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J P Dempsey's State Street

974 State St, New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 624-5991
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Ranked #142 of 504 Restaurants in New Haven
Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

tasty apps ...yummy burgers / sandwiches...Pub style food a plus! Enjoy a drink and some wings!! Cornflake crusted fried Ic ecream a MUST try!! Go you wont be dissapointed Nice people...friendly service! Great food!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I've been to this place twice and both times got sandwiches and appetizers, though they serve a variety of dishes, including some entrees, wraps etc, but considering it is a bar rather than a fine restaurant, I find their appetizers tasting the best. Sandwiches are usually too salty and nothing special for the price. The place is relatively small but... More 

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North Haven, ct
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153 reviews 153 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Love this place....great variety of food...sandwiches, wraps, entrees, and all are tasty. And they have a great bar selection as well....strong martinis and ice cold beer. It can get a little loud in here so i wouldnt advise taking small children, but its a great place to go otherwise. That being said, it's a SMALL place....so seating is a bit... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Great place to stop for lunch, dinner, or a few drinks at the bar. Portions are generous, the staff is friendly, and prices are reasonable. I highly recommend this place. And remember, throw the shells on the floor!

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Guilford, CT
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Whenever we're in New Haven we try to have lunch at Dempsey's and we are never disappointed. Over this past weekend we took our close friends for a Saturday nite bite to eat. We all had either sandwiches or wraps, all of which were over stuffed and delicious! The atmosphere is great and you seldom have to wait in line.... More 

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Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

My hubby and I recently went to Dempsey's for dinner. We love this place because the restaurant is small, the atmosphere is cozy, the food is delicious, and the staff treats you like family. We ordered the lobster macaroni and cheese dinner which came with soup or salad; I chose the escarole /pasta soup. We shared the dinner because we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2008

good pub food. strange towny scene!

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Additional Information about J P Dempsey's State Street

Address: 974 State St, New Haven, CT 06511
Phone Number: (203) 624-5991
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary

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