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Eli's On Whitney

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2392 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3207
+1 203-287-1101
11:15 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:15 - 01:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 02:00
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65 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is comparable with TGIF type restaurant. Caesar salad had no dressing with lots of parm cheese on it. 14 oz NY strip was about 10 oz and was average grade beef with a prime steak price. I would recommend ordering nachos or chicken wings, something simple that you really cannot mess up.

Thank Bone143
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped without a reservation and were seated quickly. Great fish tacos, and best beer "green flash"!

Thank Bailey01Michigan
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eli's is a great place to meet a friend for lunch or have a drink with friends. The friendly staff ensures you are happy and feel welcome. The bar is exceptionally clean and orderly. We've eaten there several times over the past ten years - the fig pizza, the chicken wings, and the steak rolls are the best! Eli's is... More 

Thank dpfeiff
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write us this great review! I am so happy to hear that you feel welcome each time you come in. The appetizers that you have listed are certainly delicious. You should try us for dinner one night, you will be very pleased with our entrees as well. The Panko and Herb Crusted Salmon... More 

Hamden, Connecticut
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good food, good service, clean, well run, too noisy for my tastes, old fart syndrome. Crowded because it is a good place.

Thank Truthserum55
Management response:

Thank you for the review! Next time you visit us, ask to be seated in the booth room. Much more quiet over there. More 

Prospect, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

First impressions are everything. Tonight after deciding to wow my friend with Eli's, we left after 5 minutes with a whole different "wow". My friend walked in and went to approach the hostesses and wasn't getting anywhere. I walked up and they were still engrossed in each other's conversation. When my friend and I finally got their attention we were... More 

Thank Shaun C
Hamden, Connecticut
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We have eaten here many times over the years. The food, service, and atmosphere is excellent. Whether attending a shower, dinner after a funeral, or just out for dinner, Eli's has been consistently excellent for many years.

Thank CB1HC
Management response:

Thank you very much for taking the time to give Eli's on Whitney such a wonderful review! We love hearing from long-time, loyal customers such as yourself. It seems that you have experienced most of what Eli's has to offer from showers, after funerals and dinner! Did you know that we also offer off-premise, full service catering? Think of us... More 

Hamden, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I came here because i was really craving bar food. We ordered the spinach artichoke dip, BBQ wings, parmesan truffle fries, and nachos. I wasn't really blown away by the wings and the nachos. The spinach artichoke dip was so good though and i haven't been able to find another one like it. I was little disappointed in the fires... More 

Thank ungarkatie
Management response:

Hello, thank you for your feedback on your experience at Eli's on Whitney. I am glad that you really enjoyed our spinach and artichoke dip! All of our food is made from scratch which is probably why you are not able to find another one like it. The next time you visit us please do not hesitate to send back... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We have eaten at this restaurant frequently over the course of my son's Quinnipiac University education. I thought it is only fair that I give it a plug for other families. Cannot say too much good about it. The menu is large and varied. The portions are ample. We have never had a bad dish. The food is great. The... More 

Thank Amy W
Hamden, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Eli's has a fine selection on its standard menu and great specials every day. We always find something to enjoy. And the staff is very courteous.

Thank chrismaiuri
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Stopped here for lunch while visiting Quinnipiac. Perfect choice with a huge selection. Enjoyed burgers and a specialty salad with mandarin oranges and fresh beets. Pleasant atmosphere, good service. Will return on our next visit to the area.

Thank 2Virgos

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:15 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:15 - 01:00
11:15 - 01:00
11:15 - 01:00
11:15 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2392 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3207
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-287-1101

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