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Otter Cove Restaurant

99 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1438
+1 860-388-4836
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (17 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
99 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1438
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Cheery, informative waitress. Good atmosphere, not very busy which was fine as I wanted to talk to my friend. Fish and chips were good, and waitress listened to my request for well done chips! Good slaw too!

Thank Teenzone
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The service was excellent. The kitchen prepared the salmon as order. Extensive wine list with good values and correct stemware.

Thank 705louism
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I have reviewed this restaurant previously and keep hoping I will get to write a good review, not the case. My wife and I took my Mother here on Saturday night I made a reservation for 3 people at 6:00 for a booth as they...More

6  Thank keith c
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Sorry to say this was the first and last time going here . Waitresses did not have there act together she was friendly but a little confused. Drinks came a little slow it wasn't busy. Food was nothing special mako special was over cooked, no...More

Thank dacapt
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely the worst experience I have ever had in a restaurant. Horrible service. Took two hours and still no dinner before we walked out.

1  Thank mbarden13
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The relaxed, casual atmosphere is perfect for a late supper in the bar wth both full-menu and pub food items....... terrific specials on both food and wine.

3  Thank David S
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Otter Cove has good food, a very nice wine list and pleasant atmosphere. The service keeps improving, which is quite welcome. Try the tuna Asian wontons and the clams linguini.

2  Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We had enjoyed several visits to Otter Cove but each time it is a little less than we hope for. The waitress is jokey which I liked the first time and a little less the second time, as it seems to impact on her service....More

2  Thank ANNE R
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I visited Otter Cove for the first time this past weekend with my wife and another couple. We requested to sit outside which was a very nice patio area with a beautiful fountain. At first, the experience promised to be very positive with a nice...More

1  Thank DieselWMB
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We have been to the Otter Cove several times and never once been disappointed! The food is delicious! There is a wonderful menu selection! There are great drinks and a fun atmosphere! Make reservations if you go in the summer!

Thank JWindhorst
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Deanna B
10 October 2017|
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Response from ANNE R | Reviewed this property |
I do not run the place, I am a customer, as you are. Why would I "offer the Wednesday night dinner for 2 special?"---Call them or check it out on the website --these reviews are done because we have eaten there and have an... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1438 (Formerly Vinnie's Saybrook Fish House)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-388-4836
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