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Otter Cove Restaurant

99 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1438
+1 860-388-4836
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
99 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1438
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1 - 10 of 163 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clam strips and salmon very good. Tuna wonton app tasty. Cocktails and service very friendly. Cute atmosphere.

Thank kkr67
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for dinner. We ended up getting a few appetizers, wings, clams casino and oysters as well as 2 drinks. They were out of the first drink I wanted on the menu which was the watermelon drink so I settled...More

Thank Ashley G
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Stopped in for lunch on a Saturday with a large group after spending four hours on an 'Eagle Watch' along the CT River. The restaurant had a great decor and was very comfortable. I chose the Chicken Caesar Salad and my wife had the Reuben...More

Thank EdCT
Reviewed 17 January 2017

What a great little place right off the highway! Clean, very cute and cozy. The staff was very personable and the food was sooo good! They had a nice selection to choose from on their menu. We had crab cakes as an appetizer. They were...More

Thank tweety3380
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Found this place on TripAdvisor and my husband and I were in the area, so we dropped in! One of the BEST Bloody Marys we ever had. We enjoyed great clams from the raw bar, and their homemade clam chowder was outstanding. Finished it off...More

Thank mstoochie
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic meal!! We shared appetizers and they were all delicious! The calamari was fantastic and came with a spicy sauce! Another was the flat bread pizza it was yummy! I had the filet with mashed potatoes and I love it! Someone in my...More

Thank JWindhorst
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Always dependable - locally owned and operated ! GREAT service and high quality food ! In a "neighborhood", but attracts seasonal visitors as well.......

Thank David S
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and great service. Chowder OK, Flat bread and mussels excellent. Would definitely come back.

Thank Manuel P
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Last time we visited a few years ago, we had very good food but very slow service. This time we had very good food with excellent service from a friendly, attentive waiter and very obviously the kitchen is being run better at this point as...More

1  Thank Veneto8
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The booths in the main dining room are great. Plenty of privacy. The decor is fresh and very clean. We like the food and it is a good value.

Thank Maureen O
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Are you open for lunch Jan. 2nd (Mon)?
2 January 2017|
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Response from Veneto8 | Reviewed this property |
I'd call the restaurant to find out if they are open today.
Jean D
Do you have any gluten free options for someone with Celiac Disease?
25 February 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Essex Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1438 (Formerly Vinnie's Saybrook Fish House)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-388-4836
  • E-mail