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Eli Cannon's

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695 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2732
+1 860-347-3547
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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North Conway, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I go to Eli's at least once a month. The beer list is huge, so there are always fun beers to try. The menu doesn't change very often, but it is reliably good. Nachos with BBQ shredded pork are my go-to, but all of the dishes are really good.

Thank er2010_10
Little Egg Harbor
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105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked past this place, because I wasn't sure what it was. But when I returned, I was GREATLY surprised. If I were local, I'd be a member of the mug club.

Thank StNu
North Haven, Connecticut
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Eli Cannon's with a friend for his birthday & we had a blast as usual! They have a great selection of beers. Our waitress was very friendly & a lot of fun! The decor & atmosphere are very cool & very different. We can't wait for the warmer weather so that we can hang out... More 

Thank cbbct
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

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 January 12, 2017 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 

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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

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 December 30, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 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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233 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?