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Penny Lane Pub & Restaurant

150 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2373
860-388-9646
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Ranked #14 of 70 restaurants in Old Saybrook
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pub
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Chester, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Great little restaurant! How did I not find this place before? The service was great and the food was fantastic. We had to wait a little bit as it was pretty crowded but nothing that a drink at the bar cannot fix. Our server was very nice and helpful, even telling us to try the spinach and artichoke dip as... More

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Portland, Oregon
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161 reviews 161 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

The CB was so tender & succulent that I'd kill for another portion but, alas, I am now in Mystic, working our way up to Maine by boat. It was served on marble bread - with a big dill pickle. Fries were also excellent. We also had the poached pear salad - very fresh mixed greens, candied walnuts and a... More

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Bristol
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112 reviews 112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We stopped at the Penny Lane Pub for lunch after bike-riding around Old Saybrook. It was very pleasant to sit outdoors and enjoy the summer breeze, and we ended up ordering just drinks and nachos. We are "nachos aficionados" and these were excellent....usually you get a plate with all the toppings on -well, just the top -- with nothing underneath... More

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Essex, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Had dinner here with the wife and a couple friends recently. We were lucky enough to get a seat outside on a nice day. Great wine and beer selection with a specialty cocktail that my wife loved! I had their swordfish special, which was fantastic and the other members were equally impressed with theirs. The service was great from the... More

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Groton, CT
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95 reviews 95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

They serve generous portions of very good food and the menu is extensive. The staff is friendly and the place is fun.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Not sure what's going on here. Maybe a management change or something. I would say the food is still good but the hosting and the service has been way off last two or three visits. Always seems disheveled and alway apologizing to someone for a screw up or slow service. And it's slow , way off. The kitchen still seems... More

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Their menu selection is good, however, I've been here twice and one time my food was so bland and awful. It must've been an off night, but it was shrimp scampi. All I could taste was wine and garlic..no balance in flavors. The burgers are good though. Too loud on a Friday night if you have kids and want a... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We needed a place close by to have dinner with friends. I looked in Trip Advisor for a suggestion and Penny Lane Pub & Restaurant had positive reviews. The reviews were not wrong! I had the special salmon entree and it was superb. Served on quinoa with a tomato base sauce, the taste was amazing - being on Weight Watchers,... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been here several times although I am not a "regular". My wife likes the Reuben and I usually have fish and chips. I can highly recommend the Bloody Mary - have urged them not to change the recipe. My most recent visit I tried the Clam Chowder - wonderful! Although my salad was OK, I figured next time... More

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Auburn, Maine
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213 reviews 213 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

You don't see something else you like or might be willing to try. We were greeted at the door by a pleasant lady, and escorted to out booth promptly. Our waitress came over and introduced herself and took our drink orders. She got mine wrong, but this is often the case, as I must speak softly. I asked for a... More

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