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Blue Oar

16 Snyder Rd, Haddam, CT 06438-1308
+1 860-345-2994
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good52%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“sandwiches” (16 reviews)
“lobster roll” (17 reviews)
“mousse” (4 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
16 Snyder Rd, Haddam, CT 06438-1308
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Reviewed yesterday

The reception at this place was signs everywhere prohibiting outside food of any kind. No kidding. I realize people likely come, bring their own stuff for picnics and use the paying customer tables. Kick them out. I was there to pay! . One sign should...More

Thank ScottChensoda
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you get there early, the line gets quite long at times! Most of the dishes I have tried have been very good, and the desserts are to die for! As BYOB it is great to be able to have a drink without it...More

Thank Teenzone
Reviewed 1 week ago

Louise, Louise's mom and I all took a trip down to Haddam today, to explore "somewhere we could eat outdoors", as my wife put it. The Blue Oar, it is. Very rustic, with a shack lording over the grounds--some vari-colored tables, amid trees strung with...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a casual order and sit, BYOB place right on the river. Nice place to sit outside and watch the river traffic go by. The food is just OK. I usually get a lobster roll.

Thank JohnSF8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family ate early Saturday lunch and had a variety of mains. The chicken with pesto was hard and dry. The cajun catfish was cremated and the crab cake and salmon were both over cooked and spoiled. The accompanying salads were basic, comprising the dark...More

Thank gasmithsoa9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bring your own wine or drinks. Cash only. Place open for over 20 years and we just discovered this gem on the Ct river in Haddam. The food is excellent - great variety of Appetizers, Main dishes and deserts. Portions are generous. Go early on...More

Thank EquityL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It seems as though the Blue Oar's ship may be sinking, my last two or three visits have been less than satisfying when it comes to the quality of the meal, can not recommend any longer.

1  Thank frank k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little place tucked away on the marina in Haddam is quite a gem. All tables are outside overlooking the river. The food is really good and you can bring your own wine, beer or alcohol. Just a really good time for a couple or...More

1  Thank Lauren J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great place to meet friends for a casual dinner. The setting is GORGEOUS. The food is edible, nothing to write home about, but perfectly good. You have to bring your own wine and wine glasses. Service is friendly and the desserts are...More

Thank Emilie B
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I do NOT understand the couple of bad reviews I just read, it's so mysterious, seriously!! Not only is this a great setting, the food is great! No indoor seating, only open in good weather. Bring tablecloths etc...and wine/beer. No other outside food or nonalcoholic...More

Thank alisa62
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Rose S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Snyder Rd, Haddam, CT 06438-1308
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Haddam
  • Phone Number: +1 860-345-2994
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