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85 Main

85 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1919
+1 860-928-1660
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (55 reviews)
“oysters” (17 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
American, Sushi, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1919
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1 - 10 of 237 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here while in Putnam for a few days. Service was great - very friendly staff. Decent beer selection. The food was okay, but really nothing special.

Thank Annette P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a family get together and was disappointed all around. My meal arrived stone cold. Waitress did not bring everyone's meal out at the same time. Food and drinks are way overpriced for the quality you are served. My one and only visit...More

Thank Joy A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time, we are visiting in this area, this restaurant is a "must stop" for us. Have never had a bad (or mediocre) meal here, and we've eaten here totally at least 50 times. So, again, we showed up at "85 Main" three times in...More

2  Thank NYU62
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Had dinner with two companions. The menu is eclectic and the drink and beer list creative. The sushi is fresh and expertly made. The burgers can be made with fresh local beef. Prices are fair for the quality of food. Service is pleasant and prompt....More

Thank Sophie726
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Had lunch with family at this eatery. Very wide selection of perfectly prepared dishes to choose from. My Caesar salad with fried oysters on top was delicious. You can judge a Caesar salad by the house made croutons, aged parmigiano, and the dressing. This one...More

Thank friantfoodsnob
Reviewed 22 August 2017

3.6 rating. I had the clams 15 bucks. Not many clams--nicely cooked. Fries and slaw were okay. Friend had the fish sandwich. Was okay. Great atmosphere, attractive and attentive servers. The whole town a dying mill town recreated itself as some destination that I do...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We had the best of both ... sat at a table inside while the doors were open ... a little AC, a little fresh air. A lot of seafood choices here and my husband loved the fish and chips. I had an arugula salad with...More

1  Thank LorraineR402
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Great food upscale atmosphere pricey but worth it if you want to splurge great for date nite big oyster selection great shrimp cocktail meals and drinks are top notch

Thank John D
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We have had dinner here several times. The food is excellent and the staff is very friendly. We enjoy the selection of wines. You can order fresh local meats which is one of the reasons we enjoy this restaurant. They are supporting local farmers!!! The...More

Thank cktrepanier
Reviewed 6 August 2017

fresh fish dishes were just exceptional; crab cakes, filled with bread crumbs and burger very mediocre. The wine selections were vast and reasonable. Service was very good.

Thank Joseph310
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260-1919
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Putnam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-928-1660
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Chef and General Manager James Martin, along with brothers Barry and Brian Jessurun of The Vanilla Bean Café in Pomfret and Dog Lane Café in Storrs, opened 85 main in 2005. 85 main was created with goal of offering fresh, quality seafood and steaks along with locally grown produce in an atmosphere one might expect to find in a "big" city. The emphasis is on fresh ingredients and cooked-to-order menu items. The interior of the building was completely remodeled, creating a warm, inviting and casual dining environment. During the warmer months, the outdoor patio is open for dining.
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