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247 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357
860 739-2041
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Delicious burgers

Stopped in for a quick lunch. Service was quick and the waitress was very helpful. Delicious fries....perfectly cooked and seasoned. I will definitely go back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
NewYorktravelers50
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Long Island, NY
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Montville, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a terrific friendly place with delicious food and a nice big cold glass of white wine to my taste and other well poured and hearty drinks. You could sit aside but I like the cool Irish pub atmosphere inside so much, and as a fellow enjoyer said next to me as I had a quick bite and glass... More 

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Long Island, NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Stopped in for a quick lunch. Service was quick and the waitress was very helpful. Delicious fries....perfectly cooked and seasoned. I will definitely go back!

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Franklin, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We each had an amazing dinner. Started off with their specialty egg rolls served on a bed of shredded vegetables and a side of mussels . Delicious!!! The entrees were even tastier than the first dishes . Mussels again on rIzzoto, fish and chips, and Cesar salad with grilled shrimp. Dessert chocolate mousse in a chocolate cup and tiramisu .... More 

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Niantic, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Whereas some of the food is good, the pub is very noisy and tries too hard. A real pub is cosy, a place to meet friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Here, one can hardly hear one speak, unless outside in the summer. Hardly what one would like for a local. Seating is not comfortable.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Stopped in for lunch. Hubby started off with a cup of new England clam chowder which I tasted and it had a great flavor and consistency. I had the salad with craisins walnuts gorgonzola and a vignette with nice mixed greens. Delicious. He had a pastrami sandwich on rye toast (barely toasted) but very good. Fries on the side were... More 

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Northeast
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were here on a Saturday afternoon and had a decent meal but there was nothing exciting about the place or the noisy atmosphere.

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New London, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We liked this place. The food was very good. The atmosphere as decor were very nice too. We definitely will be back!!!!!!

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Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My husband and I were looking for a local spot for a good dinner and a few drinks. We enjoyed two classic Irish entrees and wine; the portions were a good size and the prices very reasonable. The atmosphere was lively and fun and as the bar began to fill up, we realized it was Trivia Night and had a... More 

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Niantic, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Since the Black Sheep opened the hanger steak has been my favorite menu item. We hadn't been to the restaurant since early spring and were disappointed that the steak was no longer on the menu. They now serve a flat iron steak with bacon and cheese sauce. It was awful. I asked for medium rare, and although the steak was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Recommendation for night with dance bands. Set up the band to the right of the door as you walk in and move the table tops to the left of the door. This gives more room for dancing and people who are eating do not have butts in their faces.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 247 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
  • Phone Number: 860 739-2041

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?