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“Great fast order taking”

Johnny Ad's Drive-In
Ranked #30 of 79 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Fast food
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout
Brownsburg, Indiana
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116 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great fast order taking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

We were looking for fast seafood inside dining. I was amazed how fast how orders were taken and the how fast that we received or orders. We has a clam dinner and a hamburger. The grandson got picky because it had sesame seeds- he's 8 and picks at anything different.
We have the clams - that were really tasty. Crunchy breaded but not screwy on the inside
Very nice lunch experience!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Kim L
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English first
Willington, Connecticut
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Hot Lobster Roll!!!!! Superb. Quaint little "clam shack" with air conditioned dining area, also outdoor picnic tables. Very good variety of seafood on the menu.

Visited June 2014
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Thank CHB13
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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“ain't like it used to be”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

A serious decline in quality since these owners took over in the last year. The clam chowder tastes like the can and the slaw like the plastic container it came out of. In my mind these to menu items set the standard for the clam shack integrity. YUCK. The frying oil is too hot and too old, making the seafood taste burnt and greasy. Two bright spots, the hot lobster roll and the hot relish on the condiment bar. The lobster roll , while pricey at $17.95, is a generous portion and well cooked. The hot relish is a nice condiment to add to cocktail sauce, ketchup, etc as I enjoy things spicy. Unfortunately not enough to excuse all of the above. It is worth the drive to Fishtale.

  • Visited June 2014
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Essex, Connecticut
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Real seafood fare with shoreline ambiance to match”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We brought my wife's son and his wife for informal, tasty food, and we were well rewarded. Everything we ordered was fried, of course, from the fish-n-chips to the clam strips, scallops and (gigantic!) shrimp—most of which came with the Seafood Platter, which I'd recommend for at least two (and maybe three) people. The fries were perfect, the lobster salad scrumptious. And you can choose from a limited selection of beer and wine to accompany the meal. It was ju-u-ust warm enough to eat outside at the picnic tables, completing the experience. We'll be back!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank jcwareham
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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Seafood Casual”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Cash only accepted but ATM available. Very casual atmosphere and also outdoor seating along busy road. Seafood yummy!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank gezette
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