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Olio Restaurant & Bar

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33 Kings Hwy, Groton, CT 06340-3542
860-445-6546
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sophisticated as any of Manhattan’s finest

Sophisticated as any of Manhattan’s finest, this restaurant/bar was conveniently located near my motel (Hampton Inn) about 20 minutes drive south of Mohegan Sun and about 15 minutes west of Mystic. After enjoying drinks from the Bar (suggest you try from an extensive Martini list), we shared a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Ron G
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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Connecticut
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I realize Happy Hour should not be the basis for a review but they do claim to have a great Happy Hour menu. When the food is good it is very good but it lacks consistency. The bar staff is very friendly and fun to the regulars.

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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Sophisticated as any of Manhattan’s finest, this restaurant/bar was conveniently located near my motel (Hampton Inn) about 20 minutes drive south of Mohegan Sun and about 15 minutes west of Mystic. After enjoying drinks from the Bar (suggest you try from an extensive Martini list), we shared a generous sized House Salad and then were served a main course from... More 

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Wauconda
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

While staying with relatives in Connecticut, they took us to Olio, saying it was outstanding. It definitely was! The food was amazing and full of flavor. The service was great. Our waiter, Chico, was very helpful and quick. The warm bread and garlic butter served is absolutely delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We have been here several times when we are in the mood for a guaranteed wonderful dining experience! The food is always on the cutting edge, and service is 5 stars. The drinks were fantastic too! Seating was a little tight, but didn't make it much less enjoyable

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East Rockaway, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I have to say that our waiter Jerry truly made our meal at Olio memorable. He was extremely funny, engaged my 10 year old in conversation and knew the menu inside and out. Now for the food...the chicken slider appetizer (3 sliders) was out of this world. My daughter had the blue corn nachos appetizer with black bean salsa and... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have been to almost all of Carol C's restaurants and they are absolutely superb! The servers (shout out to Gerry and Stella who are not only the BEST servers, but are outstanding individuals), are always very attentive and the food is consistently superb. Olio's and all of Carol's restaurants are our benchmarks for quality. My only (mild) complaint is... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

On a soggy Sunday evening, we checked into an inn in Groton, Ct. We asked for a dinner recommendation from the desk clerk and she responded with no hesitation "Try the Olio. " Her advice was excellent. Located within a very short distance of Route 95 on US 1, the Olio's parking lot said "folks like to be here". We... More 

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New Hampshire
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Enjoyed a very nice dinner here. Wait staff was personable with good selection of dinner choices. Appetizer and main dishes were as described in menu. Overall, a pleasant dining experience.

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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Olio Restaurant & Bar - Groton, CT - 6/25/2015 I've lost count how many times we've been to Olio. The service is impeccable, the food consistently good and tonight was no exception. Our regular waiter who was hosing this evening, always greets us at the door with a smile and is super attentive to my elderly mother-in-law. They serve warm... More 

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Deep River, Connecticut
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Sandra and I stopped here for a quick lunch before heading to Boston for Business. First thing we noticed was the place was freezing and when we asked them to turn the AC down they said they couldn't because there was clients at the bar. Well the clients at the bar one guy had his coat on and the woman... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Kings Hwy, Groton, CT 06340-3542
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
  • Phone Number: 860-445-6546

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 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?