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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 #18 of 66 restaurants in Old Saybrook
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Old Saybrook
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This was our second time taking advantage of the midweek special - two dinners and a bottle of wine for $39.00. The salads were great - my wife and I love the dressing. The dinners were fantastic! I had the pork chop and my wife had the ravioli. Both were very gourmet and delicious. The wine was pretty good too!... More

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New Haven
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203 reviews 203 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had a group dinner here recently. It was a Thursday night and the restaurant was well-occupied. We started out with appetizers- the flatbread appetizers were especially good. I had the Garden Salmon, which was cooked perfectly and served with a large variety of well-prepared veggie sides, but a small helping of a starch might have been nice. My wife... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I like this place. They have a nice bar with a decent selection of beer and wine, and the dining room is an attractive, inviting area with a craftsman-lodge feel to it. The outdoor seating area is also a very nice place to eat in the summer time. The staff is friendly, accommodating and adequately trained, and the food is... More

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Mystic, Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The Otter Cove Restaurant needs attention to wear and tare. While the overall structure is architecturally pleasing and appointed with fine wood molding throughout, the upholstery is visibly torn on some booths, and the carpet needs cleaning or replacement. The upstairs seating area is void of pictures/decoration; i.e., bland. My wife and I stopped for lunch and both ordered the... More

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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Otter Cove's atmosphere is fresh clean and new feeling. The menu ranges from salads to fish and chips to a special Otter Cove seafood stew and Italian pasta Servers were friendly and accomodating Food quality was good-a solid good. OC salad had so many "goodies" in cranberries, cheese, nuts and grapes-it was too much-

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Boston, Massachusetts
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127 reviews 127 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

To their credit, Otter Cove Restaurant was one of the few restaurants in the area who remained open following a snow storm. We met friends from the area and enjoyed a quiet and enjoyable dining experience. Waiter was helpful and accommodating. My Ahi Tuna small plate was delicious. My husband's lobster roll was also very good. A positive dining experience... More

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New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We've eaten here in the past. Restaurant has an attractive interior and a good location near the Comfort Inn. Menu is varied and the food was good -- orders at our table ranged from fish and chips, to steak, to salmon and all were nicely prepared. However, service was incredibly slow -- we were a party of four and dinner... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We had extremely large group with kids for steam train this night. OC was extremely accommodating and flexible with our last minute reservation. I don't think most restaurants could have done this. They set up the upstairs room for us. Food was good and reasonably priced. Service was good as well considering the large group, and they got us out... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We tried Otter Cove based on the recommendation of the Innkeeper where we stayed in Niantic. We weren't sure we wanted to get back on I-95, but based on her description of the food and service, we did. It was worth it! The ambiance is cozy...maybe a tad dark, but our waitress quickly brought a lit candle to our table... More

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East Lyme, CT
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Went here for my lovely wife's birthday. As usual, the service was excellent (Matt) and the food was very good. The prices aren't bad. When we got there, around 6:00PM the place was not even half full. When we left around 7:15PM the place was completely full and there were about twelve people waiting for table. This place is popular... More

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