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1020 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT
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11:00 am - 9:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    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
Just little expensive

I liked the design of the space and the staff was really nice. I had a grille cheese with bacon and tomato soup on the side. It was delicious. They have daily special and because it was a Monday, the special was hamburger and a beer for $10.00. I really like the food and place, but to pay $12.00... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
AkirePR
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Connecticut
via mobile
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Newport, Rhode Island USA
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are staying at a Downtown Bridgeport CT. hotel while major renovations are being performed on our home. We had heard good things about the Barnum Publick House and decided to dine there last night. It is only a few blocks walk from the hotel so why not. Rarely if ever have I sat down at a restaurant, looked at... More 

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Thank Longbrook A
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Food is very good. Quick service for lunch. A little on the expensive side, but a good change of pace for lunch. Salads are top notch and fresh.

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Thank Djcretella
Connecticut
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123 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

I liked the design of the space and the staff was really nice. I had a grille cheese with bacon and tomato soup on the side. It was delicious. They have daily special and because it was a Monday, the special was hamburger and a beer for $10.00. I really like the food and place, but to pay $12.00 for... More 

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Thank AkirePR
Fairfield, Connecticut
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Had a cheese burger with mushrooms and bacon, asked for it to me medium rare. Burger was well done, mushrooms tasted like they came from a can, and the bacon was skimpy. The waitress was rude and slow, and scoffed and walked away with an attitude when I mentioned my burger was overcooked.

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Thank Rahulchak
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18 reviews
12 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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Thank Leslie B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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1 Thank obean1
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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1 Thank DrDavidPowers
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Marlina R
Rochester, Minnesota
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171 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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Thank kennykelme
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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Thank Tricia G

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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?