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1593 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032-1006
(860) 673-5405
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still as Good As It Gets

Apricots has been around for a long time. After reading some of the reviews I was wondering if it was not as good. Went there recently for lunch and clearly it has not lost anything. Yes, the interior is needs a little bit of refreshing, but the food and service is still top notch. I had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Farmington, CT
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  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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Farmington, Connecticut
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Ann Howard's restaurant is a go- to restaurant for Farmington residents. There have been many new restaurants that have opened in the area but if you want a good meal in nice surroundings you would be wise to come to Ann Howard's. The river is a draw on a beautiful summer day for a drink and dining. The pub is... More 

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Clinton, Connecticut
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Their patio below the restaurant is inly open in the summer/early fall months so take advantage! Tables below a large tent provides shade and protection from sprinkles, a step down and you are really on the Farmington River, we chose the tent setting as weather was iffy, we lucked out and enjoyed the breeze from the river on a hot... More 

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Farmington, CT
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Apricots has been around for a long time. After reading some of the reviews I was wondering if it was not as good. Went there recently for lunch and clearly it has not lost anything. Yes, the interior is needs a little bit of refreshing, but the food and service is still top notch. I had a lobster roll that... More 

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Haven't been to this restaurant in 8 years and happy to report that it is still as amazing if not better than what I remember. My husband and I got the calamari and the lobster rolls as appetizers and shared the tuna burger and all of it was amazing. The calamari was crispy and so were the potato fries. We... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We lived not far from Apricots for many years, when it was our special go-to place for birthday dinners or for lunch after getting our cut-it-yourself Christmas tree or for entertaining out-of-town guests. Recently we were in the Berkshires for a wedding and took rather a detour to Apricots on the way to the airport for our flight home. The... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We love going to this restaurant during the summer months. They have outside seating along the Farmington River. You can have drinks at the tables along the river, but you will have to eat at the tables closer to the parking lot. Most tables still have great views in the outdoor dining area though. However, because of the river and... More 

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Port Chester, New York
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We live about 2 hours away so we don't get to Farmington very often, but Apricots is always a special destination for us. A reservation is not required for sitting on the downstairs of this lovely house. In the summers the place is extended by using wonderful large tents set up right on the river. The service is always efficient... More 

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Bristol
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191 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Here's my first recommendation: go for the view, stick to drinks and maybe a burger if you want food. We sure wish we had decided on the more simple pub menu offerings rather than the main dinner entrees. We ate outside near the river, which was very pleasant. The food, not so much! My husband had the chicken pot pie,... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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205 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Apricots sits on the bank of the Farmington River and enjoys enviable views. Their outdoor seating area has areas right down by the water, under generous tents, and on an elevated deck closer to the restaurant building. It is worth coming to this restaurant just to enjoy the ambiance. Our group of four was seated promptly...it pays to come early... More 

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New England
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The burgers are still great but the price went up while the portion size went down. Same with the sweet potato fries. We probably will not return anytime soon.

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Additional Information about Ann Howard Apricots

Address: 1593 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032-1006
Phone Number: (860) 673-5405
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Farmington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1593 Farmington Ave, Farmington, CT 06032-1006
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Farmington
  • Phone Number: (860) 673-5405

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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