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Barnum Publick House

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1020 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice, Solid restaurant... won't WOW you but...

Happy Hour is quite fun, as long as you bring your own group. The same with brunch. We enjoyed the varied brunch menu and have been back on several occasions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Leslie B
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English first
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Happy Hour is quite fun, as long as you bring your own group. The same with brunch. We enjoyed the varied brunch menu and have been back on several occasions.

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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The place was almost empty yet it took nearly 20 minutes to get our appetizer. The food tasted like it was microwaved. We had the spinach artichoke dip and nothing about said fresh. The tomato soup had absolutely no seasoning. I had to add so much salt just to make it edible.

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My wife and I were stuck for one night in the post-apocalyptic wasteland known as downtown Bridgeport at the only hotel in the area. We walked to this eatery (which I wouldn't suggest after dark). I expected more after checking it out online. I assumed the eatery would really play up more on the Barnum circus theme, considering the area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

In town on business and decided to try it as its close to the judicial building. I still needed to get work done it was nice to not be constantly hounded with "is everything ok" every 10 minutes considering I was making calls and reviewing documents and slowly eating my food. The fish tacos were good nice and crispy and... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is an amazing spot to grab a bite to eat! It has a very historic feel to it and the service was top shelf! I had the Salmon and it was done to perfection, but many others had the steak and chicken and everyone was happy!

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We returned just a few weeks after our first experience eating there, because the food quality and choices were quite satisfying. I loved the butternut squash ravioli with cranberries and hazelnuts in the sauce so much that I ordered it both times! The menu has a lot of tempting items, both comfort foods and more unusual items, so I'm sure... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Nothing too exciting about this place but the food was pretty good and so was the service. When we arrived on a Sunday evening about 7pm, there was only one other couple in the place. Only a block or so from Webster Bank Arena, I could see this place getting busy after the games or shows but tonight it was... More 

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Monroe, CT
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Made an on-line reservation for six for dinner prior to the UCONN women's basketbal game. Received an email confirmation for the reservation. Showed up for dinner and were told that they didn't have a reservation for us. I showed the hostess the email confirmation on my phone and she said she would go speak to the manager. She left and... More 

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New England
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Haven't been there for anything other than the brunch, so my review is specific to that. This is not a huge place but it is hugely popular for Sunday brunch (probably because of the groupon/living social offers?). Make a reservation or be prepared for a wait, especially in the summer - although outdoor seating in the warm months adds much... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Stopped in here on a Sunday afternoon while waiting to take ferry home. Food was fine but the service was terrible. When we walked in I noticed what appeared to be the kitchen workers sitting at the bar. Not a good sign. Our table was dirty, our waiter didn't know what beer they had. He never checked in on us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1020 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Bridgeport

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?