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Barnum Publick House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1020 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Not at all happy with the restaurant. I requested draft beer and the lady brought me a bottle, My son got sick and threw up from the chicken taco, my burger was supposed to come with an egg, but the lady said that I would have needed to order it? The fries need to be clean and not burnt from... More 

Thank dangerfield747
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Service was excellent. Salads were fresh and nicely sized and presented. On nice days able to sit outside. Great spot for lunch especially if you work in the area.

Thank gail786
Westport, Connecticut
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140 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

For the Barnum Publick House, very hard. Two people in our group ordered whole wheat toast -- both received white. This isn't hard -- the kitchen needs to pay attention. Ordered omelette with sausage and onions. Very little sausage and onions. At least they got the cheddar right. Space is very noisy. Unlikely to go back.

Thank IgFlitz
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Wanted to try something different went here for the first time for lunch nice atmosphere, lots of option for on the menu very satisfied.....

Thank 44614
Stamford, Connecticut
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

I had a terrific beet and goat cheese salad for lunch (albeit on the pricey side, especially when I added grilled chicken). The menu is full of comfort food (looked good). Ample space inside and out with full bar. I would probably rate it good (rather than very good) but I would still return.

Thank Flyuphidog
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

The food was good...good portions and it has nice outdoor seating...the brunch is also very good...endless mimosas and bloody marys were perfect...happy hour has a good turnout...nice people.

Thank Carla M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

This was one of the few places open on a Sunday in Bridgeport. We wanted lunch, but only the brunch menu was being served. The food was bland, but the drinks were fairly priced and they have a good selection.

Thank MECorbin
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Paid $53.00 for two kids and one adult . Things like bacon should be included with a meal . I ordered steak and eggs which I can say was cooked perfectly and the chocolate chip pancakes were great as well

Thank dustyplains
norwalk, ct
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

We (2 adults & two 8 year olds) went to Barnum Publick House before a show at the Webster Bank Arena. Sunday afternoon around 3:30pm - seemed like the ideal time...after brunch crowd. We were happy to see the restaurant was nearly empty. Greeted warmly by the bartender and told we could sit wherever we wanted. We chose outside. The... More 

Thank vvwalk
Beacon, New York
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Bar none, Barnum's Publick House was easily the worst dining experience we've had in 2016. We arrived after attending a show at the Webster Arena, after walking a few blocks downtown, at approximately 6pm. I was glad to see they weren't too busy and could easily get a table. Instead of seating is, the waiter handed us menus and we... More 

Thank elizafish

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Bridgeport

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