The Hidden Still Restaurant and Moonshine Bar

The Hidden Still Restaurant and Moonshine Bar

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Hours
Sun
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Mon
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tue
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wed
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Thu
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Fri
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Sat
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
The Hidden Still is Connecticut's first restaurant and moonshine bar, featuring a unique and delicious menu and the area's largest selection of moonshine brands! Our menu consists of pub favorites and unique recipes prepared and presented in an upscale fashion without an upscale price. From Drunken Irish Stew to the Vietnamese classic Banh Mi Sandwich, the menu offers a wide array of flavors to please any palate. Saddle up at the Still's full bar for your favorite cocktail, and be sure to try a signature moonshine cocktail. With over ten brands of moonshine from around the country, the Hidden Still promises the best selection available in the area. Our house-infused moonshine flavors change with the seasons and will not disappoint!
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles108 reviews
Excellent
26
Very good
54
Average
19
Poor
4
Terrible
5
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Acavar
Vernon148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
We’ve been here many times for dinner & drinks. The sandwiches come with a very generous portion of fries, regular or sweet potato. We love the Tot-chos appetizer with the works. (Nachos inspired Tatertots) My favorite drink was always the Moonshine Margarita, however, lately it’s been super sour and unbalanced. There’s usually Live Music on the weekends.
Written February 17, 2020
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Bernard L. Fontaine, Jr.
Monroe2095 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
We stopped by while visiting family. This restaurant is noted for their hospitality and drinks 🍹. We had an Absolute vodka with cranberry juice and a lime. We also a Bermuda Triangle with mango and various other alcohol. So delicious. Entrees included the Buddha bowl with spare ribs, rice, avocado, street corn 🌽 and other veggies. The Cowboy burger 🍔 was cooked perfectly with bacon and tater tots. Excellent dishes. The only problem was the pushy waiter trying to take our order as we being seated. She also removed the dishes before we finished eating.
Written March 28, 2024
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Bernard L. Fontaine, Jr.
Monroe2095 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
While visiting family, we stopped in for lunch. The service and atmosphere was typical for a country bar. The food was even more amazing. We ordered the Irish country stew with brazed beef, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots in delicious beef sauce. The Buffalo chicken salad was delicious with plenty of chicken and just enough buffalo sauce. So tasty.
Written February 17, 2023
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Ann M
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
I used to go here in the afternoon on a regular basis with a friend for moonshine drinks. The bar tender was very friendly. Once in a while we also ate there, the food was just so-so. I went several times early this year alone and with a friend. The service was horrendous. I got there toward the end of happy hour twice. In one case, no one was at the door so I sat down. The restaurant is small so servers could easily see me. After waiting for 15 minutes, I finally went up to the bar to order a drink while it was still happy hour. Twenty-five minutes later, a server finally approached me to see if I wanted anything else. I said no, paid and left no tip. Another time was a similar situation and I did get waited on but the waitress was extremely rude and did not charge me happy hour prices. Read other reviews, this place used to be good, the ownership has changed, service is bad..... I go out to eat because I don't want to cook for myself. Getting mediocre food served by staff with a bad attitude is not the place you want to go.
Written May 8, 2024
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Carl D
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
Dinner was fine. Moonshine was tasty….. BUT….. I ordered a glass of Swamp Fox Georgia Secret. Was asked if I wanted it straight up for $8.50 or on the rocks. I said on the rocks. When we got the check, the drink cost me $10.50. When I questioned the waitress she told me it was $2.00 for the ice. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME??? $2.00 for ice cubes is ridiculous and chintzy at best. Ice means less booze, which should mean a savings for the bar. Next time I’ll be sure to go straight up for less. The charge makes no sense. Spoiled what was otherwise a nice dining experience.
Written June 2, 2024
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johnabe747
Tolland6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 family
Food was excellent and service was excellent. Great draft beer selection. We sat outside on the patio for a great evening after golf.
Written September 5, 2021
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Rosemary G
Wilbraham20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 couples
Good selection of great food. The short rib panini was delicious as was the large portion of buffalo chicken mac and cheese. Good variety of cocktails. The moonshine flight is a good way to try the different flavors. Cat Daddy moonshine is awesome.
