 reviews
1.93 km away
Machimoodus State Park
5 reviews
4.13 km away
Gillette Castle State Park
591 reviews
6.35 km away
Chester-Hadlyme Ferry
31 reviews
6.37 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Rose S
5 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
Response from Marianne C | Reviewed this property |
Cash only
1
Vote
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Snyder Rd, Haddam, CT 06438-1308
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Haddam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-345-2994
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing