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Eli Cannon's

) #37 of 109 Restaurants in Middletown $$ - $$$ American, ,
695 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2732
+1 860-347-3547
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (9 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
“hamburger” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
695 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2732
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Eli's is a strange place with a lot of strange memorabilia. Always has a good beer selection. The food can be a little strange... but typically good. I like the baked avocado. Visit with caution if you have claustrophobia!

Thank operatorerror
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wish I could give zero stars. A few friends and I popped into Eli's for some late night snacks. We ordered a plate of overpriced nachos and received a massive tray of all crunched up tortilla chips and half melted cheese. It was almost like...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My dear friend and army buddy lives in this town and while passing through suggested we meet up there. Great food and friendly staff. Awesome local beer selection. The waitresses are pretty hot too! Go there!

Thank timothyeruiz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always good food. The burger was perfect. Bacon was crispy. Fun place with a great patio. Sometimes you have to wait long time for a table.

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 27 April 2017

If your into trying different small brewery beers you cannot beat Eli's They have an amazing selection of on tap beers and the waitresses are pretty good at explaining them to you .The atmosphere is friendly and usually loud It's a fun place Now the...More

Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Stopped by this past Sunday evening (just before 7PM) - myself, my wife and 2 kids. I've been to Eli's many times before and the beer selection is always great. The service for food has never been great - but my most recent experience will...More

Thank seanmartin0524
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Came here to meet a friend for cocktails. Asked about specials and were arrogantly told "we don't need specials, people come here without us having specials". I wish they did have specials because the bartender, owner, manager doesn't know how to make a drink. Had...More

Thank janigge
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Dive bar with something for everyone. Great on tap selection. They even have popcorn while you're waiting. Good is not your typical bar good. Much better ! They have everything from brussel sprouts to Mac and Cheese.

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I go to Eli's at least once a month. The beer list is huge, so there are always fun beers to try. The menu doesn't change very often, but it is reliably good. Nachos with BBQ shredded pork are my go-to, but all of the...More

Thank er2010_10
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I walked past this place, because I wasn't sure what it was. But when I returned, I was GREATLY surprised. If I were local, I'd be a member of the mug club.

Thank StNu
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Do you have a full bar?
2 April 2016|
Response from Derek B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, full bar. It takes up half the open space roughly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 695 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2732
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 860-347-3547
  • E-mail
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