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Johnny Ad's Drive-In

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910 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2128
860-388-4032
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11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
comfortable place to eat

Was passing through the area and wanted some local sea food. Found this place.Large selection to choose from. Seemed to be a local hang out. Food was fantastic. Cash only no credit cards. I will stop here again my next time through.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
bergyman
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Shermans Dale, Pennsylvania
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Oslo
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124 reviews 124 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Visited the restaurant once before and was not thrilled. Visited again with my two sons for lunch. Friendly staff... But it ends there. Lobster roll tasted fishy and was tough(frozen and put on grill?) for all three of ours. Chowder was thick but also fishy tasting. Price of 17.oo for a roll is steep. We could not finish our meal... More 

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Shermans Dale, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Was passing through the area and wanted some local sea food. Found this place.Large selection to choose from. Seemed to be a local hang out. Food was fantastic. Cash only no credit cards. I will stop here again my next time through.

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We've been going to this great little take out place for years. Unfortunately it has not been very good the last few years. Scallop roll, whole belly clam roll are just average. Gave up on the fries long time ago. Completely tasteless. However, the onion rings are wonderful. As far as the lobster roll, go across the street to the... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This has to be a local's favorite. No pretenses, just a good little joint with the best hot lobster rolls I've had so far. Step in, belly up to the window, place your order and go sit down. They call your number when your order is ready. They are open all year long and have seating both inside and out.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Close to closing time on a Sunday, I ordered takeout, clam strips for wife and hot lobster roll for myself. Got home. Fried shrimp and lobster roll. Called and they made it good. Being very close (5 mins) away from where we were staying, Johnny Ad's made a clam strip platter and I picked it up. For my troubles, Johnny... More 

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Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I Love me some clams and was glad to have some so close to my Family when visiting. Have also had seafood chowder and Hot Dog. Would get it all again.

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Rome, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have family in the area so whenever we visit this is one of our favorite places to go. It's family friendly. In the summer we can sit outside and enjoy the informal atmosphere. The fresh seafood is great. The service is quick. The scallop or lobster rolls are my favorites . Other family favorites are the fish tacos and... More 

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A delightful experience and a delicious meal. We ordered the whole-belly clams and they were excellent. The cole slaw is some of the best I've ever had at this kind of take-out restaurant.

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South Dennis, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Loved the lobster roll and the seafood platter. Service is quick and food delicious! Sat outside on a beautiful day.

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CT
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stopped by Johnny Ads after being disappointed with the newly renovated Clam Castle. This place was opened in 1957 and is truly old fashioned. You place your order and they call your number when it's ready. They have both inside and outside dining. We ordered the hot lobster roll and the fish and chips. The lobster roll was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 910 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2128
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: 860-388-4032
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:30 pm

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