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Rudy's Restaurant

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American, Bar, Pub
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1227 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511-4701
+1 203-865-1242
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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here twice for dinner. Both times the experience was great! They have a great selection of drinks (and, of course, beers) and food as well. The typical burgers and fries which are all very good with the addition of some bigger and fancier plates (think mussels). Great fun atmosphere.

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Newington, Connecticut
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great spot! Great food, great service! We'll be back! They serve Frites with about 20 sauce varieties. Nice environment

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Thank Tina M
Seattle, Washington
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with friends on a trip to visit Yale. It was a Thursday night a little late as we watched the place transform from a burger joint to a bar. We figured that when we went there, so it didn't bother us. Just wanted to warn you that it gets pretty crowded past 9:00pm. We had 12 people, so... More 

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Thank Matt M
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great spot for happy hour! Definitely try the Belgian fries! They have a variety of sauces to choose from. The samurai sauce is a local favorite. The flatbreads and sandwiches are good as well!

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Thank Rachel R
Woodbridge, Connecticut
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Good place for lunch. Burgers and fries are amazing. A great variety of sauces for your french fries. Service was a little slow because there was only one waitress on the shift. Overall, good. Would definitely go again.

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Thank JP S
Hamden, Connecticut
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

There's nothing like starting or ending your night at Rudy's. My favorite is a Saturday night dinner, European-style, with a Palm on tap, the best Belgian fries, and a great assortment of sandwiches, wraps, and plates.

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Georgia
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

My first glass had lipstick stains. I forgave the mistake, but had to pray over the food. The food was good however. I would recommend. Burgers are awesome.

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Thank dellap
New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

i like rudy's and go there often. it's a great mix of a relaxing place but also it can be quite fast, with nice music and dancing. beers are great and the burgers usually very tasty. service and the crowd are also fantastic. sometimes though music could be better (not that mainstream).

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

Had dinner on a slow night - not bad - try the fries with dipping sauce. Good beer menu - worth a look

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Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

Excellent burgers. Just make sure the glasses are clean. Sometimes the wait is long, but I know all this when I go there. Great burgers. Fries......I have had better.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1227 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511-4701
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-865-1242

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