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Otter Cove Restaurant

99 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1438
+1 860-388-4836
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
99 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1438
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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

I went to have dinner with a friend. The atmosphere inside was nice and a great place to take a date to. We both ordered a fish entree- I had stuffed sole with crabmeat. It was served with green beans and rice pilaf. The food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank O9569EVdeborahc
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Wonderful bar area and great appetizers. Then the dining room is clean with great service. Prices area somewhat reasonable. Menu excellent. Well worth the trip

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MrPudly
Reviewed 12 November 2018

always great service and quality food. Nice variety on menu and special menu deal including bottle of wine.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Crystal T
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We were treated to dinner at this restaurant by family. Two of us ordered the swordfish and this was to be a specialty plate, but it did not make the grade. The fish was ¾ of an inch thick. I remember the days eating swordfish...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 4cents-worth
Reviewed 20 October 2018

I went there for the "Firecracker calamari" (teriyaki sauce is excellent!) & I will go back. Can't beet the price for Happy Hour: $5/plate for a huge calamari portion. Just ask to make the "crispy"... Note: I tried the "Sliders" but... to much bread, not...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank realtorlot
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Sat in the bar area to watch ball game. The waitress was very helpful in helping us order oysters and clams on the half shell. Place was very clean. Would come back again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank donnae513802
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Food is OK at best. Service the last couple of times we were there is “POOR” at best. I could go on about this restaurant but I do not want to waste your or my time. We will never go back!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank edgelea21
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough about how wonderful our lunches and dinners are. I have never had a bad meal. Martinis and other cocktails are wonderful as well. We have always had great service from friendly staff. We go here often. It is our go to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CherylD990
Reviewed 25 August 2018

I am not happy. First of all, they would not make me a lobster roll because they got their shipment in late and they did not want to pick out the lobster meat. So, I had dried out flavorless chicken. Then, they actually had a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank 827staciew
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Went with a party of 5. Parking available on site and we were seated quickly. The menu is quite mixed offering everything from jambalaya to steak to Italian pasta. Portions were filling. Had chicken piccata which was not the typical Italian way of doing chicken...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kmvw
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Response from ANNE R | Reviewed this property |
I do not run the place, I am a customer, as you are. Why would I "offer the Wednesday night dinner for 2 special?"---Call them or check it out on the website --these reviews are done because we have eaten there and have an... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1438 (Formerly Vinnie's Saybrook Fish House)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-388-4836
  • E-mail
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