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Olive Oyl's

77 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1150
+1 860-767-4909
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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77 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1150
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Olive Oyl's is a great place to get a quick bit. You can tell the owners really care about the product they serve. Take out only deli style.

Thank Karl K
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Always have something new on the board to try. The daily specials are awesome. Good selection of soft drinks too. For lunch it is the best, especially if you are on the run! So glad they are moving into new surroundings at the Head of...More

Thank Teenzone
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is our go-to sandwich and take-out place. The chef has created a huge variety of awesome sandwich and wrap combinations along with a case full of fresh, pre-made salads. Everything is top-notch and it's obvious the chef is a true "foodie." He and his...More

Thank I5322ENlauram
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We've gotten lunch here several times. Great selection, fresh made sandwiches or some prepared items. Anything you could want. Nice desserts too.

Thank alisa62
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Quite possibly THE best sandwiches we have ever had! Exquisitely prepared! Try the turkey with brie and mango chutney!!!! Lots of meat! Everything here is great!

Thank NLW70
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Great spot to pick up delicious sandwiches to snacks. We always make a point to swing by when heading out on the boat for the day.

Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Great take out place for breakfast, like much or take home for dinner items! Fun shop with all kinds of fresh baked goodies, salads, ice cream and more.... Fun old time candy as well! We often Come here after church to grab a quick bite...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Everything in Olive Oyl's looked amazing. We both enjoyed our sandwiches, the crab cake was amazing as was the bread. Definitely a recommended stop while in Essex.

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I bring all my guests who come to Essex here to grab a bite to eat. Awesome for a quick and easy lunch or even breakfast. Everything is always fresh and clean!

Thank juliecarter221
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Everything is fabulous. Made to order sandwiches, excellent soups, fresh and varied salads, great cookies and cinnamon rolls and muffins. Kevin and Jennifer are great cooks and it shows. Also good, if you are local, or maybe on your boat, to pick up the makings...More

Thank viajera1968
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1150
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 860-767-4909
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