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Gelston House

8 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
+1 860-873-1411
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good30%
  • Average21%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible9%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was delicious. Service just right. Being outside with view of the CT river made it perfect. We’ll be back.

Thank lynndano
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped for dinner before catching the show at the Goodspeed Theatre. Very friendly restaurant, the staff was very nice and competent. The meal was very good with the exception of the seafood chowder. The chowder lack real seafood flavor. Had the Gelston Chicken, expertly...More

Thank kevinmX2183QU
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at the Gelston House for lunch. What an excellent location above the CT River. Atmosphere was 5 star. However, would recommend dining elsewhere. First choice came back 5 minutes later unavailable. Grilled chicken sandwich only had chicken on one side of the sandwich? Crab...More

Thank BG1212
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A recent return trip confirmed our earlier experience: good location, right on the river and next door to Goodspeed Opera House. Very good value at the prix-fix dinner ($29,95) for a 4-course dinner including soup or salad, appetizer, entree, dessert and coffee. The drawback is...More

Thank cckone
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful place . Historic. Beautiful views. Great food and service. Great bar with the Celtics on. A wonderful evening!

Thank patbannon
Blerta K, Manager at Gelston House, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Glad you enjoyed everything! Thank You for the review!

Reviewed May 3, 2018

Our family threw a retirement party here a couple of weeks ago and it was incredible! We have worked with the Gelatin House in the past and they never disappoint. Over the couple of months we planned the party, we were communicating with Blerta (General...More

Thank maggiegodbout
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

When telling people we were going to the Goodspeed they all mentioned the Gelston house so we know it has a good reputation. We enjoyed our lunch before the show and service was great. Restaurant and bathrooms were clean. Ample parking for restaurant and theater....More

Thank kmghall
Blerta K, Manager at Gelston House, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

We're glad you enjoyed everything! Thank you for your review.

Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful experience at Gelston House! First time dining here.We had a voucher from Goodspeed for prix fix special for$30 including soup or salad,appetizer,entree,dessert and coffee.GREAT DEAL!!I had clam chowder,shrimp cocktail,parm crusted cod in wine sauce,tiramisu and decaf.Everything was delicious.The cod was outstanding and...More

Thank maf06040
Blerta K, Manager at Gelston House, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2018

Thank You for your review! We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you soon.

Reviewed April 14, 2018

The location is great, beautiful views and nice ambience. This was our first visit and we decided to stop for a late lunch after a visit at Gillette Castle State Park. I called ahead to see when they stopped serving lunch and an unfriendly voice...More

Thank alexandrao247
Blerta K, Manager at Gelston House, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Hello, I am sorry to hear about this experience here at the Gelston House. Unfortunately we had just put out the new menu and all the kinks were being worked out, which may be the reason for all the errors. We would like you to...More

Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

The deck is nice in the summer and the location is better than the food. The waitstaff was very nice and helpful. Wish I could give it a higher grade. The food wasn’t awful but not spectacular. Very convenient to the theater though.

Thank Sincerelyput
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $36
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423-1302
    (RT 149 AND RT 82)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Haddam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-873-1411
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