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Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT
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Description: Formerly known as "Clams".

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food and drinks were great!

I went here with a group of friends and we loved the ambiance for drinking and enjoying company with each other. The serving staff was wonderful, the food was great, and the attention to our table was perfect- not too intrusive but didn't leave us hanging. They also have a side room for a more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
CH1221
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Deep River, Connecticut
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Deep River, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I went here with a group of friends and we loved the ambiance for drinking and enjoying company with each other. The serving staff was wonderful, the food was great, and the attention to our table was perfect- not too intrusive but didn't leave us hanging. They also have a side room for a more quiet eating experience.

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Northeast
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Grille is a welcoming neighborhood restaurant and bar. Live music enlivens a few evenings a week and a lit fireplace keeps the patrons in the dining room glowing. The food ranges from hamburgers to duck breast with specials each night and wonderful salads that are equal to a meal. The local fish and scallops are fresh and tasty. We... More 

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Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We are long time residents of Old Lyme and enjoy dining out very much. The Grille has changed ownership quite a few times and we try to be supportive of local restaurants. We had not been here in quite some time and not since The Wood's Family took over. Their new sign is what really drew us to try dinner... More 

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Hartford, CT
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My family of six and I arrived at the restaurant at 6 pm. There was another large party of six and a couple of tables of two people. Not what I would call crowded by any means. By the time our food arrived at 7:20 pm (yes...7:20....an hour and 20 minutes after we ordered) one of our four year old... More 

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St Augustine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My family went over 4th of July for the Re-Grand Opening of the Grille. I would not recommend this restaurant for children. They only have 1 highchair and a sign posted that reads something about kids not being really welcome- It is one of those Joke signs, but I still found it tacky and thought they might be serious since... More 

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Moosup, Connecticut
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Went to stop in for dinner on Saturday and found a "Temporarily Closed" sign out front....No idea where they'll be reopening......

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Enfield, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

By far the worst food I have ever had. Most frozen and heated. It was so bad the first time I went, that I had to go again just to see if it just was a bad night for the chef, nope, its that bad all the time. Why this place is still open is a mystery, Even if they... More 

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Old lyme
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Looking for a good burger menu at a reasonable price this is your place. The burger menu has unique choices and comes with a heap of fries.

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New York City, New York
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The food is not bad, however the owner/manager is one of the rudest, negative, drunk and unprofessional "business persons" I have ever come across. I have seen her yell at customers for no reason. It reminds me of the Soup Nazi character from Seinfeld. Please do some research on this place before you give them your business. There are much... More 

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Old Lyme, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Under the new management this has become one of our favorite dining spots. Adequate parking, easy to access of Rte. 156. Pleasant service. The meals have all be excellent and are reasonably priced.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shore Road, Old Lyme, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Lyme

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Formerly known as "Clams".

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