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Old Timer Restaurant

155 Church St, Clinton, MA 01510-2505
(978) 365-5980
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Ranked #2 of 35 Restaurants in Clinton
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80% Recommend
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Easthampton MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The sign for the restaurant is above the McNully Pub sign - so don't miss it. The restaurant is quaint and don't let the antiquated interior deter you. The menu is filled with wholesome delights, each made with love and character. The service is outstanding and the staff is quite ready to help you make an excellent selection. The portions... More

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Tucson Arizona
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163 reviews 163 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
1,149 helpful votes 1,149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Before we drove to Clinton (to visit the Russian Icon Museum), I checked out TripAdvisor for places to eat, as we knew we'd be having lunch there. "The Old Timer" stood out for us, and when it was lunch time, we had our hands stamped (to guarantee Museum re-entry), and off we went to eat. We walked in, and sat... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place is a Clinton landmark! It has an old-time, well-stocked bar area for drinks and informal dining; plus a large dining room with a full menu of popular meat and seafood dishes. Private function rooms are also available, and service is excellent. I have had a few functions there (e.g., bereavement brunches, class reunion) over the years, and the... More

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Home sick for Ireland? I mean the REAL Ireland? This is the place, totally authentic, not a phony bone in this place. The bar is the best part of this venerable Clinton restaurant. Pub food is good value, hearty and the bar on a winter night is like returning to the motherland. No better bar in the USA. Go into... More

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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If I don't give the Old Tymer 5 stars (or TripAdvisor circles, I guess) I am pretty sure that someone from Clinton is going to magically appear, & kick the living you-know-what out of me. It would be tantamount to heresy, this I know. Hey, it's a great bar, with a lot of great people populating it, which is basically... More

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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199 reviews 199 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Many types of beer available as well as a varied menu with many food options--lunch specials and also a dinner menu. The food served is plentiful and tasty. I had a cup of onion soup and a reuben sandwich for lunch that was very good. The waitresses are very efficient and pleasant. You won't walk away hungry, plus the prices... More

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Last night we tried The Old Timers for a St. Patricks day celebration. This place is known for being very Irish so we decided to check it out. We made reservations for 5:30 (Saturday night before St. Patricks day) for 6 guest. When we first got there we were placed at a booth with a table attached to it and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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109 reviews 109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We had heard some good things about this very long established Irish Pub and Restaurant. Given that we very much enjoy these types of places, we were very much looking forward to our first visit. Our server, while very pleasant and animated, was not very efficient. She neglected to tell us the specials, served my wife a glass of cabernet... More

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Sterling, Massachusetts
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137 reviews 137 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The Old Timer is a really nice place in Clinton to gather - have some good food and good drink and jst relax and hang out. It is really a shame that places like the Old Timer are getting replaced by the casual restaurant chains - the individuality of these places should not be lost.

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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103 reviews 103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

My husband found it on the web and chose it because of the reviews. We did not know that there was a large room with a fireplace so we ate at the smaller bar side. I read that it was family owned and founded in 1929. I do not think it has been updated since 1950's. It does look very... More

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