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Blue Oar

16 Snyder Rd, Haddam, CT 06438-1308
+1 860-345-2994
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good51%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (16 reviews)
“lobster roll” (17 reviews)
“mousse” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
16 Snyder Rd, Haddam, CT 06438-1308
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1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Blue Oar is about happy. Connecticut River almost directly across from Goodspeed Landing. Chairs and tables of cheerful color grouped on terraces in shad and sun. A menu offering that changes with fresh food but is meticulously prepared in the style of all Simon...More

Thank eitravel76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great way to get out on the river and have a nice meal. You have to go inside to order, then they bring your meal to the picnic table. It is byob, which is nice that you can bring your favorite wine....More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is set by the marina and the deck where we sat overlooks the Connecticut River. The burgers looked good from afar, but our food was ok at best and a bit pricey. I got the seared scallops with potato bacon hash. The scallops...More

Thank Maureen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The reception at this place was signs everywhere prohibiting outside food of any kind. No kidding. I realize people likely come, bring their own stuff for picnics and use the paying customer tables. Kick them out. I was there to pay! . One sign should...More

Thank ScottChensoda
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Make sure you get there early, the line gets quite long at times! Most of the dishes I have tried have been very good, and the desserts are to die for! As BYOB it is great to be able to have a drink without it...More

Thank Teenzone
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Louise, Louise's mom and I all took a trip down to Haddam today, to explore "somewhere we could eat outdoors", as my wife put it. The Blue Oar, it is. Very rustic, with a shack lording over the grounds--some vari-colored tables, amid trees strung with...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is a casual order and sit, BYOB place right on the river. Nice place to sit outside and watch the river traffic go by. The food is just OK. I usually get a lobster roll.

Thank JohnSF8
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Our family ate early Saturday lunch and had a variety of mains. The chicken with pesto was hard and dry. The cajun catfish was cremated and the crab cake and salmon were both over cooked and spoiled. The accompanying salads were basic, comprising the dark...More

Thank gasmithsoa9
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Bring your own wine or drinks. Cash only. Place open for over 20 years and we just discovered this gem on the Ct river in Haddam. The food is excellent - great variety of Appetizers, Main dishes and deserts. Portions are generous. Go early on...More

Thank EquityL
Reviewed 20 July 2017

It seems as though the Blue Oar's ship may be sinking, my last two or three visits have been less than satisfying when it comes to the quality of the meal, can not recommend any longer.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Snyder Rd, Haddam, CT 06438-1308
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Haddam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-345-2994
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