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Eli Cannon's

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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695 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2732
+1 860-347-3547
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service here was very very slow! It took 15 min for anyone to even acknowledge that we were seated. The food was nothing special. In previous visits the food was much better. There are much better restaurants in the area.

Thank Tracearoo27
Farmington, Connecticut
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good brews selection, especially seasonal ones and our server gave us 2 to taste which was nice to try first. Services didn't know answers to food questions but very attentive & aimed to please! The food was flavorful & tasty bar food & good amount of meat in the dishes so we were quickly full! We friends Tuesday night &... More 

Thank starqt246
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had hoped to buy fish and chips but they took it off the menu. Our waiter tired his best to help us recover from our disappointment, but the rest of the food offerings didn't measure up. The food was ok, but nothing special. I tried the Troegs Mad Elf, it was ok.

Thank Maureen H
Portland, Connecticut
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Eli's for 20+ years and I'm so sad. The beer menu was ok, they were out of my 1st two choices but still had good beer. My issue was the food. Usually it's great if not awesome, tonight I was SO disappointed, even floored at the lack of quality. I got the "creamy mac n cheese... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome beer selection, solid bar grub. Neat swag and local color for the ambiance. My server, Alex, was awesome -the best service we have had in a long time.

Thank david m
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222 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

The chardonnay I had was OK, but this place is mostly known for their wide beer selection (ask about getting on the waiting list for their Mug Club which is $75/year). I enjoyed the Chicken Tenders, served with a honey mustard and BBQ sauce. The "artwork and decor" of Eli Cannon's is quite interesting, both inside and in the outside... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Place is very different , but is much better in the summer months where you can sit down outside. They have a large selection of beers which is good and service wasn't bad

Thank jd2282132
Enfield, Connecticut
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

My daughter and I went to Eli Cannon's for a light dinner. The beer selection is large and very good. The food was pub food that was edible and not much else. I had the cheddar/ale soup. It was slightly curdled and had unidentifiable bits in it. The decor is tacky biker bar motif. Women were complaining about the restroom... More 

Thank Catherine M
Middletown, Connecticut
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

So, we stopped going for a while because the food was inconsistent. But because we really enjoy their outdoor seating and their beer selection, we gave it another try recently. The food was really good. We enjoyed the burgers and fries. The food we saw go by looked good and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

Thank Sue C
Meriden, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

This place is relaxed and fun. I've never had a bad meal here. The big hog is my favorite. The beer list is also very good and changes regularly.

Thank Jessica E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 695 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2732
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 860-347-3547

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Middletown, Connecticut
9 months ago

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