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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1647 Hartford New London Tpke, Oakdale, CT 06370-1714
+1 860-442-7120
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 33: English reviews
Level Contributor
186 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are on your way down rte 85 from the Casino to the shoreline, Davids is a quick and easy lunch stop -- burger is good. Onion rings and milk shakes, too. Fish sandwich is fresh cod and BIG. Prices are right. Eat inside or out-- quick self-service ordering and nice staff.

Thank Barbara G
Norwalk, Connecticut
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick, fun service, food was way better than the rather un-inviting exterior might lead you to believe. great for kids and family, especially if visiting the Dinosaur Place across the street

Thank Tom D
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stop by this place several times a year for 1 thing. The Gyro's are very good. Today after my wife and I ordered two of them, the girl literally asked me "do you think you need all those" as I grabbed about 5 brown paper napkins from the table near me. There was no dispenser on our small table... More 

Thank George S
Level Contributor
119 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great stop before or after Nature's Art. Very friendly service, straight forward New England clam shack menu. Order at the window, even if you plan on dining in the small attached seating area. Fried broccoli a must! Decent prices and quick service. Burgers, dogs, fries, clam strips all fresh and tasty. Limited parking. Gets quite busy in season.

Thank FattieCattie
Marblehead, Ohio
Level Contributor
143 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

It's hard to describe this. It is a roadside seafood, and hamburger joint where one orders outside at a large window, but they have a dining room. It doesn't look like much from the road, but it is well kept, and the dining room and rest rooms were very clean. Many people were ordering carryout. We ate inside. I had... More 

Thank Ncoasttravler
So. Windsor, CT
Level Contributor
71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

David’s Place, on a secondary highway between Hartford and the CT shore, is a roadside restaurant with some surprises. It serves the obvious – hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and onion rings – and it does them very well. But it also serves a lot of seafood (clams, calamari, scallops, and lobster rolls), clam chowder, fried broccoli (better than it sounds),... More 

Thank RGinCT
Plainfield, Connecticut
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We visit about once a summer on the way to Ocean Beach. Food is excellent, except the clam fritters. Terrible! We only wish the order would come out all together. Sometimes one person gets their food and is half done eating by the time other people get their food. But there is always a place to sit and the staff... More 

Thank Hillary W
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My family and I were visiting Dinosaur Place and we decided to eat at David's right across the street, despite reading some of the reviews online. My kids had hot dogs, shakes, and hamburgers. My husband and I had the lamb gyro, onion rings and curly fries. Everything tasted great and the price was very reasonable. Usually eateries around attractions... More 

Thank UserExperience
Mystic, Connecticut
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 8 June 2016

David's place was a great little spot to stop by before going home. The staff is extremely friendly and the food is good as well. I ordered scallops and my boyfriend ordered fish and chips and they were both great. After we had ice cream and it was really good too. If you like little mom and pop, off the... More 

Thank Patrice H
1 review
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

I wish I read previous reviews before eating, here. I had fish & chips / a shake. Fish was okay. Chips (fries) were caked with specs of batter or something. Maybe fried in same fryer as the fish. I don't know. But, makes me wonder if the owner would even like his fries. Or doesn't care. As for the shake,... More 

Thank Robert D

Travellers who viewed David's Place also viewed

Oakdale, Mystic Country

Been to David's Place? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1647 Hartford New London Tpke, Oakdale, CT 06370-1714
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Oakdale
  • Phone Number: +1 860-442-7120

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from David's Place staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?