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Monkey Farm

571 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1506
+1 860-388-4866
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good56%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster roll” (18 reviews)
“burger” (18 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
571 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1506
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the Monkey Farm. Great atmosphere and the food is first class! This is quickly becoming one of my favorite lunch spots.

Thank Firestormwfd
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can only review on the later night scene as that is when we went. It almost has a dive feel it a gitchy way. Younger crowd, loud, pool playing type of joint. Fun

Thank Pam A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We we're driving through Old Saybrook mid-day when we spotted the Monkey Farm. You know how some places just look friendly? It has that neighborhood favorite vibe going on. And it looked welcoming on a warm, thirsty day. We had a very pleasant lunch, served...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been hearing about this restaurant for years but hesitated because it looked worn, and more of a bikers restaurant. It's true it has its own character, comfortable, light hearted and fun, and yes bikers are there too, guys and gals from every walk...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went before an event at The Kate on a Friday night. Fairly crowded but seating was available as lots of people were at the bar. We all had sandwiches and wraps and especially like the sweet potato fries. Bill for 4 with non-alcoholic drinks...More

Thank redjeep14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok but I wish there was a sign that said "cash only". I heard the waitress telling another customer so my husband headed to the B of A across the street before our food arrived.

Thank Grace L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went after our show at The Kate theatre and had superb salad and relaxed atmosphere and really warm service. Friends had the lobster cheese roll, which she loved and the nachos were substantial. Brilliant for late eats and chill diner bar atmosphere.

Thank Barb J
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I keep hearing about the Monkey Farm and how you have to go there so I did with a girlfriend, granted just for drinks, no food. Although the bags of snacks clipped to a wall were tempting! The bar was sticky, not wiped down and...More

Thank Mary M
SugarPlum1, Owner at Monkey Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

thank you - may this be a wake up call for our staff to be more attentive to cleanthiness ! My motto is time to lean time to clean ! I apoligize profusely ! I provide the staff with an abundance of clean towels and...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

I was told by locals this was the place to go, and whenever I travel I'll go where the locals go. The term 'dive bar' applies, but it's clean and has a great vibe.

Thank Neet413
Laura C, Owner at Monkey Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you !

Reviewed 31 May 2017

My daughter and I enjoyed a late night meal of burgers & fries and the iceberg wedge salad. It was a cozy place with many people at the bar enjoying a good time while we sat on the porch enjoying our food.

Thank Margie H
monkeyfarmcafe, Manager at Monkey Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Nice review !

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Response from monkeyfarmcafe | Property representative |
Just decided recently to respond to all reviews. Actually replied to some reviews from 2012.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 571 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1506
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-388-4866
  • E-mail
Full service Bar & dining-room , great food, large menu, reasonable prices. Enclosed porch, smoking deck, Pinball, Pool & Darts. Wifi Juke-Box. Bar is open Mon- Thurs 9:00am - 1:00am Friday & Saturday 9:00am-2:00am Sunday 11:00am - 1:00 am
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