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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
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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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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 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Love this spot! You must try the Barnum Public Fries! The service is good. Staff is friendly and approachable. Prices are good too.

Thank Arelis M
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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212 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This is a great place for happy hours - the apps and snacks are excellent and the drink specials are good. I have been to events thrown here as well and they put out a nice spread. the staff is nice and welcoming.

Thank Christine E
Shelton, Connecticut
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Went with a group of people. Reserved ahead of time. Had to chase the server down for drinks several times. Served appetizers without serving utensils.

Thank maryann b
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

My friends came to Bridgeport from New Jersey for my graduation. We had a nice lunch here. The food is good and the portions substantial.

Thank Matthew S
Somers, Connecticut
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178 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

This is a few blocks away from Webster Arena/Harbor yards, easily walked during daylight hours, not sure I'd feel safe at night. Made reservations, which seemed necessary before an event at the arena. Service was attentive, and trying to keep up with the pre-event crowd, even running at times. Delicious cocktails, and entrees were very tasty and served HOT. I... More 

Thank Medusa222
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

I ordered a burger cooked medium, - it arrived cooked well done. Patio on sidewalk. Not a place I'd go back to.

Thank Deb H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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?