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J P Dempsey's State Street

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974 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-3945
(203) 624-5991
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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West Haven, Connecticut
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My girlfriend and I stopped in for a couple of quick drinks this past Saturday night. Bartender couldn't have been more friendly and more attentive. Crowd was quite busy and the seats at the bar were full. We had already done dinner, so we were only having some after dinner drinks, but the plates that came out of the kitchen... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

tasty apps ...yummy burgers / sandwiches...Pub style food a plus! Enjoy a drink and some wings!! Cornflake crusted fried Ic ecream a MUST try!! Go you wont be dissapointed Nice people...friendly service! Great food!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I've been to this place twice and both times got sandwiches and appetizers, though they serve a variety of dishes, including some entrees, wraps etc, but considering it is a bar rather than a fine restaurant, I find their appetizers tasting the best. Sandwiches are usually too salty and nothing special for the price. The place is relatively small but... More 

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North Haven, ct
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152 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Love this place....great variety of food...sandwiches, wraps, entrees, and all are tasty. And they have a great bar selection as well....strong martinis and ice cold beer. It can get a little loud in here so i wouldnt advise taking small children, but its a great place to go otherwise. That being said, it's a SMALL place....so seating is a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Great place to stop for lunch, dinner, or a few drinks at the bar. Portions are generous, the staff is friendly, and prices are reasonable. I highly recommend this place. And remember, throw the shells on the floor!

Thank love2traveI
Guilford, CT
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Whenever we're in New Haven we try to have lunch at Dempsey's and we are never disappointed. Over this past weekend we took our close friends for a Saturday nite bite to eat. We all had either sandwiches or wraps, all of which were over stuffed and delicious! The atmosphere is great and you seldom have to wait in line.... More 

Thank Yolel
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109 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

My hubby and I recently went to Dempsey's for dinner. We love this place because the restaurant is small, the atmosphere is cozy, the food is delicious, and the staff treats you like family. We ordered the lobster macaroni and cheese dinner which came with soup or salad; I chose the escarole /pasta soup. We shared the dinner because we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2008

good pub food. strange towny scene!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 974 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-3945
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: (203) 624-5991

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