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Old Lyme Inn

85 Lyme St, Exit 70 I95, Old Lyme, CT 06371-2336
+1 860-434-2600
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible4%
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85 Lyme St, Exit 70 I95, Old Lyme, CT 06371-2336
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely setting with large trees providing shade for pleasant outdoor dining to complement a vintage country inn.

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went mid week and thoroughly enjoyed the chef selections. We are local and have been disappointed in the past but found the food and the service to be very good. Great attention from the staff mid week and will definitely be back.

Thank mobrown2212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are local people and love the atmosphere at the Inn. Too bad the service and food are so below par and the prices are so far above par.

Thank Lisasuem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had read the mixed reviews and decided to give it a try. Food wasn't terrible but definitely wouldn't recommend it. Waitress was sweet but not too quick.

Thank JayCee1984
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located in an artistic community the menu is anything but and our waitress needed some extensive training on how to wait tables. Out with friends to see the great Jimmy Cobb play at the Side Door we started with calamari and vegetables. They were served...More

Thank LoveToDineCt
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

2 night stay, comfy room with a view of the patio. Great location. Nice restaurant - try the short ribs! Fireplace in room, large bathroom. The Side Door Jazz Club attached! We have stopped here for dinner many times on trips home from down south....More

Thank EllenH27250
Reviewed July 11, 2017

I have been to this restaurant on several occasions and find its cozy and somewhat elegant atmosphere to be conducive to lingering over meals. Nice artwork on the walls, a very friendly staff and although it may look intimidating from the outside, it's actually casual...More

Thank josephsR2728RI
Reviewed July 10, 2017

A popular place and recently a major "do-over" (several years ago) by new owners, a committed couple. Generally very good food. Inn rooms totally redecorated and upgraded. Had a few chef and manager changes but leveling out and usually a quality experience.

Thank Cedar1221
Reviewed June 16, 2017

Traveled from NY for my sisters big birthday.....We were a party of 9... The food was good and so was the service....

Thank TennisBuddy
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

Nice place. Good atmosphere. Tasty food ( swordfish special and salmon were very delicious). Service needs a lot of improvement.

Thank Valentina M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Lyme St, Exit 70 I95, Old Lyme, CT 06371-2336
    (Boston Post Rd.)
  • Public Transportation: Our guests visiting from the I-95 corridor (Boston to New York) may request free pick up from the Old Saybrook, Amtrak-Shoreline East train station.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Lyme
  • Phone Number: +1 860-434-2600
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Our chefs work diligently to offer dishes that run the gamut from traditional selections to unique options that will challenge the way you think about food. The lunch and dinner menu, as well as the wine and cocktail list, change seasonally and employ locally grown and deliciously fresh produce, meat, and seafood; as well as farm-roasted coffee and homemade ice cream.
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