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J Timothy's Taverne

143 New Britain Ave, Plainville, CT 06062-2021
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Ranked #3 of 65 restaurants in Plainville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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76% Recommend
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English first
Greer, SC
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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We visited this hopping place once again on a visit to Connecticut, and it was just as great as we remembered. Even though we arrived around 4:30 on a Saturday afternoon, the place was so packed even the basement dining room was open (along with the second floor). Service was a bit slow as a result, but the burgers and... More

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Southington, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

First, J Timothy's isn't the best choice for quiet anything. It is noisy even when it isn't busy. They don't serve sandwiches - only burgers, wings and steak sandwiches. I had an onion soup and a side of onion rings. The rings were cold and the soup while hot wasn't brown. Had to send them back. The waitress Diane was... More

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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We've been here twice in the past month and they were completely different experiences. First one was horrible food, long wait and in a super busy section of the restaurant. The second visit was great food in a quiet corner of the restaurant. If we didn't already have the 2nd visit planned with friends, we wouldn't have come back.

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Bountiful, Utah
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I stopped at J. Timothy's while on business travel and tried their buffalo wings. These are hands down the best wings that I've had. One other visit I tried to the chicken pot pie as well. It was very good but the wings were better. The place is popular and gets crowded fast so go early if you're looking for... More

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Thomaston, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was with my co-workers and had an awesome lunch. The taste was great! I didn't get a chance to try any of the beers but, it appears it's a great selection. The fries were good and the service was great! Try it for lunch if you are in the area!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

J Timothy's straddles that line between neighborhood pub and a fine dining experience. Gather with your friends in the pub or colleagues in the dining room.....you can do it here. Both are very good!

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Branford, CT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Food not worth the wait. Bad experience from start to finish. Not worth the wait for food -- if you want to grab beers with the guys then this could be your place but you will probably wait a while!! Not returning...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I had the best mussels here. The sauce they were in was delicious and the mussels were cooked perfectly. I then had to use the nicely toasted garlic bread to sop up the yummy sauce. I also tried the Cheddar Ale soup which was rich but sooo delicious. They also have a wonderful beer menu. They have many beers on... More

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Doylestown, PA
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great place as evidenced by the wait on any given night. Call ahead for reservations if there are enough in your party or wait for a table upstairs. First come first served and it is generally shorter than the wait downstairs if you have a small party. Awesome martinis, great selection of craft beers and solid pub menu with some... More

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Newington, Connecticut
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76 reviews 76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We were looking forward to having dinner at J. Timothy’s as we were going to the movies and arrived early so that we could find a seat in the bar area. I ordered a hamburger with the lettuce and tomato on the side and wanted the sautéed peppers and sautéed onions on my medium burger with a toasted roll. What... More

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