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The Blue Crab Steakhouse

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1745 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
+1 860-399-5674
00:30 - 00:00
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Sun 00:30 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 16:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri 12:30 - 00:00
Sat 00:30 - 00:00
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Fresh Meadows, New York
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244 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015

only serves breakfast on sunday and its great.....they have specials friendly servers in nice setting.....makes me want to try place for dinner

Thank Leonard C
Alexandria, Virginia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Very pleasant place to eat. We came at about 11:30 and wanted lunch, but they were still serving breakfast. They were very accommodating though and served us lunch. The lobster roll is one of the best I have ever had.

1 Thank Donna H
Englewood, Florida
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146 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

We went to a family reunion, and the next morning looked for a place to have breakfast, and saw a sign that proclaimed "Laura's famous breakfast". We figured we'd see if indeed it was worthy of that claim, and to our delight, it was! The waitress was prompt and friendly, and suggested we try the home-made corned beef hash, which,... More 

1 Thank douggherlone
Killingworth, Connecticut
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

First time at this restaurant - and definitely my last. Went to dinner with my family - 4 of us total. Decor was cheesy seaside; everything the colors of shell pink, sky blue and grass green, plastic flowers on the table. This would have been forgivable if the food was any good. I ordered a chicken sandwich (sans bun) which... More 

Thank Peg B
Hamden, Connecticut
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

The entertainment was good ; would recommend to go here for the music. The food was so, so ; I should have eaten at home. Disappointed !

1 Thank Elizabeth G
Malmo, Sweden
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014

A little disappointed with this restaurant. I came across it by chance driving from Old Saybrook. I really needed some WiFi and some food so this should have been a means to satisfy both. While the atmosphere and seating was cozy enough, the waitress who served me this evening really did not know a thing about the restaurant. She was... More 

Thank m_prebble
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Six of us met here for dinner. Because we arrived when the restaurant first opened, we were told we had to order "off the menu" as they hadn't decided what specials to offer yet. Each of the three couples shared the Fennel Apple Salad and asked if they could be divided in the kitchen...we were told "no" and we would... More 

1 Thank HungryandTraveled
New London, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Looks like your average hole in the wall when you walk in. Ordered the 7 oz filet mignon but they were out- it was only 6:30. Ordered the lobster mac and cheese and was extremely dissapointed. First, the noodles were egg noodles, not macaroni. There was four pieces of lobster on it. For 15 dollars i should have gotten the... More 

Thank Melissa794
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285 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We went to the Blue Crab Steakhouse on a Sunday night for dinner. My daughter and I both ordered the 7 ounce filet mignon, and it was cooked exactly right although the peppercorn sauce was quite bland. For sides, I had broccoli and mashed potatoes, both of which were average, nothing special. My daughter had the carrots The service was... More 

Thank Marlene K
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Landed in to the Blue Crab purely by chance and it was very regrettable. Food was average to poor and not exactly hot either. Mentioned it to the waitress about cold chicken wings and they were abruptly taken away and clearly thrown in a microwave for 10 seconds. All in all the food was poor, the beer and wine were... More 

1 Thank Rob M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
00:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 00:00
00:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1745 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-399-5674

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?