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Monkey Farm

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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571 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
+1 860-388-4866
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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new jersey
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195 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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128 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Stopped by for lunch on a rainy afternoon. The place was full, We ate out on the porch which was a bit chilly in November but much less crowded and dark than inside. Nice menu with several homemade soups and different sandwiches. Very reasonably priced food and drinks. Would go back for lunch or drinks, probably not for dinner.

Thank Noreen R
Rego Park, New York
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The inside looks like it should, a old bar, filled with locals. Fair prices, quick service. We didn't eat, just stopped for a beer. Worth the price for the atmosphere alone!

Thank William C
Wilton, Connecticut
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I consider myself a connoisseur of dive bars. This place doesn't dissapoint! Cheesy decor, wood paneled walls, and great music.

Thank David M
East Windsor, Connecticut
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Noisy. Local hangout. Lots of bikers. Good food. Chose to sit on front closed in porch rather than bar area or near billiards. Rustic atmosphere.

Thank loishms
Central Village, Connecticut
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We have had lunch here on several occasions. They offer soup and 1/2 sandwich every day. Kitchen is a bit slow but the food is worth the wait! If you are looking for fine dining and atmosphere this is not the place for you! But, the Monkey Farm but lunch is great! As Yogi Berra said "nobody goes here any... More 

Thank pauldelmonico

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 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
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?