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241 Campbell Ave, West Haven, CT 06516-5337
203-933-9721
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pretty Good

Stopped in for dinner with the wife. Menu has a lot of choices and also has a few vegetarian options. Our dinners were good (I had brats & mash) and the service was great even being busy. The bar is the real draw, so whatever you want, they have it or can make it. I really enjoyed our time at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
ozzy6900
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West Haven, Connecticut
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner with the wife. Menu has a lot of choices and also has a few vegetarian options. Our dinners were good (I had brats & mash) and the service was great even being busy. The bar is the real draw, so whatever you want, they have it or can make it. I really enjoyed our time at... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My friend and I were here for a leisurely lunch and found this gem on Campbell Ave by chance. The food was great and the server pleasant. We were a little past the 2 o'clock hour so the place was quiet which made our respite so enjoyable.

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Plymouth
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A colleague and I opted to sit at the bar for dinner. The bartender was quick to offer samples of the wine and the stout, so we could choose. A nice red for for her and a cold crisp lager for me. It had been a long day and I was looking for comfort food...enter the roast turkey dinner! Real... More 

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Very nicely decorated with a homey neighborhood bar feeling! Went for lunch and had their 10 oz. burger cooked perfectly to my med.-rare. Fries very good. The other lunch was a Cobb salad with turkey, ham, cheese rollups with an excellent dressing. The rice pudding foe dessert was very good. A nice overall menu.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Duffy's is a return to the days when neighborhood bars served inexpensive drinks and great food. My wife and I had an excellent dinner last evening. The soup was delicious; the entrees fresh and tasty. Service was outstanding. We will certainly return.

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Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Lunchtime and there was no problem getting seated. They have a deck on the front of the restaurant for those who want to eat outside and people watch, but we chose inside. I ordered the French Dip which was huge and came with a large and tasty side of fries. My husband had the Filet Crostini that he thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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West Haven, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Duffys Tavern in West Haven is one of the yummiest, cleanest, friendliest restaurants in the state. I have been eating at this establishment for over 20 years and have always had a great meal. One of my all time favorite meals is the shrimp ceviche. Delicious!!!! I could eat it everyday. 5 large shrimp served in a martini glass with... More 

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West Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Let's start with the appetizer. "Ceviche style jumbo shrimp" - NOT! I was anticipating ceviche. The description listed on the menu stated "cilantro lime marinated shrimp tossed with fresh chopped tomatoes, onions..." Glorified shrimp cocktail is what was presented. Jumbo shrimp (boiled) hanging on the edge of a martini glass with ceviche mixture in the bottom of the glass and... More 

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ChrisWalsh80, Owner at Duffy's Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Madame, Thank you for taking the time to review my restaurant. My sincerest apologies for your unsatisfactory experience at Duffy's last month. I agree with you that the Ceviche-Style Jumbo Shrimp description is a bit misleading, and I will be editing this on our next menu, though I will tell you that it's the first complaint I've received on... More 

Hamden, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I recently visited this restaurant with high hopes after reading reviews on this site. I'm a sucker for a good Irish pub and have been to quite a few across the country over the years. My experience at Duffy's was anything BUT a good night out. The "scenic view" on the outdoor seating is of a side street with city-block... More 

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ChrisWalsh80, Owner at Duffy's Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Sir, My immediate apologies for your seemingly horrific experience. However, as the owner of an establishment that has had an exceptional reputation for over 30 years (maybe longer than you've been alive), I find that I must defend Duffy's in this particular review. First of all, you did not visit us on a Friday night like you posted. You... More 

West Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Duffy's is a pretty good place to go to. We've been there several times and the food and drink are well worth the trip. It's not a bad "watering hole" either!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 241 Campbell Ave, West Haven, CT 06516-5337
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Haven
  • Phone Number: 203-933-9721

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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