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“Need a fried seafood fix ?”

Oyster River Tavern
Ranked #15 of 155 Restaurants in West Haven
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Shelton ct.
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Need a fried seafood fix ?”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

For years I've headed to Oyster River for my fried Oyster, whole belly Clam fix..The lobster bisque ranges from good to excellent as well. The portions are large ,fresh, and very reasonable.The wait staff varies with which one you get ,but are generally courteous and efficient. The downside here is the noise levels(depending on time) and seating wait (again depending on time). The one item for me at least to avoid is their Cole slaw ( Just don't like that taste)but overall a favorable joint for eating.

  • Visited February 2012
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English first
West Haven, Connecticut
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112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Big Portions at a Good Price”
Reviewed March 7, 2012

If you like Fried Seafood in a pub atmosphere, this is a good choice. Big portions. It is right across the street from Long Island Sound.

  • Visited January 2012
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New Haven, Connecticut
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“There back and better then before!”
Reviewed August 21, 2011

Went for dinner and was very pleased with the food. Big portions and very good. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. The only down side was that it was very loud in the dinning room. We had a nice view of the water so all in all i would recommend.

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Connecticut
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661 reviews
507 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“If You Liked it Before, You Will Like it Now”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

Tried Oyster River this week for lunch. It had been closed for quite a while due to a fire that gutted the interior. Everyone had fried seafood ( their specialty.) We all thought our meals were good with adequate amounts of fish and shrimp. I can't say the food was terrific.The fish and chips were not filets. The fish was battered pieces that looked like large tater tots (frozen?). There were lots of fries and good slaw. The shrimp were medum in size, tasty and adequate in number. Fried calamari was the best choice. It was crisp and tender and flavorful. Our waitress was friendly and service was quick.

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank ARJACT
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