Kokomo's Restaurant - Old Lyme

3.7
186 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Kokomo’s Restaurant is located right on Sound View Beach in Old Lyme, CT. We serve local seafood, steaks, sandwiches and more with craft beers or specialty drinks. We offer a beautiful, waterfront dining experience.
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.5
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4.0
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4.3
ambience
3.4
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Noise · Moderate
62% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mofitz
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were very disappointed in this place. The food was horrible to say the least. The New England Clam chowder was tasteless-no sign of clams Nor spices- most canned versions are better. The shrimp tacos don’t even deserve to be called that. The corn tacos they were placed in were stale and immediately fell apart when picked up. Shrimp were dry - very sparse chopped salsa on top. Service was very slow and though our waitress was nice she was new and could not answer some simple questions. For a place on the water one would expect decent food - this place failed in all categories but the waterfront view. We won’t be back.

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Nancy
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food took forever. I had the shrimp tacos and they were terrible. My daughter ordered special fries with her sandwich that did not come. I told the waitress and she brought them with the bill.

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DocSam
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Outdoor seating on the "beach" very nice. Didn't have mussels for APs so just went with megatower, lobster Mac and cheese and NE boil. The lobster tail wasn't fresh (frozen) as part of the tower so just OK. Otherwise the rest of the meal was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seafood OK not top-notch and the servers were friendly but basically kids that didnt really know the menu

The beach and palm trees were beautiful

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Olga
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mikayla was amazing very very kind and her recommendations were amazing.

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vipFrank
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Service was very slow

Had to ask multiple times for drinks

Snapper was inedible

Food was expensive for portions and quality

Would not recommend or return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Our waitress, Kate, was great; very attentive and willing to help when she could. Unfortunately, the food took over an hour to get, wasn’t prepared well, and when we asked for additional condiments, we couldn’t even get those. Thankfully, Kate came through and got our meals discounted. Hoping for a better experience when they have the kitchen staff more up-to-speed.

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vipFrank
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Two hour wait for food. The kitchen was backed up and they did not have enough wait staff.

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caitlinm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The environment was fun and the ocean breeze was even better on the hot day. But the food was extremely underwhelming. The food had no taste especially the snapper that I ordered. On the menu it says grilled snapper and when it came I got a fillet instead. That was very disappointing to say the least.

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MelissaS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

The food and service were good. Its also a lovely view. However, at least 3 different "customers" came up to my table that were intoxicated and/or appeared to be dealing drugs. The staff did nothing about it until we complained. No compensation on our bill either.

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KimberlyC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Didn’t get the table we requested outside, put us under the patio after seating us in someone else’s table, when the hostess thought they had left. Went on a very hot Saturday at 2pm. Definitely a younger crowd! Not for Seniors!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

We were told the kitchen was backed up and did not allow us to sit at the outdoor bar to wai. They put us in the inside bar room where the bartender and the waitress argued who was going to take our drink order. Drinks came and were very poor. While waiting to be sat, we noticed the bartender helper was so backed up and he kept washing the used glasses with only water and reusing them again. Nevertheless we sat to eat outside after I insisted since no one came to get us. The food is horrible and since we knew the glasses were dirty, we ordered bottles beers. We ate quickly and got out as fast as we could. Don’t waste your time or money.

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JimE
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our dinner by the beach. It was a Friday night early, 5:30 pm and a bit iffy as to whether or not it was going to rain. There were only about 8 tables of patrons so it was nice and quiet for us! Hostess, servers, cooks and even the manager were friendly as I talked with them all. Appetizer was PEI Steamed Mussels with coconut milk and Tai chile. Main course was red snapper over plantains and mashed potatoes. The other entree was Ginger glazed tuna over bok choy and black rice in a ginger soy sauce. It was all very good. Would go back for sure!

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MelanieC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lobster roll! Excellent service.

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vipTAG1
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pretty location with great views and super friendly staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

It was my anniversary and our food was delicious my waitress could’ve been better

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Laprole
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

great amazing location, vibes, cool drinks and cold beer, the food great taste flavors, but overexpensive portions. Its a great place, wish it could be more balance on prices , portions, and creatives cusine!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

What is not to love? Eating on a beautiful beach. I can tell you what, the food. The food was a big disappointment. Overpriced and tasteless. Prentious portions for the price of the food. We got the salmon and the prime rib. Just was not good. Also the Drinks had too much ice, making them watered down. Service was good, and everyone was friendly. Maybe the bar type food is better but I don’t know.

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Karenb
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melissa and James were awesome. Very helpful with suggestions Lobster roll was Incredible
As was the coconut crusted cod! We had a great time

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RichieG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience5

Very disappointed food was not good portions were small drinks were very expensive food was not very good.Had lobster mac hard time finding lobster.Dessert was also not good.Very over priced.Only positive was service was excellent.Will not return.

