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All 15 Essex Restaurants

Oliver's Taverne

124 Westbrook Rd, Essex, CT 06426-1551
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Ranked #10 of 15 Restaurants in Essex
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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English first
tewksbury, ma
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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We had not been to this restaurant in years and decided to give it a try. We were surprised to find they had built a bar on the main floor. Great idea! Unfortunately our excitement turned in to a horrible dining experience. We were totally disgusted with the service and food. Our drinks were terrible, service was so slow and... More

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Albany, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This was supposed to be a lunch stop before our tour at ESSEX TRAIN & Boat Ride. But due to bus trouble we had to do it last. They had accomedate us with no problem. Me and my fiancé had steak with potato and carrots. Steak was ok. Potato where a bit mushy.

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