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East Side Restaurant

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131 Dwight St, New Britain, CT 06051-2334
860-223-1188
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Party atmosphere. Beer is the attraction. Food is good but not spectacular. Prices are high but the full course dinner is a better value. Service is friendly and adequate. Lots of side dishes, smaller in size. Not in the best part of town. Parking is tight usually because of the crown in the beer... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
AnnoyingLittleMan
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Granby, Connecticut
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Avon, Connecticut
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I was barely in the door when I received a huge smile and friendly greeting from a man whom I later learned is the owner. He quickly escorted me to the table where my friends were waiting. This was my first visit to East Side Restaurant, it won't be my last. The food and service was very good. The decor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Been here 4 times and is always good. They give you so much food it is impossible to not be full when you leave. Great atmosphere. Always great service

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Granby, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Party atmosphere. Beer is the attraction. Food is good but not spectacular. Prices are high but the full course dinner is a better value. Service is friendly and adequate. Lots of side dishes, smaller in size. Not in the best part of town. Parking is tight usually because of the crown in the beer pavilion.

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We went with a party of 7 for their Restaurant Week Special; the food was good but skimpy for the table since they serve "family" style and one bowl of veggies is given for two people or seven--but the same price per person. Entrees were good but not over the top. Beer was good but soooo overpriced. Not a good... More 

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Bayville, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Had a blast! Lots of gun, food a beer was very yummy. They were out of a few items which was unexpected, but everything we had was great. Great atmosphere, can't wait to go back again!

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My husband and I have been here several times over the last couple of years. We've been for lunch, dinner and smorgasboard. We also came in for my mother and then my sister's birthdays. The food is excellent and nicely varied. Great beer and excellent service.

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HartfordCt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Went on a Saturday night and when we got there the parking lot was almost full, maybe not such a good night to be there? Wrong! Went to the hostess to give our name and she said come with me I will seat you now. OK she sat us quick, but with a room full of people there had to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Been there several times. The food is good, but not stellar. I enjoyed it, but would not go out of the way because it is expensive for what you get.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The food, and environment here are still outstanding. We try to visit this establishment with every visit to Connecticut. The last visit was a Thrusday evening, and it was almost deserted. It is definitely a lot more entertaining with the hall filled.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We are spoiled with 3 great German restaurants in the Springfield MA area, The Student Prince, Hofbrauhaus, and Munich House. My inlaws wanted to do a family dinner at a German restaurant they liked in New Britian called East Side. The atmosphere was decent but I prefer the Student Prince. The draw to this place seems to be wearing stupid... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 Dwight St, New Britain, CT 06051-2334
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Britain
  • Phone Number: 860-223-1188

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, German
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 4:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?