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Monkey Farm

American, Bar, Pub
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571 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1506
+1 860-388-4866
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Stopped by for lunch on a rainy afternoon. The place was full, We ate out on the porch which was a bit chilly in November but much less crowded and dark than inside. Nice menu with several homemade soups and different sandwiches. Very reasonably priced food and drinks. Would go back for lunch or drinks, probably not for dinner.

Thank Noreen R
Rego Park, New York
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The inside looks like it should, a old bar, filled with locals. Fair prices, quick service. We didn't eat, just stopped for a beer. Worth the price for the atmosphere alone!

Thank William C
Wilton, Connecticut
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I consider myself a connoisseur of dive bars. This place doesn't dissapoint! Cheesy decor, wood paneled walls, and great music.

Thank David M
East Windsor, Connecticut
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Noisy. Local hangout. Lots of bikers. Good food. Chose to sit on front closed in porch rather than bar area or near billiards. Rustic atmosphere.

Thank loishms
Central Village, Connecticut
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We have had lunch here on several occasions. They offer soup and 1/2 sandwich every day. Kitchen is a bit slow but the food is worth the wait! If you are looking for fine dining and atmosphere this is not the place for you! But, the Monkey Farm but lunch is great! As Yogi Berra said "nobody goes here any... More 

Thank pauldelmonico
Killingworth, CT
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625 reviews
455 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Came here to watch Game 7 of the World Series and had a very good dinner--the fresh fish sandwiches were delicious. Service was friendly and helpful. No draft beer though--only bottles, and they don't accept any credit cards.

Thank v0yageur22
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Friendly, affordable and great food....that's what many people besides George have and are saying... Prime rib, burgers, seafood and the hottest Bloody Mary's ever.. Community oriented and have no airs ...a great place to eat, chat with new friends, meet new ones.. and just hang out for an hour or for the day. Great establishment.

Thank eliisawinkel
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Stopped in after being out on the boat in the morning. The service was good the food was excellent. The place is an old house or barn converted into a restaurant/bar. Seems to be a local hang out. Would go back.

Thank PhishDaly
monkeyfarmcafe, Owner at Monkey Farm, responded to this review

Great, can't wait to serve you again! More 

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142 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We called in here as recommended by trip advisor. We must have arrived as others were just getting seated. The waitress was helpful but clearly very busy. We waited a little but received extra drinks. The meals were freshly cooked, Large portions and tasted good.

Thank KTJ60
monkeyfarmcafe, Owner at Monkey Farm, responded to this review

Thanks for noticing our hard work ! More 

Tampa, Florida
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292 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Went there with friends because we hadn't been here for years. The lobster rolls and the swordfish dinners were good but we could never find our server for drink refills. She never came by to check on us- ever! We ended up telling the food delivery person that we wanted our bill. Sitting in the bar might be different than... More 

Thank 57Lulu
monkeyfarmcafe, Owner at Monkey Farm, responded to this review

Thanks, We will definitely work on this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 571 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1506
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-388-4866
Full service Bar & dining-room , great food, large menu, reasonable prices. Enclosed porch, smoking deck, Pinball, Pool & Darts. Wifi Juke-Box. Bar is open Mon- Thurs 9:00am - 1:00am Friday & Saturday 9:00am-2:00am Sunday 11:00am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?