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“Giant hamburgers”

Ivoryton Tavern Cafe
Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Ivoryton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Branford, Connecticut
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Giant hamburgers”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Hamburgers here are plenty large for sharing and taste good too. Kind of funky place with a rectangular bar in the center of the one room, A good place for beer and a decent meal with fun atmosphere and it's across from the Ivoryton Theatre too, very convenient.

Visited June 2013
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“Recommend!”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Just a short distance from the steam train, this was a good find for burgers. The pea soup was fabulous and their "little burger" was anything but! Everything was homemade and the prices are fair.

  • Visited May 2013
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Monroe, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
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“Exceeded Expectations”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Wonderful place to eat prior to attending a show. Primarily bar fare but definitely delicious. Inexpensive too! Located directly across the street from the theater. Walking in the establishment reminded me of the bar in "The Perfect Storm". Rustic atmosphere. However, it was the quality of the food and the over the top hospitality that sold me. The portions are huge and doggie bags seem to be standard. Jim the owner visited each table to check in with his patrons. Nice touch. I had the shaved steak sandwich and sampled my wife's quesadilla. Both were over the top tasty. All the other dishes that I saw coming out of the kitchen looked as good. I am attending several shows during the theater season and plan on making this a regular stop.

  • Visited March 2013
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06820
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“great ambiance & good pub grub”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

This is an authentic pub with great ambiance. Not difficult to finds the owners.
Great beers, relaxed atmosphere, and the food is good quality "pub grub."
Be forewarned that the mini burger is big enough for most folks, and the big burger is the size of a dinner plate!

  • Visited August 2012
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Essex, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Go there hungry”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

The biggest burger I've ever had, gigantic nacho grande plate, big juicy Reuben sandwich. Service is good. Wait time for food can be incredibly fast or a little slow! A nice casual place

  • Visited August 2012
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