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Liv's Oyster Bar, Old Saybrook, CT

Liv's Oyster Bar

4.9
4.9
2575 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Opening in 2006, Liv’s Oyster Bar and Restaurant quickly became a dining destination in Old Saybrook. Inspired by his daughter, Olivia, and years of experience in the restaurant industry, owner John Brescio set out with a desire to welcome the community to his family’s table.

Dining at Liv’s, whether in the main room, at the bar, or on the patio, is an experience to be savored with friends and family long after summer on the shoreline has past.
John Brescio also serves as Liv’s Executive Chef, creating simple, focused dishes with an emphasis on local ingredients, and the stunning seafood that the area provides. The menu at Liv’s changes with the seasons, bringing guests a true taste of the pristine environment. John works closely with Liv’s partners to make sure only the best produce is used, as he would serve nothing less to his family.
Together with his exceptional staff, John welcomes you to the special experience he’s created at Liv’s Oyster Bar.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Oyster Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (860) 395-5577
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    John Brescio
  • Catering
    We offer off premise catering for events of all sizes. From weddings in your favorite venue to intimate dinners in your home. Please contact us to learn how each event is tailor made and customized to your desired experience.
  • Private party facilities
    Our space adds the perfect presence for smaller events (8-10). Warm, inviting, with our spot-on staff there to assist, Liv’s would love to be your host for any occasion. Please contact the restaurant for reservations.
  • Private party contact
    Julie, 860-395-5577. catering@livsoysterbar.com: (860) 395-5577
  • Neighborhood
    Old Saybrook
  • Parking details
    On Street or Parking Lot behind the building
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,575 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Connecticut

    Best Overall

  • Connecticut

    Best Food

  • Connecticut

    Best Service

  • Connecticut

    Seafood

  • Middlesex

    Best Overall

  • Middlesex

    Best Food

  • Middlesex

    Best Service

  • Middlesex

    Best Ambiance

  • Middlesex

    Best Value

  • Middlesex

    Good for business meals

  • Middlesex

    Innovative

  • Middlesex

    Healthy

  • Middlesex

    Hot spot

  • Middlesex

    Neighborhood gem

  • Middlesex

    Great for fine wines

  • Middlesex

    Lively

  • Middlesex

    Most Booked

2,575 Reviews
  1. jjt6

    New York City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Livs is one of my favorite places and I continue to dine there every few months. I bring friends with me often and then they too recommend it to others. Never disappoints

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  2. RonC

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal at Livs. Drive down from Wallingford just to enjoy a nice meal on a Friday night. Our favorite ct restaurant imho.

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  3. FriendsNightOut

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great experience at Liv’s! The staff is welcoming and the food is consistently delicious!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent. A perfect place for our special occasion.

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  5. JohnMicheleCT

    New York City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect as always. We never worry about what kind of experience we’ll have at Liv’s because it’s just so good every single visit.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is always exceptional! Best food in the area without a doubt! The team in the kitchen works their butts off!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a spectacular meal tonight! It was our 42nd. Anniversary! We hadn’t told anyone and were very surprised when our delicious desserts were on the house! It was a special !

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the mussels always awesome. The chicken was so spicy and delicious! . Most of my party had the salmon it was fabulous!!

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  9. Jane

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dinner with friends, although very noisy and hard to hear.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience.. Great food and the happy hour menu and prices are just hard to beat.

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FAQs

Liv's Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 395-5577.

Liv's Oyster Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 2575 OpenTable diners.

Liv's Oyster Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Liv's Oyster Bar

166 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Old Saybrook
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Oyster Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    On Street or Parking Lot behind the building
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    John Brescio
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (860) 395-5577
  • Catering
    We offer off premise catering for events of all sizes. From weddings in your favorite venue to intimate dinners in your home. Please contact us to learn how each event is tailor made and customized to your desired experience.
  • Private party facilities
    Our space adds the perfect presence for smaller events (8-10). Warm, inviting, with our spot-on staff there to assist, Liv’s would love to be your host for any occasion. Please contact the restaurant for reservations.
  • Private party contact
    Julie, 860-395-5577. catering@livsoysterbar.com: (860) 395-5577
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