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vipSeanE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Not impressed by the restaurant. The food was subpar and while the location was good, what they did with it was poos

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vipElle
New England
22 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

So wanted this to be a do again place. Right on the beach! lovely! Cocktails good! Appetizer of grilled octopus salad has tasty. Very,very boring linguini with white clam sauce...it was a very plain white butter sauce with no flavor about 7 little clams...really disappointing...my husband had the short rib ragu on pasta as well...not bad flavored meat but pasta and sauce were again very boring...relatively flavorless...and pasta very dry. really a shame. not a do again...

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CatherineM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Unfortunately the staffing was poor. After waiting about a half an hour I found the manager who immediately apologized & got us a drink. After that the waitress was excellent. We will go back again so hopefully the staff will be plentiful.

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vipSweeneyct
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We began service at 1:15pm. We placed
Our order right away. 1 app. 2 salads for lunch.
At 3pm we atill did not have our lunch ( salads) the reason for the low rating of the food was because it was evident our app sat for a long time. Calamri and the saice had dried up on the plate.
There were only 2 servers covering inside outside and the vip seats on the beach. They seemed frazzled to say the least.

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vipBerryl
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Lovely spot. Sweet, earnest server. Excellent Clam Chowder. Good drinks.

The problem was a mysterious 90 minutes to get our food. Chowder came quickly but no food, especially for our friends who had not ordered soup. When our collection of small plates arrived, they were not delightful and not hot. At this point we gave up. Finished up. Thanked our server for her earnest attempts to keep us posted on the delays.

It was nice to see the beach. It was a nice evening but the food delivery/taste issues merited an "ok" overall.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had good meals and the drinks were made well. Eating right on the beach was great

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PhilipR
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

food was very poorly prepared. The shrimp from the raw bar was great but the shrimp in the shrimp tacos was raw

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Kokomo’s!!

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AlexaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first visit to Kokomo’s was very pleasant. We were greeted kindly by the Hostess and were given the option for different seating. We chose inside as it was a little chill & overcast. There was plenty of open seating & all with tall see through barriers between the tables. Our server was great, kind and fast! The food was amazing! Drinks amazing! Very pleased. Unfortunately, there was no lobster which was definitely the goal but we settled on some other clam options and they were all absolutely delicious. Very excited to re-visit Kokomo’s again, I’d love to make this my “special occasion” spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For sunny beach days

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Laurel
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The hostess and waitstaff were wonderful! Very friendly and attentive. The ambience was also fantastic. It was so great to sit right on the beach and enjoy dinner. Sadly, none of us loved our meals. One person got the fish and chips and felt the whole thing was very bland. I got linguine with clams and all I could taste was red pepper flakes on overly cooked mushy pasta. So disappointing that I don’t think we will be back.

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Terric
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Kokomo's and we had a great night.We sat in one of the igloos outside.Melissa was out waitress and she's was fantastic .
Food was delicious.We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were seated at a table inside. The service was very slow and it was more casual than we expected. We felt that our meals were a bit overpriced. Finding a parking spot was difficult. Would consider visiting again on a nicer day when we could sit outside

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AuggieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food is good, but small portions for the price that you pay. Also wish there were more seafood options.

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DavidW
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent lunch. Outstanding service and good food! Really enjoyed our first visit there!!

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Renee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Please update menu with correct info. The menu says you have red potatoes with the seafood dinner; however, it's actually breakfast potatoes instead of boiled. When I asked the server, she said that you all didn't have red potatoes even tho it's on the menu. Also, you didn't have any tops for your containers, so I couldn't take any butter to go home with my meal for my crab legs. We also had to ask for bags upon leaving even tho we all had carry outs. Common courtesy, would've been to ask if we needed them. Great location and spot for the restaurant and the customer service was pretty decent.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Our server was delightful and very experienced even though it was her first night on the floor! Her knowledge about martinis was excellent and the wine list was good; we liked the half bottle options. The food however was pretty ordinary; fish and chips lobster dock fare at restaurant prices. Overall the ambiance was good and they are running a very tight ship with respect to COVID-19 protocols; we felt very safe. I’d come back but with adjusted expectations about the food.

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MattA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great services, food and drinks on the beach so how can you go wrong. Check it out.

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elizabeth
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

severely lacking staff. waiter 1.5 hrs for drinks and an appetizer. manager came over to apologize. mussels were undercooked. ambiance was gorgeous

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KRenell
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Easter Dinner here -- can't wait to come back in the summertime. Great beach views and yummy food and drinks. Service was seriously great, such a nice and attentive staff. Small and cozy so there is some noise but that should be expected at a beachfront spot. Really glad we found this place on OpenTable, we live locally and had never heard of them before & we'll definitely be coming back regularly now! Really want to do the mimosa bucket but I think it's only for summer brunch.

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Kokomo's Restaurant - Old Lyme is rated 3.7 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

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