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Johnny Ad's Drive-In

910 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2128
+1 860-388-4032
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“clam strips” (10 reviews)
“fries” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Fast food
$$ - $$$
910 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2128
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted to like this place more- looks so right Lobster roll was generously filled - but it was $20 The Rhode Island clam chowder was watery and mostly potatoes Like a previous reviewer- where are the clams? Probably would explore other seafood shacks before returning...More

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best fried clams I have ever eaten. Small hole in the wall place with inside and outside seating. Prices were not bad and they sell lots and lots of foot long hot dogs. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and the wait time for...More

Thank AnnBlombach
Reviewed May 12, 2018

This was the first visit and tried something new, a lobster roll. Discovered they come in hot and cold versions. The hot lobster roll is served with butter and the cold is served like a lobster salad with Mayo. Both are served on buns, but...More

Thank UStravelmaxx
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Mainly fried food available, and to be honest, not so cheap either! Outside seating is great, but no shade! All the food seems to be prepackaged, so nothing really tastes fresh.

Thank Teenzone
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Good waffle fries and onion rings. The rest tasteless. We had lobster roll and crab cake sandwich special. Lunch was $45 for 2. Way too much money for nothing meal of fried everything with no flavor.

Thank a2z_travelerSeattle
Reviewed February 26, 2018

This is a classic, old-style clam bar right on the Post Road in Old Saybrook. Nothing fancy, just good fried seafood. You order at the window, then sit and wait for your order to come out. Friendly service, huge selections and informal dining inside or...More

Thank ParkerSturbridge
Reviewed November 5, 2017

We stopped at Johnny Ad's on a Friday night when we were in the area for the weekend. I had the clam roll and my husband a shrimp plate. The clams and shrimp were OK. The fries were the large steak fries and they were...More

Thank Cindy P
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Hamburg was not cooked as ordered, hot dog looked a little pale - AKA hardly cooked - and the clam fritters were chewy and lacking a hint of clam. Kraut for the hot dog is a hefty $.90 and at that, it can be hardly...More

Thank merle h
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

My family ordered a whole belly platter, lobster roll and lobster bisque. The whole bellys were okay according to my husband. The lobster roll was the worst I've ever had, I could t even finish it. The lobster was very tough and just not good...More

Thank Nbiagiarelli
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

We were in old saybrook to pick up our girls at the train and decided to grab some seafood. Johnny Ads came up as a place near the station with some good write ups. My husband had a lobster roll. It was 20 and according...More

2  Thank Michelle L
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May 2, 2017|
Response from 571bradp | Reviewed this property |
Make a left on Rte 1 (Boston Post Road) and head south about half a mile from Main Street.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2128
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-388-4032
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