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Oliver's Taverne

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124 Westbrook Rd, Essex, CT 06426-1551
860-767-2633
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average pub grub

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2014
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tewksbury, ma
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
essex
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Always a friendly place. The food, especially the steaks are excellent. Almost all of the sandwiches and burgers are really good. Good beer selection and generous drinks.

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new jersey
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171 reviews 171 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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connecticut
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 124 Westbrook Rd, Essex, CT 06426-1551
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: 860-767-2633

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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

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