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Johnny Ad's Drive-In

910 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2128
+1 860-388-4032
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“clam strips” (10 reviews)
“fries” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:30All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
910 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2128
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1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

My family ordered a whole belly platter, lobster roll and lobster bisque. The whole bellys were okay according to my husband. The lobster roll was the worst I've ever had, I could t even finish it. The lobster was very tough and just not good...More

Thank Nbiagiarelli
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We were in old saybrook to pick up our girls at the train and decided to grab some seafood. Johnny Ads came up as a place near the station with some good write ups. My husband had a lobster roll. It was 20 and according...More

1  Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 10 August 2017

If you like greasy unhealthy fried food, this is the place for you! And the broiled fish available tends to be overlooked ,dry and unappetizing. Clam chowder had an odd taste.Do not recommend and will not return.

Thank SandyKNA
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This has the feel of an old car-hop and outdoor picnic tables (as well as indoor diner style seating. The fried clam strips were amazing (many places are tough or chewy...these were tender and delicious). Had many hot lobster rolls up and down the eastern...More

Thank Big_Daddy_Toges
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Went for a quick late afternoon bite, got 2 hot dogs, fries and Cole slaw to go. I picked up my order, it seemed like whoever bagged it has never ever put anything in a bag before. The dogs were okay, but for some reason...More

Thank Neet413
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Quick stop and service. Friendly service and indoor/outdoor dining offered, off-street parking and wheelchair accessible.

Thank Diane E
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A simple, no-nonsense "clam shack" with exceptionally good food. If you like chili dogs, you can't do better than these—Johnny Ad's serves foot-long dogs served in grilled top-slit buns, and the chili is savory without being TOO spicy. (Be sure to add red relish from...More

1  Thank terryteachout
Reviewed 5 April 2017

If you're looking for a lobster roll (CT style) and you're in OS, look no further. Johnny Ad's is the REAL DEAL.

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 22 March 2017

And their french fries rock, too! This is my very favorite place to get fried shrimp in a relaxed atmosphere. They've been there since I was a kid, always loved it!

Thank Meesh_3333
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Just stopped here and shared both, a hot and cold roll with my girl. Both rolls were very good, bread was extremely tasty. The cold one had a little too much celery, but the lobster was very sweet. If you're in the area it's a...More

Thank Steve S
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ruthlessruth2017
2 May 2017|
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Response from Brad P | Reviewed this property |
Make a left on Rte 1 (Boston Post Road) and head south about half a mile from Main Street.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 08:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2128
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-388-4032
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