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Johnny Ad's Drive-In

910 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2128
+1 860-388-4032
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“clam strips” (10 reviews)
“fries” (27 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Fast food
$$ - $$$
910 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2128
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 20 June 2017

Went for a quick late afternoon bite, got 2 hot dogs, fries and Cole slaw to go. I picked up my order, it seemed like whoever bagged it has never ever put anything in a bag before. The dogs were okay, but for some reason...More

Thank Neet413
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Quick stop and service. Friendly service and indoor/outdoor dining offered, off-street parking and wheelchair accessible.

Thank Diane E
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A simple, no-nonsense "clam shack" with exceptionally good food. If you like chili dogs, you can't do better than these—Johnny Ad's serves foot-long dogs served in grilled top-slit buns, and the chili is savory without being TOO spicy. (Be sure to add red relish from...More

1  Thank terryteachout
Reviewed 5 April 2017

If you're looking for a lobster roll (CT style) and you're in OS, look no further. Johnny Ad's is the REAL DEAL.

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 22 March 2017

And their french fries rock, too! This is my very favorite place to get fried shrimp in a relaxed atmosphere. They've been there since I was a kid, always loved it!

Thank Meesh_3333
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Just stopped here and shared both, a hot and cold roll with my girl. Both rolls were very good, bread was extremely tasty. The cold one had a little too much celery, but the lobster was very sweet. If you're in the area it's a...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Johnny Ad's, featuring their foot long hot dogs, used to be "the place to go". I went with a coworker for lunch. She ordered a BLT with unsweetened iced tea and I had a chicken wrap with unsweetened ice tea. We each got an order...More

2  Thank thinair6
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Always a line ..so every one knows the food is made to order and as fresh as can be... From fish tacos, decadent diet destroying waffle fries with cheese to fritters, seafood platters, chowders, lobster rolls and red hots.. There will be no unhappy diners...More

Thank eliisawinkel
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We always find ourselves eating here as the food is typically ready quickly and family friendly. I recommend the mahi tacos...great fries too. My daughter loves the grilled salmon and my son, the fried mozzerella sticks. Although I've never had, my husband always gets the...More

Thank mulvis
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place started off decades ago as a simple basic road side hot dog stand with an expanded menu that has grown to hot Lobster rolls, best anywhere!, fried shrimp, clams etc. it has casual seating inside and out and is very popular and often...More

Thank Michael R
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2 May 2017|
Response from Brad P | Reviewed this property |
Make a left on Rte 1 (Boston Post Road) and head south about half a mile from Main Street.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 08:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2128
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-388-4032
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