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All 16 Essex Restaurants

Oliver's Taverne

124 Westbrook Rd, Essex, CT 06426-1551
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Ranked #10 of 16 Restaurants in Essex
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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English first
new jersey
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169 reviews 169 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had taken a bus trip from NJ to Essex, Ct. for the steam boat ride and stopped here for lunch. Lunch was more like dinner. We had steak, which was cooked perfectly and it came with potatoes and carrots which were very tasty as was the Cesar Salad which began our meal along with a delicious roll. We also... More 

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West Dennis, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We had a steak dinner that was delicious. It was served with carrots and potatoes, both of which were cooked just right and very tasty. We also had eggplant parmesean. Sorry to say that this was a miss. The eggplant was not bitter- the flavor was good, and it had been very lightly floured before it was browned. The eggplant... More 

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tewksbury, ma
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There aren't many food choices in this area of the state. We stopped for a glass of wine and some appetizers to hold us over for dinner. We got exactly what we expected, average pub grub.

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Essex, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The first being its bar. I would give 5 stars to this portion of the restaurant. It has a great assortment of beer ranging from light to dark. If you happen to come in when "Doc" is bartentding, you're in for a real treat... They have great wings to accompany your choice of drink; Tuesdays are .50 cent wings day.... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Fun decor with giant pieces of farm equipment or car parts up on the two-story wall. Food is good but stick to basics, chops, steaks, burgers and basic salads. If it sounds Fench or Italian, give it a pass. We bring our young children here and they love the atmosphere. Prices are fine. Not the place I would go for... More 

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essex, ct
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

burgers are quite good. service very adequate. prices good . but seems to be underattended and wonder if service and quality will suffer. however, outside was pretty well filled by the time we left.

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Deep River, Connecticut
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Went to watch the NCAA tournament. Haven't been here in a couple of years and they have really improved the layout great TVs, good food and wonderful staff, so friendly and accommodating.

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We went there on a Sunday around 12:30 in the afternoon. We were one of say three tables so we thought it would be a nice time and we could have great service. WOW were we wrong! The waitress seemed as she really didn't want to be there and we couldn't believe how slow she was right at the beginning.... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Years back I remember having such a great time at Oliver's. They had barrels of peanuts and pool tables upstairs and the food was good, and our kids had the greatest time. So I thought I would try it again, being out and about with my daughter. When I asked if we could go upstairs the waitress said "it is... More 

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Bridgeport, West Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We were referred her by the ticket agent at Essex. When we arrived we told our waitress we had a train to catch. We were the only people in the restaurant at the time. We noticed that others who came in after us that sat at the bar got their food before we did. My grilled chicken was delicious. My... More 

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Additional Information about Oliver's Taverne

Address: 124 Westbrook Rd, Essex, CT 06426-1551
Phone Number: 860-767-2633
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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