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Otter Cove Restaurant

99 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 (Formerly Vinnie's Saybrook Fish House)
(860) 388-4836
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Ranked #26 of 71 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Clinton, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of these restaurants that can be excellent, ok, or a disaster. We've experienced all three. It was our anniversary and we usually go up to Chester (Brushmill by the Waterfall, very good and consistent) but we thought for this year for a change we'd try Otter Cove. Ambiance was excellent (as usual). The food was pretty good... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

100% dissatisfied with the I ordered the Asian chicken nachos...not good. You only get 4 small fried wontons for $10 and not tasty at all, actually quite terrible. Description should say "peanut sauce with wasabi", very spicy but not the spicy expected...should've stayed that there was wasabi in the ingredients. 100% dissatisfied :(

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NYC, NY
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Ten of us had reservations for 7:00PM on a Wednesday night. We were seated promptly. They had a good chalkboard special that included a bottle of wine for every two people ordering that. The server was friendly and efficient. The food was tasty and we were not rushed in this casul restaurant.

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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We are repeat patrons and we love to dine at the bar. Kate, the bartender, is great and has a great knowledge of their wines and cocktails. The cuisine is always fresh and delicious. Its always a pleasure to visit Ottee Cove for sure.

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Northern NJ
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The facility itself is in good condition. I did not see any wear and tear on the upholstery as mentioned in a previous review. Service was good but a little slow at times. The food was very good. Four of us shared the Calamari appetizer and it was delicious yet very different from a traditional presentation. My son had the... More

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Waterford, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife and I usually go out every Saturday night for cocktails and dinner. We usually take my 92 year old mother. This past Saturday my mother was invited to dinner with her girlfriends after church. This gave my wife and I the perfect opportunity to enjoy an evening alone, thus "date night". I checked several restaurants along the shore... More

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Oxford
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127 reviews 127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I really wanted to like this place. We have family that lives in RI and this would have been a good centrally meeting place for us. The main door to the restaurant is in the middle of the patio. We had to wait to enter as 2 servers were coming through with huge trays of food. Our dinners were awful.... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Great Saturday afternoon lunch. Nice day so sat outside. Wanted something light and the ahi nachos and marlin grilled over salad hit the spot. My son had the fried clams...really good and crazy size for the kids menu.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Enjoyed sitting at the bar to eat dinner. Had the JUMBO and I mean JUMBO shrimp cocktail, PEI Mussels (delish), OC Salad (refreshing) and Asian Ribs (yummy)

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massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After reading trip advisors reviews about this restaurant I thought I would try it and glad we did. The food was good and the restaurant seemed clean and neat. The food prices were about average for that area. It was an easy access to rt.95. I would have liked to have drinks and apps outside since a nice relaxing area... More

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