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Monkey Farm

American, Bar, Pub
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571 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1506
+1 860-388-4866
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Checked out monkey farm for some drinks, dinner and college hoops. No draught beer but bottles were cold and reasonably priced. Bartender gave a nice pour on spirits as well. Tempting deep fryer aromas from the kitchen led us to order fish & chips and shrimp & scallop meals. Both dishes were huge and fried just right. Also ordered a... More 

Thank Kunuku
Goshen, New York
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for a place to chill after a hard day of fishing, a friend at our marina suggested we go here for the burgers. Wow, is all I can say, my husband had a burger, it was great! I had the broiled sea scallops, they where excellent and honestly didn't expect it. Service and prices where right on. The bar... More 

Thank alisa60
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The coconut shrimp were huge and delicious. The hot lobster roll was perfect: long frankfurter roll grilled on the outside, just the right amount of butter. The service was excellent, shockingly so for a crowded bar. We'll be back next road trip.

Thank Cally P
Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a good lunch place on the way to the Cape. This place is reasonably priced and had some of the best squash soup I have ever had. Will definitely be back.

Thank georgeandgracie46
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Was looking for a chill place to have lunch, found it here. Cash only, it's on a busy corner, can enter parking lot from both sides. A bit dark inside but the building is old and has the dark wood of its time. Definitely a local hang out, nice large bar area. We all ordered sandwiches and most had soup.... More 

Thank Florence B
new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Great service, good take-out, excellent menu and one of the most delicious tuna sandwiches ever. Wonderful prices. A must place to visit when in the area

Thank janie51
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Monkey farm is a unique bar restaurant that serves great food and is always packed . Always a good place for just a drink.

Thank John P
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Local bar/restaurant, holds about 70 people at bar and tables in the winter. In the summer they have seating on the porch for more people. Food is better than bar fare and the chef is very good at what they do. Pork chops, salmon and specials are always very tasty.

Thank DaveCttraveler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Just had a shockingly good hot buttery lobster roll with crispy, perfectly-salted fries and a generous side dish of fresh coleslaw with just a hint of mayo. The family had the highly (and appropriately) recommended lobster grilled cheese with a Belgian Flat Tire on the side. The place is a very casual, local dive with large screen TVs playing sports... More 

Bethany, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Quite the find. The staff were very friendly & the food was exceptional. The restaurant had a huge selection of food choices. Went for lunch & would like to go experience a Friday night there.

Thank cherylannsantore

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 571 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1506
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-388-4866
Full service Bar & dining-room , great food, large menu, reasonable prices. Enclosed porch, smoking deck, Pinball, Pool & Darts. Wifi Juke-Box. Bar is open Mon- Thurs 9:00am - 1:00am Friday & Saturday 9:00am-2:00am Sunday 11:00am - 1:00 am

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