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Bar, Pub, American, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner
Table Service, Takeout, Seating
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Reviewed October 14, 2019 via mobile

Ok, I absolutely solidify my stance and original statement I originally made in 2002.... Best Wings I've ever had and in Connecticut? Hard Hat Cafe! (North Haven)

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 7, 2019

I stopped by this place for the second time since returning to CT. Seeing "old" friends from High School there validated for me who is hanging out. Unfortunately, we had to witness the Cowboys loose another one, but with all the HD's TV's in the...place, I didn't have to focus too much on them. The wings were off the rubbed hoof... saw a girl in the parking lot with NY plates chomping down... she obviously knew where to find the best chicken. This place can accommodate the locals, has a private room to host a party, and another spillover are out back for large crowds. I am planning now for a surprise birthday party end of October... but don't tell anyone, its a surprise...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

A friend told me about their wings which I will have to try, doob wings. I had the hard hat burger which was excellent and my husband had the hard hat chicken wrap with cranberries which was excellent. Don't let the outside deter you. parking...lot was packed on a Sunday night.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

First I have to say I have not actually been to this place but my friend brought us some of their doob wings to our GOT party which is an 1.5 hour drive away from here. The wings were the best wings we have ever...eaten and my family are wing fanatics. If they were good after that long after they were made I cannot imagine how good they are hot and fresh. We will be definitely taking a trip.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Nice bar, good pours, friendly atmosphere and great wings! It's a good place to meet up with friends, maybe watch a game and enjoy a few hours out!

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed July 18, 2017

If you are looking for an off the beaten path beer and wings joint, this is the spot for you! Definitely a no thrills kind of place if that is what you're looking for.

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Dumpy Dive Bar,every thing is either broken, or worn out, or at least dirty. Like 6 TV's with nothing but Sports on constantly. Scary patrons at the bar. That being said....It's about the Food, in particular the wings! You gotta have the "Doobs". To die...for! This place is "Wing Heaven", there is no need to go anywhere else. There was recently an Italian restaurant on the other side of town voted Best wings in town ( Really Linda!) When will Guy Fieri visit ?More

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed January 17, 2017

I've been looking for a place to go in North Haven when I come down on Fridays on the scoot (or even the truck) and I've finally found it. Cozy bar area, friendly and attentive bar keepers, and good chow. People rave about the wings,...are rightfully so. They are done right. Do the Doobs! The burgers are awesome. A real interesting variety and cooked to order. The Couch Potato is my fav but I'll try the Peanut Butter and Bacon one of these days. mmmmm... bacon... The place is definitely a local favorite. Everyone seems to know everyone. The bar keepers sure knew their guests. It was like being on the set of Cheers (for you old timers like me who remember that show).More

Date of visit: January 2017
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Small little gem! Nothing fancy, but excellent food and you have to try the wings---they are the bomb!!

Date of visit: January 2016
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Typical bar, tables are waaaaay to close to the TV, that broadcast all different sporting events. Basic bar menu with daily specials and some nice local beers on tap. It's a fun place to go to visit and watch a game.

Date of visit: May 2016
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