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Eli's On Whitney

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2392 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3207
(203) 287-1101
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Today
11:30 pm - 11:30 am
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tue 11:30 pm - 11:30 am
Wed 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

Ordered two pizzas and a salad for take out. The salad is delicious it has nuts, cranberries and the spring mix was fresh. The pizza ordered was a meat and the other a white pizza with garlic and eggplant. Both were equally good. This was my first pizza at Eli's and it was a pleasant surprise... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
pkbehappy
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CT
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Meriden, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been going for years!! Lots of fun!!! Been with family and friends!! For parties too!! You will like it!!!

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Thank Stacy B
CT
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193 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered two pizzas and a salad for take out. The salad is delicious it has nuts, cranberries and the spring mix was fresh. The pizza ordered was a meat and the other a white pizza with garlic and eggplant. Both were equally good. This was my first pizza at Eli's and it was a pleasant surprise. The crust was thin... More 

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Thank pkbehappy
Hamden, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A friend and I went there and we had the broccoli, it was bitter. I order the french onion soup, requested very little onions with no croutons. Now, I dont no if the waitress wrote it down or the cook paid it no attention. Needless to say I did not get what I ask for. We ask for a side... More 

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Thank CULTERED
ERG2402, Guest Relations Manager at Eli's On Whitney, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. The request you and your guest made were very simple and should have been fulfilled, I don't want the crouton in my onion soup either. And being charged $16.00 for a plate with penne and a little oil and garlic is absurd, not sure how that was misunderstood by the server. That being said I... More 

Hamden, Connecticut
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I have gone here for several occasions the last time was on a Friday night and it was packed with college students, with a dj in the corner. It was not my idea of having a night cap I know now to go to this bar when school is not in session. The food was average, however I was there... More 

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Thank perk62
Hamden, Connecticut
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great restaurant. Variety of food ranges from full course dinners to sandwiches. Sandwiches are very generous. Comfortable seating and staff extremely accomadating. Large Bar, a popular place to watch a game with friends or make new friends.

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Thank Playful_One
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Waitress was very pleasant and food was nicely presented. However I have a nut allergy and reacted to an option that was supposedly nut-free (I did inform the waitress first and don't blame her as she did tell the kitchen). To her credit, she immediately took the food off the bill. My dining partner enjoyed her meal with no issues.

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Thank Tee610
Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

When we visited, the restaurant was fairly busy but the service was quick. We were given menus and our drinks quickly. We were given the lunch specials, so when I ordered off of that menu I was told that unfortunately I had to order something else. We got the bacon burger and a veggie burger, which were great!

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Thank Laura T
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

My colleagues and friends have utilized this venue for years because the rates were reasonable and the food was much better than other venues within the same price range. HOWEVER this year we tried planning a holiday party and despite our loyalty to their venue they doubled the deposit then refused to make any type of accommodations when we had... More 

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Thank Linda B
Southbury, Connecticut
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

My husband and I met friends there before going to a movie on a Saturday night. They were very busy- we knew it was a good sign! We only had to wait about 10 minutes to get a table. We ordered a mushroom and sausage pizza, and a clams casino one. They were both excellent! Nice, thin brick oven pizza... More 

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Thank Katrina1960
conn
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

You can go wrong going to Eli's, We are Sunday ( NFL) customers and its a great bar/snacks, We met friends and their large family there on Saturday night and with so many hard to please everything was great. Our server was so professional and funny it made paying the check painless.

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Thank scottgmc

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2392 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3207
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: (203) 287-1101

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 pm - 11:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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