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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 #23 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
Northern NJ
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We went in on a busy Friday night and decided to eat at the bar. The bar was full but we grabbed the last hightop table, we were in and starving. Our waiter Matt was there almost simultaneously as we sat down. He explained the menu's and asked if we'd like a drink. Perfect. He knew about each house wine... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went in for lunch today. So good we are going back for dinner tomorrow! Great service, great food. I had the Cajun chicken sandwich. Yum! Nice bar and nice outdoor section.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

After ordering drinks waited a half hour to place our order for dinner. The waitress was extremely unfriendly and unhelpful. Claimed the asian nachos (some sort of fried noodle with dry chicken on top covered in wasabi--a few chips for $10) we're delicious and a little spicy. After ordering waited even longer to be served dinner. The lobster roll is... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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207 reviews 207 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We found this place using our AAA book. Glad we stopped. As we were heading east from Ohio, we started looking more and more for seafood. This place had it. We ordered the seafood platter to split--and glad we did split it. It was huge! Clams, fish, shrimp, and scallops. We got sweet potato fries as well, which were great.... More

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