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Eli Cannon's

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695 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2732
+1 860-347-3547
11:30 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Berlin, Germany
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If your into trying different small brewery beers you cannot beat Eli's They have an amazing selection of on tap beers and the waitresses are pretty good at explaining them to you .The atmosphere is friendly and usually loud It's a fun place Now the food is pub food nothing special here.If your hungry and not too particular it'll do... More 

Thank Dennis C
Essex, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped by this past Sunday evening (just before 7PM) - myself, my wife and 2 kids. I've been to Eli's many times before and the beer selection is always great. The service for food has never been great - but my most recent experience will have me questioning whether I'll ever return. Despite the dining room being fairly empty -... More 

Thank seanmartin0524
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here to meet a friend for cocktails. Asked about specials and were arrogantly told "we don't need specials, people come here without us having specials". I wish they did have specials because the bartender, owner, manager doesn't know how to make a drink. Had a horrible martini in a champagne glass for $15. We were charged for rocks in... More 

Thank janigge
Hartford, Connecticut
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dive bar with something for everyone. Great on tap selection. They even have popcorn while you're waiting. Good is not your typical bar good. Much better ! They have everything from brussel sprouts to Mac and Cheese.

Thank Laura S
North Conway, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I go to Eli's at least once a month. The beer list is huge, so there are always fun beers to try. The menu doesn't change very often, but it is reliably good. Nachos with BBQ shredded pork are my go-to, but all of the dishes are really good.

Thank er2010_10
Little Egg Harbor
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124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I walked past this place, because I wasn't sure what it was. But when I returned, I was GREATLY surprised. If I were local, I'd be a member of the mug club.

Thank StNu
North Haven, Connecticut
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited Eli Cannon's with a friend for his birthday & we had a blast as usual! They have a great selection of beers. Our waitress was very friendly & a lot of fun! The decor & atmosphere are very cool & very different. We can't wait for the warmer weather so that we can hang out... More 

Thank cbbct
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The service here was very very slow! It took 15 min for anyone to even acknowledge that we were seated. The food was nothing special. In previous visits the food was much better. There are much better restaurants in the area.

Thank Tracearoo27
Farmington, Connecticut
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Good brews selection, especially seasonal ones and our server gave us 2 to taste which was nice to try first. Services didn't know answers to food questions but very attentive & aimed to please! The food was flavorful & tasty bar food & good amount of meat in the dishes so we were quickly full! We friends Tuesday night &... More 

Thank starqt246
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We had hoped to buy fish and chips but they took it off the menu. Our waiter tired his best to help us recover from our disappointment, but the rest of the food offerings didn't measure up. The food was ok, but nothing special. I tried the Troegs Mad Elf, it was ok.

Thank Maureen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 695 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-2732
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Middletown
  • Phone Number: +1 860-347-3547

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