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Olive Oyl's

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Address: Essex, CT
Activities: Shopping
Description: Gourmet food and cigar shop.

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Best sandwiches

Somewhat tucked away but just off Main Street and near The Gris is your source for terrific breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Ice cream and snacks are also available. You get an old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2014
JackX729
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Essex, Connecticut
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Essex, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Somewhat tucked away but just off Main Street and near The Gris is your source for terrific breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Ice cream and snacks are also available. You get an old time and small town feeling as you enter this place. Sandwich names and descriptions are on the board or ask for a custom version. There's a bench outside... More 

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St Barthelemy
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104 reviews 104 reviews
6 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Great take out foods for lunch or to serve on the boat. A very busy location in the summer months. Awesome local ice cream flavors. Highly recommend.

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Rhinebeck, New York
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232 reviews 232 reviews
38 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Was staying in Essex and while waiting to go on the steam train and boat decided to have a bite to eat with friends which is when we took nite of Olive Oyls. The outside is deceiving to how totally cute the inside is. It is brimming with just plain adorableness and you just feel good looking at all their... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

Best Lunch I've had in a long time! Couldn't decide! Had the Charlie Tuna on Cranberry Walnut Bread, so Fresh and Filling! Lots of variety and they support local food vendors like Ashlawn Farm Coffee. They carry Zapp's Chips which I haven't seen since I've been down south! Yum!!!! 5 Stars!

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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

It can't be beat for sandwiches, baked goods, and its many, many salads. They also serve iced coffee and homemade iced tea, and ice cream that is handmade in Old Lyme. Breakfast sandwiches are incredible, and they get H&H bagels delivered from Brookyln. I love Olive Oyls, it is truly one of my favorite places to get food.

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Chester, Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

I've come here a few times over the years. I know people that adore the food here. I think it's okay. I like Bun on the Run or Bennies' more though. I ordered lunch here a few weeks ago. I ordered my sandwich toasted... it was toasted when I got it- but it was cold! And the sandwiches were not... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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102 reviews 102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

I stopped here while I was kayaking along the Connecticut River. Perfect spot to stop.Left my boat along the shore and walk a few blocks to Olive Oyl's for breakfast. Memorable!!!!

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Oslo
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124 reviews 124 reviews
26 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

To grab a bite to eat. Good service and better foods!!! Worth a stop ir two...

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Darien, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Every time I travel to Essex it involves a stop at Olive Oyl's. Get em to go eat in the park or down by the water...Great views. Nice place,Great products and nice people work there. Give it a try you will not regret.

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Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

Olive Oyl's makes delicious sandwiches. They have lots of other interesting things there, but we just got some sandwiches to go, and they were amazing.

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