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“Ordinary Fried Seafood and Burgers”

Johnny Ad's Drive-In
Ranked #33 of 79 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
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Durham, North Carolina
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176 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Ordinary Fried Seafood and Burgers”
Reviewed 22 April 2012

The strong suit of this place is that you can eat fast. The menu is seafood - clams, fish and chips, lobster rolls, etc., and burgers and hot dogs. The clams were pretty good, the fish ordinary and things like slaw were ok but not great. Not inspired in any way, and there are plenty of better seafood restaurants in the area, but they will be traditional sit down and order places and will cost more.

  • Visited April 2012
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Cromwell, Connecticut
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Fish Dinners”
Reviewed 20 April 2012

My wife and I had dinner at Johnny Ad's. It's a typical take out fish place, but it is very good. They do have a dining area to eat what you order at the window. I had the fish and chips and my wife had the scallop plate. Everything was piping hot and delicious. If you are looking for a quick fried fish dinner, I recommend Johnny Ad's.

  • Visited April 2012
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Anchorage, Alaska
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89 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A Hometown Favorite!”
Reviewed 29 March 2012

I've been going to Johnny Ad's for as long as I can remember. All of the seafood is fresh, tender, and fried to perfection. If you're not into seafood, they have the most amazing foot long Hummel Bros. hot dog on a butter grilled New England Style bun that will blow you away. And who could forget the hot lobster roll. Once you have it for the first time it will be engrained in your memory for life. Go here if you haven't already!

Visited September 2011
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Palm City, Florida
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124 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“This is an institution in Old Saybrook”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

You like fried clam rolls, lobster rolls, hot dogs, hamburgers and the like with all the toppings? This is the place. We're talking rustic here with seating inside and picnic tables outside. Food served on paper plates, but oh soooo good.

  • Visited August 2011
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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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“a must”
Reviewed 31 December 2011

an old saybrook staple, great hot dogs and chocolate shakes

Visited September 2011
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