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Johnny Ad's Drive-In

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910 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2128
+1 860-388-4032
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Niantic, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

And their french fries rock, too! This is my very favorite place to get fried shrimp in a relaxed atmosphere. They've been there since I was a kid, always loved it!

Thank Meesh_3333
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped here and shared both, a hot and cold roll with my girl. Both rolls were very good, bread was extremely tasty. The cold one had a little too much celery, but the lobster was very sweet. If you're in the area it's a must stop at place.

Thank Steve S
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Johnny Ad's, featuring their foot long hot dogs, used to be "the place to go". I went with a coworker for lunch. She ordered a BLT with unsweetened iced tea and I had a chicken wrap with unsweetened ice tea. We each got an order of fries as well. The bacon on the BLT was burnt. My wrap was okay,... More 

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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Always a line ..so every one knows the food is made to order and as fresh as can be... From fish tacos, decadent diet destroying waffle fries with cheese to fritters, seafood platters, chowders, lobster rolls and red hots.. There will be no unhappy diners here. GO To JOHNNY AD"S and gain a few pounds of joy.

Thank eliisawinkel
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We always find ourselves eating here as the food is typically ready quickly and family friendly. I recommend the mahi tacos...great fries too. My daughter loves the grilled salmon and my son, the fried mozzerella sticks. Although I've never had, my husband always gets the clam chowder.

Thank mulvis
Redding, Connecticut
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This place started off decades ago as a simple basic road side hot dog stand with an expanded menu that has grown to hot Lobster rolls, best anywhere!, fried shrimp, clams etc. it has casual seating inside and out and is very popular and often crowded, more enjoyable than you would expect.

Thank Michael R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

The worst most expensive whole belly clam platter ever. The belly's were the size of my pinky nail. They were not creamy at all, overcooked and chewy. I don't mind paying for a tasty meal but this was a ripoff! many other places to choose from for this kind of meal.

Thank Laura D
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Very good quality fried seafood restaurant. Order, pick-up carry to your table, or take-out. Inside and outside tables available.

Thank Rick E
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180 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on a late summer afternoon for lobster rolls with my granddaughter after doing some school shopping. I love eating outside and the spot is really convenient if you're out shopping or doing errands in Old Saybrook. Lobster roll is a little expensive, and we had to ask for a container of drawn butter ; my granddaughter rated it... More 

Thank Barbara G
West Haven, Connecticut
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

the lobsters roll was very soggy and tasteless was not impressed with this place at all and the soda was nasty someone told me the company they buy their soda from is dirty needs a lot of updates

Thank mcmillan1133

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2128
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-388-4032

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