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Otter Cove Restaurant

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99 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 (Formerly Vinnie's Saybrook Fish House)
(860) 388-4836
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 49
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  • 13
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  • 9
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth a visit

Good food but the service can be a little slow. Nice atmosphere. Usually not too busy, which makes one wonder why they take so long to offer drinks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Kathryn M
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Old Saybrook
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Old Saybrook
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Good food but the service can be a little slow. Nice atmosphere. Usually not too busy, which makes one wonder why they take so long to offer drinks.

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Dinner on the patio provides a great ambiance. The food and service have been good both times I've eaten here. Easy access to both route 9 and I91.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great service,food and always a ton of fun get reservations in the summer the place is packed I am always surprise when we get or bill at the value for the quality

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Oyster Bay, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We loved this very charming local place. When we arrived it was packed. We decided to sit at the bar and have dinner there. I was happily surprised that they were poring a Hess Chardonnay as the house wine..and even better their glass ware was really nice. We started with a seafood sampler for 2. Everything was fresh and tasty,... More 

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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The food is generally good. Menu needs some change as it has been very much the same for several years. Portions usually good but we had one experience in the past where the main dish portion was way too small. Clams on linguini is excellent but ask the server to have the chef leave the cheese off the top as... More 

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Cornwall,NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Everyone at our table loved their dinner. There is an extensive menu and all of it is interesting and well prepared.

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Berne, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had the special, soup or salad, a bottle of wine, two meals; $39. We each had a bowl of New England clam chowder. A bottle of Vista Point Chardonnay accompanied the meals, mine was fried clams and ff, Jans, fried haddock and rice. 3 rolls and butter included. The chowder was just a tad cool, the potatoes just a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I took my family to this restaurant recently and I noted that a 18% tip would be added to the bill since we were 6 people. I guess lots of people short tip when they have large parties... The food served was okay, but just average. The service, however, was not. The waiter didn't seem to know who had ordered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

The menu has nice options for everyone and the food was fresh & delicious. The wine list is vast and reasonay priced. The wait staff is friendly & helpful. The children's menu was reasonably priced with many delicious and healthy options (Unlike the majority of restaurants). Our young daughter loved her salmon, rice & broccoli dish that she asked for... More 

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A friend had recommended Otter Cove to us and we were very happy we stopped here for lunch. The ahi tuna sandwich was one of the best my husband has tried. Just the right level of wasabi with a perfectly seared piece of fish. My salad was huge and was full of beautiful large cranberries, apples, tender grilled chicken, and... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 99 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 (Formerly Vinnie's Saybrook Fish House)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: (860) 388-4836

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?