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Liv's Oyster Bar & Restaurant

166 Main St, Unit 4, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2386
+1 860-395-5577
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (100 reviews)
“tuna” (24 reviews)
“blt salad” (5 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
166 Main St, Unit 4, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2386
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was highly recommended by the Bee & Thistle Inn where we were staying - and we are very happy we took their suggestion. When traveling you occasionally encounter a restaurant you wish you had back home as you know you would return often...More

Thank jweAVL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those places that thinks it is better then it is. The prices are big and the portions are small. $2.95 for an oyster? I just had some this week for a buck a shuck! I also think $10 is unreasonable for...More

Thank VinnieC1025
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We took a drive to the shoreline to check out Liv's Oyster Bar & Restaurant. Not knowing what to expect we were very pleased with the friendliness of the host and the wait staff. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and they are very attentive...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Perfect evening. Wonderful food, cocktails and excellent service. Do your self a favor and enjoy an evening at Liv’s

Thank jumbiebeach
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Didn't know this restaurant was here for many years. We went for happy hour. I had the oysters. They only offered one kind for happy hour but I also tried some smaller ones. They were delicious. My husband had the raw clams. They had zucchini...More

Thank judi2
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Met a friend for dinner to catch up on out collective summers. I had not been to Livs since January and it did not disappoint! Fresh bread to the table served with olive oil. A nice menu that had something for everyone- fish, beef, pasta....More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Terrific little neck clams. A fantastic meal for all 4 of us. I don’t think any restaurant could do better. Real food not with ridiculous ingredients and bizarre prep methods . No nouveau cuisine ,but honest and excellent food prep. Good sized delicious portions. Excellent...More

Thank steverA8718SU
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Nice presentation of a variety of perfectly shucked oysters started our meal. They were labeled so we knew what we were eating! The Summer Seafood Roast had loads of fish, including a healthy piece of lobster. The mussels app was plenty for a meal, we...More

Thank Purl22Knit
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent place. Highly recommended. Not expensive. Friendly. Place is busy, reservation is recommended.

Thank Kevinton
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Liv's on Main Street in Old Saybrook, CT is one of the top restaurants in Connecticut. A fine dining experience, at a moderate price. No matter what you order, it will be a real treat. Liv's opened an oyster shack on the marina at the...More

Thank rbarrese1
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Terry, Please call the restaurant. 8603955577
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 Main St, Unit 4, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2386
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-395-5577
  • E-mail
Liv's is the brainchild of John Brescio. He is a French Culinary Institute-trained chef who worked at Tavern on the Green and Judson Grill in New York as well as Aux Delices in Greenwich. Liv's is names for the Brescio's young daughter Olivia, a photogenic tyke whose black and white blowups grace the walls. 'The combination of easy comfort and really good food makes Liv's Oyster Bar in Old Saybrook such a find' - The NY Times.
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