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Rudy's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1227 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511-4701
+1 203-865-1242
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Charleston, South Carolina
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a relatively new location for an old Yale gathering place, featuring many varieties of belgian fries, interesting beers and affordable pub fare. More than just a college pub - we had a very enjoyable family lunch here before visiting the Yale Art Gallery just 2 blocks away. Service was quick, helpings were ample, and the atmosphere casual.

Thank jltchs
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My coworkers and I were visiting New Haven for a training, and decided to try this place out. Before the place had actually closed, they started telling us we had to leave. We noticed that they weren't telling anyone else they had to go, just us. When we got back to our hotel, the front desk attendant told us they... More 

Thank Liz W
New Haven, Connecticut
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169 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I've been here twice for dinner. Both times the experience was great! They have a great selection of drinks (and, of course, beers) and food as well. The typical burgers and fries which are all very good with the addition of some bigger and fancier plates (think mussels). Great fun atmosphere.

Thank Daniela B
Newington, Connecticut
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

What a great spot! Great food, great service! We'll be back! They serve Frites with about 20 sauce varieties. Nice environment

Thank Tina M
Seattle, Washington
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We went with friends on a trip to visit Yale. It was a Thursday night a little late as we watched the place transform from a burger joint to a bar. We figured that when we went there, so it didn't bother us. Just wanted to warn you that it gets pretty crowded past 9:00pm. We had 12 people, so... More 

Thank Matt M
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great spot for happy hour! Definitely try the Belgian fries! They have a variety of sauces to choose from. The samurai sauce is a local favorite. The flatbreads and sandwiches are good as well!

Thank Rachel R
Woodbridge, Connecticut
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Good place for lunch. Burgers and fries are amazing. A great variety of sauces for your french fries. Service was a little slow because there was only one waitress on the shift. Overall, good. Would definitely go again.

Thank JP S
Hamden, Connecticut
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

There's nothing like starting or ending your night at Rudy's. My favorite is a Saturday night dinner, European-style, with a Palm on tap, the best Belgian fries, and a great assortment of sandwiches, wraps, and plates.

Thank Steve1471
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

My first glass had lipstick stains. I forgave the mistake, but had to pray over the food. The food was good however. I would recommend. Burgers are awesome.

Thank dellap
New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2016

i like rudy's and go there often. it's a great mix of a relaxing place but also it can be quite fast, with nice music and dancing. beers are great and the burgers usually very tasty. service and the crowd are also fantastic. sometimes though music could be better (not that mainstream).

Thank George_NH82

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1227 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511-4701
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-865-1242

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