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Monkey Farm

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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571 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1506
+1 860-388-4866
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had a shockingly good hot buttery lobster roll with crispy, perfectly-salted fries and a generous side dish of fresh coleslaw with just a hint of mayo. The family had the highly (and appropriately) recommended lobster grilled cheese with a Belgian Flat Tire on the side. The place is a very casual, local dive with large screen TVs playing sports... More 

Bethany, Connecticut
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quite the find. The staff were very friendly & the food was exceptional. The restaurant had a huge selection of food choices. Went for lunch & would like to go experience a Friday night there.

Thank cherylannsantore
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for lunch on a rainy afternoon. The place was full, We ate out on the porch which was a bit chilly in November but much less crowded and dark than inside. Nice menu with several homemade soups and different sandwiches. Very reasonably priced food and drinks. Would go back for lunch or drinks, probably not for dinner.

Thank Noreen R
Rego Park, New York
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The inside looks like it should, a old bar, filled with locals. Fair prices, quick service. We didn't eat, just stopped for a beer. Worth the price for the atmosphere alone!

Thank William C
Wilton, Connecticut
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I consider myself a connoisseur of dive bars. This place doesn't dissapoint! Cheesy decor, wood paneled walls, and great music.

Thank David M
East Windsor, Connecticut
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Noisy. Local hangout. Lots of bikers. Good food. Chose to sit on front closed in porch rather than bar area or near billiards. Rustic atmosphere.

Thank loishms
Central Village, Connecticut
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had lunch here on several occasions. They offer soup and 1/2 sandwich every day. Kitchen is a bit slow but the food is worth the wait! If you are looking for fine dining and atmosphere this is not the place for you! But, the Monkey Farm but lunch is great! As Yogi Berra said "nobody goes here any... More 

Thank pauldelmonico
Killingworth, CT
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547 reviews
403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came here to watch Game 7 of the World Series and had a very good dinner--the fresh fish sandwiches were delicious. Service was friendly and helpful. No draft beer though--only bottles, and they don't accept any credit cards.

Thank v0yageur22
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Friendly, affordable and great food....that's what many people besides George have and are saying... Prime rib, burgers, seafood and the hottest Bloody Mary's ever.. Community oriented and have no airs ...a great place to eat, chat with new friends, meet new ones.. and just hang out for an hour or for the day. Great establishment.

Thank eliisawinkel
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Stopped in after being out on the boat in the morning. The service was good the food was excellent. The place is an old house or barn converted into a restaurant/bar. Seems to be a local hang out. Would go back.

Thank PhishDaly
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Great, can't wait to serve you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 06475-1506
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-388-4866
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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