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“Great food and service!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of D J's Restaurant

D J's Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 45 Restaurants in Ludlow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food and service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

D J's was recommended by someone in our group when we all went up to Ludlow, VT for a motorcycle event. Our friend had a 2nd home in Ludlow where he has been going to several times a year for the past 27 years. He highly recommended D J's so made a reservation for the 10 of us one night for dinner. The staff was very friendly and we instantly felt like friends as soon as we were seated. They had a long list of specials that evening but our friend highly recommended their Prime Rib. Several in our group decided to go with the Prime Rib and others tried different specials they had that night. They have a great salad bar that is included in your meal (the Thai noodles were awesome). When the meals came, we all compared dishes and how we liked them - everyone raved about their particular dish. My Prime Rib was cooked to perfection. My husband ordered a Spinach-stuffed Haddock and loved it (I tried a small piece of his and agreed!). No one was unhappy with their meal, in any way. We will definitely return to
D J's whenever we get back to Ludlow!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Washington, DC
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mediocre Food and Service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

My wife and I ate there towards the end of August. I had the Haddock and spinach, she had the garlic chicken. Both dishes were bland. There was little taste to the haddock and, according to my wife, no garlic in the chicken. I would not go back.

Visited August 2013
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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294 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Friendly "locals" bar and restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is a favorite stop when we stay at the Best Western in Ludlow. We can walk here and there is always a group of friendly people at the bar along with a great bartender. The bar menu is terrific

Visited August 2013
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Belmont, VT
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107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Old and Tired”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

This restaurant used to be the "to go to" place in Ludlow. The food was great and a great value. At our last (and I do mean last) visit, we found the decor dirty and tired, the older staff abrupt and the food terrible. When we asked if we could sit at a table in the bar area, the mainstay, surly waitress directed us to the hostess stationed at the back of the room at the dining room entrance (another faux pas). We were informed there was a time limit on the tables so we opted to sit at the bar. When inquiring about food, the bartender was abrupt. The fish sandwich I ordered was awful-the fish still frozen in the center. I known from a past bad experience that the chef does not like food to come back so I just ate what I could. We won't be back.

Visited July 2013
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East Lyme, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

Loved the food. Steak, seafood, and pasta dishes all yummy. Would eat there every night. Family friendly with a great kids menu:)))

Visited July 2013
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