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All 73 Old Saybrook Restaurants

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 73 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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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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Essex, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Friendly, helpful staff in both the dining room and lounge area. Attentive service and pleasant atmosphere. We always see smiles when we walk in and that's a great way to start a meal! Food is a bit interesting and always served at proper temperature as well as nice presentation. We work in Old Saybrook so this has become one of... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Several friends decided to meet up for dinner last week - since we were all traveling from far ends of the state, we chose Old Saybrook as a central location. A little online , and we chose Otter Cove Restaurant, This is a low-key, lovely Yankee-style Pub, with easy access off I-95, ample parking and a very nice menu. It... More 

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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133 reviews 133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The restaurant has a nautical setting, very laid back with a nice menu. We had the $39 special which consisted of 2 entrees with soup or salad, and a bottle of wine. A real bargain- the meal was delicious the service friendly and competent.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is a local restaurant with high standards for food and wine. It's got an easy-going atmosphere that the locals seem to love a lot. When I stopped in I was greeted like they knew me - which always gets things off to a good start. The food was solid and they had a nice selection of wines departing from... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut, United States
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87 reviews 87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We enjoyed the service, the food, and the ambiance on a Sunday night. We were on our way back home from Lyme, just popped in here. Pleasantly surprised - had calamari for appetizer (fresh and spicy sauce), great drinks (not typical for us, but we thought we'd "splurge" and were glad we did), great entrees as well. Did not do... More 

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

The service at this place is the worst food is great but the service is so bad don't try the food you will be frustrated

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

My mother and I were visiting the area from Virginia Beach for the Essex Steam Train & boat fall foliage tour. We wanted seafood & chanced upon the Otter Cove Restaurant. We decided to try the chalk board specials which were your choice of two entrees with a bottle of wine for $39. Mom got the sea bass over angel... More 

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Clinton, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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Additional Information about Otter Cove Restaurant

Address: 99 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 (Formerly Vinnie's Saybrook Fish House)
Phone Number: (860) 388-4836
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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