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Lenny's on the beach

88 Hartford Ave, Old Lyme, CT 06371-2225
+1 860-598-4484
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible25%
Travellers talk about
“curly fries” (2 reviews)
“fried clams” (2 reviews)
“lobster night” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
88 Hartford Ave, Old Lyme, CT 06371-2225
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loud music spills out from restaurant. Ruins enjoying the beach which is a pretty poor beach.Much better places in neighboring towns

Thank sophiewendy
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Altogether funky and casual, but service was crisp and pleasant and the food was nice. We enjoyed eating and listening to the jazz concert on the grounds outside the restaurant. No stressed people eat here - it's very casual, friendly, and good.

Thank deena w
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Sort of dumpy and smells somewhat of beer. A quite good lobster roll - New England style with drawn butter. Generous portion. Good curly fries. Nice reasonable dinner

Thank steverA8718SU
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Was looking for beach front dining on the CT shore. Always so shocked to find out there is very little options. Ended up trying Lenny's. Beautiful afternoon and looks like most kids just went back to school. Beach was empty by the time we arrived...More

Thank mmgm
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We stopped on the way back from Cape Cod, for a last hurrah beach and lobster roll experience. We got both and loved the food/service, but most importantly, Lenny's help and management restored my faith in humanity: Already in New Jersey I realized I'd left...More

Thank brunea
Reviewed 16 August 2017

My husband and I rented a cottage for a week in August at Hawks Nest beach. We spent many hours at the tiki bar which overlooks the beach. The food was great, especially the sweet potatoe fries and the Tuna/avocado wrap. Prices were also very...More

Thank cindylee40
Reviewed 28 July 2017

It is exactly as you expect when you approach the door -- a beach bar with all the appropriate food and drink. And the food is actually well prepared. Lobster roll with lots of lobster and hot buttered roll. Tasty fried clams. Crispy calamari. Turkey...More

Thank mk02472
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Lenny's is a bar that serves food on the beach. It is at the end of Hartford Street past the carousel and immediately adjacent to Miami Beach. There is indoor and outdoor seating. The crowd tends to local and younger and there is loud music...More

Thank BillP1123
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a bite to eat, was looking for a waterfront or beach front restaurant and stopped here Good view of the beach. Wasn't a fan of the obnoxious drunk men at the bar and this place was not family friendly. No children's menu...More

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Visited Old Lyme Beach and stopped here for a take-out lobster roll, the girls in the take out booth were very unprofessional. One was sitting on the counter in the receive window eating food that she dipped in sauce.The other worker handed my lobster roll...More

Thank Tibeamon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Hartford Ave, Old Lyme, CT 06371-2225
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Lyme
  • Phone Number: +1 860-598-4484
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