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J Timothy's Taverne

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143 New Britain Ave, Plainville, CT 06062-2021
860-747-6813
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
OK - Need to try there again

We stopped in at 7:40 pm on a cold Wednesday night and the place was packed! Amazed how busy this restaurant is every night. We didn't really explore the menu, just had a cocktail (so-so) and sandwiches. Service was fine, not exceptional - seemed like a good, young staff. I would love to spend... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Paul D
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Hartford, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stopped in at 7:40 pm on a cold Wednesday night and the place was packed! Amazed how busy this restaurant is every night. We didn't really explore the menu, just had a cocktail (so-so) and sandwiches. Service was fine, not exceptional - seemed like a good, young staff. I would love to spend some future time with the beer... More 

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Plainville, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

J. Timothy's Tavern is a pleasant and busy place for lunch or dinner. The food is well prepared (but not gourmet fare) and the service is friendly and efficient.

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Towson, Maryland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Amazed how crowded this was on a Tuesday and understand now why. The beer selection was great and the food was all good quality.

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Farmington, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

J Timothy's is a favorite of my husband and I. They offer a large menu so there is something for everyone. We like to sit in the bar area if possible as it is a good atmosphere. The wings are a must and you have to order dirty style. They have been voted as the best for awhile now. Other... More 

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east lyme, ct
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

In the middle of the day - it was quite crowded on a Saturday afternoon. Not very organized inside. The hostess really couldn't tell me anything. So we waited and waited some more. The informal 'system' they had to keep track of the guests was not making me happy. Finally the girl says to me - go try up stairs... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Service was just awful. We had to wait over an hour for our food and when our waitress had finally realized we had existed, the food was cold and soggy. The staff then gave us an attitude the entire time. Overall an awful experience

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Prospect, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

J Timothy's has some of the best wings in CT. Their menu is large enough to satisfy any hungry person or family. The service is excellent and the staff very friendly.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Best wings, great sandwiches, love this place! Unfortunately there is ALWAYS a wait, no matter the day, weather or time its always packed - a true testament to the food

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Hartford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

There really are no better wings than the Dirt Wings from J Timothy's Taverne. To quote my son, "the wings are from heaven they are so good". You go for wings but you get an excellent dining experience. The Roast Beef Au Jus is excellent. My wife got the veal parmigiana special and she loved it. She is a tough... More 

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united states
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I really like J. Timothy's. I've been going here since I was little and it was Cook's Tavern. The food is good but not amazing -- good quality food prepared mid-to-good. I would say closer to four stars, but in my opinion a 4-star rating needs to really stand out. For instance, serving mushy beyond belief tomatoes on your burger... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 143 New Britain Ave, Plainville, CT 06062-2021
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Plainville
  • Phone Number: 860-747-6813

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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