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Petersen Farms Restaurant

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113 Shore Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371-2614
+1 860-598-9680
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Newtown, Connecticut
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You would think on a Saturday afternoon in the summer road side joints, especially along coast, would be ready to serve - unfortunately food service was very slow, witnessed other customers very frustrated as well as they could not figure out why it was taking so long. Food was good but service horrible.

Thank Fahjah
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stopped for a bite after a day at the beach, the quality of the food is excellent but it is a little pricey, the ice cream is great too but again pricey, great views of the salt marsh, mouth of the Connecticut River and saybrook lighthouse in the distance

Thank arturoct
Waterford, CT
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This a great place to get an ice cream or burger and sit on the picnic tables overlooking the marsh. The prices are good and the quality is better. If you like ginger, you will LOVE the ginger ice cream.

Thank Sunflower53092
Staten Island, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I don't mind spending 20.00 for a lobster roll, but at least put some lobster in it. For reference, the roll in the picture is about 5" long.

Thank dcap63
Lyme, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Clean and old-fashioned, a little drive in sort of restaurant like I went to in the 60's--or in Maine along York Beach....we ordered lobster rolls and fries-wow!!! we sat on picnic benches to wait(not too long, it was a sunny, breezy day and we listened to the marsh grass rustle nearby) then came succulent, full of meat lobster-rolls and very... More 

Thank anneed
Haddam, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is the CT shoreline. Anyone who advertises " scallops" and serves cheap Chinese bay scallops should be strung up from a streetpole. $17 for eight, greasy, miniscule thinly breaded bay scallops served with frozen crinkle cut fries! Awful ending to what had been a great day. And we had three orders of this crap. Worst $60 I ever spent.

Thank ct-aldi
Franklin, Connecticut
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I am reviewing ice cream only-I saw homemade creamsicle ice cream on the menu and just HAD to have it. The flavor was good, however the texture was awful. Full of air and ice crystals. What's up with that? I gave it one star on flavor alone.

Thank organistmom1
South Dennis, Massachusetts
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We went twice, once for ice cream which was good but not as good as the scoop shop up the street. We also had a burger and fries one night and that was very good. The young staff likes to chat with each other too much so service is slow. Not bad for a beach area burger joint.

Thank Mldankese
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Ice cream not as good as it was with previous owner. Surroundings much improved. Adequate parking. All in all a pleasant time.

Thank karlfriedmann
Oakdale, Connecticut
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We had to go back for more. The ice cream is so delicious! It is difficult to choose which flavor to order!

Thank lauracheaptraveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Shore Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Lyme
  • Phone Number: +1 860-598-9680
Drive-In restaurant featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, seafood and ice cream. Outdoor picnic tables with views of the Old Saybrook Lighthouse and Long Island Sound.

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