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Red Hen

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286 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2304
+1 860-388-8818
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you haven't yet stopped at the Red Hen, do yourself a favor and head over for a dinner so good it could be served in any fancy, big city restaurant. I cannot say enough good things about this place! I have twice ordered off their drink menu and found my choices to be the perfect combination of taste and... More 

Thank Lisa A
Ledyard, Connecticut
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a place for an early dinner before a show at The Kate in Old Saybrook and stumbled across The Red Hen while looking online. We got there a couple of minutes early and were immediately seated. Our server was very enthusiastic and attentive; however, we felt a bit rushed even though there were plenty of open... More 

Thank Jackstraw1_12
Killingworth, CT
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627 reviews
457 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This was our first time eating here and it was great. It's a very relaxed place with friendly service, and the food was wonderful. We started with two tapas: whipped goat cheese with dried cranberries, nuts, and honey --the combo was just right, and the fish tacos which were spicy, flavorful and terrific. We also had the Cacio e Pepe--a... More 

Thank v0yageur22
Mystic, Connecticut
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Have been here several times before going to The Kate down the street. Nothing fancy, but very relaxing, excellent service, good food, and reasonable prices. They give a 20% discount to ticket holders, which is a nice deal.

Thank mysticalfoodie
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The staff are friendly and the food was great. Good martinis too. They are very aware of people with tickets to The Kate so the food comes out quickly but never rushed.

Thank JVVO
Essex, Connecticut
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103 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

First time visit, we moved to the area a few months ago. All of our meals were so good. My husband had the cod which was really nicely done. I had the papardelle bolognese, so rich and flavorful, especially w a glass of Sangiovese. And my son had the pasta Cacio e Pepe, perfect poached egg on top! Good service... More 

Thank alisa62
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We visited here after the Saybrook Stroll and though we had no reservation, we were seated quickly in the moderately full dining room. We could the bar was packed! We had several tapas plates--first we shared the mussels, which were absolutely amazing! Our salads were fresh and delicious. I had the spinach flatbread-very good and my husband had the shrimp/chorizo... More 

Thank Kb454evr
East Hampton, Connecticut
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Love, love, love this place. The food was so amazing....we are outside because the tiny bar was already reserved for The Regulars. And once you taste the food you two will want to join the group known as The Regulars... Defiantly get the mussels....I shared them..but believe me, there won't be any sharing next time. The food was so good,... More 

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Hanover, NH
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

From salmon to eggplant to chicken, all were fabulous! Finished the night with a divine chocolate mousse.

Thank abbategocubs
Norton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This venue was warm ! Yummmmmm Food ! Nice n Polite n Accommodating Team ! Oh if we ever have the lucky chance of going back to the area we will definitely stop by n eat drink n enjoy our time again !

Thank Anna M P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-388-8818

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?