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GW Tavern

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20 Bee Brook Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794-1503
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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New York, NY
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549 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very slow service even though they were not crowded. The insult: asked to substitute double vegetables for a potato. They charged an extra $2.50 to do so. If they are that desperate to generate income, I worry what short-cuts they take in the kitchen. For $2.50 they lost two customers. Bad business!!

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Southbury, Connecticut
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118 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the portions were very large and the food was very good at lunch, I was not impressed by the GW Tavern. As I entered the main dining area, my rubber soled shoes were sticking to the floor. I had to ask for more water and it was served at room temperature with no ice. Not exactly refreshing on a... More 

Thank Nancy K
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Varied menu from burgers to excellent entree items. I had a scallop dish with baby bok choy and rice noodles in a complex but subtle broth. There is outdoor seating.

Thank Alice W
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38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Went at an off hour, so factor that in with my comments. Sat at the bar. Very nice, I could visualize it crowded and active. We had only a glass of wine to drink, but we ordered the fried oysters and they were perfect. Delicious, sweet and light. The setting is very nice and Washington Depot Is very cute. One... More 

Thank Joseph P
New Milford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

it's now impossible to have fried oysters in this area, except at the GW Tavern ! always a nice selection of Ale's on tap. weather permitting, excellent dinning on the upper deck or lower patio. George Washington never ate here but he did ride by during the revolution ! PS: my wife had two glasses of red wine at $13.-... More 

Thank fjpf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The tavern has an authentic country inn atmosphere.And personalized service. My family has frequented the restaurant for over 10 years and it does not disappoint! We all love it.

Thank Claudia O
Southbury, Connecticut
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for over 10 years and the food is always consistently good and I love the rustic tavern ambience. When the weather is warm it is nice to sit on the patio and look at the brook below. Some of our favorites are the fish and chips, crab cakes, hamburger and salmon. They also have great... More 

Thank Allison M
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68 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I hadn't been at GW for quite some time and realized how much I liked this quaint tavern. It was a beautiful day and they had the doors open to the deck outside and there was a lovely breeze. I sat at the bar for lunch with a friend and we were warmly received. I had a Cod sandwich and... More 

Thank zbarsworld27
Alexandria, Virginia
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224 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This Tavern is located in a quaint corner of Washington Depot. The building mixes original with new and the results make you feel that you are eating were George Washington eat. The good is delicious and the service outstanding. The Tomato Basil soup, Crab Cakes, Salmon are all excellent. Outdoor dining in good weather is a must.

Thank Travelwestport
Hartford, Connecticut
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

we took our two grandchildren for supper. First time at this restaurant , did not realize it was there even though having driven past many times. . Nice table overlooking river and trees. Good service,few decent draught beers. Good bread selection. Our grandkids are picky eaters but managed to find meals to suit them. We had the pork, the beef... More 

Thank Paul B W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Bee Brook Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794-1503
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Washington Depot
  • Phone Number: 860-868-6633

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