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Ivoryton Tavern Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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8 Summitt St, Ivoryton, CT 06442-1125
+1 860-767-1449
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon 06:00 - 10:00
Tue - Wed 06:00 - 21:00
Thu 06:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 00:00
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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are one to stop where the parking lot is full of big rigs then this is the place for you. No big rigs in the parking lot----hell no parking lot! But this is the place the locals hang out. Real home cooked food in a real homey atmosphere. You could be setting next to the local banker or... More 

Thank irishpkc
crowell50, Owner at Ivoryton Tavern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. I wish we had control over our parking situation but as you saw; we don't. We really appreciate your tolerance to find your way through our doors to enjoy the food and the eclectic crowd we seem to have attracted. Please come again! More 

Chester, CT
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Real honest to goodness family pub. Great burgers in 3 sizes. Excellent value, friendly staff. We loved it!

Thank Jane L
crowell50, Owner at Ivoryton Tavern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a true hidden gem. The local flair is fun and inviting. The building is an historic icon in Ivoryton. Conversation between customers is encouraged (because the bartender turns off all the TV's), and the regulars are a friendly mixture of characters! Swapping funny stories and jokes are regular activities at the bar! I was here the other... More 

Thank Ejg1222
Old Saybrook, Connecticut, United States
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

No thanks is what I'll say if someone asks me to go back to this restaurant. First, the smell of bathroom disinfectant meets you at the door. Yes it's a small place, and I'm glad they keep the bathroom clean, but I don't want to smell that distinct portopotty smell while I eat. Second, we were there after the Saturday... More 

1 Thank Denise C
crowell50, Owner at Ivoryton Tavern Cafe, responded to this review

We apologize for your unfortunate experience at our restaurant. We were understaffed that day and it did affect our usual clean tables, prompt service, and hot foods served. Be assured that those issues are being addressed and we hope that you would give us another chance. More 

Darien, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This historically rich tavern has the most monumental burger assortment, both sizes and flavors. The burger was divine, hand-packed and delicious. The waitress was an invaluable "guide" as to which menu item would suit each of us best. A further testament to the tavern was the large number of diners, even in the middle of the week. Must experience to... More 

Thank gaellundeen
crowell50, Owner at Ivoryton Tavern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! Our staff works very hard. More 

Ledyard, Connecticut
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Always love it here. Burgers and wraps are great. Great bargain, huge portions. Great place to bring friends and have a few beverages.

Thank Jessica O
crowell50, Guest Relations Manager at Ivoryton Tavern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. Happy Holidays! More 

Colchester, Connecticut
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Burgers were tasty and cooked perfectly. They come in four sizes with onions, tomato, lettuce, pickle and chips. The quality of the meat is what makes the burger and this place has one of the better ones. The restaurant is old but quaint and a bit chilly if you are going in the winter. Reservations are advised if attending on... More 

Thank UConnRon
crowell50, Owner at Ivoryton Tavern Cafe, responded to this review

We take pride in our burgers and appreciate your comments. Hopefully, you will come back and try some of our other dishes. Happy Holidays! More 

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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

My husband and I tried the Ivoryton Tavern one night on a whim. We love Ivoryton, having been a part of the Farmers Market for several years. The food was delicious! We have gone back several times and try to stop in regularly. The burgers are huge, the portions are very generous. I often get the cod dinner. The specials... More 

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Thank thinair6
crowell50, Owner at Ivoryton Tavern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Our Staff really tries hard to make everyone enjoy their experience at the Tavern. More 

Essex, United States
Level Contributor
68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

had the nachos and wings. They need bigger dishes to put the food on, the nachos were served on a rather small plate and were greasy. The wings were small, I did not find them very appetizing, they need to work on presentation.

Thank Antonio R
Centerbrook, Connecticut, United States
Level Contributor
30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I enjoy visiting got cafe once a week fora drink and some food and visit a few friends that live local I like the soups that get served and the burgers are so bad fresh. Clean and sanitary place to come sand relax for a while

Thank Andrea L
crowell50, Owner at Ivoryton Tavern Cafe, responded to this review

Thank You Andrea for the great review. We appreciate you spending time with friends at the Tavern and becoming one of our regular friends. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 10:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Summitt St, Ivoryton, CT 06442-1125
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ivoryton
  • Phone Number: +1 860-767-1449

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