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Birch Hill Tavern

1320 Manchester Toad, Glastonbury, CT
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Ranked #10 of 78 Restaurants in Glastonbury
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
South Glastonbury, Connecticut
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Love the menu at this restaurant - has something for everyone with a slight twist. Service was excellent. Great selection of salads for healthy eating. For living on the edge, the Mac and Cheese is spectacular!!!

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was our first visit and there will be more. The waitstaff was efficient, knowledgable and friendly. The beer list is extensive, but primarily domestic with lots of craft/micro brews. We ordered a plain burger and a Reuben. Both were very nicely done with generous portions. The sweet potato fries were excellent with a fresh flavor and lightly salted. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We were a little overcome by the noise level when we first walked in but it's the happy noise of a local pub! My portobello sandwich and homemade fries were delicious. My husband had their homemade ham and split pea soup. He thought it was the best he'd ever had (except for mine)! My only complaint would have been the... More

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New England
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83 reviews 83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I've been to Birch Hill several times now and have not been disappointed. Service has always been excellent; beer selection is great; food is very good - just this side of "excellent."

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Bolton, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Birch Hill Tavern is a great place to get together with friends and family. There a two parts to the restaurant. If you want the traditional sit down restaurant there is a separate area for dining. The pub area is in the front part with a great bar and high top tables. I have come here with friends out for... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Went on a Sunday evening, just getting in town on business. I came from Glastonbury and, honestly, didn't expect to find anything good the farther out I got. But the place is very clean and cozy, great neighborhood pub feel. Had a burger and fries, which were good. Apparently they're big on craft beers, the drafts change quite often and... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Have been to this restaurant twice and had a great experience each time. Food is delicious - shrimp taco and shrimp quesadilla. Also had the bread pudding which was a killer! Only downside is that it is noisy.

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed the visit. Atmosphere is casual. Decor seasoned wood everywhere. Our server Lauren D. was a true professional. She knew the menu inside out and made very helpful suggestions. Our meals were very good. I had the scallops my wife the lobster Mac and cheese. Salad and appetizer great too.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The noise level in this bar/restaurant made it impossible to have any sort of conversation. And, as another reviewer wrote, it was so bad that at times it was painful. There is a wall separating the bar area from the dining area but it is open at the top and sides--not a sound buffer at all. When we first went... More

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Friend suggested meeting here for lunch. Great recommendation! Started with drinks as usual, coffee&Baileys and Dewars. 3 meals included Grilled Cheese with several cheeses, bacon, tomato, Cheddar burger with mushrooms & a Shrimp Taco. All very good. I like Tacos and I like Fish but I have never found a Fish Taco that I liked. This was my first Shrimp... More

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