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Elmo's Dockside

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$$ - $$$
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48 Hartford Tpke, Vernon Rockville, CT 06066-5259
+1 860-646-3474
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good but nothing special. Soup was my favorit from what i tried, the lobsters looked good on a table nearby. Maybe anther day to try.

Thank Johannes P
Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elmo's is a local favorite. The owner is wonderful and the food is excellent now. Been many times and have not been disappointed at all. Seafood can be tough but this place nails it every time.

Thank QA_Geek
Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The seafood platter I had consisted of 2 shrimp. I paid extra $$ for extra scallops to replace the clam strips and got a total of 4 scallops ... $31.... and the scallops were very under cooked... highly disappointing dinner

Thank bduley67
Holland, Massachusetts
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128 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hostess and waitress were helpful and nice to squeeze us in on a busy Saturday with lots of reservations. Service was good, but I felt the food and atmosphere were just so so. We all had soup or salad and seafood entrees. My 3 companions felt it was ok, but I was disappointed. My soup of the day was potato... More 

Thank terryw678
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit. Although the restaurant is in serious need of some TLC, the food was surprisingly very good. My husband had the prime rib. Well seasoned, tender and delicious. My friend and I had the the stuffed shrimp. A nice crab/ cracker crumb stuffing, no imitation surami here! My friends husband had the chicken scarapelli, again a... More 

Thank Gracemarie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

My Kids took me out to eat at Elmos for Mothers Day the night before Mother's Day and it was not a long line and we were able to enjoy our meal without feeling rushed it was great

Thank Colleen F
Vernon, Connecticut
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Very fresh and excellently prepared. Great menu choices. Best Best Seafood in this area. The atmosphere is nice and the pub area is great to eat in also.

Thank Ibikemountains
Vernon, Connecticut, Usa
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for fresh seafood locally this is the spot! Their shrimp is the freshest and crispy with amazing flavor! All of their raw bar food is great and they have a nice atmosphere!

Thank Krystal A
North Olmsted, Ohio
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We ate here 2 years ago, and the food was better. The seafood was OK, nothing special, about on par with a Red Lobster at somewhat higher prices.

1 Thank JimPl
Vernon, Connecticut
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick appetizer and some drinks and we couldn't get over the horrible smell in the restaurant. It smelt like a dirty fish boat. Needless to say, we had our bottled beer and left. Therefore, I cannot comment on the food so read others reviews for that.

Thank Sheary M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Hartford Tpke, Vernon Rockville, CT 06066-5259
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Vernon Rockville
  • Phone Number: +1 860-646-3474

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