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571 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Chester, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband ordered swordfish, I ordered steak. Fast drink service, no a/c, VERY good food! Cooked to perfection, fresh, very reasonable price. Go there before they get a/c and the summer people "discover" this landmark on the corner of Main street.

Thank AbbieM2011
Killingworth, Connecticut
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eclectic place, old beams of wood above and around . Locals everywhere --- that's always a sign of a great meal. The locals know . Anyway, Friday Prime Rib is amazing. Fresh veg and potato . I pull my iPad out and get some work done... Best Friday Secret anywhere . Thank you - Laura and Deb - you Rock... More 

Thank Janet V
Dallas, Texas
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634 reviews
424 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lobster grilled cheese was excellent as was the lobster roll - maybe the best in Ct. This is an historic building in a very historic location - read the menu. The soup was outstanding too. A true classic not to be missed.

Thank yellowpixels
New York City, New York
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great comfort foods at a reasonable price. Very friendly place right at the edge of town. It is a bit lied with locals tucking it up and shooting pool. Parking lot is big enough but can fill up at prime dinner hour. Excellent stakes and burgers.

Thank Donald S
United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, that's a little unfair. There are some great pubs in the UK serving wonderful food (The Star at Harome e.g.), but nowhere in England will you get a couple of hot lobster rolls with fries and coleslaw plus four drinks for £30. We discovered The Monkey Farm quite by chance. We were strolling around Essex Village and a young,... More 

Thank John L
SugarPlum1, General Manager at Monkey Farm, responded to this review

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic lobster roll and fried clams. Would go there again.dont miss this spot if you are in the area

Thank Steve T
SugarPlum1, General Manager at Monkey Farm, responded to this review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been coming here for a long time and never once had a bad meal or drink.They have by far the absolute BEST beef barley soup that I have ever had!!! The last couple times that I have been here I was hoping they would have the steak tips on the specials menu but unfortunately they didn't,as they are incredible.But never... More 

Thank Jamie B
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

My husband and I stopped in to The Monkey Farm after hearing from friends that the food was great. Pulling into the parking lot, it was hard to find a spot to park at lunchtime on a Saturday afternoon! I had their hamburger which was cooked perfectly, with sweet potato fries and my husband had a corned beef Reuben. He... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

😟when down by the shore we've always wanted to try this place, well we did last night w/a group of 6. Dissatisfied with the service & food & atmosphere. First of all, we were told our only choice for seating was out on the enclosed porch. Ok. Not bad...until we felt like outsiders looking in. No other people, music &... More 

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monkeyfarmcafe, Owner at Monkey Farm, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't care for the table we sat you at last Tuesday evening, at the time it was the only table for 6 available. More 

Valloire, France
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This place was really really good. I had the best Cobb salad that I've had in a long time, and the other members of my party had sandwiches. Everything was super fresh; the sandwiches were packed with fresh meats. Bright and airy porch dining was a pleasure. We're coming back!

Thank Sheila L
monkeyfarmcafe, Owner at Monkey Farm, responded to this review

Thank you Sheila, cant wait to see you again ! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 571 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: 18603884866
Full service Bar & dining-room , great food, large menu, reasonable prices. Enclosed porch, smoking deck, Pinball, Pool & Darts. Wifi Juke-Box. Bar is open Mon- Thurs 9:00am - 1:00am Friday & Saturday 9:00am-2:00am Sunday 11:00am - 1:00 am

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