Written September 15, 2019
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Alex H
New England90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 friends
It’s a good spot to go with friends. The food is good, the drinks are good. It’s a nice clean atmosphere. Def worth the trip.
Written August 6, 2019
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The Hidden Stil... S
Hi Stiches3, Thanks for the great review. Follow us on Facebook to plan your next visit. We offer a lot of fun events to chill with friends like Open Mic on Mondays, Trivia Wednesdays or Karaoke on Thursdays. We also have our Hidden Happy Hour menu with all items just $6 Monday - Friday from 4-6. Come back soon. Cheers 🍻
Written August 7, 2019
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Bernard L. Fontaine, Jr.
Monroe2095 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 friends
We were celebrating after moving and building furniture in my son’s first apartment. Our friends can over to help congratulate my son on his first job and tell him he has friends nearby to help him adjust to new surroundings. This restaurant is close to his apartment and our friends. So this location was a great gathering point to meet. The food and atmosphere were hometown. The service was friendly. Most important was the food quality and taste. The combination of flavor into an idea was marvelous. For instance, using short ribs to make a panini and taco was a great idea. The onion rings and blueberry ice tea were outstanding. This restaurant is a must go place for lunch or dinner. Thanks to the chef and everyone else who made a very enjoyable evening.
Written July 14, 2019
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H Ruth
Hartford28 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 solo
In the past had excellent service and food and I was there often. This was my first experience since changing ownership over the past few years. I had my reservations as I was told the new owners treated customers poorly unless you are familiars at the bar or friends. I wanted to make my own judgement. I went for a quick drink and sat at the bar. One server walked by and acknowledged my presence as I sat down to clear a bunch of dishes from the bar top. I sat for about 5 mins and was never greeted let alone served by the bartender. She was more concerned with chatting and serving her friends. The place was pretty quiet and there wasn't a rush whatsoever yet she wasn't at all interested in greeting me let alone taking an order. I wasn't aware you had to beg for service these days. Completely rude and not what I have ever experienced. Weird place, rude bunch of older groupies essentially. LOST CUSTOMER!
Written May 10, 2019
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Laurie G
Hartford17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 couples
My husband & I like to go here for a couple appetizers and a drink. We love the patio in nice weather. During bad weather we usually sit at the bar. This last time the service was not up to par but the food was still great.
Written April 28, 2019
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KColeman88
Groton6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 couples
No matter what time you go, this place always has great food, a welcoming staff, and a great atmosphere. They have a great draft list as well as good appetizers (tot-chos are amazing). I've had several of their sandwiches and burgers and been very satisfied. Always a good choice for a casual, good quality dinner.
Written February 12, 2019
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The Hidden Stil... S
Thanks for the great review. We always hope to meet or exceed your expectations.
Written February 14, 2019
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Tobi K
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 family
My husband and I love this place. The atmosphere is casual and friendly, nice rustic sort of bar, and the food and drinks are terrific. Our particular favorite are the wings (available in multiple flavors) and the burgers and sandwiches--love the pulled pork. The moonshine drinks are unique and fabulous. Never have had a problem with the service or the food. It's just a nice place to go after work or with friends. Try it!
Written November 18, 2018
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Ledoux123
Ellington3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 friends
Stopped in for drinks with some friends. Ended up meeting the owner and his wife. Both fun and outgoing people. They suggested some wings that were out of this world. Thanks for the suggestion!
Written November 6, 2018
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dondee2
Enfield251 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 couples
We came for a late lunch. The restaurant has an outdoor patio, a bar and a dining room. The menu has some unique items as well as wings and burgers. On this Saturday we were greeted as we entered and invited to sit any where. Moderately busy, we had to wait a bit for menus and it took forever for my wine to be served Apparently we all came at the same time and the owner called and the sweet waitress was very sorry. Our sandwich was delicious with good and hot fries. Priced a bit high one would expect more attentive service. Also, dirty sidewalk and trash bin outside. Tables are cleaned but not the floor. We hope things improve so they will remain in business as it fits as niche in Ellington
Written September 29, 2018
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