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Eli's On Whitney

2392 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3207
(203) 287-1101
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Ranked #13 of 148 restaurants in Hamden
Cuisines: American, Californian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Grantham, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have eaten here and love the food, so when we needed take-out pizzas for a casual, before-graduation lunch, we didn't hesitate. Everything was ready when we arrived and was still hot when we got it home. They provided paper plates and napkins so we didn't have to worry about cleanup. Yummy and convenient, a great combo!

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Hamden, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great food, great service, great clientele that is always rooting for some sports team. Fun, fun, fun night out

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Hamden, CT
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Eli's has a great variety of salads, pizza, pre - made homemade dinners, great burgers all at a reasonable price. A must visit while in Hamden.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

They accommodated 8 of us on an early Sunday afternoon and were very pleasant all around. Nice variety on the menu and all dishes were tasty and fairly priced, from the house-made veggie burger to the chicken pot pie.

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Eli's has the best salads. Everything is so wonderful and they do a great blackened chicken on request. Their hamburgers are wonderful too. Their drink menu could use an update but overall we love it when visiting Hamden to see our daughter.

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Connecticut
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71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The place has a big bar with tall tables around, I had to climb. We ordered mozzarella sticks as starters ($8.00). We got not so big two triangle mozzarella sticks. For entrees we ordered the chicken florentine and chicken Alfredo. The plates were big, but just full of pasta. For been a nice restaurant, it lacks of good service, the... More

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Hamden, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Always a satisfied visit. Nothing fancy. Feel like it's good place in the neighborhood to visit when we feel like going out. Usually dine early to avoid the rush and crowd. menu is simple and yet with enough choices.

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Stamford, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

If you like good atmosphere, good food and fair prices then look no further. Eli's is a well established place and they embrace the motto "do a few things well, not everything poorly". The menu is simple yet tasty. They've expanded their beer choices, appealing to craft beer drinkers which is a plus. Great for watching the games, nice dinner... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We went here on a Sunday, I had the California burger on a broiche roll with sweet pototo fries, I was so full after the first half, but it was so delicous I couldn't stop eating it. We were a party of 6, 3 of us got different burgers and all thought the same thing. I can't wait to go... More

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Connecticut
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183 reviews 183 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Eli's has a crowd-pleasing menu spanning from sliders to filet mignon. The soups, salads, apps, and entrees offer something for everyone. Portions tend to be ample. Salads and soups fill large bowls, and the quesadilla appetizer had a thick layer of bbq pork in a 9" tortilla -- enough food to make it a meal. In general, the food is... More

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