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48 Hartford Tpke, Vernon Rockville, CT 06066
+1 860-646-3474
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Small, nice restaurant, great food!

Nice restaurant, fresh seafood, great appetizers... For everyone avoiding fast food on a travel, this is a great opportunity to get some good food with very nice service!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Maria E
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice restaurant, fresh seafood, great appetizers... For everyone avoiding fast food on a travel, this is a great opportunity to get some good food with very nice service!

Thank Maria E
Willimantic, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere. One of us ordered the baked scrod and she said it was not too dry and stayed warm throughout the whole piece. Very good portions.

Thank GrammyJoan123
Hartford, Connecticut
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I ate on a Saturday night. We were told there was a 20 minute wait because we did not have reservations. Honestly, there were MANY empty tables and if we had somewhere else to be, we would have left. I find it interesting that they would make people wait in the doorway and then once seated, make... More 

Manchester, Connecticut
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the opportunity to introduce a friend from Istanbuhl Turkey to a great local restaurant. He enjoyed the swordfish steak and I had the baked stuffed shrimp. Both cooked to perfection. Reasonably priced.

Thank S A
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We had dinner at Elmo's. The service was good, the food was average to a bit above average. Overall it was a bit pricey

Thank wlf_8
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Went to the Dockside after searching for a seafood restaurant in Manchester. Didn't want a chain so went to Elmo's. Upon arrival I decided to sit at the bar...was a bit concerned...it was a little unorganized and I sat for what seemed like a while before I was addressed.... but Then just when I was losing all hope a wonderful... More 

Thank Bennett F
Ellington, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

I took my girlfriend out to Elmo's Dockside for dinner one night and it was a terrible experience. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone. We ordered the fried calimari and blue point oysters. The calamari did not have any flavor to them and the batter was bland without any seasoning. My girlfriend had the oyster and first thing she... More 

Thank Daniel H
Ellington, Connecticut
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Went with a friend on one of the restaurant's prime rib special nights because neither of us had had prime rib for a long time. It was worth waiting for, this was perfectly prepared and served with delicious au jus. My friend got a dozen oysters which looked fabulous and he demolished them with no complaint. Wait staff very attentive... More 

1 Thank Leslie H
South Windsor, Connecticut
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113 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Took my father here for dinner and it was a good experience. Blackened scallops were excellent as was the baked scrod.

Thank Eric H
Vernon ct
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

So the overall decour was very well themed to a dockside. The service was great with no issues. The food was a little pricey but the blackened salmon was one of the best I've ever had. Overall a great meal at a place I expected to be old fashioned

1 Thank Chrismcauliffe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 Hartford Tpke, Vernon Rockville, CT 06066
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Vernon Rockville
  • Phone Number: +1 860-646-3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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