Little Pub- Old Saybrook

4.2
52 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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4.2
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4.2
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrianR
New York Area
1 review
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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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
2 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
2 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 .

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

Great brunch with unlimited mimosas or Bloody Mary’s.

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vipKimR
New York Area
8 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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OpenTable 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
13 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.

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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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vipKimR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Little Pub pretty regularly. Enjoy the food & the service

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Stephy
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good! Was near the fire. Comfy nice place. Service was perfect.
For sure going again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice time and our waiter was great. Always checking back with us to see if we needed anything. Highly recommend Little Pub.

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unklhed
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From our server to the restaurant setting down to the apps & entries, was fantastic. The food was made from scratch and it was all delicious, my only suggestion (and reason why FOOD wasn’t 5 stars) was my steak tips entire. The steak was a little overdone but could’ve been looked over if there was a glaze/sauce/gravy that it was made with/came with. A gravy w the steak tips and mashed potatoes would’ve been awesome! Will still go back tho!

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TinkerB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fantastic spot for outdoor dining. Service was friendly but needed a little work—apps came out with our lunch. But food was tasty, so we didn’t complain.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to other Little Pub locations but my first time to Old Saybrook. Food was great! Buttermilk Chicken Crunch wrap is always a favorite. Did outdoor dining just was a little chilly in November

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service1ambience1

We had a drink outside and ordered take out
Food was great outside seating very chilly no heaters and no server !

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FrankA
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! I have been to many of their locations and they are great but the Saybrook one is my favorite. Great menu, food, and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place cozy English style pub with 2 fireplaces

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vipSnoozyQzee
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A terrific place to gather with a few family members during Covid-19. Lovely outside patio, tables well spaced, good food (lots of variety), huge portions with extremely friendly and helpful service. We look forward to coming back.

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Thea
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Rating would be higher if not in a pandemic. I didn't feel they were following capacity rules, tables too close together. Some servers wore masks well, some didn't. Pretzel was good.

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CarmenB
West Virginia
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, service was excellent. Plenty of outdoor dining although picnic table was not great but it was clean.

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BoatBroker
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Made a reservation for 7:45. Found out the restaurant closes at 9:00 on Sundays and the food order must hit the kitchen before 8:00. Staff seemed more interested in cleaning up than taking care of our table but a very nice woman stepped in to take our order and make sure we were ok. Ordered steak tips which were somewhat overcooked but nicely seasoned and came with onions and mushrooms all served over garlic toast. My tablemates had a ceaser salad with blacked chicken that she enjoyed and the other had onion soup which was very thick and more like an onion stew. Overall a good experience mostly because of the staff member who did pitch in to take care of us. Will likely go back but with an earlier reservation!

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Paul
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great beer, wine and drink selections. Well made cocktails. Menu with a lot of variety. Everything was very good. Friendly courteous service. Try the lobsternadas if on the menu.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! It had rained and we had reserved an outdoor table and they just wiped one off for us! Great service!

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vipAmyC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was very very good. The beer list wasn’t up to date and when a beer was out she didn’t ask us what we wanted she just brought over a similar beer or a beer by the same company. Not a deal breaker at all. Would still highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We sat outside and server was nice but after another person brought us our food we saw her once during the meal. We waited so long after we had finished our meal that my husband had to go inside and pay the bill.

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CindyM
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good, great menu choices. Waitress seemed overwhelmed in the outdoor dining area. Waited a very long time for our appetizer. Other than that great place, tasty drinks too!!

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Little Pub- Old Saybrook is rated 4.2 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

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