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GW Tavern

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20 Bee Brook Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794
+1 860-868-6633
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fabulous fun ambience. We had a table by the fireplace (do request a booth). A great bar. Locals and visitors come here, jam-packed at dinner so make a reservation.

Thank rika65
Malden, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice ambiance around the fireplace and great food. Burger is excellent, as well as the pot pie. Been here many times.

Thank Progolfa
Weston, Connecticut
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a short drive today up into pastoral Connecticut and lunched at the "Tavern". It was busy in the front room with a good fire, chatting tables and country bar. We ate in a larger "over flow" back room which I am sure can be chilly as there is no heat. I had the "skillet" eggs scrambled with onions, cheese... More 

Thank rt1150
Danbury, Connecticut
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Beautiful Historical Inn overlooking river. Excellent food. Out of the way but worth the trip. Definitely stop by if in the area

Thank Geoboy1987
Valletta, Malta
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Been an on again, off again guest. Food not consistent but always eat able. A bit pricey for food quality and dish preparation and presentation. Needs a face lift, a good dusting, new menu and some creativity.

Thank DoubleDee2020
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262 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

A country hearty food kind of place. The staff was great and there's a lot to choose from on the menu. We had the chili (a little sweet), pork chop, pot pie (enormous) and other dishes. The food was good but not great. Decent drink selections. Clears out by 830pm

Thank rwgrncrd
Arlington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

bustling tavern with authentic feel. tough parking situation. not the best for a date night out. better for beers with the dudes or a family with kids.

Thank kdotcdot
Flemington, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Excellent soup and entrée. Staff attentive and friendly. The place to go based on many comments from locals. I have visited four other places in the Washington CT area, all the rest went from bad to worse.

Thank Joseph B
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We just love this place! No matter when you go, you are going to have a great time. Beautiful in the spring through fall outdoors. So cozy inside in the winter. Food is very tasty. We have always been treated well by the waitstaff. Oysters are delightful. They have gluten free available whenever necessary. Always FRESH!

1 Thank Lynn S
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161 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had heard about the turkey dinner that the GW serves on Monday nights, and was so thrilled when we arrived. The servers were all so friendly and warm. They served us outside at 6 p.m and their terrace. We overlooked a stream and ordered our turkey dinners. It was complete with stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. The desserts... More 

1 Thank Beluga4162

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Bee Brook Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Washington Depot
  • Phone Number: +1 860-868-6633

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