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Jim Barbarie's

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47 Padanaram Rd, Route 37, Danbury, CT 06811-3701
+1 203-743-3287
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's always good to come here super hungry like I did! I had the French onion soup to start which was so good! They do an amazing French onion. The cheese is super thick and delicious. They put so much cheese that theirs the burnt crust cheese on the side of the bowl. Which for me is like a crunchy... More 

Thank nicholas b
Danbury, Connecticut
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to love this place and looked forward to our annual Christmas Eve Feast with family and friends when we always go all out with cocktails, appetizers, top end entrees and dessert. This year it was such a disappointment we left without dessert. The waiter was inept, the martinis warm and poorly made, the clams casino burned beyond recognition,... More 

Thank Geoboy1987
LaGrangeville, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadn't been here for a few years - first off, the update is very pleasing, glad they did it. Went with another couple who go 2 or 3 times a year, & they love the place. They ordered their usual. I had, for the first time, oysters Rockefeller for my appetizer. They were creamily delicious! Salad was fresh & cool.... More 

Thank MangiaEStattiZitto
Michelle B, Owner at Jim Barbarie's, responded to this review

We are glad you had an enjoyable evening. Hope to see you soon. Happy Holidays! More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are always happy at Jim Barbaries, and it is consistently great food, and service. It is our 'go to" place and I like the fact that it is a Danbury institution. Although it is always busy and the parking lot seems to always be filled no matter what time of day (a good sign), we always luck out and... More 

Thank Kelly M
Michelle B, Owner at Jim Barbarie's, responded to this review

Thank you! Have a Joyous Holiday Season! See you soon. More 

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211 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I always meet my friend here for lunch. We never had a bad meal. The staff are friendly. The clam chowder is very thick and creamy. No matter what we order it is always good.

Thank bilasi
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227 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Our local men's club had our monthly dinner here, although we are all in a surrounding town, not in Danbury. Our private area was well-laid out. Our only issue was noise from the regular dining room. That normally wouldn't be a problem, but we had a speaker. The food was delicious, and the servers worked hard to make sure we... More 

Thank MrCottage
Trumbull, Connecticut
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The service was slow but very nice staff. Food is average. Wish it had a bit more flavor. I may give this place a second chance - hopefully they will be better in the future.

Thank Alon S
Michelle B, Owner at Jim Barbarie's, responded to this review

We are sorry you experience wasn't the greatest. Please give us another chance. See you soon. More 

Northwood, New Hampshire
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner and was very pleased. From the host greeting me to the waiter, Mark, everything was as you would expect in a first class restaurant. The decor is definitely steakhouse and the steak was perfect. Cooked as requested, very little fat, seasoned and well presented. I really enjoyed the food and ambiance. Would definitely go back!

Thank Doug1553
Michelle B, Owner at Jim Barbarie's, responded to this review

Thank you. See you soon. More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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171 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband used to go to Jim Barbarie's quite frequently, however, when I went vegan (for ethical reasons), we determined there were just not enough options for me. Last night, however, Irene and the chef made it happen. I was so grateful, as I really love the place. It is very cozy, especially in the bar area. It is dimly... More 

Thank sds
Palm Beach, United States
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104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

They have an early bird special that includes soup or salad and an entree. No skimpy portions and the food has consistently been very good.Drinks are a very fair size and the staff really fusses over you.

Thank Peter L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Padanaram Rd, Route 37, Danbury, CT 06811-3701
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-743-3287

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