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571 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 388-4866
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Today
9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch visit

Great lunch but a really long wait for everything - not sure I would return in the evening if there was this much of a wait for lunch

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
miamisuzy
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Boca Raton, Florida
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  • Late Night
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Boca Raton, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great lunch but a really long wait for everything - not sure I would return in the evening if there was this much of a wait for lunch

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A local hang out for the people of old Saybrook. Very old inside and needs updating no draft beer sold here only bottled beer. However this establishment has the best lunch and dinners in the town with very reasonable prices.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Can use a little updating but then again that's part of its charm. I like the chalkboard bathroom. Kinda Family friendly during the day. This place is awesome. Friendly down to earth staff and consistently delicious food. CASH ONLY!

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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

I had the special entrée - Filet Mignon - it was absolutely delicious!!! 5 stars for that meal - served with perfectly sautéed mushrooms, a moist baked potato and tender crisp FRESH green beans. All for about $18.00 (without tax/tip) - couldn't believe how good it was! We have visited here before but this meal is worth going back for... More 

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Wow - what a change has come over the Monkey Farm. Great food. Noisy and crowded but worth it. Lunch or dinner. Doesn't matter.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This place is the Old Saybrook version of Cheers. A true local hangout. Poised dangerously close to the intersection of Main Street and Route 1 (still amazed that no one has hit the building) and always has a full parking lot. The menu is pretty basic - burgers, sandwiches, steaks and stuff. Nothing here is outstanding - just good homemade... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We enjoy this place so much we have been here 3 times in the past week! The atmosphere is "neighborhood bar" which we love. Having been to a few hundred different restaurants (usually very pricey) all over the world, it is refreshing to be able to go to a place where the food and service is always great. We have... More 

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ct
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

i had the cheeseburger and fries, was very good. but a bar with no draft beer and cash only?? I would go back....but need to visit the atm first.

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Bloomsburg, PA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Monkey Farm is a very unique little bat/restaurant in Old Saybrook, Ct. The building is old, and weathered on the outside but quaint and rustic on the inside. From the overall appearance of this place you would expect it to be just a good neighbor bar; however, the food was quite good. The place always seems to have a... More 

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Best lobster rolls along the shoreline. Service is always top-notch, but get there early as they are normally full during lunchtime.

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?