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Eli Cannon's

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695 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2732
(860) 347-3547
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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner

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  • 43
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 10
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  • 5
    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
Nice patio, good burgers

Overall nice selection of beers on tap-though a bit crowded with wheat beers and IPAs. The burgers were pretty good. I enjoyed the Bacon Jack burger. My husband had the Classic Cannon burger which was ok-could have done without the roasted red peppers. The patio was a nice space. The service was a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Overall nice selection of beers on tap-though a bit crowded with wheat beers and IPAs. The burgers were pretty good. I enjoyed the Bacon Jack burger. My husband had the Classic Cannon burger which was ok-could have done without the roasted red peppers. The patio was a nice space. The service was a bit disorganized. They seemed to be shifting... More 

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

As an old Eli fan I must say the service was the worst ever! The staff was rude and condescending from the start. The male waiter on the patio was a jerk . We moved inside to get away from him and he had the nerve to search us out and try to clear our plates before we were even... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Wedding party had drinks here the night before the wedding - The atmosphere was fund and drinks reasonable. Open late - great casual place to gather.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Eli's has been a favorite of beer "snobs" for many years ... their ever-changing list is long and mind-boggling. You'd better know what you want when the bartender asks, or you might get yourself an eye-roll. The wait for a table is normally pretty long, but not as bad in nice weather when the outdoor area is open. On my... More 

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Middletown, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great for beer. Food is always average. If you like greasy pub food you'll like it, if not, then it's just not for you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My husband and I went on the spur of the moment. It was a beautiful day and we took all back roads. Never having been there before we were in awe of the entire place. We asked to be seated outside..what a delight. Everyone was pleasant, food and beer good. Definitely a do again.

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Kensington, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We stopped in here with some business associates for drinks. The bartender was not very friendly or accommodating. We were asking about the different beers available and all he kept saying is look at the list. Definitely will not return.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I was sitting at the bar listening to the bartender and a server badmouth a customer who had just left. I told them I didn't care for their behavior and they proceeded to try to explain to me why they were doing it. I don't care what happened for them to feel the way they did. It's unprofessional to do... More 

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Middletown, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Loved the feel of the pub. Small and quaint. It was when I went outside that I was blown away. It was as if I was in another town. Really great job out back. I had a burger and it was great. Honestly we were having so much fun it didn't matter what I was eating. I can see this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Eli's is somewhat famous around Connecticut for being a good place to get interesting beers, and its true that their selection is great. The food is pretty good too. However, all of this is ruined by their trust awful service. If it's busy, you can expect your order to take over an hour, and the servers hardly pay any attention... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 695 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2732
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: (860) 347-3547

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?