Little Pub- Old Saybrook

4.5
70 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Due to outdoor limitations, at this time all reservations are weather permitting. Please call if you have any questions!

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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect service!

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Localinfuse
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Wish the menu had a few more meals. I understand perhaps COVID has challenged their supply or planning but missed the more expansive menu. Would only recommend for lunch these days.

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PamelaH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was poor- I know these are difficult times but it seemed like they had enough staff. Still the service was slow and not efficient. Food was pretty good.

KL
KLKH
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice spot. Comfortable atmosphere, good menu and staff.

JC
vipJeanC
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a sketchy experience when this place opened; however, we heard they were doing a match for NPR so decided to give it another try. It was FABULOUS- the food was great, the service was exceptional! A special thanks to Kyle. “WE SHALL
RETURN!”

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vipKimR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They were short staffed on Sunday so it took a little longer to get service. This doesn’t usually happen there.

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vipLisaM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food- never disappoints. We can’t wait to go back

MD
MarthaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food amazing. Liked we could eat inside or outside. Tables far apart inside. Fast service.

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Disappointed
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had family in from out of state. We sat outside and enjoyed a beautiful night with the band playing for entertainment. We had a new waiter, he did a great job!

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AmandaA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to any Little Pub location and what a perfect choice for a Saturday night dinner before a comedy show. Our waitress Alexis was great, friendly, quick and helpful. The busboy suggested some of the food we ordered and the bartenders were great too. They had an awesome band playing (we sat outside under the tent). The Pickle Wings were a must-try and we would definitely order again! Try if you are a pickle and wing lover! The giant pretzel was great and as the busboy said, the cheese sauce is like crack lol! All of our meals were delicious too. I can't wait to go back and try other locations!

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MichaelI
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Dirty. They refuse to put soap in the men’s room. So I guess the people who work there don’t wash their hands with soap. Yuck!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Went on a Saturday night it wasn’t busy at all …. Kinda weird - had to find our server for everything, not attentive at all even with it being very slow - food was ok, no music - boring and flat place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Very understaffed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Noisy. Too many kids. Food wasn’t that good, in particular I had the Moo Shu Pork tacos, it was basically bbq pulled pork drenched in a wasabi sauce, not only was there wayyy to much wasabi, it made a huge mess when I tried to eat it. Only good thing about it was it cleared my sinuses.

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CarolT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Extremely poor service.

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jessib
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

The tent outside was nice. Parking was a little challenging. Food was just okay. Nothing that blew our minds. First round of drinks was good and second round was way too strong. Would probably go back to try something else.

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TN1212
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Was nice. The main dining room-bar area was big. Tables were too spread apart and open lacked cozy feeling. Maybe Covid related. Pub food nothing memorable but nice.

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BrianR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Little Pub in Ridgefield was our "family bar", and it was great to be able to visit one of their other branches and find the same top notch food and service.

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The2ndB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice addition to the shoreline area for a good casual dinner

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GlennP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant wait staff

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JorsteashZMurphy5566
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner with my son as always very good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As always, food was very good. We were disappointed that they did not have Brunch as advertised.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food! Great atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

They could not find a reservation for us and the host was not helpful at all. Luckily they had seating but they made it seem like they were doing is a favor even though I showed them the reservation on my phone. As we were leaving I heard the same situation happening with another group. It seems they are having issues with reservations. Service was good and food good though.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We do a foodie Friday lunch every week. There are 4 couples. We try and pick unique restaurants. We all enjoyed the little pub. We are going to try the other little pubs in CT

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MaryM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were thrilled with the attention we received for my daughter’s 25th birthday! The food and drinks were so yummy!

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Dinner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked to sit at the bar. This is one of my favorite restaurants. Food is great. I had buttermilk crunch wrap. My friend had chicken salad wrap special. The staff is very attentive. Will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good. We had reservations outside and they kept forgetting we were out there. Had better service experience in the past so I’ll chalk it up to a bad night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s a fun casual place to go out with friends and family!

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Jedi
Montana
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Out of town and looking for a good lunch. We chose wisely. Worth the stop. Must try if you are in the area.

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Beth
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Cobb salad with salmon filet added. Delicious! Our server was personable and so great!

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kathig
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Even with a reservation, we waited 15 minutes to be seated. Service was a disaster. We waited 15 minutes for a drink order only to be told they were out of that beer, and then they charged us for it at the end of the night! I asked for dressing on the side and no olives on my salad, It came soaked in dressing and full of olives. The waitresss did, however, comp the salad for me which was nice. They ran out of glasses so my son drank his beer out of the can. They were clearly struggling to get back in the swing now that restaurants are at full capacity again. Hopefully they will figure it out.

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vipluv2dine
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We ate outdoors (thus the ambience rating - inside is beautiful) and would have preferred if heaters we available. Table wasn’t clean. Found it shocking they’re reusing menus. I’m not sure if that guideline has been lifted but electronic menus are so much more sanitary and environmentally sound.

The food was good, but cooled off too quickly for us to thoroughly enjoy (which heaters wouldn’t have helped - so not their fault)

But the service was terrible. Took forever to receive our check and then when we couldn’t wait any longer we headed inside to the hostess stand to chase down our credit cards.

We won’t be back.

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billg
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Terrible service and mediocre food. The server had others deliver for her and they got the order all wrong. She was nowhere to be found for a long time. We felt like we were bothering her to ask for corrections or additional drinks. Won’t be returning .

LB
vipLizaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brunch with unlimited mimosas or Bloody Mary’s.

KR
vipKimR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like the variety of the food & beer that Little Pub offers. The staff is very courteous & friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We dined on Valentine’s Day, but that does not account for our horrible experience as the restaurant only had a few other customers seated.
Our server was very inattentive to us, did not ask us at all if we wanted drinks, let alone more drinks once we finished the ones we had.
Our orders were incorrect, with items being subbed without mentioning to us. One example- we ordered poutine and received plain French fries with no explanation. When asked what happened to the poutine the response was “we’re out of gravy” - perhaps something worth mentioning when we placed the order or when you realized it during assembling the order. This was just one example of many!!!!
Dessert time rolls around, the server brings the check without asking how our meals were or if we even wanted dessert! It was probably because they had no dessert left! They managed to find a single piece of chocolate cake for the kids luckily, but only after we asked.
Very poor dining experience and very surprising since I’ve been to the other little pubs and have loved them!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We always have a great time here but the server was overwhelmed. She had an entire room by herself on Valentine’s Day. We barely got our drinks much less refills. It was lunch no less ...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great. Service was fast and the quality of the food was great! Cant wait to go back.

ME
MayaE
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sadly my boyfriend and I did not have a good experience our first time coming here on Valentine’s Day... not sure if it was a staffing issue (being understaffed) or not prepared for the potential volume the Valentine’s Day could bring in. There was what appeared to be only one server in the dining room with no manager on the floor. We were sat and ignored for 30 MIN before getting two glasses of water. Another 10 minutes go by and we see the server greet another table that had sat down 15 minutes after us. Our reservation was at 7:00 and left at 7:45. The entire 45 minutes no came to our table. It’s very unfortunate because 1. This was our first time coming to this restaurant and 2. It was thought to be a nice Valentine’s Dinner /new experience. Easy to say we WILL NOT be coming back here.

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Little Pub- Old Saybrook is rated 4.5 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.