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GW Tavern

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20 Bee Brook Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794
+1 860-868-6633
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We just love this place! No matter when you go, you are going to have a great time. Beautiful in the spring through fall outdoors. So cozy inside in the winter. Food is very tasty. We have always been treated well by the waitstaff. Oysters are delightful. They have gluten free available whenever necessary. Always FRESH!

1 Thank Lynn S
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148 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had heard about the turkey dinner that the GW serves on Monday nights, and was so thrilled when we arrived. The servers were all so friendly and warm. They served us outside at 6 p.m and their terrace. We overlooked a stream and ordered our turkey dinners. It was complete with stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. The desserts... More 

1 Thank Beluga4162
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61 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A lovely late lunch with five of my girlfriends! Super glad we booked ahead though, as the place was super busy and there was a line-up to get tables... Food was above average, though not superb (my garden burger was burnt, and I was surprised to see string fries v steak/home-cut fries at a place like this). Service was super... More 

1 Thank VancouverBeck
Naples, Florida
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198 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

They were out of Kobe Beef and offered to substitute the regular (grass fed) beef and serve it with the kobe beef toppings. I ordered it rare rare -- it was medium -- and did not come with the Kobe beef toppings. It was lunch, we were having fun, why ruin it with a discussion/debate with the wait staff. Fries... More 

1 Thank vinnyandbabs
New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My Fiance & I stayed in Washington, CT for two days and ate at the GW twice! We LOVED the enviroment- so cozy and warm! and the food was so great! I got the chicken pot pie and it was amazing!

1 Thank carlypbutters
Fort Worth, TX
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A very interesting inn with a varied menu and unique ambiance. I had a prime rib sandwich with a sweet relish while our guest has a most interesting pumpkin curry soup. A great view of the brook below provided a great scenery. Service tended to run a bit slow but the lunch was very enjoyable.

1 Thank John&Mickey
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

My wife and I dined at GW Tavern last night, and it was thoroughly enjoyable. We'd been told by friends that it was terrific, and they were right! We were there every early, so it was rather quiet throughout most of our meal. There are several dining rooms, and we seated in a large room with vaulted ceilings and lots... More 

1 Thank nyctexan2
Washington, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

GW's is very popular with the local population for lunch and dinner. It's a great place to take your family or to meet and talk with friends over a meal. There are several spaces to choose from: the friendly bar and taproom with a fireplace; the backroom overlooking the Shepaug River; and in the summer, a deck and a patio... More 

1 Thank sorell2016
Oxford, Connecticut
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322 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had lunch at sat on patio here and the setting is just gorgeous! The service is top notch! Its a special place and the food is also just as great as the service.. We will def go back several times! I have had dinner here a few times and it is great when they have the fireplace going in... More 

Thank CTCouple310
Seymour, Connecticut
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We've been coming here for 20 years and it's still a special spot. The colonial style is pure New England and a table by the window overlooking the river is wonderful. The menu has been changed a bit and they have some great sounding vegetarian/vegan dishes for those who so desire, like my daughter. This time I had the fried... More 

1 Thank billct2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Bee Brook Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Washington Depot
  • Phone Number: +1 860-868-6633

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