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Scotch Plains Tavern, Essex, CT

Scotch Plains Tavern

4.5
4.5
688 Reviews
$30 and under
Pub
  • Great for outdoor dining
  • Great for live music
  • Good for groups
If you’re looking for an authentic tavern cuisine and rustic ambiance, Scotch Plains Tavern is the place to be. Located minutes from Essex Steam Train, Rt. 9, and I-95, guests can kick back with a drink and some wings in our newly renovated upstairs bar, redesigned in a modern vintage industrial style while maintaining the original bar from Oliver’s Tavern. The bar, retrofitted for additional space, was originally built in 1913 for a bar in Chicago where Al Capone is rumored to have regularly tipped a glass.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, Sports Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (860) 662-4032
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Eric Beach
  • Neighborhood
    Essex
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 688 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Connecticut

    Hot spot

  • Middlesex

    Good for groups

  • Middlesex

    Healthy

  • Middlesex

    Hot spot

  • Middlesex

    Neighborhood gem

  • Middlesex

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Middlesex

    Lively

  • Middlesex

    Most Booked

688 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for a birthday with a large group (12) Our server was great! The food and drinks were tasty and came out fast. Great time- thank you!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Food was delicious and the band was the best

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  3. GenevieveS

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and out server Zak did an amazing job.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was delicious. Only complaint is that they ran out of clam chowder. But overall good experience.

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  5. ChrisC

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot! We sat by the fire pit and relaxed in the Adirondack chairs with good food and drinks. Would definitely go back again.

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  6. marcias

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great service, happy hour specials and food was as described and delicious. Great place to go after matinee at Ivoryton Playhouse! And I got reward points for future discounts

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  7. SnowboardMama

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great spot! Food was great and live music so fun. Service was OUTSTANDING!!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were super accommodating when we showed up 15 minutes before the kitchen closes with twice as many people as our initial reservation. They worked quickly to get our order in and the food was delicious! Tiffany was a fantastic server, efficient and pleasant!

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  9. Sammy

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent Tavern Burgers, 5 stars on them. But the band that came on Saturday evening was WAY TOO LOUD. Couldn’t hear a thing. Impossible to talk. This is a restaurant and people are there to eat as well as converse and catch up. It’s not just a band venue. I’d recommend to friends only if they came when the band wasn’t there.

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  10. sgermanmd

    New York City

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Varied menu. Very attentive wait staff. Great process for taking orders, serving, clearing tables. Food was top notch. Prices were good. Beignets were fantastic. A new find for us, and we will be back.

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FAQs

Scotch Plains Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 662-4032.

Scotch Plains Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 688 OpenTable diners.

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 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Scotch Plains Tavern

124 Westbrook Road, Essex, CT 06426

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Essex
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, Sports Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Eric Beach
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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