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Monkey Farm

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571 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 388-4866
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9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
"My kind of bar"

Fun, everyone knows your name kind of place, great food and and something everyone should experience. It's my husband's go to every time!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Maureen B
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fun, everyone knows your name kind of place, great food and and something everyone should experience. It's my husband's go to every time!

Thank Maureen B
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not even a carrot cake fan but they were out of brownies for a brownie sundae so my finance ordered the carrot cake. The best ever he said and I couldnt resist as the icing was half an inch high. The 'cake' wasn't even cake like it was full of shredded carrots nuts and we don't know what else... More 

2 Thank LisaBog
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Traditionally a local place especially after hours. I recommend lunch there - cheap pub food, good portions, fun atmosphere, local feel, run down.

Thank OS11111
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Although the atmosphere is a tavern the Food is Excellant! Best Burgers Ever and surprisingly the best home style cooking on the shorline. You may wait but it's worh it. All burgers made to order and hand pressed! Fabulous corned beef ruebans and salads. Dinners Excellant. Don't let the large bar intimidate.

Thank Glynn422
Long Island, NY
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We had an early dinner here the day after Christmas. My husband had the burger and I had the salmon. Both were very good. The temperature was still milder than the usual December temps. As a result we sat in the glass enclosed, semi-outdoor section and never actually went inside. The place was hopping. People were constantly coming and going.... More 

Thank EnjoyyourlifeX0X
East Lyme, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We came mid week in Oct.No one came to seat us.Everyone sat around drinking.It was not our idea of a good lunch place.We left.There are many good spots in Old Saybrook which we like.

Thank gerard170
Guilford, Connecticut
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I had always heard stories about this institution. None of them were true. The service was very good and food was excellent.

Thank CTTraveler203
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Love the hot lobster roll and the shrimp bam bam. Also take home the Peanut Butter Pie and it is delicious for breakfast. Love the historic building and the great atmosphere. The wait staff is wonderful especially Ben the Bartender. Love the place.

Thank Irmy H
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I'd go back. Nothing blew my socks off but I like the place. It's a nice little dive bar with good grub. The seafood is tasty and it's got a very mom and pop feel. Try the salmon.

Thank Joey T
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Was in old saybrook on vacation for a few days.we were looking for a place to have dinner one nite,decided to try the monkey farm.food was great,service was good.reasonably priced.definitely will go back

Thank Wendy B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 571 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: (860) 388-4866

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?