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First & Last Tavern

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220 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3439
(860) 347-2220
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Today
4:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Mon - Fri 10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Casual dining fare for business or pleasure

The hostess and servers were very friendly and knowledgeable about what were the featured dishes for the day. Our server John was great and was quite helpful in guiding our menu selections for the evening. He graciously went back to the kitchen to check on the availability of several dishes due... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
pagllc
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Wethersfield, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
West Suffield, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is aptly named - it was our first visit to it, and it will be our last. Four family members ate at this woeful restaurant. After telling the waitress that we needed more time to select our choices, we didn't see her again until a member of our party went to the front desk to inquire about her... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

we stopped in last evening on our way to a concert for a light dinner. We were seated promptly, a basket of bread was thrown in front of us and we were told our server would be coming momentarily. After about 10 minutes (by the timepiece) she showed up to take our drink order. When she arrived we kind of... More 

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London
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Wonderful service - huge portions and they managed to cope with over 30 of us. The food was delicious, very reasonably priced and a real fun vibe to the place.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The hostess and servers were very friendly and knowledgeable about what were the featured dishes for the day. Our server John was great and was quite helpful in guiding our menu selections for the evening. He graciously went back to the kitchen to check on the availability of several dishes due to the difficulty in the restaurant receiving certain supplies... More 

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Seymour, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My second visit there, we went for Saturday lunch, sat at the bar, the restaurant was slightly busy, bar only had one patron at the bar and about 3 tables busy. It took the stoic and very slow bartender over 10 minutes to finally come behind the bar take our drink order. The bar was dirty and unclean (even the... More 

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lrtr
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Went for a day trip to shore stopped on our way back. Sat at the bar had cocktails and appetizers. Very good.

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Reston, Virginia
Top Contributor
253 reviews 253 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is one of the most respected restaurants in Middletown and the proprietors seem to take a real interest in their patrons. At 1:30 in the afternoon all the seats at the bar were occupied, my colleague said that this was a great place to make business contacts and I don't doubt it. The Stromboli that my friend ordered was... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Went on Sunday afternoon for a return trip, first trip enjoyed the sausage grinder. Waitress was very slow for service, meal was dry. Disappointed after much anticipation of having a delicious sandwich and a nice afternoon lunch.

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Middletown, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went to First and Last over the weekend and we were very disappointed. Although our waitress was friendly, she didn't inform us of any specials (we happened to see the board on the way out, after our meal) and she neglected to bring oil for our bread. These issues were minor compared to the problems we had with our... More 

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My family discovered First and Last Tavern last year when I was visiting nearby Middlesex Hospital for an appointment. We asked one of the nurses for a good place for lunch that was not fast food. She recommended First and Last and it was perfect. They start out with hot focaccia bread that could be a meal on its own.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3439
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: (860) 347-2220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Monday
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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