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Black Rock Tavern & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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78 Main St, Thomaston, CT 06787-1715
+1 860-283-4447
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Prospect, Connecticut
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

A friend suggested we meet here because it was a central place for the three of us to meet. Very little parking in the back, so you need to park on the street. This is an old building in an old factory town, so the outside doesn't look like much. But when I walked inside, I was surprised how nice... More 

Thank BRosaJr
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Disappointing for a $28.00 special. Pan seared scallops tasted like the cast iron pan that I pictured them lightly seared in..A little too uncooked inside for me and very little seasoning or taste. Creamy Risotto has great ingredients like sun dried tomatoes and pearl onions and parmesan but overall lacked any real flavor..just blah. Dish needs something..Take a taste, Chef.

Thomaston, Connecticut
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6 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been here on three different occasions and find the food quality is not consistent and the service is slow if you have a table of more than 2 people. I would go back to eat in the bar area as that was not bad but would not recommend the restaurant section.

Thank Marty S
Thomaston, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Very good food and atmosphere. Right in the center of Thomaston. Also, Rotary meetings are held there at noon on Tuesdays.

Thank Robert G
Litchfield, Connecticut
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

It's a great place in Thomaston ct. I went there last night with my wife. We had dinner and drinks. I had there sirloin steak and my wife ordered lemon chicken. It was prepared perfect. The drinks are good as well. Not watered down like all the chain restaurants.

Thank scottlowden
Southington, Connecticut
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Today we visited the Tavern with a group of eight after taking the morning excursion on the Naugatuck Railroad. We found the menu very complete and all selections by our group were fully enjoyed. Choices included about six varieties of very nice soups. A great appetizer selection and many entree choices including daily specials. It certainly would be called comfort... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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234 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Our Funseekers social group from Oronoque Village had a bus trip arranged through Friendship Tours to see the production of Billy Elliot at the Thomaston Opera House (see my review on that venue). Luncheon was to be at the Black Rock Tavern. The menu choices for our 47 Funseekers who took the excursion was a Chicken Francaise or Baked Scrod.... More 

Thank BibleBobK
South Florida, Florida
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Not a very warm and inviting atmosphere but the food is good. Steak on a very hot rock where you cook it at your table is great. General menu is good as well. Great service people and a good place to eat before a show at the Opera House.

Thank Jerry R
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

AMAZING. I had Stuffed Sole and my boyfriend had Prime Rib. Presentations on both were great. From the first bite of the Stuffed Sole to the last (they're lucky I wasn't at home - would've licked the plate) is was perfection. I'm not a big Prime Ribb'er, but, tasted his and may just start to order Prime Rib again. Mouth... More 

Thank BARussell
Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Service was bad and temperature in the dinning room felt like it was 50 had to go to bar to ask about my bill food was soso

Thank Chris T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Main St, Thomaston, CT 06787-1715
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Thomaston
  • Phone Number: +1 860-283-4447

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