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Penny Lane Pub & Restaurant

150 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2373
860-388-9646
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Ranked #11 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
Watertown, CT
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We enjoyed our meal here very much. We had 2 adults and 6 kids in our party, and everyone was pleased. We had salads, burgers, nachos, pasta and ribs. Food was great, service was great, atmosphere was great---will definitely be back!

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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stopped in for lunch. Pleasantly surprised. Good food and good service at the bar. Outside seating too.

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Port Orchard, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Was brought to this pub by my date for the night; we were about to see a show at the theater down the street, The Kate. I wouldn't call Penny Lane a pub. It doesn't have that type of atmosphere in my opinion. It felt like fine dining. The service was that good. It was a beautiful summer evening. Had... More

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Chester, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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109 reviews 109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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