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85 Main

85 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1919
+1 860-928-1660
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (62 reviews)
“oysters” (20 reviews)
“burger” (36 reviews)
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American, Sushi, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1919
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Live the food! Fantastic choices, the home made spicy catsup is worth the calories! Came here from a birthday, a little more pricey but worth it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank houlkerj
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We both had their signature beef burger locally raised beef. Help the economy... Our waitress was outstanding very personable and didn't rush us. Their sweet potatoe fries were hot and delicious. Their cocktails nicely done...

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ange1946
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place for shellfish and drinks.drinks are a little pricey for the area. Recommend only if your a fan of shellfish. During the summer the front patio is great. 1st fridays even better, front row to the street show.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sgc1999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has a little bit of everything, including the best sushi in town (hard to get good sushi in this area that is not fishy!)... I also love the cocktails here. Will be back for sure.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank hockeyyogatravel
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

I have not visited, but I work in Worcester Ma, its amazing how many people travel to Putnam 85 Main. Everyone raves the food drink and atomsphere. So I will check it out, you should as well.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rjp3111965
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

A friend in the area recommended the place, and so we figured with decent weather why not eat outside. BIG mistake. Lousy service, dirty dishes, and food not prepared the way we wanted. The attitude was poor, the response to our concerns ranged from put...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank TeaFanatic2017
Reviewed September 8, 2018

So, reading many reviews about the service I can't deny that is a reason why we had stopped going to 85 for a bit. We have always loved this restaurant's food, but along the way the service had declined. I happy to say that last...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mjmeg4
Barry J, Owner at 85 Main, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to add a review. We are delighted that you gave us another try. 100% consistency in quality and service is impossible to attain (that doesn't mean we don't stop working in that direction). There are too many factors beyond...More

Reviewed August 1, 2018

Been here several times. We have tried a variety of dishes and never disappointed. Steak tips with wild mushrooms are great, love the fish and chips, and my husbands favorite is the wild mushroom ravioli. the crab cakes are delicious too! Next time we must...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Linda S
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

We went as family to have dinner at this place and it took an hour and a half to get our entrees!!!! We asked our server Nd she just gave us a phony excuse, it was not acceptable!!! We saw people coming and going after...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Ivanys V
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The waitress forgot all about us! We got our drinks (5 people) and did not see the server again for at least 25min. We waved her over and she had a look of shock like she obviously forgot about us. After placing our orders it...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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March 9, 2018|
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Response from Tellitlikeitismc | Reviewed this property |
I’ve never asked this kind of user ion anywhere - however- the staff will adapt any item on the menu for you. They were very accommodating. I would also suggest calling ahead. Sorry i couldn’t provide more details.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1919
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Putnam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-928-1660
  • E-mail
Chef and General Manager James Martin, along with brothers Barry and Brian Jessurun of The Vanilla Bean Café in Pomfret and Dog Lane Café in Storrs, opened 85 main in 2005. 85 main was created with goal of offering fresh, quality seafood and steaks along with locally grown produce in an atmosphere one might expect to find in a "big" city. The emphasis is on fresh ingredients and cooked-to-order menu items. The interior of the building was completely remodeled, creating a warm, inviting and casual dining environment. During the warmer months, the outdoor patio is open for dining.
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