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Cristy's Madison

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73 W Wharf Rd, Madison, CT 06443-2903 (Formerly Dolly Madison Inn & Restaurant)
+1 203-245-7377
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hamden, Connecticut, United States
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70 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Went here on the suggestion of a friend .. glad I did. It was a Saturday morning and the line for seating was out the door .. but it moved fairly fast. The place was jumpin inside. Once we were seated we had to wait for our coffee and when it finally came they left a carafe on the table.... More 

1 Thank El S
Beacon, New York
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Easy to drive by, this saloon has great breakfasts, wonderful food overall, and superb drinks, all served by local folks and patronized by same. Just a nice local place to stumble into. If you are in the area, don't miss it. Staff is wonderful!

Thank Grandherve
Guilford, Connecticut
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate here last night and had their Oktoberfest specials. I had the sauerbraten which came with spatzle, red cabbage and a potato pancake and of course a couple of beers. My wife had the brats which came with sauerkraut and potato pancake. The food was delicious maybe even better than the East Side. Portions were large,... More 

Thank Bobby-sprocket
Madison, Connecticut
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Arriving at 8:30am on a Saturday, there was no wait for a table but by the end of our meal the place was packed and the line to be seated went out the door. I had one of the specials, Lobster Benedict and it was AMAZING! The portion was so large that I took half home. My friend had scrambled... More 

Thank martha0713
Madison, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great place to meet family and friends for a casual but excellent breakfast. Food is fantastic but you may need to wait for a table for an extende4d period of time. The wait is well worth it. No regrets.

Thank Paul H
Redlands, California
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142 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at a lovely nearby waterfront hotel but when breakfast rolled around we deferred to TA reviews and walked by the hotel restaurant and down the street 400 yards to Christy's. Had it not been for the canopy, sign, and extended parking lot (!) we would/could easily have walked on by for it appears as though the restaurant has... More 

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Redlands, California
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142 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

It was mid afternoon on our watches; meal time on our stomachs. Not a great time to be looking for something other than junk, so we were delighted to be directed to a funky little restaurant here in Madison. Despite the hour (4:00ish) the place was busy and energized. We didn't see the "real" menu, but the pub fare was... More 

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1 review
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Very good food. Huge portions. Very charmiling cleanly building. Smelled a little like fish but I assume that is typical of the area. Excellent service.

Thank Katrina B
Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2016

Cristy's is a must if you're traveling up the Connecticut shoreline. The food is delicious, the Rustic atmosphere is welcoming and the people are friendly. I've been here several times for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and I enjoy it every time. It looks small from the outside but there are many dining areas, as well as the bar. The bartenders... More 

Thank mmmassa
New Canaan, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Had flies in dining room, food was mediocre, and service a bit slow. Place is both dated and could use a good cleaning. Liked their location in Westbrook but would not return to this one.

1 Thank Frogger86

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 W Wharf Rd, Madison, CT 06443-2903 (Formerly Dolly Madison Inn & Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 203-245-7377

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