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Eli's On Whitney

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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2392 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3207
(203) 287-1101
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tue 11:30 pm - 11:30 am
Wed 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you haven't been to Eli's you are definitely missing out. I absolutely love their "Mac n Jack" mac n cheese. Everything is great on the menu. You won't be disappointed

Thank mah2462
Shelton Ct.
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can beat it! Great appetizers or dinners. We usually order a lot of appetizers and drinks. Its become a go to place after work for many years.

Thank Donna S
Milford, Connecticut
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great place if you want to have delicious, filling, reasonably priced food while watching sporting events. There are TV's all over the bar area and in the dining area as well. The staff memorizes your orders, and are attentive, great overall service! I would recommend this restaurant to couples, families and those who are traveling solo. The... More 

Thank Elizabeth K
Milford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Being from Milford, I was curious to see how to atmosphere would vary based on the different location. After my visit, I prefer this one so much more. It is a cool place to hang out, listen to music or watch games. The Eli's in Milford is very clubby and fine if you are into that sort of thing. I... More 

Thank Kelcy R
Mt. Carmel
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

This Eli's has an atmosphere conducive to nights out with the honey or a group of adult friends.If the little ones are with you, go across the street to Eli's Pizzeria. Eli's on Whitney is also a great venue for banquets. The food is always delicious. The space is clean and roomy, although not fancy. You would bring your own... More 

Thank 50StatesQuest
Marion, ct
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch there a couple of times with clients and have had a bad meal. Today was the Ruben special with sweet potato fries and it was just perfect. Would highly recommend Eli's. Service with a smile is hard to come by but not at Eli's. Everyone had a smile -makes your day.

Thank Charles B
Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Came in with a large group of around 35-40. They were able to accommodate a large group with tremendous efficiency. Didn't get the waitresses name but she was exceptional. Very organized, friendly and efficient. The food was also great. Highly recommend.

Thank Paul F
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Nice restaurant with a huge bar. There are high top tables in the bar area or a separate area with tables. Started with the loaded nachos and they were yummy! Our salads and soup were good. Actually took a while to choose what to get because they have a good selection - burgers, salads, sandwiches, wraps, but also meals. Will... More 

Thank Darlene W
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

This restaurant serves everything from up-scale sandwiches to delicious entres. The staff has always been friendly and efficient. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a good meal at a modest price. There is also a comfortable bar that is separated from the dining room. Noise has never been a problem.

Thank Leslie H
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This is my go- to restaurant in Hamden! The service is excellent. They have many beers on tap and make great cocktails. The menu is large and has lots of options. I highly recommend!

Thank Rachel R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 pm - 11:30 am
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2392 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3207
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: (203) 287-1101

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